If you’d ever wanted to step back in time & buy your favorite modern Muscle Car you may have just missed a few years back & now can afford…this may be yours today. We’ve just acquired from its 1st & only owner, Michael Hagley of Sanford, Florida who bought this on September 5th, 2008 from Magarino Ford Lincoln Mercury located in Sussex, New Jersey, for investmentsake only. Mike was a collector of special ordered Muscle Cars made in limited numbers.
Let’s reminisce…in New York, Shelby launches the 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR, a special-edition GT500 commemorating the 40th anniversary of the original “King of the Road.” The GT500KR is the second product after the GT500 to wear the almost-defunct SVT badge, reminding us that Ford still claims it has a performance division. In 1967, the New York auto show played host to the launch of the original GT500KR, a version of the Shelby Mustang powered by a 428-cubic-inch Cobra Jet V-8 rated at 335 horsepower. With the ’08 model’s supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 under hood wearing a Ford Racing Power Upgrade Pack, the 2008 KR outdoes its predecessor by 205 horsepower—a margin greater than the entire output of some V-8 Mustangs of the 1980s—with 540. That herd travels rearward through a six-speed manual with a short-throw shifter to a shorter 3.73:1 rear end. Beyond the yawning hood vents and racing stripes already in place on lesser GT500s, the GT500KR gets the signature hood, reminiscent of the original KR, in carbon fiber with two forward-looking mail slots at the leading edge of the hood feeding the blown 5.4’s appetite for air and twist-down hood pins for a more secure racer flair.
Now when these KR’s were sold, dealers got big profits well over the MSRP sticker price. In fact Mr.Hagley paid $100,000.+ taxes for this beauty. This particular KR was bought new & stashed from new still retaining the original window stickers on the right side passenger window & Shelby’s own added on sticker on the front window depicting a list price total of $81,475. Its Silver Clearcoat Metallic paintwork are offset by its full Black Leather seat interior accented by Bright Blue GT-500KR striping. It is # 108 of 1000 made in total. The KR is absolutely dead BRAND NEW & includes every stitch of paperwork from new including 2 bills of sale, copy of the original MSO, all books & delivery stuff that is way to much to even mention. The best part of this KR is it has a mere 20 miles on the odometer from new & it is going to be one of the best investments one can make on a post-2000 special edition Muscle Car. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own the best KR on Earth that’s just loaded to the gills & in time warp condition.