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2007 Shelby GT: First Production Number To Be Auctioned Off.

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The first Ford Shelby GT CSM No. 07SGT0001 will fire up its engine and drive out of the Shelby Automobiles build center in Las Vegas in celebration of the start of production of the third model in the modern Ford Shelby Mustang portfolio.


“I couldn’t be more excited to see production up and running on a new Shelby Mustang,” says Carroll Shelby, CEO and Chairman of Shelby Automobiles, Inc. “The new Shelby GT is a great addition to the Shelby GT500 and Shelby GT-H, and it will only further the lead that Mustang has in the coming muscle car wars.”


The first production unit of the Shelby GT will be auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Event in January 2007 to support the Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation charity. Classic Shelby Mustangs have always been a crowd favorite at Barrett-Jackson auctions, pushing muscle car prices to new heights, and the modern Shelby Mustangs have proven to be no different.


In January of 2006, an early production Shelby 2007 GT500 sold at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction for $600,000, with proceeds benefiting the Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation. On July 28, a Shelby GT-H was sold for $250,000 at EAA AirVenture, with proceeds benefiting the Youth Eagles aviation education program. Now, some of the first Shelby GT-Hs are exiting the Hertz rental fleet and going to private auction where they are selling for prices ranging from $68,000 to $90,000.


The Shelby GT features the same classic Shelby design cues from the GT-H. The 4.6-liter V-8 is modified with a Ford Racing Performance Pack for increased horsepower and improved acceleration. The Shelby GT driving dynamics are fine tuned with the Ford Racing Handling Pack, which was developed by the same engineers that developed the Ford Racing FR500C, winner of the 2005 Grand-Am Cup Championship.


The Shelby GT is the third modern Shelby Mustang produced through a collaboration of Ford and Carroll Shelby.


In addition to the 2007 Shelby GT500, Ford and Shelby created 500 copies of the Ford Shelby GT-H, which are available to rent through select Hertz rental centers.


The Shelby GT joins the Ford line-up as a result of customers and dealers demanding a retail version of the Shelby GT-H. Ford and Shelby Automobiles were able to capitalize on much of the development work that was done on the Shelby GT-H, and put together a ‘Go Fast’ production program delivering the Shelby GT in six months.


“The Shelby GT500 has been a huge success, but we have been overwhelmed at the number of people who want to buy a retail version of the Shelby GT-H,” continues Shelby. “The Shelby GT will perfectly compliment the GT500, just like the original GT350 and GT500 did back in the 60’s.”


Shelby GT models will begin as a stock Mustang GT assembled at the AutoAlliance International assembly plant in Flat Rock, Mich. The cars are then shipped to the Shelby Automobiles facility in Las Vegas for modification before delivery to Ford dealerships. The Shelby GT has an MSRP of $36,970 including applicable taxes and destination and delivery.

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Should be on TV this week on Speed heres the link from the Barrett Jackson site. Lot number 1300. So looking at the schedule this should be early on Saturday. They also are auctioning off 1 of 3 2006 Shelby F-150 pickups and the Eleanor Chopper that OCC built on TV.




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