A collector's item from the moment they were announced, the 2007 Shelby GT500 convertible has always been desirable. Of course, it only gets better on a 8,677-mile example like this one. That's right! We could have put more miles on this car had we just driven it once a year from our showroom to Road Atlanta for some fun! But what that really means is this Shelby Mustang is your opportunity to own a cherished example of the new muscle car class that was produced by automotive royalty.
The Vista Blue on this snake-bitten Mustang is in such great condition that you know it has lived a pampered, garage-kept life. The whole convertible is a great modern representation of what Carroll Shelby did to the original Mustang over five decades ago – particularly because there's something special about a Shelby car dressed in blue with white racing stripes. Plus, these take the retro-look pony cars and make them more aggressive. The blacked-out grille, hood vents, and black folding roof make for a perfect dark side to this bright finish. Just in case the wide chin spoiler, lower rocker side stripes, full-width rear spoiler, and SVT wheels were not enough subtle hints for others to get out of your way, Cobra badges 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. There are no scuffs on the door sills, no scratches in the dash, and the carpets still look factory fresh – this was positively someone's baby. Shelbys came only one way, loaded. This means power seats, power locks, leather wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry, and cruise control are all present and working perfectly. The stereo is the premium AM/FM/CD Shaker unit that pumps out huge power, and it's still modern enough that it comes with an input for your iPod. Plus, a modern classic means modern safety features like anti-lock brakes, dual front air bags, and side airbags. But the two features we know you'll love the most are the power windows and power convertible top. This means you can go from enclosed comfort to a wind-in-your-hair experience without ever leaving the driver's seat. And let's face it, with the sweet rumble this Shelby produces, you're going to want to enjoy top-down motor for as long as possible. That's why it's great to have the air conditioning keeping you cool all through the summer season.
A 500 horsepower street car is serious business, and the GT500 more than lived up to the hype. The fuel-injected engine is a variation of the 5.4-liter supercharged V8 found in the Ford GT supercar. So yes, you have serious street-eating power. And when mated to the six-speed manual transmission, this Mustang offers enough performance to keep Z06 Corvette owners looking over their shoulders. The engine bay looks just like the way it was the moment it rolled off the assembly line, and so you'll be glad to know it's an all-original powertrain in this low mileage droptop. But while the production stickers still seen in the undercarriage photos remind you this car is at a collector-grade level, we know you won't be able to resist adding miles to the odometer. After all, with a sports suspension, thick sway bars front & rear, power steering, four-wheel disc brakes, and Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, this Shelby begs to be driven.
The sale comes complete with the original window sticker and owner's manual packet. All of this paperwork is fun to review now, and it will be exceptionally useful as this GT500 keeps growing into a mature classic. That's really the point of this car in total. It's a Shelby Mustang you enjoy on sunny days and know that there will still be appreciated down the road. Call today!!!