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2011 52/75 SuperSnake? But not a supersnake?


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I was looking on ebay and came across a 2011 GT500 saying its a 52/75 Carroll Shelby Signed car Supersnake, if u noticed on the sides of the cars it has two Snake logo, which kinda looks dumb

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item256c58ab49

 

Of course I cant get a good look at the plaque to see what it says because every picture its kinda blurry, so anyone ever heard of a special 75 run GT500?

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eBay listing was just pulled. That looks like nothing more than a stock GT500 with a pulley, tune, sticker and the plaque from Shelby. Anyone here can do that. Either the dealer was duped by the person who traded it in, or they are trying to pull one over on someone else.

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eBay listing was just pulled. That looks like nothing more than a stock GT500 with a pulley, tune, sticker and the plaque from Shelby. Anyone here can do that. Either the dealer was duped by the person who traded it in, or they are trying to pull one over on someone else.

 

 

I would guess the prior. That dealership looks to be pretty nice. I'm guessing previous owner told stories about his special car. Once people asked questions, they look to have done the right thing and pulled the add so that they can restate it differently. Don't know, but just a guess. Here's the link to the dealership's info on the car which is not stating any of those things. Looks like a very nice GT500, but not what was trying to be represented.

 

http://www.bmwofgainesville.com/used/Ford/2011-Ford-Shelby+GT500-56f82caf0a0a006501db3aac9dc495cb.htm

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Looks to me that BMW of Gainsville was duped by a previous owner. I could be wrong, but don't think so.

 

Steve, what say you?

 

 

I say someone must have thrown up a "BS" flag as we received a phone call from the BMW dealership this morning. This GT500 is not a Super Snake and was not modified by Shelby American. This GT500 has not been registered with us.

 

In a nutshell this is an owner modified car. It does appear that the dealer closed the ebay auction and relisted the car with a revised description, although the new description still contains some errors at least it no longer refers to the car as a Super Snake.

 

Steve

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I say someone must have thrown up a "BS" flag as we received a phone call from the BMW dealership this morning. This GT500 is not a Super Snake and was not modified by Shelby American. This GT500 has not been registered with us.

 

In a nutshell this is an owner modified car. It does appear that the dealer closed the ebay auction and relisted the car with a revised description, although the new description still contains some errors at least it no longer refers to the car as a Super Snake.

 

Steve

 

 

Nice! I did send a message suggesting that they contact Shelby to verify what they had. Team Shelby to the rescue again! Educating the Shelby uneducated! Nice catch Matt!

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eBay listing was just pulled. That looks like nothing more than a stock GT500 with a pulley, tune, sticker and the plaque from Shelby.

 

Hmm. I see a very early production (May of 2010) 2011 Silver, stripe delete GT500 w/SVTPP option.

 

Did they even make a stripe delete SVTPP in '11? I thought you got the thin "LeMans" stripes on all SVTPP cars (and could easily be wrong).

 

And yep, I see a pulley w/Metco (Shelby) style idler pulley on a otherwise STOCK engine. Even the OEM intake resonator was left intact, which *I* find very strange.

 

It also appears to be a "home made" sticker on the resonator showing the HP @ RPM (610@6500) which indicates it has a tune because it's able to get to 6500rpm rather than the stock 6250rpm that the PCM limits it to. From what I can tell, it looks like a company name with "Stangs" as the first word in the name. My guess is that the "52/75" is from the company that tuned/dyno'd the car...

 

I noticed that the photog was very careful not to get too close to any identifying decals, plaques or emblems and the one on the dash that is close enough to see, has the shifter ball stragically poised to block any possibility of seeing the Shelby numbers or VIN.

 

The extra Cobra on the (drivers) side LOOKS like it's just a Shelby sticker that anyone can buy from Shelby and the CS/Shelby sticker on the intake resonator is probably what they got when they bought the Shelby (Metco) SC Aux. Idler pulley. I know *I* have a few of those stickers from buying all of the Shelby parts I've bought and that's the only thing on the car that I can see that MIGHT be a Shelby bought item.

 

Whoever decided to call that car a "Super Snake" obviously didn't know SQUAT about Shelbys, GT500's or Super Snakes. Hell, before I bought my GT500 (and I was a GM guy), *I* knew about a Super Snake and what made it one.

 

This looks like a "Slick Willy" attempt to pull one over on some unsuspecting buyer and they only pulled it when people started pointing out the obvious, IN MY OPINION.

 

As they say, "Buyer Beware".

 

 

Phill

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