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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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Its pulse pounding power puts it in very select company and even among those asphalt-melting counterparts, this 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 offers a refined and comfortable driving experience to set it apart from the crowd. This world class Pony is an absolute rocket that, having only logged about 24,000 miles, is just now reaching its mechanical prime, so it stands ready to provide plenty of smile-inducing moments on the asphalt for its next lucky owner. Arguably more than any other manufacturer, Ford has always gone to great lengths to equip its prized model with styling cues that harken back to its illustrious past and this 08 is no exception. From the signature snake badging ornamenting the front grille and fenders, back to the pair of triple lens taillights, this Shelby is instantly recognizable and comfortably familiar, yet still undeniably special. Its magnetic red exterior is in very good form, with magnetic red paint that offers an appealing shine and a stylish appearance. A set of contrasting Shelby wheels adds a nice bit of contrast - the original wheels are included with the car as well - while the relatively subtle rear spoiler proclaims this cars special status without going overboard on the aesthetics. On those occasions when the weather wont cooperate with your open air motoring plans, the black canvas convertible top stands by behind the rear seats and features a clear glass rear window for maximum visibility. The black and red leather upholstery inside the cockpit is the perfect complement to this Mustangs exemplary curb appeal and its in top form. Neither the front buckets nor rear bench seat show much wear at all and an obvious history of careful sheltering from the elements have left them looking fresh and unfaded. Between the buckets is a center console thats in matching condition and positions the low-profile shifter within easy reach of the driver. Farther forward, all the gauges in the instrument cluster are in good working order and crystal clear, and a quartet of in-dash vents bring cooled air into the cabin via a climate control system thats still in top form. At the center of the dash, the special badging that includes both this GT500s vin number and the signature of Carroll Shelby himself is really a sight to behold. The factory AM/FM/CD stereo offers plenty of power for a great audio experience and the included navigation system is a welcome feature during frequent driving. Beneath the hood, the 5.4 liter DOHC supercharged V8 is a beast of an engine. Fed by functional air vents that team with a cold air intake system, its good for a full 500 horsepower - enough to propel this Mustang to 0-60 times in the mid-4 second range when Motor Trend first put it to the test. Beyond the obvious straight ahead prowess on display here, the unusually refined street manners this Mustang features make this car a pleasure to drive in any situation - the accompanying 6 speed manual transmission is very easy to navigate, the clutch action is seamless and the power steering is smooth yet precise and responsive. A definite source of envy wherever it may roam, this exceptional performance machine rules the road on a set of show-stopping gloss black 20 Shelby wheels that position sizable 285s in back for plenty of asphalt gripping power - the original GT500 wheels are also included with the car. Exceptional power combines with a refined driving experience and an iconic presence to make this 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 an opportunity that doesnt come around very often. Call today!
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