Carol Shelby was commissioned by Goodyear Tires in 1967 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, it is not originally a GT500, to the same Super Snake. Completely taken apart and put back together with modern upgrades. The motor is a new FE427 Aluminum block (from Robert Pond Racing), bored to 454ci, line honed, decked and balanced along with NASCAR-grade pistons and ported Edelbrock aluminum heads, FPA ceramic coated headers lead out to a dual stainless exhaust. The car turns out close to 550 horses and a ton of torque!
Brakes have upgraded front 13" Power 6-piston Wilwood Brakes and Wilwood 9" rear disc brakes. w/ steel braided lines and all new linkage and booster..Tremec TKO 600 5 Speed transmission with a Kevlar clutch, lightened Billet Steel flywheel and a Quik Time bell housing. All this is connected to a narrowed Ford 9" w/ 31 spline Currie axles, limited slip differential with a 3.25 ratio.
All this sits on a upgraded chassis and suspension for a very modern driving experience. Complete Global West coil over suspension up front. includes tubular control arms 1" sway bars and more. Welded front chassis seams and shock tower reinforcement. Koni Shocks w/ new leaf springs and sway bar in the rear. Frame is fully x-braced. Shelby Quik steer steering box.
The body has been fully upgraded to the GT500 package 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.
The drive train was built and installed by the team at Mustang Corral in Grass Valley, CA. We have receipts for all the work done.
Interior and final exterior details were completed by the master mechanics and body crew at Cowden Automotive in San Francisco.