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Owner converts Shelby GT500KR into widebody track car, sells leftover parts at huge discount

By - March 18, 2011 – 7:22 amNo Comment | 2,956 views

Widebody Shelby GT500KR

Many Mustang owners – probably most – customize their cars in some way thanks to the availability and affordability of aftermarket parts. Some might want to keep their Mustangs stock to preserve the value or collectability, but in all reality that isn’t an issue for most owners. Of course, that might change when dealing with a limited edition model like the Shelby GT500KR. Just over 1700 were produced in 2008 and 2009 at a cost of nearly $80,000. Most are likely garage queens, and the majority of owners wouldn’t dare changing a single item on their prized investment.

At least one owner had no qualms about modifying his GT500KR, though. The limited edition pony car has been turned into a track car, and all of the body panels on the car have been replaced by an APR widebody kit. The car doesn’t look bad, it’s just that the owner could have done the same thing to a standard GT500 or even a Mustang GT to achieve the same look.

Here’s where it gets crazy. Instead of keeping the factory parts that were replaced, the owner sold off everything. Why is this such a big deal? When the GT500KR was first introduced, Shelby made it clear that none of the parts on the car would be sold as separate items to preserve the value of the car. Anyone wanting a replacement part would have to show proof of ownership of a GT500KR as well as proof that the part being replaced had been damaged beyond repair. Many of the parts, especially the carbon fiber items cost a pretty penny – $18,000 for the hood and $3,300 for the front spoiler. Apparently this particular owner didn’t realize the value of the parts and sold them at a huge discount. The carbon fiber hood went for a reported $1,400, and the wheels and front spoiler were sold for a fraction of their value as well.

You can see the modified widebody Shelby GT500KR and the replaced parts below.

[Source: Bangastang]




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