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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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Did you miss our opportunity at the Special Edition 427? Want another chance? This low-mileage 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 SE is a true 427 special edition, and it remains exceptionally fresh in every way - right down to the rare Grabber Orange paint. And yes, the supercharged V8 Is ready to make this instant collectable also a juggernaut of the streets. The Shelby SE is a rare and interesting treat. It was a way for those who really love to take the Ford-Shelby partnership to the max. The few with deep pockets would send their GT500s direct to Shelby American for further upgrading. While most people chose the Super Snake package, the SE was a bit lesser known. It upgrades the power and handling while still retaining more of the factory cars lines. Theres a good reason not to touch the factorys work. Grabber Orange is an iconic performance pony car color, and this is only one of 210 made that year. So on an example that has barely averaged over 700 miles annually, the color retains a level of gloss that can turn your garage into a showroom. The color looks particularly sharp with the black stripes place on top. Plus, the carbon fiber front splitter, heat extractor hood, full-width rear spoiler, and bright dual exhaust tips all give this one a speedy image. And the upgraded 20-inch polished Shelby wheels cant help but attract all the eyeballs. Another reason for such outstanding care is because the rarity is furthered on this one. You may notice from the badging, this is the extra-special 427 edition. It pays tribute to Shelby American sponsoring the Las Vegas NASCAR race with 427 laps to match the legendary V8 displacement. This was sent to Shelby American in September 2009 for official conversion, and it is listed as #36 of the 427 limited examples. The upgrades found their way into the interior, too. The deeply sculpted leather GT500 seats now have orange inserts and wear the exclusive 427 embroidery on the headrests. The same logo is on the special floor mats and trunk. The GT500 is a premium machine, and so you got premium features such as air conditioning, power windows, power locks, keyless entry/alarm, power drivers seat, power steering, cruise control, tilt wheel, dual airbags, side airbags, and the premium Shaker 500 AM/FM/CD stereo. You know this is a special Shelby, because of the individually numbered plaque on the dash (and who doesnt love being #007?) Also, this one shows its special with the Shelby shifter below the engraved panel, and the AutoMeter Shelby full gauge package above it. As much as we all love the interior and exterior upgrades, its whats under the hood that keeps us all salivating. The GT500s supercharged DOHC 5.4-liter V8 was upgraded even more and Shelby massaged extra power to make 630 hp total. And youre in full control of it all with the Tremec six-speed manual transmission on a short-throw shifter. Of course, power is nothing without control. Thats why its running an upgraded Ford Racing suspension, including dynamic adjustable dampers, lowered springs, tuned stabilizer bars, and front strut tower brace. Theres also vented disc brakes at every corner, backed up by super sticky Pirelli P-Zero tires. The car comes with paperwork like the Ford window sticker, GT500 certificate, owners manual packet, title documentation, and receipts for nearly $32k invested at Shelby American to create one of the rarest pony car collectables around. So if you missed the opportunity at a 427 special edition a decade ago, rarely do you get a second chance like this. Dont miss out, call today!
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