Bättre sent än aldrig... 1967 GT500 Super Snake börjar säljas

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Bättre sent än aldrig... 1967 GT500 Super Snake börjar säljas

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Shelby ligger inte på latsidan, nu ska man återuppliva Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake. :)

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Shelby finally puts the 1967 GT500 Super Snake into production
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As the saying goes, “better late than never.”

That's certainly applicable to the 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake, which Shelby American will finally produce as a limited edition continuation model.

During the 1960s, Shelby built a demonstration Mustang for Goodyear powered by a lightweight 427-cubic-inch race engine lifted from a Le Mans-winning Ford GT40, branding the car the Shelby GT500 Super Snake in the process. It was thought to be producing 520 horsepower upon its debut, which was a crazy figure for the time.

Seeing the opportunity, Shelby dealer Don McCain was keen to get a run of the cars built but the expense of the project meant only the one demonstration model came to life. It last went up for sale in 2013, with its buyer parting with $1.3 million to secure it.

Now, Shelby will build 10 more examples for collectors, each priced from $249,995.

The company will use original 1967 Mustang donor chassis and keep the original Ford VINs, but will include a Shelby serial number for the official Shelby registry. Or should the buyer desire, an original 1967 Shelby can be used, though naturally this will cost extra.

A race-inspired 427 V-8 will remain the heart of the car, with the peak output to come in at 550 hp. Both aluminum and cast-iron blocks will be available, backed by a four-speed manual transmission. Just like the original, the cars will have disc brakes and the famous triple stripes.

As a bonus, buyers will also receive an original signature by Carroll Shelby and Don McCain, who have both passed away. You might be wondering why Shelby has a stack of their unused signatures, especially those from McCain. It turns out McCain remained close to Shelby throughout the years and promoted the idea of a rebirth of the Super Snake program. He signed ten dash plaques for the cars, as did Carroll Shelby.
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RickardEM skrev:Shelby ligger inte på latsidan, nu ska man återuppliva Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake. :)

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Här, skriv under dessa "nameplates" så lägger vi dem i lager, ifall vi bygger några bilar :p

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Carroll Shelby förnekade sig aldrig som affärsman lika lite som i sin raceridentitet :D, tänk på Shelby-serien https://www.allpar.com/model/csx.html av Chryslers framhjulsdrivna grocery getters. Det lär förresten vara ex-Ford-chefen Lee Iacocca som pratade in honom i det projektet, de kände ju varandra sedan de ursprungliga Mustang-projekten.

Undrar om det handlar om VIN-numren och att få in dom i registret med historisk identitet, att de inte i stället köpt in och baserat bilarna på nypressade karosser från Dynacorn http://www.dynacorn.com/, även om de är aningen detaljändrade under skalet på ställen där originalkarosserna brukade flexa och spricka, men det är ju annars bara en förbättring (dessutom med plåtar framtagna för ´69-karossen). Prisskillnaden skulle knappast avskräcka köpare på den nivån.
"If it jams - force it! If it breaks - it needed replacing anyway!" (sett på verktygslåda :D )

Debatt; av latinets "de battere" - att slå sönder andra talares argument ;)

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Jo, det gäller att vara förutseende. :)

De har släppt en modern tappning också, artikel från Motor Authority (LÄNK).
2018 Ford Shelby Super Snake boasts new looks, more power
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The 2018 Ford Mustang GT is an impressive bit of kit straight out of the box, especially when equipped with its Performance Package Level 2 handling upgrade.

However, if you're the type that isn't satisfied unless we're talking insane levels of performance, Shelby American may be worth a close look at.

The Ford tuner extraordinaire has been offering a Super Snake package for the current Mustang since the 2015 model year. It has over 750 horsepower thanks to a supercharger attached to Ford's 5.0-liter V-8.

Now Shelby has unveiled its Super Snake package for Ford's updated 2018 Mustang, and the power dial has been turned all the way pass 800 hp! With so much oomph, Shelby says the car will rocket to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. Note, that's with the Super Snake's top performance upgrade. The standard rating is 710 hp, which is still nothing to sneeze at.

Shelby's team also tweaks the suspension and braking bits, with the latter featuring Brembo six-piston calipers at the front and four-piston calipers at the rear. These reside with 20-inch forged aluminum wheels. For buyers with deep pockets, there's Penske-tuned track suspension and one awesome wide-body kit. The latter adds nearly 4.0 inches of girth at the rear.

Even without the wide-body kit, Shelby's Super Snake looks mean. It features a distinct hood with a delicious power bulge, plus an aggressive front splitter, chunky side sills, and a ducktail rear spoiler. The Shelby theme continues inside with finely appointed stitching and badges.

Pricing for the 2018 Ford Shelby Super Snake starts at $113,445, including the donor Mustang. A limited number will be built worldwide and each will be branded with a unique serial number that will be included in the Official Shelby Registry.

Note, if you're a fan of Shelby's older models, you'll be happy to know that Shelby plans to build the ten 1967 GT500 Super Snakes that were planned but never came to be. These will be built from original '67 Mustang chassis and each will be priced from $249,995.
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