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Hi, just wanna know what is the original color of the Shelby GT500 Ford Mustang? The color of the exterior and the strips?

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You have to be a lot more specific in your question. The Shelby GT500 was made from 67-70 and again from 2007 to present and there are several color options for all years during that time. There was no one color specific to the GT500.
 

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How is the 2010 "original"??????

The color scheme traditionally associated with the GT500 from 1967 is white with blue stripes. That's why more were made in that color for 07-09 than any other combo.
 

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For clarification, the 1965 GT350 came in white with optional blue LeMans stripes. For 1966, the GT350 was introduced to other colors such as blue, green, red and black in addition to white. 1966 is also the year that the 1000 Hertz edition car were released (800 black, 50 red, 50 blue, 50 white and 50 green).

As for the 1967 GT500 factory colors are concerned, this was taken from the Team Shelby site:

1 member posted this:

Lime green (most common color and the most painted over)
Brittany Blue (lt blue)
Nightmist Blue (dk blue)
White
Dark Green (forest?)
Red (the least popular-there are more red cars now than in 67- Former lime cars?)
Black
Acapulco Blue (med blue)
I have also heard of a few cars possibly being painted Charcoal grey.

All stripes were added at the dealerships.

Another member posted this:

1967 Shelby Color Chart

Unlike any Mustang, the 1967 Shelby had its original exterior color noted in the Shelby American-assigned VIN. A numeral located seven positions from the left provided the color code. The letter to the right of the color code numeral indicated the color of the Deluxe interior: A indicated black and U indicated either Parchment or white. The first eighty-nine cars produced did not have the interior code in their VINs.

The first five colors were the only ones scheduled for September build by Report II of the 1967 Prototype Program. Red, gray, and Lime Gold began appearing after car 0099; Brittany Blue started appearing with car 0288; and Acapulco Blue was not a scheduled color until the final third of production.

Color Number Color Name 1967 Mustang Color Code Dupont Number Ditzler Number R-M* Number
1 Bronze Metallic V 4793 22749
2 Dark Blue K 4780 13076 A-1780
3 Raven Black A 88 9000
4 Wimbledon White M 4480 8378 A-1633
5 Dark Moss Green Y 4788 43567 A-1879
6 Metallic Gray 4** 4733 32520
7 Lime Gold I 4790 43576 A-1882
8 Brittany Blue Q 4813 13619 A-1643
9 Candyapple Red T 4737 71528 A-1782R
0 Acapulco Blue D 4857 13357 A-1935


*R-M stands for Rinished-Mason, the brand of paint generally used on Shelbys made in the San Jose plant. Generally, later-model Shelbys were painted with Ditzler.

**Metallic Gray, termed "Special Dark Metallic Gray #1900 (1967 Thunderbird Only)" in the 1967 GT-350 Prototype Program Report II, also has been called Medium Gray Metallic and Dark Gray Metallic. It was the only 1967 Shelby color that was not a Mustang color for that model year.


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There you have it.

By the way, white was not the prominent color for the GT500.


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Looks like you did some homework John! That deserves extra credit! :)
 

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Thanks Joe.

I felt that I needed to correct the statement that GT500s were traditionally associated as being white with blue stripes. Those colors were associated with the original 1965 GT350s.

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Thanks Joe.

I felt that I needed to correct the statement that GT500s were traditionally associated as being white with blue stripes. Those colors were associated with the original 1965 GT350s.

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Excellent research, and much appreciated!

But traditionally, most people when they hear GT500 can close their eyes and the white/blue is what most will tell you popped into their head.

While they may have produced more in other colors, there have been so many ads, articles, magazine spreads, etc displaying the white/blue, that it has become a natural association.
 

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Thought you guys would like to see the difference between the old Wimbilton(sp) white and performance white.
 

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Hey Cal, It looks like the one on the left was washed with TIDE and the one on the right was washed with the leading brand............ :pinklove:
 

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Hey Cal, It looks like the one on the left was washed with TIDE and the one on the right was washed with the leading brand............ :pinklove:
:rofl: Your right, kind of dingy.:cowsmile:
 

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Yeah it does, But if its original paint, what can you expect?

God I love that color...

and the one on the left reminds me of mine, ;)
 
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