The team at Shelby decided to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the very first Shelby GT350 in January at the Barrett-Jackson Auction with the release of a supercharged concept model. Needless to say, the car made quite a splash.
“There was a great deal of pent up demand for the first GT350 since the 1970 model year. We chose to introduce the car at Barrett-Jackson because the people who attend their events are among the most passionate car enthusiasts in the world. Thus, we will reward that loyalty by offering a very special serial number to their bidders,” said Shelby American president Amy Boylan.
Now, the serial number 350 2011 Shelby GT350 is going to be up for bid at the next big event that is going to take place at the American Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds in Palm Beach on April 1-3.
“Over the past several years, we’ve offered several prototypes, concepts and special serial numbered contemporary collector cars to the public, which has been a significant break from the traditional approach that car makers once followed with such important cars. At one time, it was common for these cars to be destroyed or sold to industry insiders instead of being available to the general car collector hobby. The automakers have begun to turn to us as the best, most democratic way to offer these cars,” stated Craig Jackson, who is the CEO of Barrett-Jackson.
Shelby is going to get started on the serial number 350 2011 Shelby GT350 right around the time of the auction, and it is going to get a test drive from Carroll Shelby before being handed over to the winning bidder.
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Contributed by Fossil Cars Staff Writer