The One. The Only. Shelby Black Hornet. For Sale.

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Shelby fans, get ready to be wowed: the only Shelby Black Hornet ever created is going to be auctioned on the popular bidding website eBay, with all funds going to The Carroll Shelby Children's Foundation. The bid will start at $100,000 and will be managed by Restoration Hardware, a notification published on the official website of the auction reads.

“In 1991, I made a promise to help children in need of heart and kidney care while lying in the hospital waiting for my own heart transplant. So mark your calendars for December 2, submit your bid at eBay, and make this holiday one to remember for you and children all over the world,” Carroll Shelby said.

For those of you who don't know, the Shelby EXP500 CSS “Black Hornet” is the only approved reproduction of the green prototype dubbed “Shelby Green Hornet”. Produced in 1968, the car is powered by a Cobra Jet 428 V7 engine with a maximum output rated at 335 horsepower (more technical features at the end of the article).

As we promised, here are a few Shelby Black Hornet feature highlights:

Cobra Jet 428 V8 engine
Holley high volume fuel pump
Cobra Jet manifold exhaust system
Mallory unilight ignition system
Shelby intake manifold
Cobra air cleaner
Power steering/power brakes
Griffith aluminum radiator
New tinted glass
Standard interior without roll bar
Deluxe black interior with console
Original seatbelts
Original '68 Cobra steering wheel
Shelby 10-spoke wheels
Goodyear GTII tires
Sequential taillights
Lucas fog lights

For more information regarding the auction, check out the official Restoration Hardware website.
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