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2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR

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Engine 5.4L 540hp
Transmission 6 Spd Manual
Drive RWD
VIN 1ZVHT88S985800452
Mileage 8,144
Exterior Silver
Interior Black
Stock NO 1734
Fuel economy

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This 2008 Shelby GT500KR represents one of the brand’s most prestigous models.  The moniker was first introduced in 1968 to provide even more performance than a “regular” GT500.  History repeated itself 40 years later, albeit with far more power and performance.

The 2008 GT500KR represents a special car for several reasons.  First, as the “King of the Road” it represented the top-of-the-line production Mustang.  Second, the KR cars were all completed by Shelby in Las Vegas, whereas the standard GT500 models were finished at the Ford production line like other Mustangs.  Finally, this is a rare car.  Shelby produced roughly 1,500 KR models spread across only two model years (2008-2009).  The GT500, which is an amazing car as well, outnumbered it nearly 10:1.  But even with an MSRP of $80k along with outrageous $75k dealer mark-ups, the GT500KR sold out immediately.

This car shows just 8,100 miles in its 14 year and is finished in the desirable silver with blue stripes.  It is in the condition you’d expect for such a car.  This example is serial number 503 of the 1,011 KR models built for 2008 and includes a Shelby certificate of authenticity.  A big GT500KR highlight is the carbon fiber hood with functional intakes and extractors.  Other features include Alcoa 18” forged aluminum wheels along with special emblems and lettering. 

The drivetrain takes the supercharged 5.4L 540hp engine from the GT500 and adds a cold air intake, Pro-Cal performance calibration, H-pipe exhaust, and unique fluid caps.  The Tremec 6-speed manual transmission and 3.73 limited slip rear end are unchanged, while chassis upgrades include revised front and rear springs, performance tuned struts and shocks, larger stabilizer bars, and a strut tower brace.  There is also a Ford racing short throw shifter and a front brake cooling duct kit.  It all moves things closer to race car.

The black leather interior features is much like a GT500, though you can’t miss the numbered GT500KR aluminum plaque in the middle of the dash.  Additional KR upgrades include Carroll Shelby signature headrests and floor mat badges.  All the usual features are present and functional including the Shaker 500 sound system.  Note the owner’s manual and navigation DVD are still in their sealed packages, and a 1:18 scale die cast model is also included. 

The GT500KR delivers fantastic performance on all fronts.  Further, while nobody can predict the future, it has great collector potential given that the Shelby name features prominently on most of the world's most valuable Mustangs.  And when you’re talking about the King of the Road that’s the way it ought to be.

 

Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Tilt Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Door Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Alarm System
  • Power Steering
  • Power Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • AM/FM/CD Stereo
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Power Mirrors
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Navigation System

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