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Shelby GT500 SCJ specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1746 kg (3849 lbs)
Dimensions 4.72 m (186 in) long, 1.81 m (71 in) wide, 1.30 m (51 in) high
Wheelbase 2.74 m (108 in)
Introduced 1969
Origin country United States
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Submitted by Super8

Performance

0 - 100 kph5.2 s
0 - 60 mph4.8 s
Top speed200 kph (124 mph)

Powertrain specs

Engine type Ford FE-series V-8 428 Super Cobra-Jet
Displacement 7.0 l (428 ci / 7014 cc)
Power 365 ps (360 bhp / 268 kw) @ 5400 rpm
Torque 597 Nm (440 lb-ft) @ 3400 rpm
Power / liter 52 ps (51 hp)
Power / weight 209 ps (206 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 342 Nm (252 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 4 Speed Manual (4.3 ratio)
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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Super8  10y ago

@ gallardo man : If you want speed freak muscle car try 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T. It can run faster than Shelby Cobra 427 S/C


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Super8  10y ago

@ Apathy : Can you teach me how to put a picture in community comments?


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Super8  10y ago

If i had a money i will not buy this. I will buy 1968 Shelby GT500 K.R. with 4.56 final drive ratio. That thing will run about 150 mph in straight line cuz it's built for speed just like 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake that can run 170 mph. Or i will buy SCJ but not drag pack with 4.56 optional final drive ratio


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Viking  10y ago

Thanks Apathy. That is exactly the kind of car I was referring to. There are a couple of shops I read about who are selling completed cars, but I cannot remember the names. I am quite familiar with the famous SOHC 427. It was to be Ford's answer to the 426 race hemi, but NASCAR didn't allow it.


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Apathy  10y ago

I don't know about tuners, but individuals have been doing that for years.

They're referred to as "Touring" cars. Modern suspension (going as far as coil-overs and different suspension geometry), modern tires, 4 wheel disk brakes (requiring larger rims), somewhat modern interiors (Recaros and such), etc.

Here's an example of a Touring Mustang: That mustang is somewhat known in the Touring world and is called the "TransCammer." As the name implies, it has Ford's famous 427ci cammer motor.

If you're not familiar with the cammer engine, then all you need to know is that it's a SOHC V8 made in the 60's by ford that produced over 600hp. That's right, Ford made a SOHC V8 in the 60's. Check it out: http://www.supermotors.net/articles/lfm-issue01-a2-1.php


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Viking  10y ago

Actually I believe there are some tuners out there creating what are called Retro-Mod cars. Essentially they take a car from the sixties or early seventies (not a numbers matching original of high collectible value), and give it one of the best classic muscle engines for that model and combine it with modern transmission, wheel/tire package and suspension.


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gallardo man  10y ago

imagine how much of a car the musle cars would be with slicks thier size, and 8-speed transmissions.


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Viking  10y ago

Yep, radial tires weren't really perfected yet in 1969. If I remember correctly the first Mustangs with radial tires appeared in 1973. Tires gave so little bite in 1969 that the transmissions didn't have to withstand all that much of the available torque from big block engines because of all the wheelspin at launch.


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gallardo man  10y ago

jesus. i thought you were joking.


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Apathy  10y ago

Sorry, Polyglas. It's a bias belt (cross ply) tire.

And as the name implies, the belts in the tires are made of fiberglass.

True story...


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gallardo man  10y ago

well, its sad that these hefty all americans had to be destroyed of top speed talent just cause of the stupid gears.


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gallardo man  10y ago

what the hell. the comment repeated twice!


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Apathy  10y ago

Here's a comparison that includes a 1969 mustang: http://media.caranddriver.com/files/1968-tunnel-port-ford-mustang-vs-chevrolet-camaro-z-28tunnel-port-ford-mustang-vs-chevrolet-camaro-z-28.pdf

You can see exactly what Viking is talking about. The 4 speed manual severely limits the car's top speed potential. The modified mustang can't go any faster than 131mph at its screaming 7000rpm rev limit in 4th gear.

Actually, that 7k rpm rev limit is pretty remarkable for a lightly massaged small block ford. Same goes for the sbc in the article.


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gallardo man  10y ago

LOL, XD. polly glass tires.


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gallardo man  10y ago

LOL, XD. polly glass tires.


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Apathy  10y ago

@Viking & Gallardo Man...

Don't forget about the horrendous tires they had in the 60's.

Polly glass tires do not make for good traction.

Some manufacturers made 5 speed manuals in the 60's, but they could not withstand the torque these engines put out.

Also, the first production 6 speed was introduced in 1967. It was in the 67 Alfa Romeo 33. But aside from being too weak, it's design would not work with a front mounted, longitudinal engine and rwd.;)

Knowledge is Power.......


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gallardo man  10y ago

but, you know, this thing may not have top speed of a civic, but it would eat the civic in laptimes.


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Viking  10y ago

Unfortunately six speed manual transmissions were not yet made in 1969. If they were available, this Shelby Mustang would have better acceleration and top speed.


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gallardo man  10y ago

i learned somthing from you viking. thanks.


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Viking  10y ago

With a higher numerical ratio this Shelby Mustang could do the quarter mile in less than 14 seconds, but would run out of rpm in top gear at 120 something mph. With a lower numerical ratio, it would do the quarter mile in 14 and a half seconds, but would have a top speed of about 145 mph.


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gallardo man  10y ago

why couldnt they use a 6-speed?


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Viking  10y ago

@gallardo man the problem with top speed with the older style fast cars like this Mustang is the lack of gears in the transmission. Four speed manual and three speed automatic were the only choices. Therefore if you wanted a higher top speed you chose a different rear axle ratio than if you were mainly concerned with low speed acceleration.


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gallardo man  10y ago

also the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429. has a better top speed too. anyway, the honda civic is not supposed to be fast, and it beat something to be fast.


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gallardo man  10y ago

guess what, a 30 year older car, the 1937 Bugatti Atlantic 57S
has about the top speed.


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Jeff B  10y ago

And was a civic si around in 1969? noooo.


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gallardo man  10y ago

a honda civic si has a better top speed. shame.


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Super8  10y ago

This one is used for Drag Race but it's not fast as the old 1967-1968 model. It say this car run around 13.6 Sec @ 104.5 Sec