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2008 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 KR

Lot No.: 264

Registration: TBA
Chassis Number: 1ZVHT885785199994 - 08KR0052
Engine Number: TBA
Number of cylinders: 8
CC: 5400cc
Year of Manufacture: 2008
RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Sold for (£): Unsold

The Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 KR was revealed at the 2007 New York International Motor Show and released in the Spring of 2008 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the original GT500. SVT and Shelby announced that 1,000 of these '40th Anniversary Editions' would be built for the U.S. Market in 2008. This model was described as "the most powerful Mustang to date" at the press launch.

In his introduction to this car, the last to bear his name before his death in 2012, Carroll Shelby said that he was "proud to once again be a part of an historical moment, bringing back the ‘King of the Road' Mustang, and collaborating with Ford SVT and Ford Racing."

The car is powered by a 540-horsepower 5.4-litre supercharged version of the base GT500 V8 engine, with functional Cold Air Intake and unique calibration. It also features a carbon fibre composite hood with functional scoops and vents, twist-lock hood pins modelled on the original 1968 KR, a unique carbon fibre splitter, carbon fibre mirror caps, and functional brake cooling ducts. The suspension was tuned by SVT with unique spring rates, dampers, stabilizer bars, and strut tower brace and was sourced from Ford Racing.

This GT500 KR is reading an incredible 603 miles and was imported to the UK, brand new, by its last registered keeper in October 2008. The original bill of sale is included in the history file and shows a list price of $125,036. It remained in his ownership until 2015 and was only used on trips to the MOT station and services at Ford. It then passed to its current titled registered keeper and was registered in Jersey.

Now back in the UK, the car will be sold with a NOVA and will require UK registration. We are informed by HMRC that no taxes will be due, as the car has only been out of the country for 18 months and qualifies for 'returned goods relief'. 

As one would expect from a car reading 603 miles, the exterior, interior and engine bay are in stunning condition and are a joy to behold. The car drives extremely well and sounds absolutely fantastic! We welcome pre-sale inspections of this very rare Mustang and encourage overseas bidders to contact the office for further information.