2007 FORD SHELBY GT CONCEPT CAR #1 - 210045 Sold* at Las Vegas 2017 - Lot #737 2007 FORD SHELBY GT CONCEPT CAR #1 http://barrettjacksonimages.azureedge.net/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/210045/210045_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #737   2007 FORD SHELBY GT CONCEPT CAR #1
Auction Las Vegas 2017
Reserve RESERVE
Status Sold
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Lot 737
Year 2007
Make FORD
Model SHELBY GT
Style CONCEPT CAR
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 1ZVFT82H575214219
Exterior Color WHITE
Interior Color BLACK
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 4.6
Transmission 5-SPEED MANUAL
Description
Lot #737 - In the modern Shelby era, the 2007 Shelby GT propelled the brand back into Mustang prominence. Following the wildly popular 2006 Shelby GT-H produced exclusively for Hertz, both Shelby and Ford realized there was a demand for a new Shelby Mustang. The two companies quickly put together a deal to offer the Shelby GT for 2007. For the first time since 1967, Mustangs would be shipped to a Shelby production facility for conversion into high-performance models and sold through Ford dealerships. With the need for a developmental car and publicity photos, Shelby took a white 2007 Mustang GT and, following the playbook for the GT-H, added a Ford Racing suspension, unique front fascia, quarter-panel scoops, and silver side and dual over-the-top LeMans stripes. A hood scoop, similar to the one used on the 1965-66 GT350s, was added. Finally, this Shelby GT concept received its Shelby serial number - 07GT01C - as the first concept car. Once completed, it was used for Ford's press release and advertising photography, including one with Carroll Shelby, and was also displayed at the New York International Auto Show during the Shelby GT's introduction. This Shelby GT #1 was retained by Shelby for many years and subsequently used for developmental work, including testing for Shelby GT options like the Whipple supercharger, Baer brakes and 20" Razor wheels. The car, which has a 5-speed manual transmission, also served as a "ride-along" vehicle at events to demonstrate its capabilities on the road course. Over the years, it was often displayed in the Shelby American Heritage Museum in Las Vegas as the first pre-title Shelby Mustang since 1970. The car comes with a Letter of Authenticity from Shelby American president Gary Patterson, a color copy of the original Ford MSO that was signed over to Shelby American, and a collection of photos showing the car's conversion into a Shelby GT along with the Ford promotional photography. It has 9,360 actual miles and retains the Shelby upgrades. CARFAX shows Ford Motor Company manufacturer's open safety recall on 01/12/2017. Issued for passenger airbag inflator replacement.
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