Shelby101 Posted June 29, 2009 Report Share Posted June 29, 2009 My Dream, My GT 500 Well it's a long story from the beginning till now, one which started in 1968. In high school I had a friend who’s Dad who liked hot cars. Every year he bought a different type of car. The week before he turned the cars in he let his sons drive the cars. This year 1967, was the year of the Shelby GT500. It was the first time I saw one and the first time I rode in one. It was awesome and my dream to own one began. While $5,000 seemed like a fortune to me at that time, the price always seemed to stay ahead of my pocketbook. I looked for one off and on over many years, but the family expenses, college and other things always seemed to take the money before I could save enough for a purchase. Well in 2005 when I heard of the launch of the new Shelby GT500 I told my wife about my dream to own one. She simply said, then go get one. I could not believe my ears. I was elated and began my search. Well as I searched, I found all the local dealers wanted $25,000-$30,000 over sticker and most would not even talk to me. My hopes were falling as this seemed to put the car beyond reach again. But I was determined to push until all options were exhausted. So I began a wider search and in April 2006 found my car for a very minor upcharge. I was ecstatic. I made the deposit and then began the wait. My car was completed on December 18th, 2006 and arrived at my dealer on January 9, 2007. As fate would have it I was in Washington D.C. on business at the time the call came in at 9:00 am in the morning to tell me my car had arrived. I blew off my meetings for the day and immediately went to the airport, caught a flight home, had my wife pick me up and was starring at my car at 5:30 that same afternoon. It was a Vista Blue, over the top Stripe delete and Upgraded interior. The Navigation was not an option at that time. The Satellite radio and Shaker 1000 were the only other options and I did not take them. I was very please with GT500 and amazed at the power. Then I heard the rumble of the words “SUPER SNAKE” beginning to pop up here and there. Finally there was an official announcement and I signed up. Then the second wait began with anticipation of what 725 horsepower would feel like. Well in October of 2008 my Shelby was reborn as a Fire breathing 725 horsepower monster. What power and the handling had improved to the point it felt like a different car. This car has gone way beyond what I ever expected from Shelby and light-years beyond what I had ever dreamed of owning. My car was chosen as Car of the month on the Shelby Forums for April 2009. It was the first Super Snake ever featured on their website. I would be extremely honored to be chosen as ”Car of the Month” on the TEAMSHELBY forums. Modifications Upgrades to my Shelby GT500 are: 725 Polished Kenne Bell Super Snake package # 07SS0041 Shelby Blue Brake Calipers Moroso Intercooler Expansion tank Moroso Radiator expansion tank Afco Intercooler coils Chromed Tiffany snake Fuse box cover Grabber pony white Queball shift knob with Super Snake engraving Memorabilia Carroll Shelby Autographed Sun Visor ( in car) Carroll Shelby/ Amy Boylan Signed Window Sticker Carroll Shelby/Amy Boylan signed Picture of my car at the Front door of Shelby Autos Amy Boylan signed Hot Wheels of the S197 mustang given out as promo for the Shelby GT500 Picture of Me and Amy Boylan at 2009 Shelby Bash Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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