Shelby America is Selling These 14 Prototype and Concept Cars
Famed Mustang tuner Shelby America is moving headquarters to Las Vegas, Nevada. Why should you care? Because it won't be able to fit some of its most special concept cars and prototypes in the new building. As a result, Shelby is selling 14 prototype and concept cars to collectors. Instead of storing these special cars away in the company's warehouse, Shelby says it would rather see these special one-off models in the hands of Shelby enthusiasts. See the full list of cars and asking prices below.
Last 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra: $200,000
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Shelby Cobra, Shelby built 50 anniversary cars with a diamond black interior, a wine-colored leather interior, and special 50th anniversary badging throughout. This specific car is the first of these 50 cars to be built.
Shelby Cobra Demonstrator/Development Vehicle: $200,000
This Shelby Cobra was built as a 289FIA-spec race car for a proposed racing series, but was later reacquired by Shelby, who used it as a demonstrator vehicle. During this car's use as a development vehicle, Shelby replaced the original 302 cu in engine with a supercharged 351 cu. in. (5.8 liters) V-8.
2007 Shelby GT Prototype: $175,000
This Shelby GT Mustang was previously featured at the Shelby Museum at the Las Vegas Speedway, and Ford also used this car for its original promotions for the Shelby GT. Shelby says it was its first production car to have a wide body kit. Like all Shelby GT models from this time, the car is powered by a slightly uprated, 319-hp version of the 4.6-liter V-8 from the 2007 Ford Mustang GT.
2010 Shelby Super Snake Concept: $125,000
This concept car premiered the Shelby Super Snake model and featured a monstrous 750 hp from its 5.4-liter supercharged V-8. This specific car was the first of the new 2010 Mustang bodystyle to be outfitted with the Super Snake performance kit.
2011 Shelby Super Snake Prototype: $125,000
As the Mustang was revised for 2011, Ford rolled out the new aluminum-block 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 on the Shelby GT500. This car was a prototype for the Super Snake performance kit for the 2012 model year cars, and included a performance cooling package, six-piston front and rear brakes, and a Shelby-trimmed interior.
2011 Shelby Super Snake Prototype: $200,000
This car is another 2011 Super Snake Prototype, but stands out because it was featured on the Velocity TV channel with company founder Carroll Shelby.
2011 Shelby GTS Concept: $99,000
This Shelby GTS was the first Shelby Mustang to feature a supercharged V-6 engine instead of the company's typical V-8 supercharger kits. The V-6 puts out 475 hp and mates with a six-speed manual transmission.
2012 Shelby GT350 Prototype: $125,000
Shelby produced three GT350 prototypes for the car's debut at the 2011 Chicago auto show: one in red, one in white, and one in blue. With its 525-hp supercharged 5.0-liter V-8, this blue one has been featured at numerous auctions and in Shelby promotional materials.
2012 Shelby GT350 Prototype: $140,000
This GT350 is the red example shown at the Chicago auto show along with the blue model above, but features an even more powerful V-8 thanks to its fully upgraded powertrain with a polished supercharger and a cooling package.
2012 Shelby GTS Wide Body Prototype: $175,000
This light blue GTS has a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V-8 and was the first wide body conversion for the updated Mustang bodystyle that debuted in 2010. It also has special brakes, Michelin super sport tires, and a custom interior.
2013 Shelby GT350 Prototype: $150,000
With its bright green paint scheme, this GT350 stands out and makes plenty of noise with its 642-hp supercharged V-8. This car was Shelby's first show car of 2013, as it came out at the Detroit auto show in January 2013.
2013 Shelby GT350 Prototype: $150,000
Although the words "track use demonstrator" don't inspire confidence for the mechanical condition of this 2013 GT350, Shelby says it was not used much. Hopefully its 624-hp supercharged V-8 and special Wilwood brakes are in as good shape as its light blue exterior and upgraded interior.
2013 Shelby Raptor Concept: $125,000
Last year, Shelby took the insane Ford F-150 SVT Raptor and added a supercharger to its 6.2-liter V-8 engine along with upgraded shocks, a stiffer frame, and plenty of visual upgrades to make for one mean-looking truck. This specific car was one of two company demonstrators and features the full options list of Shelby modifications.
2013 Shelby Focus Concept: $50,000
Shelby upgraded this Ford Focus ST hot hatch with a whole new Eibach suspension, grippy 18-inch Michelin tires, and Wilwood brakes, while also adding 8 hp to the standard car's 252 hp. It was shown at the Detroit auto show in 2013 and then went on the Shelby Road tour on its way to the company's heritage center in Las Vegas.