By The Numbers: 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 vs. 2013 Shelby Mustang GT500

Yes, you've read about the 200-mph top speed, the 662 horsepower packed underhood, and the $55,000 base price. But, if you're like us, you couldn't help but look at the 2013 Ford Shebly GT500 and wonder: how does it compare to the original?

Well, here's the quick run-down. Since the folks at Motor Trend managed to test a brand new 1967 GT500 in late 1966 -- nearly two decades before Automobile first hit the news stands -- we have some data to stack up against the latest Shelby GT500. The statistics may surprise you. Who says the era of the muscle car is dead and gone?

Interested in reading more on the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500? Click here for our first drive review.

SPECIFICATIONS1968 Shelby GT5002013 Shelby GT500
MSRP$4,195.00 $54,200
MSRP today (w/ inflation)$28,898.40 n/a
   
Dimensions  
Length186.6 in188.2 in
Width70.9 in73.9 in
Height51.6 in54.9 in (coupe)
Wheelbase108.0 in107.1 in
Curb Weight3360 lbs3852 lbs
Weight Distribution, F/Rn/a57/43
Trunk Volume5.1 cu ft13.4 cu ft
   
Engine  
DisplacementOHV, 7.0-liter (428 cu-in) V-8Supercharged DOHC, 4V, 5.8-liter V-8
Horsepower @ RPM355 hp @ 5400 rpm662 hp @6500 rpm
Torque @ RPM420 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm631 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Compression ratio10.5:19.0:1
Bore x Stroke4.13 x 3.9843.68 x 4.165
   
Transmission4-speed manual6-speed manual
Gearing  
1st2.322.66
2nd1.691.82
3rd1.291.30
4th1.001.00
5thn/a0.77
6thn/a0.5
Final drive3.50:13.31:1
   
Performance  
0-60 mph6.2 sec3.7 seconds
Top Speed120 mph200 mph
Braking, 60-0 mph144 ft101 ft
1/4 mile: 14.52 @ 101.35 mph11.7 sec @ 125 mph (est)
Top speed in gear  
1st51 mph62 mph (est)
2nd68 mph95 mph (est)
3rd93 mph132 mph (est)
4th120 mph173 mph(est)
5thn/a 200 mph (est)
6thn/a200 mph (est)
  How about pricing?  
1967 Shelby GT500MSRPEquivalent Today
Base price$4,195.00 $28,898.40
Power brakes, steering$200.00 $1,377.75
Fold-down rear seat$64.77 $446.19
Three-speed automatic transmission$50.00 $344.44
Air conditioning$356.09 $2,453.02
AM radio$57.51 $396.17
AM/FM radio$135.00 $929.98
Styled steel wheels$185.00 $1,274.42
Rally stripes$24.95 $171.87
Limited slip differential$181.00 $1,246.87
FULLY LOADED$5,449.32 $37,539.11
 
2013 Shelby GT500 CoupeMSRP
Base price (no destination)$54,200
SVT Performance Package$3,495
SVT Track Package$2,995
Glass roof$1,995
Car cover$375
Heated front seats$295
Electronics package$2,340
Recaro sport seats$1,595
FULLY LOADED$67,290
Destination fee:$795
 

Vintage Photos courtesy of the Petersen Archive

SPECIFICATIONS1968 Shelby GT5002013 Shelby GT500
MSRP$4,195.00 $54,200
MSRP today (w/ inflation)$28,898.40 n/a
   
Dimensions  
Length186.6 in188.2 in
Width70.9 in73.9 in
Height51.6 in54.9 in (coupe)
Wheelbase108.0 in107.1 in
Curb Weight3360 lbs3852 lbs
Weight Distribution, F/Rn/a57/43
Trunk Volume5.1 cu ft13.4 cu ft
   
Engine  
DisplacementOHV, 7.0-liter (428 cu-in) V-8Supercharged DOHC, 4V, 5.8-liter V-8
Horsepower @ RPM355 hp @ 5400 rpm662 hp @6500 rpm
Torque @ RPM420 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm631 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Compression ratio10.5:19.0:1
Bore x Stroke4.13 x 3.9843.68 x 4.165
   
Transmission4-speed manual6-speed manual
Gearing  
1st2.322.66
2nd1.691.82
3rd1.291.30
4th1.001.00
5thn/a0.77
6thn/a0.5
Final drive3.50:13.31:1
   
Performance  
0-60 mph6.2 sec3.7 seconds
Top Speed120 mph200 mph
Braking, 60-0 mph144 ft101 ft
1/4 mile: 14.52 @ 101.35 mph11.7 sec @ 125 mph (est)
Top speed in gear  
1st51 mph62 mph (est)
2nd68 mph95 mph (est)
3rd93 mph132 mph (est)
4th120 mph173 mph(est)
5thn/a 200 mph (est)
6thn/a200 mph (est)
1967 Shelby GT500MSRPEquivalent Today
Base price$4,195.00 $28,898.40
Power brakes, steering$200.00 $1,377.75
Fold-down rear seat$64.77 $446.19
Three-speed automatic transmission$50.00 $344.44
Air conditioning$356.09 $2,453.02
AM radio$57.51 $396.17
AM/FM radio$135.00 $929.98
Styled steel wheels$185.00 $1,274.42
Rally stripes$24.95 $171.87
Limited slip differential$181.00 $1,246.87
FULLY LOADED$5,449.32 $37,539.11
2013 Shelby GT500 CoupeMSRP
Base price (no destination)$54,200
SVT Performance Package$3,495
SVT Track Package$2,995
Glass roof$1,995
Car cover$375
Heated front seats$295
Electronics package$2,340
Recaro sport seats$1,595
FULLY LOADED$67,290
Destination fee:$795

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