This Saturday Shelby will auction off 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake 50th Anniversary Edition Prototype. Check out the official press release after the jump...
SCOTTSDALE – Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc., (CSBI.PK), will auction off the black with gold stripes 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake 50th Anniversary Edition Prototype at No Reserve during the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Featured as the debut car at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2012, the GT500 Super Snake Prototype is one of only two exhibit cars displayed throughout the country as part of Shelby American’s 50th Anniversary Tour last year.
“The 50th anniversary marked one of the most significant milestones in Shelby American’s history,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “We’re excited to offer enthusiasts the chance to be a part of Shelby history by owning the first black and gold 50th Anniversary Shelby Super Snake ever built. With the 750 horsepower configuration, we expect the demand for this historical Super Snake to be strong.”
Only 50 white and 50 black 50th Anniversary Edition Super Snakes were built; each boasting gold stripes to signify the golden anniversary. Registered by Barrett-Jackson as lot number 1321, this Shelby is equipped with commemorative 50th anniversary badging, custom interior, special wheels, six-piston front brakes, a car cover and a unique prototype VIN number that is in the official Shelby registry.
"When Carroll introduced the Shelby Cobra in 1962, he changed the world of high performance," added Luft. “This limited edition prototype Super Snake will mark a golden milestone for the Shelby enthusiast lucky enough to own it.”
Event festivities will crank up on Monday, Jan. 14, with an invite-only “Opening Night Gala”, while the Collector Car Auction begins at 2 p.m. MT on Tuesday, Jan. 15, and will take place every day through Sunday, Jan. 20.
The 2013 Shelby GT350 and GT500 Super Snake, as well as all other Shelby vehicles, are available through the Shelby American headquarters in Las Vegas or at www.shelbyamerican.com. For more information on the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, visit www.barrett-jackson.com.
About Shelby American, Inc. and Carroll Shelby Licensing
Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles; it offers the Shelby 1000, GT350, GT500 Super Snake, GTS and Wide Body post-title packages for the current generation Ford Mustang.
For more information, visit www.shelbyamerican.com. Shelby American is a division of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI.PK). Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc., also a wholly owned division, is the exclusive holder of Carroll Shelby's trademarks and vehicle design rights. It also holds trademark rights for Shelby-branded apparel, accessories and collectibles. Information is at www.shelbylicensing.com.