Auction watch: 2012 Mustang Shelby 1000

Mustang fans! Feast your eyes on this super-rare Shelby 1000


The 2011 Shelby 1000 was the last built by Carroll Shelby prior to his death in 2012. Launched in 2012 at the New York International Auto Show, the Shelby 1000 is the most powerful and fastest Shelby Mustang that Shelby American Inc. has ever produced. Just 23 were built.

Based on the Mustang GT500, the 1000 features upgrades to the driveshaft, coil-over suspension, brakes, headers, exhaust, fuel system, interior, chassis and body. The supercharged and intercooled engine was hand built by the Shelby team with forged internals, ported heads, and cooling and fuel system upgrades.

This particular Shelby 1000 is one of only three imported to Australia. The vehicle is in as-new condition with only 222 kms on the odometer.

Check out the full listing here.

Under the bonnet is a Kenne Bell-blown 5.4-litre mod motor rated at 1000hp, matched to a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual, with big six-piston Wilwood stoppers all around. The 1000 has a fat stance, thanks to 11x20in (f) and 12.5x20in (r) rims, swallowed by a custom wide-body conversion.

You can read a great contemporary review of the Shelby 1000 by Road & Track here. And check out the sights and sounds of the 1000 in action below: