2007 Shelby Cobra GT500 40th Anniversary
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (October 31, 2006) – Shelby Automobiles will celebrate the 40th anniversary (1967-2007) of the Shelby GT500 Mustang with a limited edition upgrade component package. Through the leadership of legendary racecar driver and Cobra creator Carroll Shelby, the limited Shelby GT500 40th Anniversary packages will include distinct visual elements and performance upgrades.3
The 40th Anniversary Limited Edition packages will be installed at SAI’s new modification center. Customers will deliver their GT500’s to SAI’ World Headquarters where each vehicle will be customized with the anniversary package.
Outside components include carbon fiber lower front fascia splitter and mirror covers; aluminum hood grille inserts; deck lid SHELBY letter kit; sequential tail lamps; front and rear brake duct kits; Anniversary stripe package (convertible models); special optional 20′ American Racing Shelby Razor wheels and various 40th Anniversary badging including side, grille and trunk badges.
Inside there is a consecutively numbered dash plaque, special 40th Anniversary Shelby door sill plates with consecutive number; floor mats; Shelby snake door handles; center dash mounted gauge cluster with three Carroll Shelby/Autometer carbon fiber gauges (boost, oil and fuel pressure); 40th Anniversary arm rest cover and for convertibles a light bar with solenoid activated light system.
The engine bay receives a consecutive number plate authenticating the package and installation from SAI and special billet aluminum caps and covers for power steering, radiator, brake master cylinder, windshield washer fluid bottle and oil dip stick.
One key element to the 40th Anniversary package is the new Shelby/Eibach suspension upgrade for GT500. This new coil over systems allows for adjustability for both straight line and road course tracks. The new spring/shock combination lowers the front a maximum of 0.8-inch and the rear 1.6-inches for a very aggressive appearance and lower center of gravity. In addition bigger anti-way bars are included for reduced body roll. The result is flat precise cornering without a harsh ride.
Available in the first quarter of 2007, the 40th Anniversary Limited Edition will be sold exclusively through Shelby Automobiles Las Vegas headquarters and a national dealer network.
Story by Shelby Automobiles
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|engine||Aluminum Mod V8|
|aspiration||Screw-Type Supercharger w/Air-to-water Intercooler|
|valvetrain||DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl|
|fuel feed||Electronic, Returnless & Sequential Ignition|
|displacement||5409 cc / 330.1 in³|
|bore||90.22 mm / 3.55 in|
|stroke||105.8 mm / 4.17 in|
|power||335.6 kw / 450 bhp|
|specific output||83.19 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||188.92 bhp per tonne|
|torque||610.12 nm / 450 ft lbs|
|body / frame||Unit Steel w/Aluminum Hood|
|wheel type||American Racing Shelby Razor|
|front brakes||Brembro Vented Discs w/4-Piston Calipers, ABS|
|f brake size||x 356 mm / x 14 in|
|rear brakes||Brembro Vented Discs w/Twin-Piston Calipers, ABS|
|r brake size||x 330 mm / x 13 in|
|front wheels||F 48.3 x 24.1 cm / 19 x 9.5 in|
|rear wheels||R 48.3 x 24.1 cm / 19 x 9.5 in|
|steering||Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist|
|f suspension||Reverse-L MacPherson Struts w/Stabilizer Bar|
|r suspension||Live Axle w/Stabilizer Bar, Panhard Rod, Coil Springs Tube Shocks|
|transmission||T-56 6-speed manual|
|gear ratios||2.98:1, 1.78:1, 1.30:1, 1.00:1, 0.80:1, 0.63:1, :1|
Auction Sales History
Auction Source: 2012 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction