1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake Continuation Model Packs A 7.0-Liter V8 And 550+ HP

We’re anxiously awaiting the unveiling of the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 but fans of the original model are in for a treat as Shelby American will offer a continuation model of the 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake.

Set to build on the success of the 1968 Shelby GT500KR continuation model announced earlier this year, the 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake is based on an original 1967 Mustang and features either an aluminum or cast-iron 7.0-liter V8 engine that produces more than 550 hp (410 kW / 557 PS). It will be connected to a four-speed manual transmission and each model will come with a dash plaque signed by Carroll Shelby and Don McCain.

Production will be limited to 10 units and each car will be built to order. Unfortunately, the model will be pretty expensive as Shelby says pricing starts at $249,995. That’s a lot of money but the company notes the original 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake was recently sold for over $1.3 million.

Shelby didn’t say much else about the car but Shelby American president, Gary Patterson, noted the original model started out as an engineering prototype for high-speed tire testing by Goodyear. After testing was completed, Shelby American offered it to Mel Burns Ford where it was sold to a member of the public.

The original model was equipped with a host of upgrades as it featured a 7.0-liter V8 race engine, heavy duty front disc brakes and a Detroit Locker rear end. The car also had a unique grille, rear traction bars and special Goodyear Thunderbolt tires.

McCain approached Shelby about the possibility of building a production version of the Super Snake. The company looked into the idea but eventually determined the car would have been too expensive.

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  • Craig

    Mostly likely…. more scary than fun.

    • john1168

      If everything underneath is original…yeah, very scary 🙂 Solid rear axle with leaf springs, rear drum brakes, no electronics or computers to save your ass if you do something stupid (which never happens, LOL), etc….

  • Six_Tymes

    Certainly one of the coolest cars ever made. HELLO LOTTERY can I PLEASE WIN. lol

  • kachuks

    When did Carroll sign these? I wonder if there are numerous plaques with his sig on them, or he signed plaques for cars that were meant to be built.

    • I know that as of now you can still order the glovebox with Caroll signature from Shelby American, my guess is that they already hoard many of them before he died.

      • kachuks

        This will probably be lost into history. But if someone can prove that Carroll signed a car after it was built, it should be worth more.

        • Given Caroll died years ago, I doubt it. The very best is that signature in the glove box is real, or the worse, which is just a signature made by machine.

  • eb110americana

    That engine should sound amazing in this era of turbo-muffled-synthetically-speaker-enhanced motors. I wouldn’t want to have to change plugs on that thing though!

  • No words whether the car can be register on the road? Or what VIN those these cars carried? All I know is being Shelby American, they will milk all the Shelby heritage with continuation model.

    • john1168

      Good points on the road legality and ability to be registered. I think they did a continuation Cobra a while back and I remembered it couldn’t be driven on the highways if I remember correctly.

      • I think they can be registered as a kit car, that is why they are offered without an engine, I could be wrong though but really Shleby American just rebadged things, those Cobra continuation is essentially a Supeformance kit made in South Africa by Hi-Tech Automotive.

  • The KR is beautiful but Original Venice Crew GT350 continuation is more attractive for me, and it’s interesting that they secured Shelby license as well. But OVC GT350 is not road legal sadly.

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  • john1168

    Awesome!

  • Vassilis

    Hoooly shiiit!

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