Now up for auction is this 2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible finished in Kona Blue Metallic over a Charcoal Black leather interior with silver accents. Based on the fifth-generation S197 Mustang, the Shelby GT500 was developed by Ford’s Special Vehicles Team (SVT) and features a 550 HP supercharged V8 engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. This example was acquired by the seller from its original owner in 2012 with only 1,400 miles traveled from new. Equipped with the optional Electronics Package and Shaker 1000 audio system along with an upgraded K&N cold air intake and Eibach Sportline lowering springs, this GT500 is now being offered for auction by its second owner out of New York with approximately 17,600 miles showing on the odometer.
This GT500 is finished in Kona Blue Metallic (L6) with silver over-the-top Le Mans racing stripes and a black convertible soft top. The seller reports paint protection film to have been applied to the front bumper and vertical surfaces of the hood. The seller also notes a small scuff on the driver’s door, some road-going wear on the front splitter, and a small nick on one of the wheels. Detailed photos are available in the gallery along with paint meter readings and a clean CARFAX report. Some GT500-specific features include an aluminum power dome hood with functional heat extractors, a larger radiator grille, unique front and rear bumper covers, a rear duckbill spoiler with integrated third brake light, and a rear valance with dual exhaust tips. Cobra badges appear on the front grille, trunk lid, and both front fenders. Standard features include bi-xenon headlights and sequential LED taillights. This GT500 retains its factory 19” forged aluminum GT500 wheels which are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires showing date codes from 2014.
The cabin features 6-way power-adjustable sport bucket seats upholstered in Charcoal leather with silver stripes. A Cobra-badged multi-function steering wheel sits ahead of a 160-MPH speedometer and 6,200 RPM tachometer. This example was ordered with the Electronics Package, which equips Ford SYNC with navigation, dual-zone climate control, and digital music storage. The optional Shaker 1000 audio system was also selected, which supplies 1000 watts of power to 10 speakers and two additional 500-watt subwoofers mounted in the trunk. A hardwired connection for a Valentine 1 radar detector has been installed and the seller notes some minor wear on the driver’s seat, photos are available in the gallery.
The GT500 is powered by a 5.4L supercharged Modular V8 constructed of aluminum, which shaves over 100 lbs. off the previous generation's cast-iron engine. It was factory rated at 550 HP and 510 lb.-ft of torque and allows the GT500 to reach 60 MPH from a standstill in as little as 4.3 seconds while passing the quarter-mile in 12.4 seconds. Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a Tremec 6-speed manual transmission and a Torsen limited-slip differential. The 2011 GT500 was the first to receive Ford’s Electric Power-Assist steering that improves torque build-up and delivers quicker and more precise steering. The current owner has also added a K&N cold air intake and Eibach Sportline lowering springs; the original parts are also said to accompany the sale. The owner reports to have extensive maintenance records and notes the transmission was replaced by Ford at 9k miles under warranty. The brakes were also serviced and fitted with new pads in May of 2020 about 1k miles ago.
This sale will include the original window sticker and a clean title. With its striking color combination and low mileage, this 2011 Shelby GT500 presents a great opportunity to get behind the wheel of a modern high-performance muscle car and future classic.