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SHELBY UNVEILS 40TH ANNIV. PKG FOR SHELBY GT500

10/31/2006

 

SHELBY AUTOMOBILES UNVEILS LIMITED EDITION 40th ANNIVERSARY PACKAGE FOR SHELBY GT500 MUSTANGS

New limited Edition, Under the Guidance of Automotive Icon Carroll Shelby,

Kicks off New Shelby Modification Center

 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (October 31, 2006) – Shelby Automobiles, Inc.(SAI) a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI.PK), will celebrate the 40th anniversary (1967-2007) of the Shelby GT500 Mustang with a limited edition upgrade component package. The new package will kick-off a new Shelby Modification Center at SAI’s Las Vegas headquarters. Through the leadership of legendary racecar driver and Cobra creator Carroll Shelby, the limited Shelby GT500 40th Anniversary packages will include distinct visual elements and performance upgrades. The Shelby GT500 40th Anniversary package will make its debut at the Ford Motor Company Booth at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.

 

“The Shelby GT500 has always had a mean street presence with power to back it up,” said Carroll Shelby, Chairman of Shelby Automobiles, Inc. “We’ve added more performance and more in your face looks to the most powerful factory Mustang ever built.”

 

The 40th Anniversary Limited Edition packages will be installed at SAI’s new modification center. Customers will deliver their GT500’s to SAI’ World Headquarters where each vehicle will be customized with the anniversary package.

 

“Our Mustang business has expanded rapidly through the development and production of the Shelby GT-H and the upcoming Shelby GT,” said Amy Boylan, President of Shelby Automobiles, Inc. “The mod center will allow us to do special exclusive cars for a limited group of customers and allow for continued research and development for mainstream production programs.”

 

If looks could kill:

The 40th Anniversary Limited Edition package includes a host of components to let others know that something special is prowling the streets. On the menacing outside components include carbon fiber lower front fascia splitter and mirror covers; aluminum hood grille inserts; deck lid SHELBY letter kit; sequential tail lamps; front and rear brake duct kits; Anniversary stripe package (convertible models); special optional 20” American Racing Shelby Razor wheels and various 40th Anniversary badging including side, grille and trunk badges.

 

Inside there is a consecutively numbered dash plaque, special 40th Anniversary Shelby door sill plates with consecutive number; floor mats; Shelby snake door handles; center dash mounted gauge cluster with three Carroll Shelby/Autometer carbon fiber gauges (boost, oil and fuel pressure); 40th Anniversary arm rest cover and for convertibles a light bar with solenoid activated light system.

 

The engine bay receives a consecutive number plate authenticating the package and installation from SAI and special billet aluminum caps and covers for power steering, radiator, brake master cylinder, windshield washer fluid bottle and oil dip stick.

 

Backing it up:

With 500 horsepower out of the gate, the Shelby GT500 can run like no other pony that ever grazed a field. The 40th Anniversary Package ups the ante with additional power by utilizing the Shelby Signature Borla exhaust system. The cat-back system is designed to maximize power and give a nice robust “big-block” sound.

 

Getting the power to the ground is one thing. Being able to utilize what you want when going into the corners is another. One key element to the 40th Anniversary package is the new Shelby/Eibach suspension upgrade for GT500. This new coil over systems allows for adjustability for both straight line and road course tracks. The new spring/shock combination lowers the front a maximum of 0.8-inch and the rear 1.6-inches for a very aggressive appearance and lower center of gravity. In addition bigger anti-way bars are included for reduced body roll. The result is flat precise cornering without a harsh ride.

 

 

“We have designed the 40th Anniversary to honor the special legacy of the GT500 and provide a limited few a very special car,” said Boylan. “This limited edition package is only the first for the mod shop and the first upgrades from SAI for the GT500. There is much more to come.”

 

Available in the first quarter of 2007, the 40th Anniversary Limited Edition will be sold exclusively through Shelby Automobiles Las Vegas headquarters and a national dealer network. Interested buyers can contact Shelby Automobiles at (702) 942-7325 or visit the company's web site at www.shelbyautos.com for more info.

 

About Shelby Automobiles, Inc.

