Thursday, November 8, 2018

1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake at Mecum

The one and only 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake. Built with a GT40 Mk II 427 engine, specifically for this car.

This was now a Mustang with well over 500 horsepower and a top speed of 170 mph, the latter confirmed by Carroll Shelby himself during a test run. At over twice the price of a baseline GT500, the Super Snake was priced at an unheard of $ 8,000, well beyond its competition, including Shelby’s own 427 Cobra.
The prototype was sold in August 1967 for $5,000.

The car made $1.3m in 2013 and will likely pull in more this time around.