• Jan 18, 2009

Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 at Barrett-Jackson

If you were watching the Barrett-Jackson auction on SPEED on Saturday evening, you might have noticed that a fairly important car wasn't shown crossing the block - the first retail production 2010 Shelby GT500. Did they auction the car off during a commercial? Nope, in fact the car wasn't auctioned at all. We, among many others, were disappointed not to see the car sell, especially with the first Camaro selling earlier in the evening. We asked around, and the official word from Barrett-Jackson is that Carroll Shelby caught a cold in the last few days and was unable to make it to Scottsdale. Since both Ford and Shelby wanted Carroll to be there when the car was auctioned off, the sale was rescheduled for the Palm Beach event in April. By that time production GT500s should be rolling off the assembly line, so instead of the winning bidder buying the rights to the first car, Carroll Shelby will pick out the options and colors and sell the actual vehicle. Will it be the same Grabber Blue with Red stripes like the car we saw in Detroit? Something tells us it will be something more conventional. Until then, get well Carroll!


Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.
2010 Shelby GT500 Description:

Since 2006, Ford Motor Company and Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction have offered bidders the first opportunity to purchase rare, high performance Ford products, while contributing to a worthy charity. This year in Scottsdale, the tradition continues as Ford and Barrett-Jackson will sell the first retail version of the new 2010 Shelby GT500. With world-class handling, aggressive styling, and 540 horsepower, the latest generation Shelby GT500 will deliver unparalleled performance. All proceeds from the sale of this vehicle will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Over the last three years Ford and Barrett-Jackson have raised over $2.0 million dollars for charity through the auction of Ford Motor Company Products. The winning bidder will be given an opportunity to contribute to a worthy cause while making automotive history.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Poor Shelby.
      • 6 Years Ago
      However, Ford lost a lot of money on this deal. The cost of shipping it for auction the auction fee and advertisements. Plus, now the first Ford must sit in a warehouse costing Ford money they don't have and they have to come up with another special edition, that of course will be sold to Joe Public in 2010. I feel for Shelby, but they should have sold this car anyway
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hope Mr. Shelby Makes a full recovery.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hmmm, maybe this means another edition of the GT500, like the Super Snake or KR will be auctioned off at Palm Beach.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i hope it isnt another grabber blue with red stripes. that was UGLY!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Just because he picked it doesn't make it look good.
        • 6 Years Ago
        haha yeah
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah I know- worst thing since Mariah Carey in Glitter.
        • 6 Years Ago
        who cares who picked it out. it wasnt a good color combo
      • 6 Years Ago
      I guess ZMax doesn't cure everything.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Daaaaamn ..buurnn lol..hopefully Mr Shelby is okay but after seeing the pics in the debut and the gallery from the Barrett Jackson...the later doesn't look so good anymore.