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General Information

Year
2008
Make
Ford
Model
GT500
Color
Grabber Orange
Packages
Super Snake
History
I purchased her on April 12, 2013 from the third owner. The original owner purchased it only to collect and actually started a super snake upgrade by installing the polished 2.8 kenne bell super charger with boost-a-spark and boost-a-pump, hurst short-throw shifter, super snake badging on fenders & grill, super snake striping on each side, bezels on lower front grill, fiberglass KR hood and side scoops. After completing this he sold it to the second owner which owned it for a few short months and sold it to me. From there I took on the challenge to building a super snake just as Carroll Shelby would do. I know some people look down on this but I really like to wrench on cars so I wanted this to be as fun of a build as it would be to drive later. It did just that because I have so many memories of the entire build process. What a great time! The items that I installed in no particular order include: Shelby high capacity radiator, Shelby extreme heat exchanger with fans, Shelby extreme coolant resevoirs, Shelby brake accumulator cover with snake symbol, Shelby/ford racing sway bars, Shelby/ford racing shocks/struts, ford racing differential cover, Shelby/ford shock mounts, Shelby camber caster adjustable plate kit, eibach pro-kit performance springs (1.2" front & 1.8" rear drop), Shelby adjustable panhard bar, Shelby panhard bar relocation bracket, Shelby adjustable rear control arm bracket, Shelby rear arm control bracket, billet/carbon fiber engine caps and dipstick handle, Carroll Shelby signature carbon fiber faces gauges, Shelby oil manifold adapter for gauges, DSS HD on piece aluminum drive shaft, magna flow Tru-X stainless steel crossover pipes, mangaflow magnapack exhaust kit, Shelby extreme competition yellow big 14" brake kit for front and rear, dash plaque with VIN and Carroll Shelby signature, carbon fiber front splitter, carbon fiber side skirts, carbon fiber diffuser, carbon fiber splash guards, carbon fiber mirror covers, GT500 lighted door sill plates, Shelby map light accent trim, sequential tail lights, light bar with third brake light, headrest and center console w/ Shelby super snake logo, super snake floor mats, Shelby "Super Snake" engine strut bar, Shelby "Super Snake" engine coil covers, Shelby satin door lock knobs, shelby GT500 grabber orange shift knob, Shelby GT500 super snake washer nozzle relocation kit, fuse box cover w/ snake emblem and vellano VCX concave wheels with NITTO tires (front - 20X9.5" & 275/35/R20, rear - 20X11" & 315/35/R20). Although that is what I have done so far there are other things I would like to do as well but they are minor like hood struts, carbon fiber radiator cover, carbon fiber cover for battery and stereo system.
The car was built on October 22, 2007. There were 610 of 2,070 convertibles built for 2008 and mine is 29 of 81 Grabber Orange convertibles built in 2008.
2008 Ford GT500 (Grabber Orange)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Polished 2.8 kenne bell super charger with boost-a-spark and boost-a-pump, Shelby high capacity radiator, Shelby extreme heat exchanger with fans, Shelby extreme coolant resevoirs, Shelby brake accumulator cover with snake symbol, billet/carbon fiber engine caps and dipstick handle, Shelby oil manifold adapter for gauges, DSS HD on piece aluminum drive shaft, magna flow tru-X stainless steel crossover pipes, mangaflow magnapack exhaust kit, Shelby "Super Snake" engine strut bar, Shelby "Super Snake" engine coil covers, Shelby GT500 super snake washer nozzle relocation kit, fuse box cover w/ snake emblem.
Interior
Hurst short-throw shifter, Carroll Shelby signature carbon fiber faces gauges, dash plaque with VIN and Carroll Shelby signature, GT500 lighted door sill plates, Shelby map light accent trim, light bar with third brake light, headrest and center console w/ Shelby super snake logo, super snake floor mats, Shelby satin door lock knobs, Shelby GT500 grabber orange shift knob.
Exterior
Super snake badging on fenders & grill, super snake striping on each side, bezels on lower front grill, fiberglass KR hood and side scoops, Shelby extreme competition yellow big 14" brake kit for front and rear, carbon fiber front splitter, carbon fiber side skirts, carbon fiber diffuser, carbon fiber splash guards, carbon fiber mirror covers, sequential tail lights.
Audio
Shaker 1000 stereo system.
Suspension
Shelby/ford racing sway bars, Shelby/ford racing shocks/struts, ford racing differential cover, Shelby/ford shock mounts, Shelby camber caster adjustable plate kit, eibach pro-kit performance springs (1.2" front & 1.8" rear drop), Shelby adjustable panhard bar, Shelby panhard bar relocation bracket, Shelby adjustable rear control arm bracket, Shelby rear arm control bracket.
Wheel and Tire
Vellano VCX concave wheels (front are 20X9.5" with NITTO 275/35/R20 & rear are 20X11" with NITTO 315/35/R20).

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