In this issue of Generation Gap by Motor Trend, Matt and Davin are invited back to the Lingenfelter Collectio to test a pair of Shelby GT500 Mustangs.
Davin, known for his taste in the vintage, gets his hands on a 1967 Shelby GT500 with a 428 “Police Interceptor” V-8 with 355 horsepower. Matt, who thinks that a car doesn’t have to be classic to be awesome, gets behind the wheel of a 2010 Shelby GT500 Patriot Edition topped with a finely tuned supercharger good for 540 horsepower.
Both Matt and Davin tested both cars on the asphalt, and the 1967 Shelby GT500 took both points in regards to performance. It was said that besides the supercharger, the 2010 Shelby seemed very plain out on the road. However, the 1967 took Matt by surprise with its prompt response.
When it comes to collectability, the guys split the points down the middle. The 2010 is a 1-of-1 Patriot Edition making it rare and very much a collectible, while it is easy to say that the 1967 Shelby GT500 is already deemed a collectible.
Ease of Ownership:
a V-8 Ford is easy to own for the most part, but the 1967 Shelby will make it a little harder with that second four-barrel carb to get it right. The 2010 Shelby wouldn’t be too much harder to work on than any other Mustang around, but with it being a Patriot Edition, if something were to happen to any of the unique badging on the car, it would be almost impossible to get it replaced. Each car gets zero points in this category.
It’s undeniable that the 2010 Shelby has an intimidating appearance, and that supercharger whine only adds to that. There is also no denying that the 1967 is a fantastic looking car as well. Points are split evenly down the middle.
When it comes down to passion, the 1967 has that nitty gritty Carroll Shelby feel, and the 2010 is very sorted and fast. We all can agree that the passion lies more with the 1967 Shelby. Two more points for the classic.
Overall score is in the 1967 GT500’s favor with 6 points, leaving the 2010 with just 2 points.
Amie became a fan of fine machinery as a kid thanks to her dad; a pilot and professional skydiver, and was always there to help tinker around on Cessnas and old Chevys. Amie has been writing in the automotive field for years on all makes and models.