Two one-off 2013 Shelby GT500’s up for auction at Barrett-Jackson
When Barrett-Jackson plans a charity auction, they know how to do it up right. The “World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions” has announced 21 cars will be auctioned next week to benefit organizations across the nation, and there will be not just one, but two very special one-of-a-kind 2013 Shelby GT500’s being auctioned. The event will take place starting January 13th, 2013 and run through the 20th.
A very special “Get your heart racing” 2013 Shelby GT500
On Friday, January 18, the first unique 2013 Shelby GT500 to be auctioned is a very special car already. The car is Lot #3008 and is a one-off car originally built to show appreciation for saving a mans life. The special-edition supercar was originally auctioned off on Sept. 22, and the proceeds went to benefit the Henry Ford Health System. Ford designer Melvin Betancourt, designed the special car to thank the dedicated team at Henry Ford Health System for saving his life.
The buyer of the car is now putting the special 2013 Shelby GT500 up for sale again, and all proceeds will go to benefit the Edith and Benson Ford Heart & Vascular Institute. The one-off 2013 Shelby GT500 created by Betancourt keeps the original factory equipped powertrain and adds a unique appearance. For Henry Ford Health System, he created a car with a unique white exterior paint and contrasting white graphics. It transfers all the power to the ground via twenty-inch white wheels that add to a look that “is nothing short of breathtaking.” Inside, it gets custom white Recaro seats and black stitching.
A one-of-a-kind 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra
On Saturday, January 19th, another very special one-off 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra will be auctioned and was built to pay tribute to the late Carroll Shelby by “Friends of Carroll.” The “super Cobra” was first revealed this summer at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The car is built 50 years after the very first Shelby Cobra was designed and built by the “father of the Cobra” Carroll Hall Shelby. This car is the ultimate tribute to the man who gave us the Ford Shelby Mustangs and Shelby Cobra.
The unique car features the most powerful V8 in North America, and comes with the 5.8-liter supercharged powerplant from the production 2013 Shelby GT500. But this special Cobra comes with a 4.0L Whipple/Ford Racing supercharger and is tuned to increase the horsepower to 850. It also gets a set of 20 inch rear wheels that are13 inches wide. The body has been modified to handle the extra wide tires and comes with a number of other unique exterior features like a special hood scoop, Shelby and Ford Racing badges and a paint scheme that was found on vintage Shelby race cars.
The unique Shelby Cobra has been touring the country for the last 6 months and will finish its tour by being auctioned for charity. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Both cars are incredibly special and the “Get your heart racing” 2013 Shelby GT500 and Carroll Shelby tribute 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra will likely bring huge bids at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson event.