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Shelby GT500 40th Anniversary Edition

Posted by admin On November - 3 - 2008

Shelby GT500 40th Anniversary EmblemShelby Automobiles is marking the 40th anniversary of the Shelby GT500 Mustang with a limited-edition package that includes performance upgrades and exterior modifications. The introduction of the anniversary package at SEMA coincides with the launch of the new Shelby Modification Center at the company’s headquarters.

The 40th Anniversary Limited Edition packages will be installed at SAI’s new modification center. Customers will deliver their GT500’s to SAI’ World Headquarters where each vehicle will be customized with the anniversary package.

“Our Mustang business has expanded rapidly through the development and production of the Shelby GT-H and the upcoming Shelby GT,” said Amy Boylan, President of Shelby Automobiles, Inc. “The mod center will allow us to do special exclusive cars for a limited group of customers and allow for continued research and development for mainstream production programs.”

“The Shelby GT500 has always had a mean street presence with power to back it up,” said Carroll Shelby, Chairman of Shelby Automobiles, Inc. “We’ve added more performance and more in your face looks to the most powerful factory Mustang ever built.”

A Shelby/Eibach coil-over suspension lowers the car by as much as 1.6 inches, and adds larger stabilizer bars for flatter cornering. Twenty-inch American Racing Shelby Razor wheels are optional.

Ford Shelby GT500 40th Anniversary Edition

A Shelby Signature Borla cat-back exhaust system boosts power. In the engine bay, Shelby fits billet-aluminum caps and covers for power steering, radiator, brake master cylinder, windshield washer fluid bottle and oil dipstick, as well as a consecutive number plate of authentication.

Ford Shelby GT500 4th Anniversary Edition Engine

Exterior enhancements include a carbon-fiber lower front fascia splitter and mirror covers, aluminum hood grille inserts, sequential taillamps and front/rear brake duct kits. Anniversary badging is added, and convertible models get an anniversary stripe package.

Ford Shelby GT500 4th Anniversary Edition Rear

A consecutively numbered dash plaque and 40th Anniversary Shelby door-sill plates with consecutive numbers are installed in the cabin, which also gets a center dash-mounted gauge cluster with three Carroll Shelby/Autometer carbon-fiber gauges (boost, oil and fuel pressure), Shelby snake door handles, a 40th Anniversary armrest cover, and for convertibles, a light bar with solenoid-activated light system.

Ford Shelby GT500 4th Anniversary Edition Interior

Shelby GT500 40th Anniversary Parts List

  • 40th Anniversary Badging
  • Carbon Fiber Front Splitter
  • Carbon Fiber Mirror Covers
  • Aluminum Hood Grille Inserts
  • Deck Lid SHELBY Letter Kit
  • Sequential Tail Lights
  • Convertible Shelby Signature Stripe Kit (the hardtop already is striped)
  • Front Brake Duct Kit
  • Rear Brake Duct Kit
  • 40th Anniversary Markings on rear “Gas Cap”
  • Serialized Number Plate for the dash with Carroll Shelby’s Signature
  • Number plate in the engine compartment
  • Number plate on the 40th Anniversary Door Sill plate
  • Shelby Interior Door handles with Snake logo
  • Convertible Light Bar
  • Shelby Floor Mats
  • Engine Dress Up kit – billet fluid caps and oil stick
  • Center Guage Kit (Boost, Oil Pressure, Fuel Pressure)
  • Arm Rest cover with Snake Logo
  • Aluminum Shelby Map Light Accent
  • Satin Door Lock knobs
  • Borla Cat Back Exhaust
  • Shelby/Eibach coil over suspension
  • Shelby/Eibach sway bar kit
  • 20′ Sheby/American Racing Razor wheels in special black with Shelby center caps
  • 255/30/20 Front Tires  285/30/20 Rear TiresAll of the parts listed above will also be available for purchase separately, giving you an opportunity to add a bit of Shelby flair to your Mustang. “If you own a Shelby, you want to add Shelby parts to it.” says Amy Boylan, President of Shelby Automobiles. Through the new program, Shelby will have parts availale to enhance your GT500 ownership.

    Ford Shelby GT500 4th Anniversary Edition Front Bumper

    “We have designed the 40th Anniversary to honor the special legacy of the GT500 and provide a limited few a very special car,” said Boylan. “This limited edition package is only the first for the mod shop and the first upgrades from SAI for the GT500. There is much more to come.”

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