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Meet the 2023 Carroll Shelby Centennial Edition Mustang You Cant Get

Shelby American to Build 750HP Centennial Edition Mustang In Honor of Carroll Shelby’s 100th Birthday

Shelby American is honoring the 100th anniversary of its founder's birth with a small run of Centennial Edition Mustangs. Only 100 of the 2023 model year supercharged Carroll Shelby Centennial Edition Mustang will be available through Shelby American in Las Vegas, with a few available through official mod shops around the world.

  • Carroll Shelby Centennial Edition Mustang pumps out 750+ horsepower

  • Only 100 total 2023 model year cars to be built in the USA and a very limited number to be offered internationally

  • The car includes enhances to styling, handling and power

  • Black Stetson hat, Team Shelby membership and commemorative Shelby Centennial Book included with each car

“The world is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Carroll Shelby's birth, recounting his many accomplishments,” said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American. “Though he had never flown before, he became one of the most skilled pilot instructors in the US Army Air Force. Carroll never took a single management class but created a successful team with some of the most talented drivers, development experts, fabricators and production people in the world. From his wins behind the wheel to his business successes and philanthropic initiatives, Carroll earned every victory.”

Carroll #Shelby grew up with modest means in East Texas during the Great Depression, never finished high school, and survived several business disappointments. Though Shelby's poor health ended his budding racing career, his determination never waned. He became the second American driver to win Le Mans overall. He captured America's first FIA sports car world championship, and his auto manufacturing company changed the perception of American vehicles worldwide. His formula for performance changed the course of the entire automotive industry.

“Carroll never claimed to be an engineer, designer or mechanic,” said Gary Patterson, president of Shelby American. “He believed he was best at putting people together. From the group of hot rodders he banded together to take on the world's racing elite to the car company and Team Shelby club he founded, Carroll understood that motivated people can achieve almost anything.”

The new Carroll Shelby Centennial Edition Mustang was designed to properly celebrate the legend.

“This new, limited-edition car celebrates Carroll Shelby and honors his many achievements,” said Vince LaViolette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations and Chief of R&D. “To properly honor him required us to build a car that was truly born to run. Our new Carroll Shelby Centennial Edition Mustang is a well-balanced car that is far more than just a horsepower upgrade. We also sharpened the handling and enhanced the styling of the world-class 5.0L V8 #Mustang GT. It delivers all the performance that Carroll required to have his name on a car. We're so confident that he'd approve that we are throwing in a black Stetson like the one he wore, with each car.”

In addition to many business, aviation and racing endeavors, Carroll Shelby funded charity programs throughout his lifetime and established a foundation to help kids win the race for life. Each of the new Centennial Edition cars will include a donation to the Carroll Shelby Foundation.

Based on the spectacular 2023 Ford Mustang GT, the new Carroll Shelby Centennial Edition Mustang> is different from the Shelby Super Snake. Enthusiasts can choose a fastback or convertible with either a manual or automatic transmission. As a post-title program, any stock Ford Mustang color is accepted. Only 100 of the 2023 Centennial Edition Mustangs will be built by Shelby American in Las Vegas with a handful transformed by international mod shops. Consumers with a qualifying Ford Mustang GT can arrange to have their cars transformed by Shelby American or an official Shelby mod shop. The package includes a black Stetson hat and a copy of the commemorative Shelby Centennial Book published by Team Shelby.

Each Carroll Shelby Centennial Edition Mustang includes membership in Team Shelby, the worldwide club Carroll Shelby established in 2008, and will be eligible for documentation in the official Shelby Registry. The package MSRP starts at $49,995, not including the base car. Production will begin in Las Vegas during the second quarter of the year and owners of a 2023 model year Ford Mustang can contact Shelby American about transforming their car into a Carroll Shelby Centennial Edition Mustang. Select dealers and Shelby mod shops worldwide also have access to the program.

Shelby Interior and Exterior Features:

• Shelby Upper Grille

• Shelby side rockers and rocker wings

• Shelby-spec Rear Spoiler

• Shelby Tail Panel with Centennial Logo

• Le Mans Over-the-top Satin Black Vinyl Striping

• Shelby Centennial Side Rocker Stripes

• Shelby Centennial Emblems & Badges

• Shelby CSM Numbered Dash and Engine Bay Plaque

• Shelby-spec Leather Interior Upgrade

• Shelby Door Sill Plates

• Shelby Floor Mats

Shelby Performance and Powertrain Features:

• 750 hp Supercharger (Black) with Gauge Pod

• Shelby Front Fenders (Aluminum, Extended Width)

• Shelby Satin Black 20" x 11" Wheels

• Shelby-spec 305/30/20 performance tires

• Shelby Vented Hood

• Shelby Performance Radiator

• Shelby Under-hood Fluid Cap Kit

• Shelby by Borla Cat-back Exhaust

• Performance springs

• Performance sway bars

• Adjustable Caster / Camber Plates

• Ford Perf-Pack type OEM Brembo front calipers (Required Upgrade for Non Performance Pack Cars)

Additional Items Included:

• Carroll Shelby Edition Black Stetson Hat

• Carroll Shelby Centennial Book

At the time of this post, all 2023 Carroll Shelby Centennial Edition Mustangs have been reserved. If you would like join the alternate list in the event reservations are canceled, please contact the sales team here.

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