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Lot 68
2009 Ford Shelby GT500KR

Selling on Saturday Evening

2009 Ford Shelby GT500KR

CHASSIS NO: 1ZVHT88S895140776

• Just 209 miles from new
• 339th of only 712 GT500KRs built for 2009
• Both Ford and Shelby window stickers
• Ford SVT Certificate of Authenticity
• Stunning performance and muscular styling from Carroll Shelby

5.4-liter DOHC supercharged V-8 engine rated at 540 HP, six-speed manual transmission, independent MacPherson strut with sway bar front suspension and three-link solid rear axle with coil springs, four-wheel vented disc brakes with dual piston calipers; wheelbase: 107”

Special cars are not built, but rather they are created by the hands of masters at work. Not content to simply slip down the assembly line, these cars spend more time with craftsmen as they are assembled with special parts and then tested to ensure that they are generating the horsepower they promise to deliver. Such is the case with the Shelby GT500KR, a car that is certainly special right from the very start. Capable of 0-60 times in mere seconds with a top speed that many other cars can only dream of, the GT500KR delivers astounding performance in a car that is not comparable to anything else on the road. Built to succeed the SVT Cobra and celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Carroll Shelby’s original GT500, the 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 paid tribute to the original with a 500-horsepower supercharged engine. With its aggressive styling and incredible performance, the new-generation GT500 was a true modern-day “supercar” in every way. There was, however, one step beyond the GT500 and that was the GT500KR; it marked the 40th Anniversary of Shelby’s original “King of the Road.”

Offered here is an excellent example of the GT500KR, which just happened to be the most powerful production Mustang ever produced. So special is the GT500KR that only 1,000 were to be built for 2008, but it was so successful that Ford authorized another year of production resulting in an additional 712 cars built for 2009. Finished in Brilliant Silver, this GT500KR is in excellent condition and has been expertly cared for. Under the hood is the mighty 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 engine that produces 540 horsepower; a full 40 ponies more than the GT500. Speed amenities on the GT500KR include a short-throw shifter and 3.73:1 rear-end gears that push power to the ground. The wheel package is specific to the GT500KR and it also features suspension tuning and a Ford Racing strut-tower brace up front. The GT500KR’s aggressive appearance is enhanced with a special composite hood, racing style hold-down pins, unique stripes, specialized identification badges, and a cold-air intake. All these features differentiate the KR from the standard GT500. Performance for the GT500KR is nothing short of spectacular with a 0-60 time of just 4.3 seconds and a quarter mile time of 12.5 seconds translating to 114 mph. Of course, stopping is a major concern at such speeds and this is where the GT500KR’s massive brakes, consisting of 14-inch vented Brembo front disc brakes with four-piston aluminum calipers and 11.8-inch vented discs with dual-piston calipers at the rear, manage to bring this GT500KR from a 60 mph stop in just 112 feet. This GT500KR’s life started at the Ford plant where it was then shipped directly to Shelby Automobiles, Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada for installation of the ‘KR’ enhancements that make it the special car that it is. Upon completion it was delivered to Zumwalt Ford in Saint Helena, California. Of the 712 examples built for 2009, only 278 were finished in this beautiful Brilliant Silver. Records indicate that this one is the 339th of the 712 cars made during the 2009 model year. Sale of this GT500KR includes the Ford and Shelby Window Stickers, Ford/SVT Certificate of Authenticity, Parts Content Information sticker, and the original selling dealer’s web description for the vehicle, which indicates it was sold new at $119,500.

Not many cars can claim legendary status straight from the dealer showroom, but the Shelby GT500KR is a car that can make that claim and more. This example carries all its documentation and is a car that will forever be remembered as one of the best. Carroll Shelby certainly had an image in mind when he designated a mighty Shelby to carry the moniker as the “King of the Road” and this one carries on the legend.

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