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A custom Shelby GT500 modified by a group called “Friends of Carroll” has sold for $200,000 at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Top 10 Automotive Stories of 2012
With a heavy heart the staff of AutoGuide.com say goodbye to 2012, along with its triumphs and tragedies. We await the New Year with open arms, and welcome its promise of a better world.
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 was a year of the dragon, and it proved to be the stuff of legend, but thankfully it wasn’t a fire-breather. The Mayans were flat-out wrong; their doomsday prophecy was about as accurate as Bernie Madoff’s promise of a sound investment opportunity.
Still, the year brought other significant stories. Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland discovered a subatomic particle consistent with the legendary Higgs boson. Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, passed away, and in a brutal political battle Barack Obama won a second term as president of the United States.
Of course the automotive industry made its share of headlines throughout the year. Here’s a rundown of the Top 10 stories from the past 12 months.
Now that Steve Saleen is back at the helm of his prestigious brand, the famed Mustang tuner has released an updated S351 packing 700 hp and 655 lb-ft of torque.
A 2009 GT500KR that was originally titled to the man Carroll Shelby himself, will be heading to the Vicari’s Biloxi auction on October 7th-14th, 2012.