Shelby GT500 Super Snake Reintroduced as Limited-Edition Continuation Series

Shelby GT500 Super Snake Reintroduced as Limited-Edition Continuation Series

We're anxiously awaiting the unveiling of the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 but fans of the original model are in for a treat as Shelby American will offer a continuation model of the 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake.

McCain approached Shelby about the possibility of building a production version of the Super Snake.

Shelby American president Gary Patterson says the project finishes the goal originally set by Carroll Shelby and employee Don McCain to build a limited run of the cars in the late '60s. After testing was completed, Shelby American offered it to Mel Burns Ford where it was sold to a member of the public.

The folks at Shelby American will fulfill the dream of Carroll Shelby and Don McCain and bring to market the 1967 GT500 Super Snake muscle auto. The modified engine raised output to 520 horsepower, and Shelby added heavy-duty front disc brakes, a Detroit Locker rear end, rear traction bars, Goodyear Thunderbolt tires and a redesigned grille for improved air cooling.

The Continuation Series of Super Snakes are built from original 1967 Mustangs with factory VINs and original titles. Customers can opt for an original donor period Shelby fastback for transformation into a Super Snake. The creators of the original Super Snake muscle vehicle never managed to put the auto into production, as it was deemed too expensive for the general public.

"Carroll Shelby's first "clean sheet" vehicle, was the Shelby Series 1", Shelby American CEO Joe Conway said. "The program never came to fruition, until now". Only 10 fastbacks will be built, each with original signatures by Carroll Shelby and Don McCain who spearheaded the program in 1967.

Only ten exaples of the revived 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake will be made and each will cost $249, 995 (about Php 13.1 million). It churns out more than 550 PS and is available in both aluminum and cast-iron blocks.

Just like the original, the new cars will have a 427-cubic inch V8 with either an aluminium or iron engine block, making 410kW - up from the rumoured 387kW of the original. McCain signed the 10 plaques before his passing a few years ago. "Carroll always intended for that innovative chassis to be the first in a line of modern sports cars, which is why he called it the Series 1". The event will include a auto show, vendors, autograph session, adult trike races and more.

In addition to bringing back the '67 Super Snake, Shelby American is reintroducing its roadster in a revised form dubbed the Shelby Series 2.

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