The only Shelby GT500 Super Snake was created in the world in 1967 and sold for a record amount in Florida auctions.
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The Super Snake version uses a seven-liter V8 engine, which makes 527 horsepower. At that time the engine was borrowed from the Ford GT40 MKI racing car. The car was designed to promote the Goodrich Thunderbolt tire, which carries 274 kilometers of car. Resisted to the maximum speed of hour / hour.
According to preliminary estimates, after selling similar cars in 2013, the sale price of $ 1.2 million to $ 1.3 million suggests. However, the cars made by Carroll Shelby ended on the auction amount 2.2 million dollars. The Mustang was sold a few days after the official launch of the new Ford Shelby GT500.
Initially, American plans were to make copies like 50, but due to high production costs, the Super Snake remained with only one copy.
After the promotion event, the car came to Texas, where it was used for the accelerator racing of 400 meters. In this context, there are four speed gearbox changes.
After passing through the garage of some collectors, the car was easily refurbished and worn by a non-usable group of original Thunderbolt Tires.
As a tribute to Carroll Shelby, Americans will still form 10 other classic Shelby GT500 Super Snakes. This will only be offered for a piece of $ 250,000.