It’s not often we see a late-model Mustang sell for more than $1,000,000, but rest assured when one does, there’s a reason for it. This ’Stang isn’t your run-of-the-mill GT model – it’s is a first-year, second-gen Shelby GT500, and a Super Snake at that.
At this year’s Las Vegas, Nevada, Barrett-Jackson auction, it was offered at a no-reserve option and garnished more than seven figures, with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to benefit the first responders through the Injured Police Offers Fund in Las Vegas. Naturally, a Shelby of this caliber must have some unique characteristics for such a high bid, and that it did.
The Super Snake, which is serial number CSM 07SS0011 (VIN number 1ZVHT88S375200007), was originally purchased by former CEO of Ford, Mark Fields.
That ultra-low VIN number qualified it as one of the first GT500s built since 1970, and according to the original listing, “Mark Fields used it as a R&D vehicle in the initial development of the 40th Anniversary Package.”
Moreover, the Shelby boasts a special booklet documenting all of its affairs, including a framed copy of the Window Sticker signed by Carroll Shelby and Bill Ford.
Lastly, the Super Snake was part of Barrett-Jackson President Steve Davis’ personal collection since 2008, and is said to have more than 600 horsepower, thanks to its Super Snake 40th Anniversary Edition conversion done by Shelby under the watchful eye of Carroll himself. Check out all of the additional details on this million-dollar-Shelby on the original listing here for more information.