This 1967 Shelby GT50 Super Snake is brain child of Carroll Shelby and Don McCain. It’s a 427 CID powered Shelby GT500 with a top speed of 170MPH. This is one of three 427 Shelby GT500 and the only one named Super Snake.
Mecum’s 26th annual Original Spring Classic held May 14-19 Sold this beast for a Whopping $1.3 million beating out the previous record price for a Mustang. The 1967 Shelby “Eleanor” made famous in Gone in 60 Seconds brought a then record of $1 million.
While the Eleanor was a fictitious movie car the Super Snake is a very real car. Using the same GT40 427 CID engine, aluminum heads, aluminum water pump and a forged crank. The Super Snake was built for reliability testing of the Goodyear Thunderbolt tires which by today’s standards are narrow family car tires and the easiest way to identify the Super Snake with its narrow white wall tires.