KR Model Goes to Auction
Larry Jewett - August 14, 2012 09:45 AM
Car enthusiasts will have an opportunity to purchase a rare Mustang personally owned by American automotive legend Carroll Shelby when it goes up for bid at The Vicari Auction Company's 16th annual Biloxi Auction, Oct. 12-13, 2012, at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Vicari will auction a 2009 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR that was delivered to the late Shelby for his home/ranch as CSM #445. The vehicle comes well documented with a copy of the previous title in Shelby's name, certificates of authenticity for the car and Carroll Shelby's signature on the dash, and the bill of sale from Shelby to the current owner.
"The current owner bought this Shelby GT500KR as an investment piece, storing it in a garage and taking it out for the occasional car show," said Pete Vicari, president of Vicari Auction. "It has less than 1,600 actual miles on the odometer, and both the consigner and the Vicari Auction team are eager for a new enthusiast to enjoy a vehicle that was previously owned by such a legendary name in the performance automotive industry."
In 2009, 712 Shelby GT500KR cars were produced, 236 of which had the Ebony Black paint and Satin Ebony Stripe option featured on this model. This Shelby GT500KR is powered by a 90 degree "MOD" DOHC supercharged 5.4L/330CID V-8 producing 540 HP @ 6,250 RPM and 510 lbs.-ft of torque @ 4,500 RPM. It goes 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds and has a quarter-mile ET of 12.5 seconds at 114 mph.
The Shelby GT500KR will join more than 400 classic and muscle cars crossing the block at Vicari's Biloxi Auction, which takes place during the Cruisin' The Coast event, Oct. 7-14, 2012. General admission to the auction is $12.50 per day. Additional consignment and bidder information is available at www.vicariauction.com or by calling 504.875.3563.