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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR de Carroll Shelby vai a leilão


Após a morte de Carroll Shelby, em maio, aos 89 anos, todos os objetos que eram de seu pertence ganharam ainda mais valor, principalmente um 2009 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR, que foi produzido para celebrar o aniversário de 85 anos de Carroll, e essa unidade pertenceu ao próprio, que a usava pessoalmente no rancho em que vivia.

Outra exclusividade do carro é a assinatura de Carroll no painel. O carro será leiloado pela Vicari Auction, nos dias 12 e 13 de outubro, no Mississippi, Estados Unidos. O preço inicial é de 120 mil dólares. O chassi #445 tem menos de 2.500 quilômetros rodados e, depois de Shelby, já teve outro dono.

A empresa garante que o vencedor do leilão receberá uma cópia da documentação do veíulo com o nome de Carroll Shelby impresso, além do certificado de autenticidade do veículo e a nota fiscal de venda para o dono atual.

Desde 2008, após o Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR foi revelado ao público no Salão de Nova York, foram produzidas 1.712 unidades, equipadas com um motor 5.4 V8 sobrealimentado por supercharger, o que faz o carro produzir 547 CV, aliados à uma transmissão manual de seis marchas. Esta versão foi feita para comemorar os 40 anos do Ford Mustang.

Veja o anúncio no site da Vicari Auction.

Carroll Shelby (11/01/1923 - 12/05/2012)

Carroll Hall Shelby Cobra
Carroll Hall Shelby era estadunidense, foi piloto automobilistico e empreendedor. Foi o fundador da Shelby American, que criou lendas do asfalto, como o Shelby Mustang e o Shelby Cobra nos anos 1960 e 1970.

Filho de Warren Shelby, um carteiro de Leesburg, e Eloise Lawrence, mudou-se para Dallas, onde concluiu a escola secundária. Alistou-se na Força Aérea, combatendo na 2º Guerra Mundial, atuando como instrutor de vôo e piloto de testes. Casou-se e teve o primeiro de seus filhos durante a guerra. Saiu da Força Aérea como 2º Tenente.

Iniciou seus negócios com uma pequena frota de caminhões, e só depois entrou para o ramo petrolífero. Nas corridas de força livre, iniciou com um Ford 1932, e depois passou para a categoria esporte, com um MG TC. Carroll Shelby iniciou sua carreira de piloto em 1952. Em 1959, foi o vencedor das 24 Horas De Le Mans, ao volante de um Aston Martin, e três anos depois, se destacaria ao volante do roadster Cobra, cuja versão mais potente entraria para a história como Shelby Cobra.

LEGENDARY ENTREPRENEUR CARROLL SHELBY PASSES AWAY

Dallas – May 11, 2012 – Carroll Shelby International, Inc., (OTC: CSBI.PK) announced today that Carroll Hall Shelby, a man whose vision for performance transformed the automobile industry, has died at age 89. Mr. Shelby passed away yesterday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. The cause of death was not disclosed.

Born on Jan. 11, 1923, Carroll Shelby was one of America's greatest success stories. Championship-winning racecar driver, "flying sergeant" wartime pilot, philanthropist, entrepreneur, car manufacturer and racing team owner, he embodied the ingenuity, tenacity and grit to overcome any obstacle. He is perhaps the only person to have worked at a visible level with all three major American automobile manufacturers.
Carroll Shelby founded Carroll Shelby International, a publicly held corporation involved in many industries. His licensing arm has agreements with industry giants, such as Mattel, Sony, Ford Motor Company and Electronic Arts. His car company, Shelby American, has a thriving parts business as well as a line of muscle cars including the Shelby GT500 Super Snake, Shelby GT350 and Shelby GTS. The Las Vegas-based company also manufactures a limited number of the 1960s Shelby 289 "street," 289 FIA, 427 S/C and Daytona Coupe Cobras.

Shelby considered his greatest achievement to be the establishment of the Carroll Shelby Foundation™. Created in 1992 while Shelby was waiting for a heart transplant, the charity is dedicated to providing medical assistance for those in need, including children, educational opportunities for young people through automotive and other training programs and benefitting the Carroll Shelby Automotive Foundation.

Shelby remained active in the management of each of his companies and the Foundation until his death, even though he endured both heart and kidney transplants in the last two decades of his life.

"We are all deeply saddened, and feel a tremendous sense of loss for Carroll's family, ourselves and the entire automotive industry," said Joe Conway, president of Carroll Shelby International, Inc. and board member. "There has been no one like Carroll Shelby and never will be. However, we promised Carroll we would carry on, and he put the team, the products and the vision in place to do just that."

Shelby is survived by his three children Patrick, Michael and Sharon, his sister Anne Shelby Ellison of Fort Worth and his wife Cleo. Funeral plans are not currently available. Donations to the Carroll Shelby Foundation are encouraged in lieu of flowers. Information about the Carroll Shelby Foundation is available at www.carrollshelbyfoundation.org.

About Shelby American, Inc.

Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. Now a subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International, Inc., the company manufactures authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles. The company offers the GT350, GT500 Super Snake and GTS post-title packages for the current generation Ford Mustang. For more information, visit www.shelbyamerican.com.

About Carroll Shelby Licensing

Automotive manufacturer and entrepreneur Carroll Shelby is one of the most famous and successful high performance visionaries in the world, and he has spent the last 50 years establishing and protecting his name, trademarks and car design rights. He founded Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc., which has the exclusive right to license the Shelby trademarks and vehicle design rights for some of the most famous muscle cars and high-performance vehicles. CSL also holds trademark rights for Shelby-branded apparel, accessories and collectibles. For more information about the company or licensing opportunities, call (310) 914-1843, or fax (310) 538-8189 or write to Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc., 19021 S Figueroa St., Gardena, CA, 90248, or visit www.carrollshelby.com, www.shelbylicensing.com or www.carrollshelbyinternational.com.

About The Carroll Shelby Foundation

The Carroll Shelby Foundation was created by legendary racer and automotive manufacturer Carroll Shelby. Headquartered in Gardena, Calif., the Foundation is dedicated to providing medical assistance for those in need, including children, educational opportunities for young people through automotive and other training programs and benefitting the Shelby Automotive Foundation. For more information visit CarrollShelbyFoundation.org.

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