Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
A collector's item from the moment they were announced, 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500s like this 5,188 actual mile example (no, that's not a misprint) have defied all odds and held their place in the market. For many enthusiasts, owning a Shelby anything is a badge of honor, and early GT500s are finding their way into the finest Shelby collections in the world. If you missed your opportunity when they were new, here's a second chance.
Finished in brilliant Torch Red with white Shelby stripes, THIS is the Mustang you always wished Ford would build. You just know that as soon as they started moving forward with the retro-look, it was probably only a matter of minutes before some designer had sketched up a muscle-bound Shelby variant. With just 5,187 miles on the odometer, this Shelby GT500 is pretty much as new in every measurable way and the highest praise we can offer such a car is that it is factory fresh. There are some extremely minor signs of ever having been on the road, which means no scuffed chin spoiler, no road rash behind the wheel arches, and only one or two chips on the nose. Heck, even the Goodyears look fresh (although they're likely original according to the 2008 DOT), but you just know someone burned off a few thousandths in a parking lot somewhere, creating some expensive tire smoke. 1,367 Torch Red cars were built in 2008, making it one of the more popular models, and looking at this one, there's no wonder why they were so popular, because it's drop-dead gorgeous.
Inside, the black leather interior even smells new. There's almost zero wear on the driver's seat, no scuffs on the door sills, and the carpets have been protected since day one by floor mats. Shelbys came only one way: loaded. As a result there were few options available, and those that were are included in this car. Among them is the Shaker 1000 stereo system with enough power to make your ears bleed, and things like A/C, power windows, keyless entry, and cruise control were all standard equipment. There are, of course, the requisite Shelby signatures and plaques throughout the interior, plus some cool red stitching on the shifter boot and wheel, adding a racy touch. The trunk is standard Mustang, which means decent space and a useful shape, all finished in mouse-fur upholstery that still looks new.
A 500 horsepower street car is serious business, and the GT500 more than lived up to the hype. The engine is a variation of the 5.4 liter V8 found in the incredible Ford GT supercar, and in Mustang guise offers enough power to keep Z06 Corvette owners looking over their shoulders. The engine bay is finished exactly the way it was the moment it rolled off the assembly line, with all the factory markings, tags, and other minutiae fully intact for future generations to study. Underneath, it is obvious that this car hasn't even seen a garden hose, let alone any serious road work or inclement weather, and has really only been driven to and from shows. The brakes and suspension are more than capable of matching that 500-horsepower engine, yet it rides no worse than a standard Mustang. Those gorgeous 18-inch forged SVT alloy wheels wear fat Goodyear Eagles and they still have lots of life left in them, although with an original DOT date they may need to be swapped before you lay them down on hot asphalt.
All the original documentation, including the window sticker and owner's manuals, as well as other dealership paperwork is also included. The GT500 signaled Ford's return to the top of the pony car performance ladder. If you missed your chance at the first Shelby in 1965, don't make the same mistake twice. Call today!
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