[Photos] Shelby American Realizes the Dream of the 1967 Shelby Super Snake with Ultra-Limited Continuation Run
If you thought that the Ford GT was rare, wait ‘til you get a load of this.
Shelby American, Inc. and Ford are teaming up to bring back the legendary 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake. At a press event held last month at the Carroll Shelby Tribute event at Carroll Shelby International in Gardena, California, it was revealed that Shelby American will be releasing just 10 ’67 Shelby Super Snake continuation cars built from original 1967 Ford Mustangs and including factory VINs and original titles.
“Shelby American’s lineup of vehicles today is the most diverse in our 56-year history,” said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American. “From high-tech modern muscle to off-road super trucks, track day thrill rides and heritage cars like the continuation 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake, we offer something for everyone who wants to be best in class.”
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“We’re fulfilling the dream of Carroll Shelby and Don McCain,” said Shelby American president Gary Patterson. “Shelby built an engineering study dubbed the ‘Super Snake’ for high-speed tire testing by Goodyear in 1967. When that successful test ended, Shelby American offered it to Mel Burns Ford in SoCal to retail to the public. Former Shelby American employee Don McCain approached Shelby about doing a limited run of cars. They carefully studied the idea but sadly, the timing did not work because the car was too expensive. The program never came to fruition, until now.”
The Continuation Shelby Super Snake will be powered by a 7.0-liter big block V8 that is offered with your choice either cast-iron or aluminum blocks. This mighty V8, mated to a four-speed manual transmission, puts out more than 550 horsepower. Each Super Snake will be offered with disc brakes, triple stripes, and original signatures from Shelby and McCain.
Because these 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake continuation cars are built to order, they carry a considerable price tag: $249,995 to start. This is quite a bit less, however, than both the Ford GT supercar and the original one-off ’67 Super Snake prototype, which last sold at auction for $1.3 million.
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