More often than not, the sad thing about owning a documented collector car is that you have to lock it in a bubble and drive it with the haste of a Brass Era survivor. Because of an innate aversion to that sort of ‘fine print’, many enthusiasts are beginning to rethink the old purist’s adage: “original is always better”. And hobbyists who actually enjoy driving their vintage hardware are beginning to buy slick, fully sorted classics like this lovingly upgraded Shelby GT500. With a killer Keith Craft 428/Tremec 5-speed drivetrain that’s centered in a fully documented Shelby shell, this Mustang will make you the star of your own 1-person parade! And, speaking of stars, this is also the car many of you might remember from 2006 Ford commercials and Kelly Clarkson’s “Go” music video. Although you may prefer to cruise to Joe Walsh, not Kelly Clarkson. Looking for some awesome muscle to help welcome the summer? Come experience this sinister Mustang and you won’t even give the word “original” a second thought.
Open the door to this awesome Mustang and you’ll find a fully restored cockpit that mixes the best elements of Ford’s black vinyl interior with stylish Shelby add-ons. Front-and-center, highly bolstered, Shelby-branded PROCARs stretch tight vinyl covers under a tough roll bar and familiar shoulder belts. In front of those seats, an ornate dual-cowl dash centers clean factory telemetry and standard wood trim between controls for the car’s Classic Auto air conditioning and requisite Carroll Shelby signatures. Below that dash, a correct console anchors a trick Shelby shifter between a cobra-branded armrest, modern Alpine audio and familiar Stewart Warner accessory gauges. The floors are occupied by fade-free carpet, which is sandwiched between heavy duty floor mats and high quality Dynamat insulation. At the sides of that carpet, ‘layered’ door panels feature clean stainless trim, bright chrome handles and more great looking wood. In front of the driver, a wood-trimmed steering wheel laps a simple, Shelby-branded horn button. And behind the passengers, you’ll find a fully carpeted trunk. As well, the car’s original Owner’s Manual has been autographed by whom? Not by some average Joe, Carroll Shelby. Come visit RK Motors Charlotte, or click here: to see this great car!