To honour its 50th anniversary, Shelby American, is unleashing a new line of Anniversary Edition Shelby GTS, GT350 and Super Snake vehicles. Only fifty white and fifty black of each model will be built.
Each special edition will get gold stripes to signify the golden anniversary. Each comes with commemorative 50th anniversary badging, a custom interiors, unique wheels, six-piston front brakes, car cover and a unique VIN number that will be entered into the official registry. A special museum delivery ceremony at the Shelby factory in Las Vegas is also included in the package, as well as exclusive collector merchandise.
The Shelby GT500 Super Snake is available in 650, 750 or 800hp spec, either as a coupe or convertible. It’s based on the Ford Shelby GT500 with refinements at the Shelby American facility with better brakes, better handling and updated styling cues to match the performance upgrades. The anniversary package begins at $ 59,995, not including the base car.
The GT350 is based on the Ford Mustang 5.0 GT. It gets LeMans style racing stripes for the 430, 525 or 624hp engines, bigger brakes and sharper suspension, a choice of coupe or convertible and the same $ 59,995 price tag, not including the base Ford 5.0 Mustang GT.
The Shelby GTS can be based on either the V6 or 5.0 Ford Mustang. Starting at only $ 19,995 for the V6 or $ 24,995 for the V8, it features upgraded brakes, suspension, performance and appearance.
Carroll Shelby says:
Few thought that Shelby American would make it in the car business for fifty years. We built the first Cobra in a rented garage and then GT350’s in an old hanger. But our company is still here, manufacturing the best cars that I’ve ever made. The next fifty years will be even better for Shelby American.
John Luft, president of Shelby American said:
Our golden anniversary is a remarkable milestone worthy of this limited edition line of Shelby vehicles. On the heels of the unprecedented sellout of our 50th Anniversary Edition Cobra 289, we expect demand for these new Shelby’s to be strong.
From the 800 horsepower Shelby Super Snake to the agile GT350 and nimble GTS, each 50th anniversary Shelby is built to run. A fifty-year anniversary only comes around once in life. These limited edition Shelbys will mark that milestone for a select few who have a chance to own a piece of history.