These limited edition Ford Mustangs were produced to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Shelby Mustang. At the time these commemorative models were built, they were the fastest American built 4 passenger cars and were not very far off the pace of America's best 2 passenger sports car. In addition to the low power to weight ratio, approximately 7lbs per horsepower, these cars were equipped with a beefed up suspension, Brembo brakes, etc,.
The 2007 Shelby GT500 40th Anniversary blended the modern Mustang’s streamlined appeal, with a heavy dose of vintage Shelby exterior modifications. Many such modifications were based upon those found on the original GT500.
Exterior features of the 40th anniversary package included a carbon-fiber lower front fascia splitter, sequential tail lamps, front/rear brake duct kits, aluminum grille inserts, “SHELBY” deck lid lettering, and a 20-inch American Racing Shelby series wheels. Additional 40th anniversary badging was also found on the car’s trunk, grille, and striping.
The 40th Anniversary GT500’s interior was also quite unique for numerous reasons. Perhaps most notable, was the specialty Mustang’s consecutively numbered dash plaque and door sill plates, which verified each vehicle’s authenticity.
2007 Shelby GT 500 Mustang
- Year Built: 2007
- Vehicle Type: 40th Anniversary Model
- Built By: Ford Motor Company
- Suspension: Front - Independent, Live Axle. Rear - Live Axle with coils springs front and rear
- Engine: 330 cubic inch, V-8, supercharged, 500 bhp
- Owner: Woodland Family Collection