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LAS VEGAS – July 9, 2014 – Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International, Inc. (CSBI:PK), will auction serial #1 of the Barrett-Jackson Edition Shelby GT at this year’s Barrett-Jackson Reno-Tahoe auction, taking place from July 31 – Aug 2 in Reno, Nevada. The convertible muscle car, clad in black with red stripes, is slated to be sold before an international audience on Aug. 1 (Lot #725). This 2008 model year program was created by Shelby American, Barrett-Jackson and Ford Motor Company; production was limited to 100 badged and serial numbered cars.

“This convertible was the first prototype for the Barrett-Jackson series Ford Shelby GT,” said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American and co-CEO of Shelby International, Inc. “This unique GT is a celebration of the collaborative endeavors between Shelby American, Barrett-Jackson and Ford Motor Company. We’re especially excited about auctioning serial #1 at the very auction that inspired its creation.”

The Barrett-Jackson edition Ford Shelby GT comes equipped with a “small block” 4.6 liter Ford Mustang GT engine that is enhanced to 319HP with 330 lb. per feet of torque. The car also includes an upgraded suspension, featuring special springs, dampers, sway bars and 3.55 to 1 gear ratio rear end. Additionally, this model features a Hurst shifter, hood scoop, hood pins, side scoops, special badging, a billet grill with Mustang pony, light bars on the convertibles and a Shaker 1000 stereo system.

“The 100 Shelby GT Barrett-Jackson Mustangs were the only GT’s offered in all black with red stripes in the 2008 model year,” said Shelby American Executive Vice President of Operations Gary Davis. “This particular car is the first of only 10 convertibles with a manual transmission. It’s a rare, exceptional muscle car for the true collector and enthusiast.”

The Barrett-Jackson edition Ford Shelby GT cars are the most exclusive limited production Shelby cars built to date. Available in both coupe and convertible body styles, the 2008 Barrett-Jackson Shelby GTs were sold through Arizona Region Ford dealers. The purchase price of each car included a $250 donation to the Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation.

About Shelby American, Inc. and Carroll Shelby Licensing
Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles; it offers the Shelby 1000, GT350, GT500 Super Snake and GTS post-title packages for the current generation Ford Mustang. Shelby American also builds the Shelby Raptor muscle truck and Shelby Focus ST hot hatch. For more information, visit www.shelbyamerican.com. Shelby American is a division of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI.PK). Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc., also a wholly owned division, is the exclusive holder of Carroll Shelby's trademarks and vehicle design rights. It also holds trademark rights for Shelby-branded apparel, accessories and collectibles. Information is at www.shelbylicensing.com.

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We've been receiving several inquiries about this car so I thought I would post some additional info. This SGT-BJ car is truely a one of one car. Not only is it a prototype for the 2008 Shelby GT-BJ it is the only non-GTH 2007 convertible Mustang GT with the Shelby upfitters package from Ford. Yes the base car is a 2007 Ford Mustang GT convertible with the 54U Shelby upfitters package. The CSM number reflects the model year the car is intended to represent, which is a 2008 Shelby GT-BJ Edition. The CSM number is 08SGT0001P.

 

It is a manual transmission car equipped with the 18G interior upgrade package along with a Shaker1000 stereo.

 

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Looks like a car that won't be driven due to it's rarity.

That would be my concern; unfortunately in buying a car like this most of the price you are paying is for a number, that one of one exclusivity which has recently become so important. Auctions sometimes tend to pull a price high as well, which really does corner the new owner into garaging the thing forever.

It deserves to be driven! There should be great pride in owning this, for a perfect cruise.

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We've been receiving several inquiries about this car so I thought I would post some additional info. This SGT-BJ car is truely a one of one car. Not only is it a prototype for the 2008 Shelby GT-BJ it is the only non-GTH 2007 convertible Mustang GT with the Shelby upfitters package from Ford. Yes the base car is a 2007 Ford Mustang GT convertible with the 54U Shelby upfitters package. The CSM number reflects the model year the car is intended to represent, which is a 2008 Shelby GT-BJ Edition. The CSM number is 08SGT0001P.

 

It is a manual transmission car equipped with the 18G interior upgrade package along with a Shaker1000 stereo.

 

Steve

Two things:

One = non-GTH? What does that mean?

 

Two = If it is an 07, why would you use an 08 CSM Number and why are you calling is an 08? Is it Titled as an 07 or an 08?

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Two things:

One = non-GTH? What does that mean?

 

Two = If it is an 07, why would you use an 08 CSM Number and why are you calling is an 08? Is it Titled as an 07 or an 08?

All 2007 Ford Mustang GT's equipped with the 54U Shelby Upfitters package were coupes EXCEPT for 500 Shelby GT-H convertibles. What I'm trying to say is that there were 501 Ford Mustang GT convertibles built for the 2007 model year with the 54U option, 500 for the Hertz corporation and one for the B-J prototype.

 

This car has a 2007 VIN number and is and will continue to be titled as a 2007 vehicle. It has a 2008 prototype CSM number because thats what the car represents, a prototype for the 2008 model year SGT-BJ.

 

Steve

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