First Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 dedicated prototype 1968

First Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 dedicated prototype 1968

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This unique “pony” Chairman of the Board and CEO of Barrett-Jackson Craig Jackson bought at auction a private auction house in Scottsdale in January of this year, to pay for a coupe with VIN 001 $ 1.1 million – about 10 times more than face value. The car rolled off the Assembly line in late October, and now it decided to show to the General public.

The first production Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 new generation painted the same shades of green – Lime Green and Candy Apple Green – as the prototype Shelby EXP500 1968 in the collection of Craig Jackson. This is one of the rare “Mustang”, known under the nickname of Green Hornet (“the Green hornet”) – in honor of a fictional American superhero. The latter, incidentally, traveled by car with a variety of built-in weapons long before James bond – the character appeared in the thirties of the last century.

With the historical prototype of the modern Shelby GT500 also makes a white sign EXP500 applied by hand on the lower part of the body. In addition, this copy has got a green mirror housings, whereas in all the other commodity cars they will be black. To see the results “live” will be at the next auction in the same Scottsdale, where it will be exhibited along with other notable Shelby from the personal collection of Craig Jackson, including the prototype GT500 EXP 1967 nicknamed Little Red discovered in Texas in 2018 and recently renovated.

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World premiere of the new Mustang Shelby GT500 was held in January of the year at the North American international auto show in Detroit – the latest in a history, which was held in the winter. Specially for this model was developed by a 5.2-liter V8 771 HP and 847 Nm, so the novelty was not just the most extreme version of the Mustang, but the most powerful vehicle among all mass-produced “fords”.

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