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1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake Becomes the Most Expensive Mustang Ever Auctioned

If you’re looking for a Shelby Mustang wearing the infamous Super Snake name, you can still order one from the company founded by the late Carroll Shelby. However, there’s one Super Snake that’s pretty hard and really expensive to get.
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Built in 1967 in only one example, the classic Shelby GT500 Super Snake fetched no less than $1.3 million at a recent Mecum Auctions event, becoming the most expensive Ford Mustang ever auctioned.

While that’s no cheap price tag by any means, you should know that besides being unique, the 1967 Super Snake is powered by a 427 cubic inch (7.0-liter) V8 engine sourced from a Ford GT40 race car. Yes, we’re talking about THE GT40 that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans four times between 1966 and 1969.

Sold in August 1967 for $5,000, this Super Snake prototype also features one-off chrome inboard headlight surrounds, unique Le Mans Blue hood stripes and 7.75x15” GoodYear Thunderbolt whitewall tires. Initially destined to be built in fifty units, the Super Snake never made into production because of its predicted $8,000 price tag, considered ludicrous in the era.



 
 
 
 
 

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