2008 Ford Mustang GT500 Convertible


VIN: 1G1YY2255T600111
Exterior Color: Red
Interior Color: Black
Transmission: 6 Speed Manual
Status: Sold
Stock: 600111
Mileage: 28,853
Features: 22K California Miles, 500hp / 6-Speed Manual - Meticulously Maintained

Absolutely Striking with Only 22,700 Miles From New!

Torch Red Exterior with Black Top, Interior & Stripes / Trim 

Meticulously Maintained – “As New” Condition

500 Horsepower / 6-Speed…Convertible!


OVERVIEW – THIS PARTICULAR 2008 SHELBY MUSTANG GT500As is true with virtually all of our collector and high performance vehicles, this desirable 2008 Shelby GT500 comes to us from a referral customer who has been familiar with our specialty showroom for years.While some descriptions require a considerable narrative to discuss imperfections and conditions problems, our job is made simple based on the condition of this GT500. Simply state, the car is as close to ‽new condition” as any 2008 performance convertible that we have seen. The car has been extremely well maintained mechanically and cosmetically and it shows.

The paint is brilliant and the interior shows no signs of wear, has never been smoked in, or seen pets/kids. The trim, convertible top are in excellent condition and the Mustang is free from door dings, front and rear ‽bumper rash” as a result of its occasional suburban use for cruising on clear California days.

It would be difficult to find a prettier, better running example of the highly sought after 2008 Shelby GT500 and…it’s red!

SHELBY EQUIPMENT / OPTIONSThe muscular Shelby GT500 is propelled by a 500-hp, 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 paired with a six-speed manual transmission. Standard equipment includes a limited-slip differential, traction control, a performance-tuned suspension, 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels with performance tires (255/45 front, 285/40 rear), four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with Brembo front calipers, an aluminum hood with air vents, unique front and rear fascia’s, racing stripes (not included on the convertible but were and option and are included on this car), and GT500 side stripes, leather sport seats, a power driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, a six-speaker AM/FM audio with a six-disc in-dash changer and MP3 player, and an upgraded anti-theft system.Of course, the Shelby comes fully loaded including a power top with rear boot cover, power windows, brakes, steering, A/C, and a host of additional standard features. The unique Shelby badges separate the GT500 from a lesser Mustang as does the factory stripes, GT500 gas filler, wheels, and other exterior and interior accents unique to the Shelby. While this car has some subtle improvements, they are subtle and in no way detract from the appearance of the stock car. In fact, they add to the already incredible performance and, in one instance, improve the sound of the car; more on that later…

Our job in describing this Shelby GT500 is straightforward thanks to the fanatical care that the Mustang received by its very particular owner. With just over 28,000 miles since new, the car has been used as a fair weather car, never smoked in, or seen kids, or pets. Frankly, its condition is more reflective of a car that is only a few years old and it is difficult to find any cosmetic imperfections. It has, of course, been garaged its entire life, always detailed, and kept in the condition that can be seen in the 100~ photos in our listing. We cannot imagine finding a better example of a highly sought after, high performance GT500. Major features are All SHELBY badging in place as from Shelby factory, both interior and exterior.

The Shelby GT500 carries VIN # 1ZVHT89S385196976 and was first titled on 5/1/2009 with 16 miles. The CARFAX report is totally clean with no indication of accident, repainting, theft, or any other negative activity. It also documents the car passing smog on a regular basis, shows a chronological progression of the low mileage (fewer than 3,000 miles per year!), and even confirms that the vehicle has received vehicle servicing.

COSMETIC CONDITIONThe entire car is in remarkable condition both inside and outside. The owner was very meticulous in his care, including a comprehensive, extensive detail of the exterior, interior, engine bay & trunk (completed regularly, not just for the sale of the car). Under the hood, the detailed engine appears as new and has a couple of chrome after-market accent pieces. The trunk shows little use, with the spare tire having never been used. The carpet inside the deck lid is embossed with SHELBY. Inside, the seats show little or no wear and all upholstery and carpet is in fine condition. Outside, the white finish is shiny and free of significant defects. There is only a bit of rash under the nose fascia and it is out of sight. The entire underside of the car is ‽California clean”, as expected.With the exception of a few very minor cosmetic improvements, the car remains totally stock. These changes include a ‽Stubby” radio antenna, improved rear Shelby lettering, and some nice chrome and powder coated touches in the engine compartment (refer to photos). Note the powder coated, body color, stiffening bar. In addition to the cars excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition, it is the attention to detail that makes this Shelby GT500 stand out.

MECHANICALSimply stated, the GT500 shows and drives as new. With only 28,000~ miles, the car is tight, rattle free, and has never been tracked, or abused by its mature owner / driver.We should note that this GT500 deserves considerable respect and should not be in the hands of an inexperienced or overly exuberant driver. It is VERY fast but incredibly fun to drive.

While totally stock in appearance the GT500 has had the benefit of some subtle changes that enhance performance without affecting reliability or drivability. These include:

– Improved air box with original Ford unit included

– Short throw 6-speed transmission

– Electronically controlled exhaust “Cut-Outs” – At the push of a button the exhaust is opened for improved sound and performance – (Professionally installed at a cost of $2,000.00+)

The Shelby runs and drives like new and have been well maintained by its enthusiast owner / driver. The car is 100% turn-key and ready for the upcoming summer months!

• Includes original owners manuals / documents• Clear California title in hand

• Current California registration or California buyers until September 2017

• Passed the California required safety inspection for working wipers, turn signals, lights, brakes, tires, etc.

