At the 2010 Collector, Car Productions fundraiser at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, two Shelby GT500 Cobras in the exclusive Tribute Prototype version were auctioned off. The proceeds from the sales were donated by the Carroll Shelby Foundation of the famous American racer and engineer Carroll Shelby, and the cars became an object desirable for collectors. And now one of the unique coupes is back on sale.
The car is powered by a 550-horsepower compressor 5.4-liter V8 combined with a six-speed manual transmission. The rear-wheel-drive coupe features a rich package that includes the SVT Track Pack and all other options available for the model, but what makes the car unique is its suspension and related accessories for the Tribute Prototype version.
Both sports cars feature a unique suspension that is only available on these two cars and not available on other Shelby GT500s of its generation, and they also feature specially designed different-sized wheels (19 inches at the front and an inch more at the rear).
But the main value of the car is the autograph of Carroll Shelby. The legendary pilot left his signature on the sun visor of the sports car, as well as on the car’s documents.
The unique Shelby GT500 Cobra from the 2011 model year now sells for nearly $80,000 on eBay, while a brand new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 of the last generation can be purchased for just over $77,000. But the old coupe has historical relics, which only grow in value after Carroll Shelby’s death.