A collector's item from the moment they were announced, the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has always been a desirable coupe. This stellar example still looks terrific inside and out, and now it's finally getting into obtainable territory. Of course, you don't have to tell anyone about the price as you blow past them with the 550-horsepower supercharged V8.
One look at the correct Ingot Silver metallic paint, and you'll know this was someone's baby. It has a level of luster that lets you know silver was the ideal choice for this modern classic. Then again, at first you'll be too busy noticing the Shelby upgrades to see how the hard shine rolls evenly across the straight body panels. The blacked-out grille, hood vents, and rear valance make for a perfect dark side to this bright finish. In fact, the shade of the graphite-like color they used on the SVT alloys (staggered 19/20 inches front/rear) make a perfect midpoint between the silver and the black to create a very cool and coordinated total package. More than just look good, this one is instantly recognizable as a speedy machine. The handsome chin spoiler has never been split by a curb; the full-width rear spoiler looks like it wants to take flight; and those huge exhaust tips are pure intimidation even when this Mustang isn't growling. And of course, all those snake-bitten logos on the grille, fenders, and rear gas cap are the perfect announcement about how hard you bite back.
Inside, the black bucket seats might be cowhide leather, but they've got Shelby's trademark snake embossed in them. That sporty ribbed design looks like they borrowed it from Ferrari. It gives this a premium first impression, and you can see from the reproduction window sticker that this one came loaded. It includes power windows, power locks, power driver's seat, keyless entry, cruise control, and air conditioning. The stereo is the AM/FM/CD/XM Shaker unit with Bluetooth. Speaking of modern conveniences, you also get the safety of dual front airbags, side airbags, and ABS. You pilot it all from a grippy three-spoke sports steering wheel with the essential control nicely integrated. And you know that sports shifter is just calling out for your right hand.
The 5.4-liter modular V8 is a terrific powerplant, and 2012 is the perfect year to pick one up. It inhaled deeper than the previous generation, and the block was made of lighter aluminum. So when the supercharger was added, it produced a whopping 550 horsepower. On something this impressive, why mess with perfection? That's why everything looks fresh and stock on this original motor, right down to the SVT builder tag on the valve cover. And while this all has a nicely preserved presentation, we know you won't be able to resist teaching a few Corvettes a few lessons on the streets. After all, with the control of the six-speed manual transmission, and the grip of the upgraded sports suspension, this retro-style Mustang is a serious modern performance player. The total control package is capped off with big four-wheel disc brakes (Brembos in the front) and grippy Michelin Pilot tires.
The sale come complete with the reproduction window sticker, SVT paperwork, and the Shelby certificate verifying this is #356 of only 382 finished in this terrific silver. When a powerful Shelby is this well presented, it's a car you can enjoy on sunny days and know that there will still be admirers down the road. Call now!