Chances are you've come across a Shelby Mustang either on the street, at a local auto show, or during a visit to your local Ford dealership. For those of you new to the world of the Mustang, the Shelby Mustang is synonymous with Mustang performance. As such, Shelby Mustangs, both old and new, are highly sought after by collectors. It all began when automotive legend Carroll Shelby was approached by Ford more than 40 years ago and asked to make the 1965 Mustang a performance racer. Ford had seen the success Shelby had made of the Cobra, and hoped he could breathe some performance into the new Mustang. If anyone could do it, Ford felt Shelby was the man. Shelby and his company, Shelby American, accepted the job and began work on the very first Shelby Mustang in August of 1964. On January 27th, 1965, the first Shelby Mustang, a 1965 Shelby GT350 in Wimbledon White, made its public debut. By February of that same year, the race version of the car, the Shelby GT350R, had already won its first SCCA race competing against the likes of Corvettes and such. It wasn't long before people began to associate the name Shelby with Mustang performance. Shelby continued to produce Shelby Mustangs every model year until 1970. In the summer of 1969 Shelby terminated his partnership due to differences with Ford. A 1970 Shelby Mustang did make its way to buyers, although the car was actually a carry over from the previous model year, legally marked with 1970 VINs. Many years passed by before Shelby made a new Mustang. When Ford completed the 5th Generation Mustang redesign, Shelby jumped on board to create the 2006 special-edition Shelby GT-H. The car, which made its debut at the 2006 New York International Auto Show, paid homage to the original 1966 Shelby GT-350H. Like the original, the car featured a black paint job with gold racing stripes. In 2007 Shelby put out two new mustangs, the 319 hp Shelby GT and the 500 hp Shelby GT500. Both cars were an immediate success. For the 2008 model year, Shelby brought back the King of the Road Mustang. The 2008 Shelby GT500KR will produce 550 hp and is limited to 1,000 units. In collaboration with Shelby Automobiles, Ford bills it as the fastest production Mustang the company has ever made. In all, Mustang enthusiasts were delighted at the return of the Shelby GT. As with the previous year’s model, the Shelby GT truly is a collector’s car. It’s the subtle performance enhancements and the refined creature comforts that make the Shelby GT stand apart from other Mustangs. On offer is a 2008 Shelby GT (Shelby CSM Number 08SGT1710). The car is #1710 of 2214 produced. It includes front and rear dampers, lowering springs, front and rear fascia, side scoops, Shelby GT logo floor mats, sill plates, center dashboard and engine bay authentication plate. It is equipped with the interior upgrade package, Shaker 500 audio system, Hurst short-throw shifter, billet front grille, functional racing hood pins, Shelby inspired hood scoop, and HID headlights. The tires are like new. Other performance upgrades include: Ford Racing 550HP Whipple twin screw supercharger BBK Ceramic tuned shorty headers Exedy Mach 500 stage 3 clutch Fidanza billet aluminum flywheel 6-bolt Aluminum one piece drive shaft Ford Racing 3:73 gears Ford Racing traction lock rebuild kit with carbon disks 8.8" Pypes off road X pipe Bama SF#/X3 power flash tuner with 3 custom tunes Original parts including the intake, exhaust, 3:55 gears, flywheel, X-pipe and catalytic converters, cross brace and tuner are available. Service records and the original manual are also included. This car drives like a dream. A wonderful addition for a Shelby fan’s garage!