Free 1968 Mustang Shelby GT500 KR Paper Model

68 Mustang Shelby GT500 KR Paper Model
Back in 1968, Ford produced a fairly limited number of Shelby GT500 "King of the Road" Mustangs. Conservatively rated at 335hp, the Shelby GT500 KR easily produced more than 400hp. With a 428 Cobra-Jet engine, a fiberglass hood and trunklid for weight savings, and a serious number of extra air scoops and vents, an all-original 68 Shelby GT500 KR with matching numbers is seriously valuable.

A red 68' just like our model sold for $110,000 at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, for example-and if the numbers had matched, it might have sold for a lot more.

A real 1968 Mustang Shelby GT500 KRImage courtesy Barrett-Jackson website. Click to see the original image.

If you're like most of the people working here at Blue Springs Ford Parts, an original Shelby GT500 KR is probably a little outside your budget. Fortunately, there's an affordable alternative: a paper version of this most famous Mustang. All you need is a printer, a hobby knife, some glue, and this free PDF.

Left Rear view of Model Right Front view of Model Right Rear view of Model Top view of Model Click on any of the images above to see a larger view

How To Build Your Own Classic Shelby Mustang

If you want to build your own model, here are some suggestions:

  1. Download the PDF here
  2. While you can use any printer, the model will be a little easier to assemble if you print on some heavy card stock
  3. A hobby knife (like an X-Acto® knife) and a crafter's cutting pad make carving up your model a little easier
  4. Regular old Elmer's® glue is pretty much exactly what you want - no special adhesives required
  5. A black marker can color the edges of the paper used to create the tires, and a red marker can color the edges of the paper used on the rest of the model (as needed)*

*Be sure to test each marker on some plain white scrap before using it on your model

Finally, Jesse at PaperCruiser.com (the creator of our model) made a video that will walk you through the assembly process.

While this model isn't necessarily for beginners (Jesse calls this an "intermediate" model), a patient and careful approach should generate a good result.

Have fun and don't forget to share!