The only 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake was expected to sell for between $1 and $1.2 million when it went across the block at Mecum’s Kissimmee auction over the weekend. Turns out, it didn’t. Instead, the car sold for a massive $2.2 million. Making it the most expensive Mustang ever sold at auction.
That’s right. $2.2 million. So what do you get for the price of 62 2019 Mustang GT Fastbacks? Well, you get a vehicle that nobody else can buy. Unless you sell it to them. Shelby was planning on building a limited run of these cars, a collaboration with Goodyear to help sell, and this might be the best part, economy tires. What do you do to sell cheap tires in 1967? you put a 427 V8 built to GT40 Mk II Le Mans racer specs. And drive it 500 miles at an average of 142 mph on one set of those tires.
Turns out the price would have been double a normal GT500. So Ford put a halt to the production plans.
This car, the only one, has only had a light restoration. And it still wears a set of Goodyear Thunderbolt rubber. Though you’re probably not going to want to drive on them. That’s why the Super Snake sold for a pile of Super Cash. Let’s hope the buyer doesn’t need an antivenin from the shock of that bite.