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Muscle Car Review - - Contents - By Drew Hardin

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.

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