Hammer Time! Bid on This Rare Ford
JAN
20

It’s one thing to have a chance to own a bit of history involving a Ford racetrack durability car. But throw in the fact that its background includes laps at the historic Sebring International Raceway, was developed by the Ford SVT team and Carroll Shelby, and was personally driven during said testing by Carroll himself and yowza – you’ve got yourself an epically awesome car!

Meet the one-of-one 2013 Ford Shelby GT500, which was built in 2007 and was one of the first Shelby GT500s to sport the new 2010 body. The 2013 GT500 is the most powerful production V-8 in the world, with a 5.8-liter engine that makes 650 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque! This prototype was run for 24 hours at top speeds of 150 mph at Sebring to ensure all systems function properly for customers who plan to replicate the activity.

The car will be auctioned at the 41st Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction Saturday, January 21, 2012, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The sale will raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). On the auction stage will be Ford President of The Americas, Mark Fields, and members of SVT. The event will be televised live on SPEED Channel.

“I raced on the Sebring International racetrack for many years, but my ambition was always to build my own car,” Carroll Shelby said. “It was exciting to be back to collaborate on this GT500 durability car with the SVT guys. I’m really proud to have my name on this car. They took my dreams of what a car should be and made it a reality.”

A full roll cage, six-point harness seatbelts and Recaro racing seats are among the car’s other attributes. Neat bonus: Each member of the SVT engineering team who worked on the 2013 Shelby GT500 signed the underside of the trunk lid.

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34 COMMENTS ON THIS ARTICLE
Charles Johnson what up turbo
2 year(s) ago via
Staci Harrod-Cotrell Thank You Ford Motor Company for auctioning this mustang off!!! My 8 year old son was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes 2 years ago!!! Thank you for helping us fight for a cure!!!! WE ARE HAPPY YOU SOLD THE CAR!!!!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jack Goebel I already have a 2012 GT500 and I would'nt trade it for the world, but, If I had the resourses, I definately would bid on this one. I Expect it will go well beyond my ability to buy unlike the 2012.
2 year(s) ago via
Bineta Ba Oh my good j think it s a dream
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Kathy Hamm if you only knew how bad i want a shelby,unfortunatly cant afford one right now, but SOON!!!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Amy Williams Dodge Gas cap problem turns eingine light on 2008 Ford Fusion with 15,000 miles. Replace gas cap after paying Corning Ford 76.00 to confirm problem.....Engine light remains in the on position:(
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Julian Rios Built it! Yeah baby.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Tom Gray Here 's ten dollars for a sweet 10 ride. MUSTANGS FOR EVER.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Raul Albor Sorry ZL1
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Tyler Mayes @Brandon O'saile ...that was awesome
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Charlie Koller this car*
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Charlie Koller "Meet the one-of-one 2013 Ford Shelby GT500, which was built in 2007" It's entertaining to think while everyone was clamoring to buy the "all new" '07 GT500 a car featuring an updated version of a bodystyle that wouldn't even be introduced until 2010. Very neat.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Toni Butterfield Spenziero LOVE THE SHELBY !!!!!!!!!!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Erika Hatch @D'Arcy GilliS Matchett.....You are kidding RIGHT??? You have to be...my Mustang will leave a Dodge and Chevi in the Dust, and I have with my Pony!!! That ticks them off, not only because it's a Mustang but because they see a woman behind the wheel!!! I just SMILE!!!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Rob Marcelletti I don't know why Ford will not go back to using SVO turbochargers , a 5.4 or 5.8 would have so much more "free horsepower" with a single or twin turbo I know people with Mustangs that have 1000 plus reliable street leagle horsepower without the extra weight on the motor of a supercharger...
2 year(s) ago via
Frankie Lee Morrison homina homina homina The bidding has started----Call Raceway Ford in Hartsville today!!! 843-332-0185 Frankie
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Chris Dzwigalski What's the starting bid
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Gabriel John Keane Can't touch 'dis.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Pat Gould I could only wish I could go to the auction and a bigger wish for the money to bid on it! LOL
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Braddford Young Wonder if this car is putting down more than 650hp
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Johnny Morgan $ 1 dollar
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
D'Arcy GilliS Matchett I would like to see it race with a Dodge and Chev..
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Joe Geis carroll still rocks
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Pat Palmer Give it to me and you won't get it back in ten years!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Tony Peich Awesome
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Richard Darlene Marquardt Sad. : (
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Tommy Knapp Thats 1 sweet ride. I would love it if Carol Shelby worked on my 65 Mustang. He's fully restored. We named him DUSTY'S DREAM. After my son who bought it as a father son project 6 day before he was killed.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Christopher Harper The point of selling it at auction is to raise money for charity. The car isn't even street legal people.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Preston Johanson Can I bid with an IOU?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Brandon O'saile i love my bicycle! sweet lil 1 seater. i park it next to my trashcan hoping someone will pick it up.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Joe Perez Even with the bad economy I bet she hits over $200 K in auction. Recall the 2007 Shelby GT-H #1 sold for 250 K so when I bought my GT-H for 30 K USED I thought I stold it.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Leigh Blakey I love my 87 Mustang Mclaren! Sweet lil 2 seater . I park it next to my hot rod Trans Am!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
BobbiJo Pherigo-Van Orman really dont auction it off i have 8 Mustangs and can always use more!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ben 'Bullbar' Matthews dont action it just send it to me ill shed it and baby it and give it back to ya as is in 10 years
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
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