One-Off Super Snake Sells for $1.3M

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The one-of-one 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake is the most expensive Mustang ever sold.

Just daysafter the “Eleanor” Mustang from Nicholas Cage’s “Gone in 60 Seconds” soldat auction for a staggering $1.1m, a one-of-a-kind 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snakehas crossed the auction block at Mecum’s Indianapolis Auction, selling for$1.3m – making it the most expensive Mustang ever sold, according to MustangsDaily. Not only isthe car a true one-off, with a 600-hp specially-modified all-aluminum427 block under the hood, it is also the most powerful Mustang produced byShelby in the Sixties. It's also the quickest, hitting a top speed of 172mph.

The car was originally built for a promotional event to test a new line of Goodyear tires. It was such a success that a limited run of 50 Super Snakes identical to the test car was considered but ultimately scrapped as it was deemed too costly. At $8,000 - twice the price of a baseline GT500 - the Super Snake would have been priced well beyond the competition, including Shelby’s own 427 Cobra.

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