 

Shelby Automobiles Inc. is manufacturing high performance Shelby vehicles under the guidance of the legendary Carroll Shelby and will be involved in prototype manufacturing, design and engineering projects; and plans to increase production and availability of these Shelby products through an expanded dealer network and direct sales under a license agreement with Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc. For more information, call (702) 942-7325 or visit the company's web site at www.shelbyautos.com.

 

Shelby Automobiles is a division of Carroll Shelby International, Inc. (CSBI.PK) founded in 2003. Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc., founded in 1988, is the exclusive holder of automotive manufacturer and entrepreneur Carroll Shelby's trademarks and vehicle design rights, which include some of the world’s most famous muscle cars and high-performance vehicles, including the car that brought home to the U.S. its first and only FIA World Manufacturers Championship in 1965, the famous Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. It also holds trademark rights for Shelby-branded apparel, accessories and collectibles. For additional information about the company or licensing opportunities, call (310) 914-1843, or fax (310) 538-8189 or write to Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc., 19021 S Figueroa St., Gardena, CA, 90248, or visit www.carrollshelby.com, www.shelbylicensing.com or www.carrollshelbyinternational.com

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I have questions about the package and the cost so I called the number listed for Shelby motors and talked to a nice women who said Mr. Patterson would call me back as to how to get on a list and what the price for the package would be. She said Mr. Patterson was at SEMA and would return my call when he got back. I will paitently waite for his return call. :bandance:

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I have questions about the package and the cost so I called the number listed for Shelby motors and talked to a nice women who said Mr. Patterson would call me back as to how to get on a list and what the price for the package would be. She said Mr. Patterson was at SEMA and would return my call when he got back. I will paitently waite for his return call. :bandance:

 

 

 

I did the samething before I posted that & got the same answer. I say lets start guessing how much???

 

My guess since they mentioned Carbon Fiber, Coil Over system, Sway bars, New 20" rims & tires, Exhaust, front and rear brake duct kits with out mentioning all the other little goodies will easily go for 20 to 25K (this includes the Labor)

 

If it's that High, I say thanks but NO thanks & give then a good old Michigan BooYah Good-Bye! :rant:

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Snake handles? Carbon fiber and re-striping? :doh:

 

I wouldn't do that to my car, but to each their own. Leave well enough alone, it looks stellar from the factory.

 

I'd bust out laughing if I got in a GT500 and saw the Snake handles. I'd be like "Where's GI-Joe?"

 

:hysterical::hysterical::hysterical:

 

Looks like a great idea for them to make piles of cash, but that stuff sounds like a whole lot of flossing BS that will probably ruin the 'clean look' of the GT500.

 

Just my .02 cents

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The part about customers driving their cars to Vegas doesn't make much sense.

 

Why not sell them through Ford stores like the current "Shelby?"

 

And - how will this affect resale value of the current car?

 

Man - there's a whole lot of Shelbyin' goin' on!

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Available in the first quarter of 2007, the 40th Anniversary Limited Edition will be sold exclusively through Shelby Automobiles Las Vegas headquarters and a national dealer network. Interested buyers can contact Shelby Automobiles at (702) 942-7325 or visit the company's web site at www.shelbyautos.com for more info.

 

About Shelby Automobiles, Inc.

 

You know I like the Shelby just the way it is .....maybe a little better handing and a bit more power...but when i lasted looked, Carol Shelby stuff had more taste then that ...it seems lately its all about money.......I'd like to see it the way it was back in the late 60's to 70..............style and power.

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Snake handles? Carbon fiber and re-striping? :doh:

 

I wouldn't do that to my car, but to each their own. Leave well enough alone, it looks stellar from the factory.

 

I'd bust out laughing if I got in a GT500 and saw the Snake handles. I'd be like "Where's GI-Joe?"

 

:hysterical::hysterical::hysterical:

 

Looks like a great idea for them to make piles of cash, but that stuff sounds like a whole lot of flossing BS that will probably ruin the 'clean look' of the GT500.

 

Just my .02 cents

 

 

 

Yep. the S197 platform is $$$$$$$$ maker for many.

 

I saw the photo of the black vert on the other site and it looks good but the more I look the less I like.

Just give me a cold air kit,pulley 3.73's and a good tune and leave my exterior in pure virgin territory. (well I still may paint lower trim) but close enough. :beerchug: To each his own.

