Shelby American is turning the clock back some 50 years by making 10 new continuation versions of the famous one-off 1967 G.T. 500 known as the Super Snake. The original Super Snake was built for high-speed tire testing with upgrades that included a medium-riser 427 race motor (tuned to produce 520 hp), heavy-duty front disc brakes, a Detroit Locker rearend, a redesigned front grille for better cooling, and a unique triple-stripe treatment. The Super Snake was considered for production back in 1967 but ultimately deemed too expensive.
The 10 continuation models will be based on 1967 donor Mustangs (or donor Shelbys if the customer prefers). The Carroll Shelby Engine Company will build “race-inspired” 427 big-blocks for the cars that produce 550 hp, and back them with four-speed manual transmissions. Like the original, the new cars will be fitted with disc brakes and wear the distinctive triple stripe. Each will have a Shelby serial number for the official Shelby registry. Pricing starts at $250,000. Visit shelby .com for more information.