Low-miles 1967 Shelby GT500 headlines Mecum Denver auction

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The Shelby GT500 has a 428 Police Interceptor V8 under its hood | Mecum photos

A rarely configured, low-mileage 1967 Shelby GT500 fastback headlines Mecum Auctions’ fifth annual sale in Denver on July 12-13, with about 600 collector cars expected to cross the block at the Colorado Convention Center.

The Shelby Mustang is one of just 118 GT500s produced in Nightmist Blue with an automatic transmission – only 2,055 GT500s were made for 1967.

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The GT500 is said to be completely restored

The fastback coupe is powered by its original and balanced-and-blueprinted matching-numbers 428 cid Police Interceptor V8 topped with original Holley 600 CFM BJ/BK 4-barrel carburetors and linked with the factory Select-O-Matic transmission.

The GT500, owned by one family since 1990, has just 24,000 miles on its odometer and comes out of a “recently completed concours rotisserie restoration,” the auction says.

Other marquee cars featured at the Denver auction are:

Mecum1960 Chevrolet Impala bubbletop coupe restored in its correct Tuxedo Black with red-and-white interior, powered by a date-code correct 348 cid V8 and 4-speed manual transmission.

Mecum1935 Chrysler C6 Airstream business coupe finished in Gray Metallic with Black fenders, 10-spoke artillery wheels and a rear-mount spare.  The coupe has a 97-horsepower 241 cid straight-6 under its tapered hood, hooked up with a 3-speed manual transmission.

Mecum1967 Pontiac GTO that has its original rebuilt 400 cid V8 engine and rebuilt 4-speed manual transmission, repainted in red with a black interior and with new Vintage Air AC installed.

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Mecum1969 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, a highly original car with a 350/350-horsepower V8 and 4-speed manual transmission with a Positraction rear.  Finished in Yellow with a black interior.

For more information about Mecum’s Denver sale, visit the auction website.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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