In 1967 Ford determined to provide the 1967 Shelby Mustang Eleanor GT500 a new look and a unique feel to help set them apart from established automobiles. The 1967 shelby mustang was designed with a bulkier build than the past designs and Mustangs in common. The new style of Shelby was designed broader barbecues and a unique athletics car top. Now the 1967 shelby mustang had a throw over athletics car top that was designed to boost protection. Moreover to customer protection the 1967 shelby mustang was also designed with ecological protection in mind. In order to stay within satisfactory exhaust restrictions the new Shelby used the new 302 V-8 engine.