The Ford Mustang is an iconic American vehicle. For years, people have enjoyed working on these vehicles, to enhance their look or speed or both. The Shelby GT 500 is a member of the elite group of Mustangs. Many Mustang owners dream of owning one of these vehicles but many never see that dream come to fruition. Now there’s a new version of the Shelby GT 500, available in the form of an upgrade package. This package is called the Super Snake.
The Shelby GT 500 Super Snake has it all. Starting at about $34,500 for the package alone, owners of the Mustang Shelby GT 500 can opt to make their already elite vehicle even better. Only a certain number of these vehicles will be built each year in order to maintain the exclusivity of these legendary vehicles. Each Mustang that is upgraded to this package will be maintained in the official Shelby registry. Currently, this upgrade package is only available to those who own a Mustang Shelby GT 500 between the years of 2007 to current models.
The Super Snake upgrade slithers in with a standard package and available options on the standard upgrade. Aesthetic enhancements are seen both inside and outside the vehicle, and include things such as a more substantial, Super Snake hood complete with hood pins, door sills, front fenders and grille imprinted with the mark of the Super Snake. In addition to the snake, Shelby has left several demarcations as well. The SHELBY deck letter kit, headrests, center console floor mats are all imprinted with the Shelby logo. The braking system is upgraded in the front to include 6-piston calipers in the front. The exhaust system is changed to black, the differential is comprised of a solid piece of aluminum and the suspension is upgraded to that which matches the same seen on other Shelby/Ford racing vehicles. In keeping with the racing feel and look, the shifter, oil dipstick handle and fluid caps that are a billet finish.
A 750 hp Shelby Supercharger gives you plenty of “get up and go.” This all sits on 20 inches of handsome Shelby/Alcoa Super Snake wheels that come in your choice of black matte or Durabright finishes. Don’t forget about the racing stripes, which can be matte white or black.
Optional upgrades should not be forgotten. Customers can choose to upgrade the Supercharger to 800hp and a choice of color options. In addition, the seats can be customized out of leather, and can even contain inserts that are comprised of perforated leather. The rear brakes can be outfitted the same as the front and the suspension can be made adjustable. To make sure the Super Snake stays looking as beautiful as he sounds, customers can also get a custom car cover.
Carroll Shelby knew what he was doing when he upgraded Ford’s 1967 Mustang. The 1967 Shelby GT500 fastback is one of the most desired vintage performance cars of all-time. The 1967 Shelby Mustang was always a favorite of gear heads but popularity really took off after the Nicholas Cage movie “Gone in 60 Seconds”.
In the movie, the car represented the “Holy Grail” for Cage’s character. The movie showed off the car’s capabilities quite well as Cage used the Mustang to elude law enforcement for the last 30 minutes of the movie.
The 1967 Shelby Mustang not only out performs the regular production Mustang, but out styles it as well. Working closer with Ford than they had ever done in previous years, Shelby-American was able come up with one stylish car. From the Cougar taillights to the real wood steering wheel, the 1967 Shelby GT500 fastback has it going on.
One of the most popular modifications with enthusiasts was the air scoops located on both the roof and rear quarters of the car. Throw in the vented hood that was four inches longer the standard model and you will find a car design that could rival any vintage make or model.
In 2009, Shelby gave Classic Restorations permission to re-create his famous car. From this decision the 1967 Shelby G.T.500CR was born giving car lovers everywhere a reason to shout. The car’s performance is much like the earlier version, just with newer parts. The G.T.500CR could be today’s dream car.
The 1963 Shelby Cobra was a high- performance sports car developed by Carroll Shelby. The light weight A.C. Ace Roadster, which is a British sports car, and has been fitted with a powerful Ford V8 engine. The first Cobra was produced in 1962, and was painted yellow for the race it initially raced in 1962. The original had a 260 cubic inch V8 Ford engine. The 1963 Shelby Cobra was upgraded to include a 289 cubic inch engine. The Shelby was also equipped with a solid- lifter cam, an 11 to 1 compression ratio, a four – barrel carburetor, and the 289 V8 engine put out 271 HP, at 6,000 RPM.
The 1963 Shelby Cobra was entered into the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, and 2 cars were entered into the race. One of the drivers was Carroll Shelby, in which he placed 7th in the 24 hour race. Dan Gurney who raced in the Bridgehampton 500 KM race driving the 1963 Shelby Cobra, and was the first American to win an FIA race, with an American made car. This was the first race won in an American car, which paved the way for future cars to come into the racing circuit.
The 1963 Shelby Cobra was first advertised to have speeds of up to 150 miles per hour, but at a test drive by “MotorTrend,” topped out at 130 MPH. The Cobra was able to complete a quarter mile in just 13 seconds, at 112 MPH. It can go from 0 to 60 MPH in just 5.8 seconds. When originally introduced the 1963 Shelby Cobra cost just under $6,000, and from 1963 to 1965 655 Cobras were produced and sold. However, in March of 2006, the 1963 Shelby Cobra which placed 7th in the Le Mans race was sold for $1.65 million dollars. The average value of the Cobras which were produced in 1963 average anywhere from $300,000 to $1.65 million. Yet, the most noticeable cars, which were driven in races when first produced have been valued at up to $2.2 million dollars.