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Pony Tales: Ford Mustang News - May 2014
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’14 Shelby GT 500 Super Snake Owned by Carroll Hall Shelby Trust is First Car off New Shelby American Assembly Line
Shelby American's new Las Vegas facility, just off the famed Las Vegas Strip, is up and running and resumed production late last year. The first Shelby Mustang off the line was a Grabber Blue '14 GT 500 Super Snake owned by the Carroll Hall Shelby Trust. Featuring 850 hp, chassis #14SS0010 was delivered on December 26th to the new Shelby Automotive Museum in southern California. "The 2014 Ford Shelby GT 500 Super Snake represents one of the greatest collaborations between Carroll Shelby, Shelby American and Ford Motor Company," said Neil Cummings, co-Trustee of the Carroll Hall Shelby Trust. "Placing this particular car in the new Carroll Shelby Automotive Museum by Carroll's trust will symbolize that strong relationship, as well as remind the public that the organizations he founded are still influencing the world," Cummings added.
Established by Carroll Shelby, the Shelby Automotive Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to educate the public about the auto industry, generally, and more specifically, the high performance cars created and built by Shelby American since 1962. From the first Cobra (CSX2000) to the current generation Shelby's, the museum will reflect America's spirit of competition by chronicling Carroll Shelby and the machines he inspired.
"Many consider the 2014 Ford Shelby GT 500 Super Snake to be the pinnacle of the outgoing solid axle Mustang line. Carroll was very proud of its breathtaking performance, which was developed after Ford upped the GT 500's capabilities in 2012. Since he was personally involved with both the pre-title GT 500 and post-title Super Snake package, it's fitting that the first car off our new factory line would be for Carroll's Trust," said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American.
The Super Snake package for GT 500 Mustangs is a post-title upgrade that starts at $28,995 for the 662 hp version. The optional supercharger upgrade takes the Super Snake to a whopping 850 hp in the $39,995 upgrade package. These prices do not include the cost of the base car of course. Every major system is upgraded in the Super Snake, including braking, handling, appearance, and more. Only 500 Super Snakes will be built at the Shelby American factory in Las Vegas; each will be numbered and documented in the official Shelby Registry. Customers can build their dream Shelby Super Snake online with the "Build-One" program and those interested in a Super Snake upgrade for their GT 500 can contact the Shelby American sales department at (702) 942-7325 or go to www.shelbyamerican.com.
2014 Mustang Dream Giveaway Announced
The 2014 Mustang Dream Giveaway launched this past February and once again the grand prize features two matching one-of-a-kind Shelby Mustangs—a fully restored '69 GT 500 and '14 Shelby GT 500, plus $50,000 to cover taxes! The Dream Giveaway, which is a nationwide drawing, is sponsored by New Beginning Children's Homes (NBCH) and we're told more charities are on board this year to benefit from the drawing's donations. Simply make a donation of $3 or more and you will be entered to win this matching pair of GT 500s. Simply call (866) 946-2684 or you can enter online at www.winthemustangs.com.
This year's Shelby Mustangs are just as unique as past Mustang Dream Giveaway vehicles. The '69 GT 500 is documented as one of just 19 428 Cobra Jet/four-speed models finished in Grabber Blue, Carroll Shelby's favorite color. A very unique and collectible piece of Shelby and Mustang history for sure. The matching '14 GT 500 incorporates several custom design modifications to mirror its '69 GT 500 brother. A hand-built one-off aluminum hood with matching Shelby ducts, quarter panel scoops, retro-styled striping, and a modified rear window configuration all work to match the look of the '69. The '14 Shelby GT 500's 662 hp 5.8-liter supercharged V-8, six-speed manual transmission, Brembo brakes, and more round out the Shelby's performance potential.
New Beginning Children's Homes, is a 501(c)(3) provider of family style long term residential care with a mission to provide foster children a safe and faith centered family atmosphere where they can heal, grow, and be loved while working through difficult life issues. NBCH has chosen to provide grants from the proceeds of this nationwide giveaway to the following charities: Breast Cancer Connections, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Smile Network International, Outdoor Recreation Heritage Foundation, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), National Guard Educational Foundation, Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, the Chip Miller Foundation and the Outdoor Conservation Fund. To view pictures of both GT500's and to learn more about the 2014 Mustang Dream Giveaway please visit www.facebook.com/dreamgiveaways.