Auctions: Shelby to auction 2012 GT350 No. 1 in Vegas

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2012 Shelby GT350 Convertible

With Shelby preparing to wind down production of its brutal GT350, a 624-horsepower Mustang that’s meant to go up against the Roush Stage 3 in the world of tuned Ford ponycars, the Las Vegas-based tuner is looking to give back to one lucky customer. It’ll auction off the very first GT350 ever produced, at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas, a three-day event that runs from September 26 through September 28.

The GT350 is a monster, with a 5.0-liter, supercharged V8 that’s been tuned well past 600 horsepower in a time when Ford’s own Shelby-branded GT500 barely reached 550 horsepower. The GT350 is much louder than Ford’s effort, too, both visually and audibly. The wide body look isn’t what we’d call conventional, but on a car that sounds and goes like this, something extreme is needed. According to Shelby American’s vice president of production, Gary Davis, “Carroll was very excited about the new wide body option, so that was included on this car. It’s the first 2012 GT350 serial number from our anniversary year. It is a very special car.” Wilwood brakes, a massaged suspension, and some very fat, sticky tires add to the Shelby experience.

This particular GT350 will be lot number 750, and will cross the Barrett-Jackson stage on Sunday, September 28.

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