• Remote key fob



Construction Unitized welded steel body, aluminum hood



Type: V-8

Manufacturing location: Romeo, Michigan

Configuration: Iron Block and Aluminum Heads

Intake manifold Cast-aluminum with Roots-type supercharger and air-to-water intercooler

Exhaust manifold: Cast iron

Crankshaft: Forged steel

Throttle Body: Dual 60 mm, electronic

Valvetrain: DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder

Valve diameter: Intake: 37.0 mm; Exhaust: 32.0 mm

Pistons Forged aluminum

Connecting Rods: Cracked forged steel I-beams

Ignition: Coil-on-plug

Bore x stroke: 3.552 x 4.165 in. / 90.22 x 105.8 mm

Displacement: 330 cu. in. / 5,409 cc

Horsepower: 500 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque: 480 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm

Compression ratio: 8.4:1

Redline: 6,250 rpm

Idle Speed: in Neutral 750 rpm

Engine control system: Spanish oak PCM

Recommended fuel: Premium only

Fuel capacity: 16.0 gallons

Fuel Injection: Electronic return-less sequential

Oil capacity: 6.5 quarts 5W-50 Full Synthetic

Coolant capacity: 21 quarts


Layout: Rear-wheel drive


Standard: (Type) Tremec TR6060 6-speed manual

Gear Ratios

1st: 2.97

2nd: 1.78

3rd: 1.3

4th: 1.0

5th: 0.80

6th: 0.63

Final Drive: 3.31


Front: Reverse-L independent MacPherson strut, 34-mm tubular stabilizer bar

Rear: Three-link solid axle with coil springs, Panhard rod, 24-mm solid stabilizer bar


Type: Rack and pinion with power assist

Ratio: 15.7:1

Steering column: Tilt


Type: Four wheel power disc with four-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and traction control

Front: Brembo 14-inch diameter vented discs, four-piston aluminum calipers

Rear: 11.8-inch diameter vented discs, two-piston calipers


Tires: P255/45Z18 front tires, P285/40ZR18 rear tires

Wheels: 18 x 9.5-inch machined aluminum wheels with SVT center caps

DIMENSIONS (inches unless otherwise noted)


Wheelbase: 107.1

Overall length: 188.0

Overall width: 73.9

Overall height: 54.5 Coupe; 55.7 Convertible

Track width: front/rear 61.9 / 62.5

Ground clearance: 5.71


Seating capacity: 4 passenger


Front row: 38.6 Coupe; 38.8 Convertible

Second row: 35.0 Coupe; 36.3 Convertible


Front row: 42.7 Coupe; 42.7 Convertible

Second row: 31.0 Coupe; 30.3 Convertible

Shoulder room

Front row: 55.4 Coupe; 55.4 Convertible

Second row: 53.3 Coupe; 45.0 Convertible

Hip room:

Front row: 53.6 Coupe; 53.6 Convertible

Second row: 46.7 Coupe; 45.4 Convertible

Cargo Volume: 12.3 cu. ft., Coupe; 9.7 cu. ft., Convertible


Curb weight / pounds

Coupe: 3,920 pounds

Convertible: 4,040 pounds

Weight distribution: (f/r) 57/43


Safety belts: Load-limiting seat belts with pre-tensioners and height-adjustable shoulder belts for front seating positions (coupe); Three-point safety belts for all seating positions; Belt-Minder – safety-belt reminder chime

Air bags: Seat-deployed side air bags for driver and front passenger; Dual-stage driver and front-passenger air bags with crash-severity sensor, driver-seat-position sensor and front-passenger weight sensor

Child safety: LATCH anchors for rear outboard seats
Brakes Anti-lock braking system (ABS);Traction-control system
Fuel: Inertia-activated shutoff switch for fuel pump

Security: SecuriLock – passive anti-theft system; Remote keyless entry; Separate alarm sounder; Anti-tow sensor; Ultrasonic interior motion sensor; Perimeter anti-theft battery


Audio system: Shaker 500: AM/FM stereo with six-disc CD/MP3 capable player with eight speakers


Badging: Unique GT500

Top: Black cloth (Convertible only)

Exhaust: Tuned dual stainless steel

Fascia: Unique GT500 color-keyed front and rear

Fog lamps: Front

Grille: Unique upper with Cobra emblem

Hood: Unique with heat extractors

Locking: Remote keyless entry

Spoiler: Unique color-keyed deck-lid spoiler

Trim: Over-the-top ‽ LeMans” stripes and ‽GT500” side stripes (Coupe)

“GT500” side stripes (Convertible)

Trunk: ‽Fix a Flat” tire repair kit


Air conditioning: Manual

Console Center with full armrest and storage

Cup holders: 2

Door trim inserts: Soft vinyl

Floor mats: Front, color-keyed with driver-side retention

Instrument cluster: Includes boost gauge and message center,

SVT graphics:

Map pockets: Front doors

Power points: 2

Scuff plates: Door sills, with bright SVT script insert

Seats: Leather sport buckets; 6-way power adjustable driver
seat with power lumbar and 2-way adjustable head restraint

Shift knob: Unique with leather shift boot and parking brake handle

Steering wheel: Leather-wrapped with unique thumb pads, adjustable for tilt

Windows/door locks: Power



“GT500” side stripes: Coupe & Convertible


Shaker 1000: 1000 watt audio system: AM/FM stereo, in-dash six-disc CD/MP3 player, 10 speakers
Satellite radio SIRIUS® Satellite Radio


GT500 Premium Interior Trim Package: Wrapped and stitched instrument panel brow and center condole with upgraded door armrest, electrochromic rearview mirror and aluminum pedal covers



Paint/stripe colors: Torch Red with Ebony Stripes

Convertible top: Black cloth

INTERIOR: Charcoal Black/Charcoal Black