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If you\'re looking for a stock Mustang, there are plenty of interesting, modified cars running around. But if you\'re in the mood for something a bit more powerful, say, something to the tune of 500 horsepower, and perhaps built by the factory, then this spectacular supercharged, low mileage 2007 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 Convertible is what you\'ve been waiting for.
In case you didn\'t know, the color is called Colorado Red, and it\'s a high-impact shade that looks like a million bucks on the GT500\'s hunky modern sheetmetal. Those are factory-applied silver GT500 callouts on the rockers that break up the paint just a little bit, and in typical Shelby fashion the tailpanel is blacked-out, but other than that the smoking-hot red paint does all the talking on this droptop. The bodywork is pretty much stock Shelby-issue, which is certainly not a bad thing, since it accentuates the already aggressive Mustang look with a deeper chin spoiler and a custom deck lid spoiler that\'s both subtle and effective. Other tricks include a blacked-out grille and dual-vented aluminum hood, which is definitely a good idea with all that supercharged horsepower underneath, and when the top is down and the black roll bar is exposed, this Shelby looks like a million bucks. Showing just 9255 miles on the clock, this car has never really seen anything other than the inside of a garage or an outing on a sunny day, and as a high-end show piece, it has clearly enjoyed the best of care. Other than your usual minor imperfections picked up from the road, we\'re hard-pressed to find much to complain about this beauty, and quite honestly a professional buff-and-polish would probably have it looking showroom ready again right away. It\'s obvious that someone loved this car dearly, and spent many hours washing and waxing this beauty on bright, sunny days.
The interior is standard Shelby GT500, including the retro-looking seats and instrument panel. Like the exterior, the black leather interior is in excellent shape with almost no signs of use, which on a convertible is high praise indeed. Shelby Cobra logos everywhere remind you that you\'re not driving a run-of-the-mill Mustang and the instrument panel dazzles you with a light show every time you key it up. All Shelbys came loaded with just about every option Mustangs could carry, including power windows and locks, A/C, cruise control, and a thumping Shaker 500 stereo that puts many aftermarket units to shame. The shifter for the 6-speed manual falls easily to hand and for a car with this much performance potential, it idles so quietly and smoothly that you might try to re-start it after it\'s already running. You can forget about Mustangs being crude! The trunk is also nicely preserved with no signs that it\'s ever been used to haul anything heavier than a car show flyer or two, and the black cloth convertible top seals up tight and has likely never seen rain.
Mechanically, the GT500 is no slouch thanks to a supercharged DOHC 5.4-liter V8. Mechanically similar to the engine in the mighty Ford GT supercar, it\'s incredibly fast but also very user-friendly. Most of that comes from the use of a roots-style supercharger; the big blower sits on the engine like the 6-71s of yore, and channels boosted air pressure into the combustion chambers to make for impressive performance at any speed. And despite being incredibly modification-friendly, this one remains completely stock (as if 500 horsepower wouldn\'t be enough), although the K&N air filter and stickers were added at some point during routine maintenance. Ford ensured the suspension was up to the task with upgraded control arms, sway bars, and high-performance shocks and springs all around. A factory-issued X-pipe exhaust system gives it a voracious bark, and with 3.31 gears in the rear end, it\'s all you can do to keep it hooked up in the first three gears. Giant Brembo disc brakes keep it safe, and big Shelby SVT alloys with 255/45/18 front and 285/40/18 rear Goodyear Eagle F1 radials do their best to keep it all stuck to the pavement.
If garden-variety is OK with you, then there are some nice Mustangs out there. But if you\'ve already been there and done that, then perhaps you\'re ready for this GT500, which takes it to an entirely different level. Loaded with its original window sticker, dealer invoice, Shelby provenance, owner\'s manuals, and maintenance receipts, it\'s the one to have if you\'re looking for a bone-stock Shelby droptop that\'s barely been broken in. Call today!
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