** Rarely does an opportunity arise to buy such a truly remarkable and unique car. Please do not confuse these cars with the GT500 of the same period which were mass produced by Ford. The Shelby GT’s were hand built by Shelby Automobiles Incorporated. **
This 2008 Vista Blue GT was bought new in California by an American Serviceman who was posted to USAF Lakenheath here in the UK in 2009 and brought it with him.
The car was then purchased by arguably the UK’s leading Shelby/Cobra restorer with 9900 miles on the clock and it has all supporting Shelby/Ford paperwork showing that it is a fully certified Shelby hand built car, with every piece of documentation from new.
Carroll Shelby originally hand built Shelby Mustangs from 1965 to 1970 when he stopped to move onto other projects, however in 2006, Hertz approached him to produce a new batch of Hertz Rent-a-racer Mustangs, to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
He agreed and subsequently started a factory in Las Vegas hand building new Hertz Mustang GT’s exactly as he did in the 60’s period and it was so successful, that he continued to build these fabulous Shelby GT’s in 2007/2008 and early into 2009.
All cars originally started off life as brand new unregistered Ford Mustang GT’s and were all converted into Shelby GT’s [new front and rear bodywork, lowered stiffened suspension, Hurst shifter, hood scoop, LSD axle, engine tune and special Shelby graphics].
These Shelby GT’s were built just as the 1960’s cars were and were all modified and sold before registration, unlike the 2009 cars that all had to be registered as a Ford first and then modified.
Not only is this car special in it’s own right, this particular Shelby GT has been signed by the infamous Carroll Shelby and Jack Roush (please see the attached photographs).
It was also driven and signed by the legendary Jack Sears himself. Jack was well known for driving the Shelby Daytona Coupe down the M1 at 185mph in 1964 and also was a very close and dear friend to the UK owner.
Please note the registration number “COB 13E” does not come included within the sale price, however it can be negotiated at extra cost.
Any independent inspection is welcomed and all cars on sale by Horsepower Hangar are HPi checked and mechanically inspected, so you can buy with confidence from a long established specialist.
The Shelby is available to view 7 days a week, but please note that all viewings are strictly by appointment only and we’re located just 30 minutes away from the A1 at Peterborough.
Finance is available subject to status and nationwide delivery can also be arranged if required.
To arrange a viewing of any of the cars, please call Jonathan on 07799 360 360.
|Exterior Color||Vista Blue|
|Interior Color||Full Black Leather|