2008 Shelby GT500KR Diecast Model

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Franklin Mint 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR diecast car
  • Year: 2008
  • Brand: Franklin Mint
  • Make: Ford
  • Code: F687
  • Model: Shelby GT500KR
  • Scale: 1:24
  • Color: Vista Blue/Silver Stripes

Trailers for sale or rent. Rooms to let...fifty cents. No phone, no pool, no pets; I ain't got no cigarettes. Ah, but… two hours of pushin' broom, buys an eight by twelve four-bit room. I'm a man of means by no means, King of the road.

Apologies to Roger Miller, but neither trailer rentals nor broom pushin’ will buy this little number. But driving it will certainly make you feel the way Carroll Shelby intended you to feel; like the king of the road. KR’s were first brought to the public in February of ’68. Chevrolet was planning an ad campaign for the ’68 Corvette in which it would have been referred to as the king of the road. Hearing of this, Shelby quickly realized that no copyright had been placed on either, “KR” or “King of the Road” and decided to use that as his moniker for the 1968 Shelby GT500. Eclipsing the GT350 in engine size and power, this became the ultimate Mustang for the time.

Building on the legend, Shelby and Ford offered a more modern GT500KR based on the retro-styled Mustang of today. Franklin Mint has replicated the blown 5.4 liter V-8 pumping out 540 wild mustangs and hoofing out 510 lb-ft of torque. For 2008, it became the fastest Mustang to date. TFM decided to use Shelby’s knack for marketing and is issuing the gorgeous little pony in two color schemes. This one is Vista Blue with silver striping and accents and the other variant is painted Silver with blue striping and accents.

The Mint did a wonderful job on the chrome wheels and the awesome metal-foiled emblems, scripts and badges. The doors open on internal hinges and all opening parts fit flawlessly together. The engine detail is substantive and carries off a 1:1 realism. The chassis exhibits realistic heat shielding, suspension components and big block detailing. The interior and trunk detail is right up to date and the stance of the car looks completely authentic.

So while you may be a man of means by no means; this car would MAKE you a King of the road.

-Tony F Perrone

  • Our Price: $145.00
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