This year marks the 50th anniversary since Shelby first started adding his magic touch to vehicles, and to celebrate the occasion, his team has announced three new anniversary edition of the Mustang here in Detroit. Available on the GT500 Super Snake, GT350 and GTS, the package includes gold stripes matched with either black or white paint, custom interior, special wheels, unique VIN and more. A special delivery at the Shelby museum in Las Vegas also comes as part of the deal.

Exclusivity will play a big part of the anniversary Mustangs, as Shelby will only build 100 examples of each car, 50 of each color. Package pricing starts at $59,995 for both the GT500 Super Snake and GT350 (not including the base car), while the GTS is comparatively more affordable with a starting package price of $19,995.

You can read more details about the Shelby anniversary edition Mustangs in the press release after the jump, and you can see photos of all three cars in both the official and live galleries.
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DETROIT – Jan. 10, 2012 – To honor its 50th anniversary, Shelby American™, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc., (CSBI.PK), is unleashing a new line of Anniversary Edition Shelby GTS, GT350® and Super Snake® vehicles. Only 50 white and 50 black of each post title Shelby model will be manufactured, making it an instant collector's item and an iconic piece of automotive history.

"Few thought that Shelby American would make it in the car business for 50 years," said Carroll Shelby. "We built the first Cobra in a rented garage and then GT350's in an old hanger. But our company is still here, manufacturing the best cars that I've ever made. The next 50 years will be even better for Shelby American."

The Shelby American name is synonymous with high performance worldwide. Over the past five decades, the company has relentlessly pushed the envelope with a string of superior vehicles and parts.

"Our golden anniversary is a remarkable milestone worthy of this limited edition line of Shelby vehicles," said John Luft, president of Shelby American. "On the heels of the unprecedented sellout of our 50th Anniversary Edition Cobra 289, we expect demand for these new Shelby's to be strong."

Only 50 white and 50 black 50th Anniversary Edition cars are available; each will boast gold stripes to signify the golden anniversary. In addition, each Shelby comes with commemorative 50th anniversary badging, custom interiors, special wheels, 6 piston front brakes, car cover and a unique VIN number that will be entered into the official registry. A special museum delivery ceremony at the Shelby factory in Las Vegas is also included in the package, as well as exclusive collector merchandise.

The most powerful Shelby built yet, the GT500 Super Snake is available in 650, 750 or 800 horsepower configuration as a coupe or convertible. Based on the Ford Shelby GT500, the car is enhanced at the Shelby American facility with more powerful brakes, better handling and updated styling cues to match the higher horsepower motor. The 50 white and 50 black anniversary edition cars will carry gold stripes, a first and one-year only option for the Shelby. The anniversary package begins at $59,995, not including base car.

In 2010, Shelby American returned the storied GT350 name plate to the road. Based on the Ford Mustang 5.0 GT, the car is turned into a high performance muscle car by the Shelby American team. From the LeMans style racing stripes to the 430, 525 or 624 horsepower engine, big brakes and razor sharp suspension, this Shelby is a worthy descendent of the pony car that cemented the Shelby legend. The car is available as a coupe or convertible with the supercharged engine only with a manual transmission, while an automatic is available with the normally aspirated 430 horsepower engine. Previously only offered in red, white or blue, the black version with gold stripes is a one-year anniversary exclusive option. The post title package begins at $59,995, not including the base Ford 5.0 Mustang GT.

The Shelby GTS post title package can be based on either the V6 or 5.0 Ford Mustang. Starting at only $19,995 for the V6 post title package ($24,995 for the V8), the Shelby features upgraded brakes, suspension, tune and appearance. Many options are available for the GTS, including superchargers to boost performance.

"From the 800 horsepower Shelby Super Snake to the agile GT350 and nimble GTS, each 50th anniversary Shelby is built to run," noted Luft. "A 50-year anniversary only comes around once in life. These limited edition Shelbys will mark that milestone for a select few who have a chance to own a piece of history."

Visit www.shelby50th.com or www.shelbyamerican.com for more information about the 50th Anniversary Edition vehicles and the 2012 Shelby American 50th Anniversary Tour.


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      Randy
      • 3 Years Ago
      These are some of the best looking Mustangs out there. The colors are about 90% there, not exactly what I'd pick but I'm not everyone and either way these are bad-arse. I wouldn't be upset if I had to drive one daily! LOL
      Arturo Rios Jr.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I ll rather wait for the 2013 gt500 with 650 ponies plus the sparco seats which I loved. (I think the seats are already offer in 2012s not sure though)This color combo is not of my liking but give a shelby any day, you wont hear me complain at all.
        Tiberius1701
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Arturo Rios Jr.
        Not to be too technical, but they are Recaro seats, Sparco is a mere imitator. Also big difference between a Factory GT500 and a car sent to be "Shelbyized" in Nevada.
          Mike
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Tiberius1701
          Yeah you get the FRPP kit you can buy for less and lots of Shelby badges along with different stripes and some non functional scoops.
      KDAWG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Am I the only one that absolutely despises billet grilles?
      Matt
      • 2 Years Ago
      New headline: Shelby celebrates charging an arm and a leg for some decals and a crappy dashboard placard affixed to an overpriced, mildly modified Mustang.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        LUSTSTANG S-197
        • 3 Years Ago
        My 2006 GT wasn't build with stripes. The 1989 LX I once had wasn't build with them either... Good lord, if you are going to attempt to sound superior to others by trolling on AB, at least learn the proper use of a verb.
          EvilTollMan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @LUSTSTANG S-197
          You guys are so damn sensitive. It's an internet forum, relax. I'm far from a troll btw I am just commenting in the comments section.
        EvilTollMan
        • 3 Years Ago
        But that's what the GT500 in Gone in 60 Seconds had!! C'mon man, it's cool! /sarcasm
      darkness
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yes ANOTHER special mustang.
      buckhorn
      • 3 Years Ago
      $60,000 PLUS the car. Insane. And it's not 50 years yet. Only Shelby.
        buckhorn
        • 3 Years Ago
        @buckhorn
        To all who voted me down for pointing out that the Shelby GT500 costs $110,000. It's a Mustang with the same hp as the upcoming GT500 which will be about HALF that amount. And it's not even close to the 50th anniversary of the GT500. The 50th anniversary Mustang will be completely changed making this anything but collectible. No wonder Jalop readers make fun of you guys.
      Shiftright
      • 3 Years Ago
      Whoa, almost a whole week went by without a special edition Mustang!
      Jdruid
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ford just has to slap some stickers and an anniversary badge on the Mustang and it sells like mad.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jdruid
        This isn't a Ford product, this is a Shelby product.
      Rollercoaster Rell™
      • 2 Years Ago
      there is no way in hell i would pay $60k for a car and then pay another $60k for upgrades. id just buy a $100K+ car for all that then.
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rollercoaster Rell™
        You do realize the GT and V6 aren't $60k cars right? That's what is used for the GT350 and GTS packages.
      RodRAEG
      • 3 Years Ago
      And it's guaranteed that the Super Snake will have to harness all that power through 285's in the rear. Good luck with that. Might as well just start in 2nd or 3rd gear.
        Rico Suave
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RodRAEG
        It doesn't come with 285's idiot and your M coupe looks like a decades old garbage can, at least the mustang has styling and power on your bmw that you 100% bought used, probably from a 3rd owner.
      Nancy Westbrook
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sweet very sweet
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