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Michael Johnson
Technical Editor
February 15, 2019

A convertible GT500 is hard to beat, and one with over 700 hp is even better. We’re not sure how often Seattle’s Steve Seely is able to drop the top on his 2013 Shelby GT500, but with ARH headers, a MagnaFlow after-cat exhaust, 3.73 gears, a Watts link out back, and Shelby American Venice wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport treads, we’re sure it’s a blast, regardless. The Shelby’s interior has been treated to crocodile and Alcantara suede additions, while the outside benefits from Opti-coat ceramic coating and 3M paint protection. “I never want to pull up to a light, look over and see the same car as mine,” Seely says. As nice as the Shelby is, we don’t think that’s going to happen.

Photography by Steve Seely