Rare Mustangs usually bring big money on the auction circuit and this S197 certainly meets that criteria. This 2008 Shelby GT prototype was the first created in that model year it was driven by Carroll himself as well as members of the media as this car made the promotional rounds.
The Shelby GT was engineered for people that put performance first. — Carroll Shelby
Gotta love that brash description from the man whose name adorns these rare cars. It was the one prototype of 2,214 total 2008 Shelby GTs built in 2008. Of those, only 583 Vista Blue2008 Shelby GT convertibles galloped out of the Shelby stable.
This particular car was both the prototype for the 2008 Ford Shelby GT pre-title pony car. — Gary Patterson, Shelby American
The car is being auctioned by the Carroll Shelby Foundation to help provide medical assistance and educational opportunities for children in need.
Shelby GT Prototype Features
• 4.6-liter V8 tuned by Ford Performance to turn out 319 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque
• Five-speed manual transmission
• 18-inch Ford factory Shelby GT wheels
• Shelby appearance package
• Ford Performance suspension
• Charcoal gray interior
• AM/FM CD player
This rare car will cross the block on Friday, January 19, 2018, and you can see the official listing right here.