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One-off Shelby GT500s to be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson for charity

By Drew Phillips - January 10, 2013 – 5:54 am2 Comments | 1,566 views

Shelby GT500 Cobra

For the last several years Ford has created a tradition of auctioning off a special car for charity at Barrett-Jackson, and 2013 will be no exception. There will be one slight change, though, as this year there will be two cars crossing the block!

First up is the one-off 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra built as a tribute to Carroll. The car was unveiled this summer at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion and features a supercharger upgrade good for 850 horsepower, a special widebody kit that allows for larger wheels and tires as well as Guardsman Blue paint with Wimbledon White stripes has a nod to the Shelby Cobra. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Second up is another Shelby GT500 that was originally auctioned at the “Get Your Heart Racing” fundraiser in September to benefit the Benson Ford Heart & Vascular Institute at the Henry Ford Health System. It looks like the buyer is being extra generous, as he or she has decided to put the car up for sale once again with the proceeds going to the same charity. The custom Shelby features white graphics and wheels along with custom white Recaro seats and black stitching.

Look for more photos of these two Shelby GT500s at Barrett-Jackson as part of our live coverage next week.

[Source: Barrett-Jackson]




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2 Comments »

  • Twin Turbo says:

    So, what do we reckon the GT500 Cobra will go for? $450k??

  • Neville says:

    I would prefer to add a 2000hp Kenne bell supercharger complete kit to reach the 275+mph. Even with F1 traction control, willwood brakes, steeda ultimate sway bars 125% improved, german/ italian club sport suspension. Those parts are a little bit lighter than the original parts.

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