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1967 Shelby Mustang Cobra GT 500: A Die-cast Review

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This Murica, is the greatest Murica, in all of Murica!!!

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For 1967, the GT 350 carried over the K-Code high performance 289 with a 'COBRA' aluminum hi-rise. The GT 500 was added to the lineup, equipped with the 428 Police Interceptor. These later cars carried over few of the performance modifications of the 1965–66 GT350s, although they did feature more cosmetic changes.

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In September 1967, production was moved to the A.O. Smith Company of Ionia, Michigan, under Ford control. Shelby American had substantially less involvement after this time.

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The 1967 GT-500 Super Snake was equipped with a 427 FE engine producing over 650 horsepower. The car was capable of reaching speeds over 150 mph, and at one point even hitting 170 mph while testing tires for Goodyear. (source Wikipedia)

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Now back to the die-cast world, this fine model come from American Muscle Car Collectibles.

Design and Accuracy: 10/10

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Yes, 10/10!!!!!! Steering wheel has the rivets behind for the wood. The VIN sticker under the hood. Speedometer and dash layout is perfect. Roll Cage! Everything is scaled perfect. Exterior is phenomenal! The shape is spot on. Everything rules ass! All the little trim and everything is super rad on this thing.

Fit and Finish: 9/10

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It is as fit as the real car. A solid model over all. My dumbass managed to loose the driver's side wiper arm but that is no fault of the car. A huge difference between this and the Bburago 250LM from last week. Also... dat metallic paint!!!!

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Features: 6/10

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Welp, i'm a fan of the active suspension. It is such a great car and all but I really like that and this doesn't have it. Also, it looks like the trunk can open but it doesn't. WHY!? I do like the textured floors to simulate the carpet and the folding seats to get in the back seat. Steering wheel works well as do the doors and hood.

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Value: 8/10

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I... my mom...purchased this for ma at Toys R' Us way forever ago. For every A I got in a real class (not P.E. or Art) she would take me to TRU or a local hobby store to pick out an American Muscle Car Collectibles model. They were like $24 and change I believe. Prices are all over the place one line. But none are too crazy. Especially for Murica!!

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Rarity: 5/10

I haven't seen too many in this color combo but these cars are available. Search carefully, most are the newer SVT style beasts

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Final Score: 33/50

Should you get it? Yes, it is such an important car in not only American history but worldwide!. It is a childhood poster car even today. The 60's were epic and this is a prime example why!!

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