In 1967, Carol Shelby was commissioned by Goodyear Tires to make a car fierce enough to test new rubber technology it was developing for the racing market. Shelby produced one car, a 1967 GT500 with upgraded suspension, brakes and with the Le Mans winning GT40 FE427 Aluminum block engine, and called it the Super Snake.
This car is a tribute to the same Super Snake and features the following.
New FE427 aluminum block (from Robert Pond)
6-piston Wilwood Disc Brakes. Front and Rear
Front Coil-Over Suspension with tubular control arms
Tremec 5 Speed manual transmission w/mild ratio limited slip differential for reliable and safe street driving.
Frame has been X-braced to handle the additional torque created by the monster FE427 engine.
The drive train was built and installed by the team at Mustang Corral in Grass Valley, CA, the 427 being bored to 454ci, along with NASCAR-grade pistons and ported Edelbrock heads, the car turns out close to 550 horses and a ton of torque!
The body has been fully upgraded to a Shelby GT500 Clone and freshly painted with the same unique stripe pattern to the original Super Snake (thin-wide-thin stripes), but done white on red rather than the original blue on white colors.
Nearly everything on the car is brand new, including the majority of the interior (back fold down seats are original). New JME digital instrument cluster, TMI Pro-Race front seats, full aluminum dash/door inserts and Shelby style roll bar. Speakers installed in the back, however, the buyer can optimize the radio/stereo system to their desires. Exterior components are all brand new.
Interior and final exterior details were completed by the master mechanics and body crew at Cowden Automotive in San Francisco.
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