ACME New 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Shelby - Red •

ACME New 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Shelby – Red

In addition to the rest0mod version, the team at ACME will deliver the 1:18 1968 Shelby GT500 KR “King of the Road” Shelby.  The model features a diecast exterior and full 360 access, and the details inside aren’t too shabby either.  This is a pre-production sample, let hope they polish up the exterior Red just a little bit.  This model will arrive in March 2022.

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7 Responses to "ACME New 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Shelby – Red"

  1. George K says:

    That looks great! Nice work on the engine. And love the toolbox in the trunk!

  2. Dave B says:

    I gotta say, Acme keeps cheaping out when it comes to the wheels and tires on their stock 1968 GT500s, and reusing the same ones they’ve been using on their models forever. The real 1968 GT500s came with a 5 spoke wheel that was horribly inset within the wheel openings…the one Acme repeatedly uses on their models…and a sportier 10 spoke alloy wheel with a slightly lower profile tire that filled out the wheel openings much better…the one you’ll see in 90% of the photos of real 1968 GT500s.

    Apparently, Acme does have a version of the 10 spoke wheel. AND, the promo photos being used for Acme’s upcoming 1968 GT500 Convertible (photos of a real car…not the model at this point), indicate that they’ll be using the 10 spoke wheel on that release (hopefully). But if so, let’s also hope Acme doesn’t cheap out again, and just slap on the same, ultra high sidewall profile tires from their parts bin that they’ve been using on their 5 spoke wheel. The 10 spoke wheel should have a lower profile/wider tire than the 5 spoke wheel. And because the wheel offset is different, it should not be sunk so deep withing the wheel opening as the 5 spoke wheel.

    Lastly, but not wheel/tire related…it would be nice if Acme took a hint from the majority of the photos of real 1968 GT500s (including the ones they are using for their upcoming convertible release), and model the fog lamps with clear lenses, instead of the black covered lamps that they fit on all of their 1968 GT500 releases…stock and restomod. Maybe the real fog lamps were supplied with covers, but the only place you’ll see those black covers still installed are on the Acme models, and almost never on the real cars.

  3. ilka says:

    This is nice and all, but why so many of KR variants and so little of 1967 GT500?

  4. Vitaliy D says:

    Looks like another call from the 1:24 past :)
    I’m wondering why the hood hinges on this 1:18 are simplier than the ones on the old GMP 1:24 models?!
    GMP 1:24 1967 Shelby Mustang GT 500:
    GMP 1:24 1968 Shelby GT 500 Fastback:
    Also, if you search for pictures showing the bottom of these 1:24 models, you’ll be really impressed!

  5. Giorgio262 says:

    This makes me regret so much that I didn’t buy an Autoart ’67 Gt500 when I had the chance. Honestly I’d rather buy the ’67 Gt500 by Solido, and try to improve it a bit, than one of these ’68s by Acme. It looks so off compared to the real car.

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