Author Topic: Rare Rides: The 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake  (Read 2510 times)


Bob Gaines

  • SAAC Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 7154
  • Original Posts:14706
    • View Profile
Re: Rare Rides: The 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2020, 09:01:49 PM »
I do not know why the passenger car tires that were being tested for durability a few days at best in the life history of the car have not been change by the last two owners.What a poor choice to highlight on a otherwise most excellent car IMO.  Those tires are a shoe in for the "Butt Ugly Tire" award. At least on any year Shelby past or present.
Bob Gaines,Shelby Enthusiast, Shelby Collector , Shelby Concours judge SAAC,MCA,Mid America Shelby

Side-Oilers

  • SAAC Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2537
  • SAAC member since 1981.
    • View Profile
Re: Rare Rides: The 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2020, 09:51:22 PM »
Bob, don't let the concours guys hear you say that... ;D ;D ;D
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

Bob Gaines

  • SAAC Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 7154
  • Original Posts:14706
    • View Profile
Re: Rare Rides: The 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2020, 12:02:57 AM »
Bob, don't let the concours guys hear you say that... ;D ;D ;D
I think I can keep them at bay given that the test track was a small snap shot in time. Those ugly white wall tires would be appropriate if showing the car in station wagon tire test trim . All indications are that the rest of the time it had small letter Speedway tires and most likely including when it was delivered to the first customer.   
Bob Gaines,Shelby Enthusiast, Shelby Collector , Shelby Concours judge SAAC,MCA,Mid America Shelby

557

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2313
  • 1967 gt500 since 82 NFS!
    • View Profile
Re: Rare Rides: The 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2020, 12:58:40 AM »
Is it the photos or is the steering wheel stained awfully dark?

Bob Gaines

  • SAAC Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 7154
  • Original Posts:14706
    • View Profile
Re: Rare Rides: The 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2020, 01:22:37 AM »
Is it the photos or is the steering wheel stained awfully dark?
That is not a regular production factory wheel . It is a over the counter variety. I don't know when it got switched . It had the typical wheel on it when Ed Meyer and myself took it for a drive . No it didn't have the silly looking white wall tires on it then.
Bob Gaines,Shelby Enthusiast, Shelby Collector , Shelby Concours judge SAAC,MCA,Mid America Shelby

2112

  • SAAC Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3052
  • Fox Island, WA
    • View Profile
Re: Rare Rides: The 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2020, 09:31:35 AM »
.What a poor choice to highlight on a otherwise most excellent car IMO.  Those tires are a shoe in for the "Butt Ugly Tire" award. At least on any year Shelby past or present.

 :D +1

Richstang

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2549
    • View Profile
    • 1967 Shelby Research Group
Re: Rare Rides: The 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2020, 12:28:49 PM »
MagStars and small letter Goodyears are a must for the Supersnake.
That is how it appears in front of Mel Burns and how it was road tested in Drag Strip Magazine.

The 10-spokes on the Thunderbolts would be nice for a side display, but not on that special car.
They are so out of place ...and look horrible, in my opinion.

It is sad that the D'Agastini 1/10th scale die--cast company offers it only with those horrible wheels.
I'd buy the earlier edition tire set off eBay and put the right tires and rims on it as it was built by SAI.
1967 Shelby Research Group 
www.1967ShelbyResearch.com
www.mewe.com/join/1967shelbyresearch
www.facebook.com/groups/1967shelbyresearch

1991-1993 SAAC MKI, MKII, & Snake Registrar

6T6/7

  • SAAC Member
  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 47
    • View Profile
Re: Rare Rides: The 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2020, 03:02:06 PM »
Here's a picture of my car taken by the original owner in 1971. Obviously replacement tires sometime after the Speedways wore out🙂
66 6S379, 67 GT350 #1661

Coralsnake

  • SAAC Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5150
  • Elite Contributor
    • View Profile
    • theCoralsnake.com
Re: Rare Rides: The 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2020, 03:04:29 PM »
Ive seen the car in person. Tires and wheels are low on my list 😉
Freely sharing information since 2000 at www.theCoralsnake.com

roddster

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 988
    • View Profile
Re: Rare Rides: The 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2020, 06:57:34 PM »
  I think its because of the film (CD/computer file) that shows ol' Shel rolling around the test track with those tires.  But true, they didn't help sell those tires.
 
  Speedways: I recall looking at a 67 at a used car lotway back when.  Seems you could burn them bald in a short time.

Bob Gaines

  • SAAC Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 7154
  • Original Posts:14706
    • View Profile
Re: Rare Rides: The 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2020, 07:00:31 PM »
Here's a picture of my car taken by the original owner in 1971. Obviously replacement tires sometime after the Speedways wore out🙂
You were lucky if you go 15K miles on the Speedways or Polyglas . 10K was more typical with a little spirited driving mixed in .
Bob Gaines,Shelby Enthusiast, Shelby Collector , Shelby Concours judge SAAC,MCA,Mid America Shelby

427heaven

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1574
    • View Profile
Re: Rare Rides: The 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2020, 08:20:10 AM »
At least it has Le Mans stripes for that proper vintage Shelby look... White wall tires not so much.

68krrrr

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 448
  • SoCal Upland
    • View Profile
Re: Rare Rides: The 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2020, 12:37:22 PM »
It's a stunner for sure when I was in Vegas earlier this year they had it on display at the Shelby museum
Current
1967 GT500 #1724
Nightmist Blue /Parchment
Porsche 911 Turbo 2007 Highly modified
1934 Ford Chopped & channeled

Previously owned
1968 GT500KR #03528 Lime green
1968 GT/CS

"Fly low & avoid the radar"
Thanks Adam