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Carroll Shelby's 2009 Mustang GT500 KR to go up for auction

Thu, 02 Aug 2012

The unseemly fight over Carroll Shelby's remains is thankfully over. His creations and legacy are due for a massive celebration in two weeks' time in Monterey. And Vicari Auto Auction has just announced the sale of one of his personal cars.

No, it's not the ridiculous twin-supercharged Cobra Super Snake. Nor is it an original GT350. It's not, sadly, a Shelby Rampage or a Dakota Convertible. It's a 2009 GT500KR.

Black with a satin-black stripe, Shel's former KR approximates the look of Metallica's Black Album, which, in a way, is understandable. It's not exactly seemly for an octogenarian to be driving around in a Mustang with a bloody hammer or an electric chair airbrushed upon the hood.

According to Vicari, the 540-hp pony car has less than 1,600 miles on the odo. At the risk of sounding like an auction catalog, this piece is sure to go for a pretty penny and will only appreciate over time.

Shel's legacy is in cement, and this is one of the last cars he owned, not to mention one of the best all-around vehicles to carry his name. It goes up for bid during Vicari's Biloxi Auction at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum on Oct. 12 and 13.

Meanwhile, we remain curious to see what GLHS prices do in the next five years.

By Davey G. Johnson