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2007 Shelby GT

2007ShelbyGTIt all began when automotive legend Carroll Shelby was approached by Ford more than 40 years ago and asked to make the 1965 Mustang a performance racer. Ford had seen the success Shelby had made of the Cobra, and hoped he could breathe some performance into the new Mustang. If anyone could do it, Ford felt Shelby was the man. Shelby and his company, Shelby American, accepted the job and began work on the very first Shelby Mustang in August of 1964. On January 27th, 1965, the first Shelby Mustang, a 1965 Shelby GT350 in Wimbledon White, made its public debut. By February of that same year, the race version of the car, the Shelby GT350R, had already won its first SCCA race competing against the likes of Corvettes and such. It wasn't long before people began to associate the name Shelby with Mustang performance. In all, 562 GT350s were created by Shelby in 1965. In 1966 Shelby took the Mustang to a new level. Due to its popularity as a race-day performer, Hertz rental car company purchased 1,001 of these "rent-a-racers", named GT350H, which ended up at rental car locations all over the country. This was obviously big business for Shelby and company, and gave the Shelby Mustang much exposure across the country.

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1967 is known as the year of Eleanor, in reference to Nicolas Cage's 1967 Shelby GT500 clone featured in the movie remake of Gone in 60 Seconds. The original Shelby GT500 was the first American car to leave the factory with a roll bar. In addition it featured a big block V8 engine. This car is a favorite among collectors. The next year, Shelby released what many consider the "Ultimate Shelby Mustang". The original 1968 Shelby GT500-KR (King of the Road), produced 360 hp courtesy of a 428 cubic-inch Cobra-Jet V8 engine. The car was also available as a convertible.

2007ShelbyGTMany years passed by before Shelby made a new Mustang. When Ford completed the 5th Generation Mustang redesign, Shelby jumped on board to create the 2006 special-edition Shelby GT-H. The car, which made its debut at the 2006 New York International Auto Show, paid homage to the original 1966 Shelby GT-350H. Like the original, the car featured a black paint job with gold racing stripes. Approximately 500 were built for Hertz rental car locations across the country. Once again, renters looking for a true sports car had the option of renting a Shelby Mustang.

This 2007 Shelby GT is a genuine Shelby GT. It seems that although Shelby happens to be one of the greatest ever in terms of performance oriented vehicles the vinyl striping on these vehicles is not of the best quality. This customer asked us to remove the factory installed vinyl striping and paint correct Shelby GT stripes on using the same silver color. Being paint work was being done it was the perfect time to repair a minor door ding.

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