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BIG PRICE DROP!  $180,000

1968 SHELBY GT500KR #2575

From the Collection of Motor Trend former Editor-in-Chief, C. Van Tune.


Aluminum Shelby 427 Side-Oiler stroked to 468 cubes.

Dynoed at 579 hp & 597 lb/ft torque.


Original 4-speed Top-Loader.

Fully Sorted. Runs Cool.  It's a badass of a car, but easy to drive.

$195,000.   $180,000 takes it. (Over $285k invested.)  No trades.


Life can be hard.  Mine just got that way.  My just-diagnosed Stage IV lung cancer is forcing me to change many things about my life, including selling my beloved KR. This diagnosis has my family very worried, because at my last physical exam 6 months ago I was completely healthy.  And I've never smoked anything but tires!

Iíve decided to list my KR here first, in hopes that one of our own buys this spectacularly fast & fun Shelby.  I bought it in 1982.  Always a CA car.

PM me for a very detailed 7-page list of the carís equipment, specs, condition, modifications and original items.

Happy to send photos, videos, etc.   Inspections welcomed.  Car is located in San Diego, CA.

Thanks guys,
Van

PS: Sorry about the Brand D car in the background. That's the screen car from the Mannix TV series.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2022, 03:30:48 PM by Side-Oilers »
Current:
Kirkham Cobra with 482-inch aluminum side-oiler
Formerly:
1968 GT500KR #2575 (1982-2022)
1970 Ranchero GT 429
1969 LTD Country Squire 429
1962 T-bird with 13k original miles
1957 T-bird E-model, dual fours, 3-speed stick

JDAVOLI

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Get well soon.

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Sorry to hear that Van.  Best wishes.

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Devastating news indeed.  Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
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Keep the faith my friend. Best wish's on a positive treatment outcome and best of luck with the sale.
Bob Gaines,Shelby Enthusiast, Shelby Collector , Shelby Concours judge SAAC,MCA,Mid America Shelby

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Looking forward to better times and positive outcomes. Your in our thoughts and prayers.

Hope you find the right new owner and a smooth sale

Jeff Speegle- Mustang & Shelby detail collector, ConcoursMustang.com mentor :) and Judge

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I donít know you Van but I wish you well and your in my thoughts mate. Good luck with sale. Take care
Stay positive
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A good friend of mine had a similar diagnosis about three years ago. He has been in remission for maybe 18 months. It's been a tough battle for him. Like you he never smoked, but for many decades everyone smoked everywhere. So as we get older, some of us are not too lucky.

Wish you the best and do what the doc says.
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I hope everything goes well for you.  Stay strong and positive my friend!!

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Prayers sent. Keep the faith. Mike G.

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Thanks everybody.  I very much appreciate your messages of hope, prayers and best wishes.

And, yes, I will do what the doctors say.  I'm a pretty independent guy, but I already promised my wife that too. 

Life can change in an instant.  Enjoy it today.

Thanks again,
Van


Current:
Kirkham Cobra with 482-inch aluminum side-oiler
Formerly:
1968 GT500KR #2575 (1982-2022)
1970 Ranchero GT 429
1969 LTD Country Squire 429
1962 T-bird with 13k original miles
1957 T-bird E-model, dual fours, 3-speed stick

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Looking forward to better times and positive outcomes. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Hope you find the right new owner and a smooth sale

Very sorry to hear this news... will go with a +1 ^^^ on those sentiments.
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Its a shocker I'm not sure what to say, we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers
These cars are meant to be driven so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all cleanCS

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God bless you. I encourage everyone to research alternative treatments if they want other options in addition to what the Doctor tells them.
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Thanks again, everyone.

Here's a few more pix of the KR. 
Current:
Kirkham Cobra with 482-inch aluminum side-oiler
Formerly:
1968 GT500KR #2575 (1982-2022)
1970 Ranchero GT 429
1969 LTD Country Squire 429
1962 T-bird with 13k original miles
1957 T-bird E-model, dual fours, 3-speed stick