One of 10 ever crafted, a 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake built by Shelby American will go on the auction block at noon on May 28 for the 4th annual Northwest Collector Car Auction in Pasco, Wash.
The set of 10 vehicles — the Mustang up for auction is the third in the series and the only one to come up for resale — were reintroduced in 2018 for the 50th anniversary of the original Super Snake designed in 1967 by legendary car designer and racer Carroll Shelby and his team.
The original, which in recent years was sold to a private collector for $2.2. million, was built using a lightweight medium riser racing 427 engine, HD front disc brakes, Detroit locker rear end, rear traction bars, and special Goodyear tires. It also sported Wimbledon White exterior paint complemented by Guardsman blue Super Snake triple stripes and a redesigned grille for improved cooling.
Shelby personally drove the original car on a test track and was clocked at 170 mph. At that time, Shelby, who passed away in 2012 following a long and successful racing career highlighted by being a co-driver of the winning team for the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans, decided not to produce any others because they were so expensive to build.
His company, Shelby American, as part of a 50th anniversary series, decided to build 10 cars using original 1967 Fastback Mustangs. Of the 10, five were shipped out of the country and one is owned by Jay Leno. The other three owners were not identified.
The car up for auction comes with full documentation including a Marti report, a certificate of authenticity, a build sheet, a pre-delivery service sheet, and photos. According to the Northwest Collector Car Auction, the replicas were handcrafted from 1967 fastback big block Mustangs.
The recreations are powered by a race inspired big block 427 FE 468 cubic inch all aluminum V8 producing over 550 horsepower, backed by a top loader 4 speed manual, aluminum driveshaft, and 9-inch Ford positraction rear end. It has 4-wheel disc brakes and rolls on 17” Shelby aluminum wheels and radial tires.
The interior features black deluxe comfort weave bucket seats, rear fold down seat, roll bar, wood steering wheel, tilt steering column, full gauges, air conditioning, and custom Audio Sound stereo.
The 4th Annual Northwest Collector Car Auction on May 28 will also offer more than 50 other collector cars, including a 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Convertible; a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro; a 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 Coupe; a 1936 Ford Two Door Sedan; a 2021 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko; a 1965 International Scout 80 Hardtop; a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette 2LT; a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Roadster; a 1947 Chevrolet COE Tow Truck, and more.
The live auction starts Saturday, May 28, 2022. Doors open at 10 a.m., auction begins at noon.
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The auction will be live on-site, online, and via phone bids for registered bidders.