First Production Shelby 1000 Widebody


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Shelby first announced a widebody kit for the 2005-2009 Mustang back in December, and a similar package for the 2010+ Mustang a month later at the Detroit Auto Show in the form of an 850 horsepower GT500 Super Snake. At the time we asked company representatives if the widebody kit would be available for the Shelby 1000, and the answer was a resounding yes. In fact, they told us that one was already under production.

Fast forward a few months and the first production widebody Shelby 1000 is making its debut at the Fabulous Fords show at Knott's Berry Farm in Southern California. The car was scheduled to be delivered to its lucky customer later that day, who would drive it home from the show.

Out of any Mustang in the Shelby lineup the 1000 could use the widebody package the most, with the 345/35/R20 tires helping to put the massive amounts of horsepower from the supercharged V8. This particular model was a 950 horsepower "street" version, as the S/C model isn't street legal on California roads.

Want to see the Shelby 1000 Widebody in more detail? Check out our live photos from the show in the gallery below.

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David Bryant (Tue, 07 May 2013 10:57:17 -0700): From the side it looks like it is morphing into a 2010 Camaro to me.
Dave Castine (Tue, 07 May 2013 11:37:56 -0700): 1,000 Horsepower = God Bless you Carroll!
Aric Wade (Tue, 07 May 2013 12:09:31 -0700): The thoughts/feelings I get from this car are unnatural! I feel uncomfortable staring at it with my wife in the same room! Carol Shelby was an absolute genius....R.I.P. my friend!
Paul Miller (Tue, 07 May 2013 14:04:30 -0700): Wonder if the owner got back from the show with any tread left on his tires? Bet that he had a blast putting his foot into it the first time!
Nick Davis (Tue, 07 May 2013 15:40:58 -0700): Don't really like the look...I think the fenders and quarterpanels should have the notched lip look more than smooth. :/ The rear/slightly side view reminds me of a And is it me, or is the hood not latched down all the way?
Michael Combs (Tue, 07 May 2013 20:56:23 -0700): So cool
Godfrey J. Buquet (Wed, 08 May 2013 05:33:56 -0700): Looks like that to me D B. At least I hope that it is open and not the way it is supposed to look. GJB
Warren Faris (Wed, 08 May 2013 10:18:10 -0700): Its not you, the hood wasnt latched so they could show off the engine compartment. The car was locked, so that was the easiest way to take the pics. Delorean because of the color? It does come in any GT500 color you know.
Warren Faris (Wed, 08 May 2013 10:19:05 -0700): I would bet not...with 750 HP, my Shelby tires last about 3k miles, (but it gets track driving as well)
Greasy Kidstuff (Wed, 08 May 2013 10:37:18 -0700): I now will write my congressman to make it legal to marry a Mustang 1000.
Warren Faris (Wed, 08 May 2013 10:41:35 -0700): Yup, just like a nailed it...uh, no. on second looks JUST like a mustang, which is nothing like a camaro unless you are counting two doors, a hood, and 4 wheels as looks like.
Matt Bailey (Thu, 09 May 2013 08:17:18 -0700): This car is Carrol's final gem. I want one... Bad!


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