by Marty Padgett (2006-12-20)
First Shelby GT rolls out of Vegas shop.
The first Ford Mustang Shelby GT is due to leave the Shelby garage in Las Vegas today, headed for showrooms with a $36,970 price tag and almost certain unavailability at that price.
The first car, Ford says, will wear CSM No. 07SGT0001 and will be the third in the latest clutch of Shelby vehicles to come from the companies. The others are the Shelby GT-H, the Hertz rental version, and the Shelby GT500.
The first GT will be auctioned at next month’s Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The proceeds will benefit the Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation. Early in 2006 a Shelby GT500 went for auction at Barrett-Jackson for $600,000.
“I couldn’t be more excited to see production up and running on a new Shelby Mustang,” says Carroll Shelby, CEO and Chairman of Shelby Automobiles, Inc. “The new Shelby GT is a great addition to the Shelby GT500 and Shelby GT-H, and it will only further the lead that Mustang has in the coming muscle car wars.”