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Snake handles? Carbon fiber and re-striping? :doh:

 

I wouldn't do that to my car, but to each their own. Leave well enough alone, it looks stellar from the factory.

 

I'd bust out laughing if I got in a GT500 and saw the Snake handles. I'd be like "Where's GI-Joe?"

 

:hysterical::hysterical::hysterical:

 

Looks like a great idea for them to make piles of cash, but that stuff sounds like a whole lot of flossing BS that will probably ruin the 'clean look' of the GT500.

 

Just my .02 cents

 

Please deposit your 2 cents in my US bank account 83762058983 for my ADM fund. :hysterical:

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Called today. They are all at SEMA. Just taking names right now. I need to see all the mods before I decide to do this or not. I agree that the car is fine just the way it is from an exterior perspective.

 

well...i'm 2014 miles away from las vegas..love to have the pakage, so far away..i guess it will depend on the pricing ,and tranportation...

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I took this from the website page (hope that's OK AmyB?)

 

SHELBY UNVEILS 40TH ANNIV. PKG FOR SHELBY GT500

10/31/2006

 

 

Many thanks for posting this. I'm in the "thanks but no thanks" crew.

 

1. Bone stock is bone stock.

 

2. The SVT people built this car. I like what they did just fine.

 

3. Does it void the warranty?

 

4. See 3.

 

5. See 4.

 

6. I am getting way too worked up.

 

7. It is actually offensive for Mr. Shelby to pocket big cash from the Ford licensing agreement only to turn around and want to cash in again. (Okay, that is the essence of a free market economy and was too harsh--please pardon me.)

 

8. I'll vent if I want.

 

8.5 If dealers get their hands on this package, it will only prolong ADMs. See press release: "the 40th Anniversary Limited Edition will be sold exclusively through Shelby Automobiles Las Vegas headquarters and a national dealer network...."

 

8.5.5 Even if dealers don't get access to the packages, they will figure a way to make this another ADM justification...

 

9. Is this the KR?

 

10. See 9. Will the KR be sold as a production car or will it be a stock Shelby+. "Discuss."

 

:shift:

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I don't know about you guys, but I couldn't care less. :boring:

 

I LOVE my Shelby the way it is. If I wanted to pimp my ride I would have kept my '05 Mustang GT and dropped the coin on mods instead of on a GT500. :shrug:

 

Don't get me wrong, I don't disrespect you guys who mod your cars, because everyone has his or her own tastes - no one is right or wrong here. I just happen to like stock cars - especially when it comes to appearance. I think there are some great cars our there with aftermarket modifications (Ruf - you have one classy car - it looks SWEET! Did I mention that I like the wheels?), but it's just not MY style. :victory:

 

Lord help us if we all liked the same thing. That would be BORING, and then, really, what would there be to run our mouths, er, keyboards about on a forum like this? :soapbox:

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I don't know about you guys, but I couldn't care less. :boring:

 

I LOVE my Shelby the way it is. If I wanted to pimp my ride I would have kept my '05 Mustang GT and dropped the coin on mods instead of on a GT500. :shrug:

 

Don't get me wrong, I don't disrespect you guys who mod your cars, because everyone has his or her own tastes - no one is right or wrong here. I just happen to like stock cars - especially when it comes to appearance. I think there are some great cars our there with aftermarket modifications (Ruf - you have one classy car - it looks SWEET! Did I mention that I like the wheels?), but it's just not MY style. :victory:

 

Lord help us if we all liked the same thing. That would be BORING, and then, really, what would there be to run our mouths, er, keyboards about on a forum like this? :soapbox:

 

 

 

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Now - what's up with the "offshore" arrangement? What does that mean? Is Columbian money backing this?

 

My mistake. I re-read the first post. Somewhere I read about an offshore banking arrangement and thought it was this deal. Sorry.

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I agree with most of what has been said here. I prefer to keep my car looking stock. However, that said, I think it is important to determine if the parts are being provided as a package, whether or not you can buy them separately. This car begs to be run on a track and if the suspension upgrades are available, I am thinking they would be worth it. Just bolt on the new and save the old if you ever sell the car. As far as exhaust, cold air intake, etc. that is up to individual taste. As far as I am concerned, the other stuff is not for me but I am sure it will look very nice when it is all done up.

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