Immaculate all original 1970 Shelby Mustang GT500

The 1970 Shelby Mustang GT500 is a somewhat elusive car; only 286 of them were made, and not surprisingly, you don’t see many on the road anymore. There were 789 ’69 Shelbys that didn’t sell the previous year, so Shelby was able to re-vin these as 1970 models under the supervision of the FBI. The two additional changes made to these ’69 turned ’70 Shelby; two black hood stripes and a front chin spoiler similar to those on the Boss 302s. These Shelby Mustangs had the big dog 428 cu in (7.0 L) Cobra Jet engines with either a 3 speed auto or 4 speed manual transmission. This particular one was painted “Competition Red” (i.e. Calypso Coral), which was an uncoded paint option for 1970.

Grabber Orange 1970 Shelby Mustang GT500

 

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  • Gary Salutric 5 years ago

    OH YEAH……69/70 MUSTANGS, 70 TORINO COBRA,GEN 1 1993 SVT LIGHTNING, GEN 2 2002 SVT LIGHTNING. 69 IS MY FAVORATE,(Boss 429), I’D ADD A 70 SHELBY!!!!

  • Steve Moody 5 years ago

    I looked at a ’70 before I bought my ’67. It was bright yellow with the GT racing stripes. It didn’t run very well though and looked to be leaking oil. One thing I didn’t like about the fastbacks were that it was hard to see out of them. The blind spot is huge because of the tiny rear window and so much metal between it and the back glass. I felt claustrophobic in them. 🙂 I can see almost 360 degrees in my 67 coupe. I’m told the new Camaros, Mustangs and Challengers have that problem as well. They look awesome but your blind spot is much larger.

  • James Hill 5 years ago

    I’d like it better in my drive way. I like the nose on the 70’s Mustangs.

  • Richard Doss 5 years ago

    OH YES IT IS THE BEST!!!!!!!

  • Aaron Markham 5 years ago

    nothing beats the lines and sculpting of the 67/68.

  • Roger Belt 5 years ago

    no

  • Richard Lee Stiltner 5 years ago

    It is still a Mustang.

  • Bryan Smith 5 years ago

    I’ll take the ’67.

  • Tommy Tedder 5 years ago

    I would take this 70 over a 67 any day.

  • Skylar Perry 5 years ago

    YES

  • Harold Beach 5 years ago

    make it a ragtop and you got a deal

  • James E. Griffin 5 years ago

    NO!

  • Classic Nation 5 years ago

    Do you like this model better than the popular ’67 Shelby?

  • Tommy Tedder 5 years ago

    thats what i’m thinking my 70 Boss 302 was Grabber blue beautiful car!

  • Steve Moody 5 years ago

    Grabber orange?Great looking car.

  • Tommy Tedder 5 years ago

    nice…very nice what color is this? Iv’e only saw one 70 in person & it was blue could have bought the car for 6,500.00 about 30 years ago.

  • Stephen Johnson 5 years ago

    I believe this is the first one I have ever seen in this color. It’s really nice.

  • Toby Tarver 5 years ago

    Awesome