A new 1967 Shelby GT500 model built by Hi-Tech Automotive has been announced in honor of the Carroll Shelby Centennial. Sold as a rolling chassis through Utah based Hi-Tech Legends, the chassis comes fully assembled, painted and ready for the customer’s choice of engine and transmission.
Hi-Tech Automotive’s licensed 1967 GT500 has an all-new factory assembled steel body, a fully independent front and rear suspension including CNC machined billet aluminum uprights, modern 6-piston calipers, an original style GT500 interior upholstered in the German Nappa leather, electric power steering, custom sound system, electronic handbrake, air conditioning and more. Engineered to accept both a 6 speed manual or the latest Ford 10 speed automatic transmission, options for engines included but are not limited to both a naturally aspirated or supercharged 5-liter Ford Coyote V8, or alternatively the latest Ford 5.2-liter Predator V8 motor.
Every GT500 reproduction body is assembled using brand new steel panels fitted in purpose-built jigs and fixtures before being digitally aligned and welded together using modern welding techniques. Highly skilled artisans finish the body using traditional “coach building” methods resulting in an exceptionally straight body. The composite hood, trunk, rear quarter extensions and side air intake scoops which distinguish the 1967 Shelby GT500 from its Mustang counterpart are all molded in-house from glass reinforced epoxy resin. Bodies are epoxy primed, seams are sealed, and the underside is coated with a high-quality rock guard type product. Both primer and paint are applied in state-of-the-art paint booths according to a specially developed 64-step paint process, using exclusively Glasurit paint products. During final bodywork stage, the iconic Shelby center stripe, side stripes and body are painted in the customer’s choice of colors.
With a factory based in South Africa and run by Jim’s sons Justin and Nick Price, Hi-Tech Automotive is currently also the manufacturer for two of the biggest names in the industry, namely Superformance and Shelby Legendary Cars. Current models being built at the factory include the CSX 4000/6000 series 427 S/C and 289 Shelby Cobras, the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe and a GM Licensed Grand Sport Corvette, as well as both the Superformance GT40 MKI and MKII. Having manufactured over 6,000 of these high-quality replica vehicles for the American market to date, this latest Hi-Tech Legends 1967 Shelby GT500 is a culmination of several years of development and considered as their best offering to the market yet.
Indicative pricing is available on the company’s website where a customer can configure a Shelby GT500. With options, pricing for a rolling chassis comes in under $230,000. Depending on the engine package a customer chooses, after installation of engine and transmission Hi-Tech Legends has indicated that customers can expect to be on the road for under $270,000.
2024 production of the Shelby GT500 will be limited to 20 vehicles. The current pricing reflected on the website will apply to those twenty vehicles; thereafter, pricing will likely be reassessed. Slots will be allocated on a first come first served basis with payment of a refundable deposit confirming a booking for one of the initial twenty vehicles being built. Thereafter, people can request their names be entered on to an order list and to be contacted as soon as further slots become available.