Jim Smart
May 1, 2009
Contributers: Donald Farr Photos By: Jerry Heasley

Carroll Shelby never lost sight of the importance of his unique relationship with Prudhomme. The two have remained friends in the decades following 1969. At the age of 85, Shelby concluded he needed to put Prudhomme's name on a limited-edition Shelby GT500.

"Don is an exceptional drag racer and I'm proud that he drove my first Top Fuel car in 1968," noted Carroll Shelby. "By leveraging Don's experience, we turned a really good car into a great drag racer that will beat up on the Mopar and bow-tie brigade right out of the box."

Prudhomme GT500 Super Snake

  • Shelby rockers
  • Shelby rear fascia
  • Shelby billet hood prop
  • Shelby rear drag wing
  • Shelby rear lower control arm and solid third link
  • Quarter window blackouts like a real drag car
  • Shelby short-throw shifter
  • Shelby gauge pod with boost, fuel pressure, and oil pressure gauges
  • Eight-point roll cage
  • Shelby Six-Piston front disc brakes
  • Borla Side-Exit Dual Exhausts
  • Seat kit
  • Rear seat delete
  • Adjustable front struts
  • Caster/Camber kit
  • Coilover struts and shocks
  • Adjustable rear shocks
  • Shelby strut tower brace
  • Bogart Custom Wheels
  • Ford Racing 8.8-inch Traction Lok with 3.73:1 gears

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