Given that the 21st century has seen a sort of return to the roots aspect for the Mustang, it was probably only a matter of time before the Boss 302 made a return. Over the last few years there's been steady and growing interest in the concept of a new-age Trans Am Special.
Jim Clarke led the charge with the creation of the 5.0 HO V8 for the Mustang in 1982 and was responsible for the continuous improvement of the 5.0 throughout the '80s. What Jim and his team accomplished is truly amazing.
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Any Mustang with the Shelby name attached to it is bound to be extraordinary, but some are even more special than others. Only intended for California, this 2008 Shelby Mustang GT-C is an exceptionally rare breed that packs a 319 hp punch underneath its special sunny-day colors. Only 215 of these were ever made, and this is #119. You know this limited run is special by the exclusive Grabber Orange and silver stripe package. Of course it youre truly looking for the best in a special edition, you need one that was scarcely let out of the garage, like this 6,782 mile example. Thats why this collectable appears like new. The Shelby GT package added a deeper front air dam, a special billet grille with offset Mustang emblem, a hood scoop, hood pins, and the requisite Shelby emblems and badges. Out back, you get big SHELBY block letters as well as a diffuser panel under the bumper. Plus, the twin exhaust tips boldly shine so brightly. The interior remains the same fantastic Mustang youve grown to know and love, with black leather being the dominant theme. Sculpted buckets are all-day comfortable; the instrument panel is equal parts retro and state-of-the-art; and the packaging job on the airbag steering wheel is nothing short of miraculous. As a Shelby, you of course get a signed, numbered plaque on the dash, as well as a Hurst cue ball shifter for the five-speed manual transmission. These are great additions on top of a loaded Mustang with an equipment list that includes air conditioning, cruise control, power windows, power locks, and power drivers seat. Plus, this one has the optional infotainment system with AM/FM/CD stereo and satellite navigation. Such low mileage means none of this show any real wear, and even the Shelby-specific floor mats were wrapped in plastic to keep them from getting dirty. Fords 4.6-liter V8 got a few tweaks for duty in the Shelby GT, starting with a cold air induction system and the Ford Racing Power Upgrade Package, which ups output to 319 horsepower and 330 pounds of torque. Theres also a strut tower brace that really makes a statement in the tidy engine bay, and it also provides yet another reminder that this is was worked on by the masters at Shelby. Underneath theres an X-pipe exhaust system with upgraded mufflers to give this a true snake-bitten growl. These undercarriage photos also prove how little this has been driven with the tags and markings still present! More than just fresh, this features Fords Racing Handling Pack, which includes specially tuned shocks and struts, lowering springs, oversized sway bars, and a 3.55 limited slip rear end. Add in power steering, four-wheel disc brakes w/ABS, and sticky BF Goodrich gForce T/As on 18-inch premium wheels, and now youve got a truly special package thats a blast to drive. Yes, this car is as special as you think it is, and its rarity means this Graber Orange Shelby will be grabbing attention for decades to come. Its a hot deal that you need to grab today or you may regret it tomorrow!
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