2009 GT500KR Originally Owned by Carroll Shelby Heading to Auction

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

It’s really no surprise that Shelby-owned vehicles are now hitting the auction block after his passing, and this GT500KR looks to be a great one to add to any collection. Numbered 445, the vehicle only sports 1600 miles on the odometer and features Shelby’s autograph on the dash, and the bill of sale from Shelby himself.

The current owner bought it as an investment piece, and it has been a complete show car since then. The 2008-2009 Ford Shelby GT500KR featured a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 with 540-hp and 510 lb-ft of torque, with a total of 1,712 units produced for distribution in America and Canada. It featured a carbon fiber hood, splitter, mirror caps, and functioning brake ducts. The original starting price for the GT500KR was $120,000.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Nathan, Nathan, on Oct 13, 2012

    what a waste of a car if i owned that beauty id drive it as it was built to do and also so people can appreciate the smooth curves of the car.