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In total only 2,214 GTs were built with 583 convertibles variants made. It came with a 4.6-liter V8 fitted with Ford Racing’s Power Upgrade Package. That boosted power to 315 horsepower (235 kilowatts) with torque increasing to 330 pound-feet (447 Newton-meters).
The upgrades also included revised aerodynamics, a short-throw gearshift, and tuned suspension. This car is finished in blue with silver stripes running the full length of the car – harking back to the company’s Cobra and Daytona coupe racing liveries.
Aaron Shelby, co-president of the Carroll Shelby Foundation, will drive the car onto the auction block following on from his grandfather. It will go under the hammer without reserve and with all proceeds going towards the Foundation’s work with children suffering from life-threatening illnesses.
Shelby G.T. 350 #1 (and more) To Cross the Block in Scottsdale
Many of the most desirable Ford collectibles representing Ford's performance heritage on both the street and track will be up for sale , including a 1966 Shelby GT 350 Prototype #001 (Lot #1406). Research Research New Used New & Used Make (e.g. Mazda) Model (e.g. MX-5 Miata) "For well over a century, Ford has been unique among automakers," said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. "By providing transportation for the masses, it helped transform America. As our country's transportation model changed, Ford was an integral part of creating the automotive enthusiast.
Shelby said: "The Carroll Shelby Foundation has been helping kids with the race for life since 1991. We’re selling the Shelby GT prototype driven by my grandfather to help raise money for the charity that he loved. Those funds will give financial support to children and the medical professionals who help them overcome life-threatening health issues. Some of the money will also promote continuing educational development through initiatives like the Carroll Shelby Automotive Technology Program."
The Barrett-Jackson auction takes place January 13–21, with the Shelby GT set to be sold on Friday 19.
Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International, Neil Cummings said: "This is a historically important car because it represents a return of the Shelby small-block convertible to Ford dealerships, as well as the final year of the pre-title manufacturing agreement betweenand Shelby for the Shelby GT program. The winning bidder will own a car personally cherished by Carroll Shelby, as well as having the satisfaction of contributing to the charity that Carroll so loved."
Rare Shelby Prototype to hit the Stage at Barrett-Jackson .
Next Friday, January 19, 2018, at the 47th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, this rare 2008 Ford Shelby GT convertible will cross the block as lot #1012. This Shelby GT is not only the prototype for the first Shelby convertible since 1970; it was also driven by Carroll Shelby for promotional purposes in several magazine stories and served duty as a media press car. The Shelby GT will be driven across the Barrett-Jackson stage by Carroll's "The Carroll Shelby Foundation has been helping kids with the race for life since 1991," said Aaron Shelby, Co-President of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. "We're selling the Shelby GT prototype driven by my grandfather to help raise money for the charity that he loved.
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