2008 Shelby GT500
One Owner, 2k Miles
2008 Shelby GT500
- One Owner
- 2,058 Miles
- Alloy Clearcoat Metallic
- 6 Speed Manual
- 5.4L/500HP V8
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“Forty years on, the muscle car is alive and kicking.” – Road & Track, April 2008
Road & Track writer, Jim Hall, explained: “The supercharged 5.4-liter (330 cubic inches) 32-valve V-8 packs quite a punch — a whopping 500 horsepower at 6000 rpm and a tarmac-shredding 480 lb.-ft. of torque at 4500 rpm — and features fortified componentry to handle the load, including a forged steel crankshaft, forged aluminum pistons, an iron engine block and aluminum heads. All of this power is routed through the rear wheels via a very stout Tremec 6-speed manual transmission that shifts fluidly. But the clutch pedal operation, not surprisingly, is a touch on the heavy side.
“This (Shelby-) modified Mustang's test numbers are mighty impressive. It rockets from zero to 60 mph in a mere 4.5 seconds and hits the quarter-mile marker in nearly 13 seconds flat at 110 mph. Moving from the drag strip to the road course is equally impressive, thanks to a firm but not too stiff suspension that corners with little body roll, very good steering feel and large Brembo brakes that are more than up to the task of slowing down this eye-catching American sports-car icon in short order.”
Offered here is a 2008 Shelby GT in Alloy Clearcoat Metallic (dark gray) with white twin racing stripes over black. Showing just 2,058 original miles on its odometer, the Shelby's condition is pristine in all respects; it is virtually a brand-new, 13-year-old car. The Shelby was shipped from Ford's Flat Rock Assembly Plant for retail sale to its first, and only owner. Its original window sticker is included in the sale. (Please see the window-sticker photo in the accompanying gallery to review all options and standard equipment.)
The exterior “Alloy” dark-gray metallic paint remains in showroom condition; the surface is smooth, unscarred, and the gloss is as-new. The white-striped hood (with raised twin air vents), roof, rear-deck, and white “Shelby GT 500” side stripes (with Cobra graphic above) are similarly pristine. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) The front, black chin spoiler, rear-fender intakes, and rear-diffuser valance are free of scrapes or other damage. Limited chrome trim—notably on the “Ford Performance”- embossed dual-exhaust outlets—is in excellent condition. The cabin glass and all lighting lenses are clear and uncracked. All factory badging is properly in place including the Cobra grille emblem (offset to the driver's side), S-h-e-l-b-y trunk lid lettering, and “Shelby GT 500/Ford” brushed-metal gas cap. Stock 10-spoke, 18-inch, bright-machined, aluminum wheels (with “SVT” center caps) are mounted with GoodYear® Eagle F1 255/40 Z-rated performance tires. Brembo®-branded dark-gray brake calipers are visible through the wheels.
Inside, the showroom-new condition continues with a purposeful, driver-focused design and an all-black theme accented with flashes of brushed-metal. Classic, horizontally pleated, leather-trimmed sport bucket seats harken back to the original Mustang design, as does the folding rear bench seat. Seating surfaces are in extremely well-maintained condition free of any damage or noticeable wear; embroidered Cobra logos are perfect. Door trim includes black hard plastic with a subtle, textured-panel insert and multiple speakers. A brushed-metal-trimmed, 3-spoke sport steering wheel with Cobra center emblem frames the full brushed-metal-trimmed analog instrument array. Handsome, round vents are located across the dash. The center-dash stack includes the HVAC controls and factory audio system beneath a Carroll Shelby-autograph brushed-metal badge showing the car's VIN. The shift lever for the 6-speed manual transmission (topped with a cue-ball-white knob showing the shift pattern) is located on the center console. Black carpeting covers the cabin floors, and matching Cobra-logo factory carpet mats are included. Every surface in the cabin is in essentially new condition. The car's trunk appears never to have carried any cargo.
Under the hood, the 500-horsepower, Ford SVT Performance, 5.4-liter V8 (hand-built with a badge showing the autographs of the builders) is a commanding presence under the shock-tower bracing and black intake manifold. The prominent supercharger and low-restriction air-induction system add to the impression. The engine bay is stock and the surface condition of all components—including the “Powered by SVT” raised-letter valve covers and “Shelby American”-branded fuse-box cover—is spotless. No modifications have been made to the car or its powertrain. Viewed from below, the story's the same: impeccable original-finish surfaces, entirely free of damage or any sign of misuse. The car looks as brand-new from this perspective as it does from above. Many visual focal points include suspension components, lower engine surfaces, full-length performance dual-exhaust system with x-pipe crossover, and factory markings on a number of components.
The car's original identification and build tags remain as mounted at the factory. The sale includes all original paperwork including the previously mentioned factory window sticker, as well as the original owner's manual, and packet.
While the more than 175 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '08 Shelby GT500 in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
Every Shelby Mustang ever produced is a special car to be cherished by enthusiasts. This black-and-white, supercharged '08 GT500 is a perfect example. Its second owner will take possession of a true performance legend.