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Shelby’s EXP500 CSS ‘Black Hornet’ Ford Mustang for sale

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This 1968 Shelby Ford Mustang from Shelby’s personal car collection is up for sale on for a cool $850,000. The vehicle built, owned and driven by Mr Shelby with only 558 miles on the odometer, comes with the original title signed by Shelby and as an added bonus, comes with its own die cast toy car.

The car was built by Barry Smith of Legendary G.T., influenced by the Shelby ‘Green Hornet’ Mustang after upgrading to disc brakes, as a continuation model of the Shelby EXP500 before Colonic EFI or independent rear suspension and the only official reproduction. The vehicle was also painted ‘Stetson black’ to follow Mr. Shelby’s own hat. Owned by Shelby himself since 2003, The car was sold in 2008 to raise funds for the Shelby Children’s Charity.

The original Green Hornet Shelby GT500 was a rolling test mule and is one of the most important and rarest Shelby prototypes around. The vehicle was also the forerunner prototype to the GT/CS model.


The Mustang was originally a 1968 model with a 390ci. big block V8, now with a 335hp Cobra Jet 428ci. V8 and is featured in the official Shelby Worldwide Registry. The other goodies featured on the vehicle include –

Trim Level exp500
VIN car number 002
Top Loader 4-speed transmission
9″ Currie Rear End – 3.25 ratio
Holley high volume fuel pump
Marc Underdrive Pulley System
Shelby Valve Covers
Edelbrook Aluminum Heads
Shelby Water Pump
Cobra Jet manifold exhaust system
Mallory unilight ignition system
Holley 700 Carburetor
Shelby intake manifold
Cobra air cleaner
Power steering/power brakes
Griffith aluminum radiator
Legendary Autometer Customized Gauges
New tinted glass
Standard interior without roll bar
Deluxe black interior with console
Original seatbelts
Original Style AM Radio
Original ’68 Cobra steering wheel
Shelby 10-spoke wheels
Goodyear GTII tires
Sequential taillights
Lucas fog lights
Signed by Shelby himself


The sellers states, ‘This is your chance to own a one of one investment car that Carroll Shelby owned and built for himself with the documentation to support it.’ …….Tempted?


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