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1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake Continuation Car Returns

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Super-Snake

By Dave Ashton

Continuation cars are arguably the next best nearest thing to owning one of the originals without paying a kings ransom. Shelby America do this with the Cobra and 1968 Shelby Continuation GT500KR, now it’s the same with the 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake. Only 10 of these will be made using original 1967 Ford Mustangs or ‘original donor period Shelby fastback’ as the foundations with original Ford VIN numbers, Shelby serial numbers and signatures by Carroll Shelby and Don McCain both signed dash plaques before their passing.

“We’re fulfilling the dream of Carroll Shelby and Don McCain,” said Shelby American president Gary Patterson. “Shelby built an engineering study dubbed the ‘Super Snake’ for high-speed tire testing by Goodyear in 1967. When that successful test ended, Shelby American offered it to Mel Burns Ford in So Cal to retail to the public. Former Shelby American employee Don McCain approached Shelby about doing a limited run of cars. They carefully studied the idea but sadly, the timing did not work because the car was too expensive. The program never came to fruition, until now.”


The original super snake was built for high speed tire testing, with a limited few sold to the public, but was simply too expensive to produce in numbers. The continuation Super Snake will have the original race-inspired big block 427ci. V8 with options of aluminum and cast-iron producing 550HP (the original had 520 hp) going to a 4-speed manual transmission. The vehicles will have disc brakes and the famous triple stripes.

Super-Snake

Super-Snake

All this can be yours for $249,995. Find out more on the Shelby Facebook page and their website.

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