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A "Don The Snake Prudhomme" Shelby on Ebay


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Very COOL Shelby

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2009-Shelby-GT500-Supersnake-/262847030627?forcerrptr=true&hash=item3d32e76563:g:MfYAAOSw2gxYnlp1&item=262847030627

 

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This has to be one of the rarest Shelby GT500 Super snake Prudhomme Drag Cars built. Only 6 in the entire exsistance of Shleby's were built and this car has never been driven on the track and is at miles when new. Important Notation: From 65-67 Carroll Shelby had Ford deliver him mustangs for his modifications. 68-69 Ford moved Shelby production to Michigan assembly line with minimal Shelby involvement. As a result the 65-67 cars are worth more. Today the customer buys the mustang and delivers it the Shelby for the mods. That was true until a couple years ago now Shelby sends customer to Shelby licensed mod shops and dealers. Shelby does very few mods in house anymore. That may change with new Shelby president Gary who is true car guy. What all this may mean for values is that the new 2015-16 GT 350s are Ford mustangs badged by Ford with the Shelby name. Just like a 2008 GT 500. So 2008 super snakes are worth much more then a GT 500. Most Shelby purists consider a car that is hand built at Shelby factory to have most appreciation potential. As opposed to cars where Ford bought the rights to the Shelby name and affixed it to their mustang. In other words the argument is that "real" Shelbys are built at Shelby factory and less real or faux Shelbys are badged by Ford similar to 68-69 Shelby mustangs, 2015-16 GT 350s. The Prudhomme Edition Mustang drag snake is different than any high-performance Mustang you've ever seen. It is surely a Shelby GT500 Super Snake with features that place it in a league all by itself. For the post-title Prudhomme Edition, the entire front end tilts forward like a race car for easy engine access. And who can miss the dragster-style hood scoop that crams fresh air into the Kenne Bell-blown 5.4L powerplant. With race fuel, the engine produces 800hp, making it the most powerful Shelby (or even Mustang) available today. In street tune, meaning 93-octane fuel, the Prudhomme Super Snake puts out a still-whopping 750hp. Other equipment is also added to make the Prudhomme Super Snake ready for the quarter-mile. For hard launches, adjustable BMR front and rear suspension components are added, along with rear drag slicks (street tires are optional) on custom Bogart wheels. Aerodynamics are improved by lower side rockers and a rear drag wing, similar to what you'll find on Pro Stockers. For safety, the Prudhomme Super Snake package adds an 8-point roll cage, Shelby 6-piston front disc brakes, and a 5-point Impact safety harness. Like the original '65 GT350s, the rear seat is deleted and exhaust exits the side of the car via a Borla side exhaust system.
Jim Smart
May 1, 2009 Contributers: Donald Farr Photos By: Jerry Heasley Every so often, companies in the position to bring us extraordinary Mustang rides introduce a Mustang for the history books. Shelby Automobiles is one of those companies, and the Don Prudhomme Edition Shelby GT500 Super Snake is one of those Mustangs. It is surely extraordinary with 800 horsepower and exclusivity - no more than 100 are expected to be built. The Prudhomme Edition Mustang drag snake is different than any high-performance Mustang you've ever seen. It is surely a Shelby GT500 Super Snake with features that place it in a league all by itself. For the post-title Prudhomme Edition, the entire front end tilts forward like a race car for easy engine access. And who can miss the dragster-style hood scoop that crams fresh air into the Kenne Bell-blown 5.4L powerplant. With race fuel, the engine produces 800hp, making it the most powerful Shelby (or even Mustang) available today. In street tune, meaning 93-octane fuel, the Prudhomme Super Snake puts out a still-whopping 750hp. Other equipment is also added to make the Prudhomme Super Snake ready for the quarter-mile. For hard launches, adjustable BMR front and rear suspension components are added, along with rear drag slicks (street tires are optional) on custom Bogart wheels. Aerodynamics are improved by lower side rockers and a rear drag wing, similar to what you'll find on Pro Stockers. For safety, the Prudhomme Super Snake package adds an 8-point roll cage, Shelby 6-piston front disc brakes, and a 5-point Impact safety harness. Like the original '65 GT350s, the rear seat is deleted and exhaust exits the side of the car via a Borla side exhaust system. "Working with Don Prudhomme on this project was a great experience for our design team," noted Amy Boylan, president of Shelby Automobiles. "Carroll and Don earned their stripes in competition over the years, so we had to build a car that would continue their racing domination. Our Prudhomme Edition GT500 Super Snake builds on that legacy and gives Shelby enthusiasts today a way to rule the quarter-mile in their town." The Prudhomme Edition Super Snake is offered for all '07-up Shelby GT500s. All you have to do is get your GT500 to Shelby Automobile's facilities in Las Vegas or buy a new one from inventory. The package doesn't come cheap; list price is $99,995 for the conversion on a titled GT500 or $149,995 for car and conversion. But for the money, you get an exclusive Shelby and the most powerful Mustang on the road. Shelby And "The Snake" Most Mustang and Shelby enthusiasts are unaware of Carroll Shelby and Don "The Snake" Prudhomme's long-time friendship and racing association. In fact, during the late 1960s, Shelby sponsored Prudhomme's 427 Cammer-powered dragster. It was called the "Super Snake," no doubt a double reference to Prudhomme's nickname and Shelby's reputation for building fast Cobras. When the NHRA was getting started, Don Prudhomme was growing up in the San Fernando Valley, destined for drag racing stardom. Like NHRA founder Wally Parks, Prudhomme had a passion for speed. In 1962, Prudhomme got his first big break in Top Fuel with victories at Bakersfield, California. In 1965, he was chosen to pilot Roland Leong's "Hawaiian" dragster, taking wins at the Winternationals and the U.S. Nationals.
Just $295,000.00
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You gotta love sellers who claim the 2007-14 GT500's & 2015-17 GT350's are faux Shelbys but then when you look at other cars the seller has for sale and what do you see, one of those less real faux GT350's.

 

I guess the seller isn't up to date on his Shelby horsepower knowledge, if he was he would know that 850hp & 1,000hp Super Snakes have come out of Shelby for years now. So much for his claim that this is the most powerful Shelby built.

 

The Prudhomme cars are certainly a unique part of modern Shelby history along with being one of the rarer production cars built by SAI, just don't get why sellers feel the need to put down other Shelby cars just to puff up their car for sale. The car can stand on its own merits just fine.

 

The original owner of this car is a true Shelby enthusiast, the binder of paperwork shows you how much he valued the car. Lets hope it now finds a new owner who will appreciate the car as much as the original owner.

 

Steve

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