Shelby Auctions 'Black Hornet' Mustang For Charity
Posted Dec 02 2008 7:13am
Created under the direction of racing legend Carroll Shelby, the 1968 Shelby EXP500 CSS “Black Hornet” pays tribute to its chrome and green prototype, the Shelby Green Hornet. Like its predecessor, the Shelby Black Hornet sports the famous scoops and stripes, powered by a Cobra Jet 428 V8 engine with a heart-pounding 335 horsepower. It began life as a vintage 1968 Mustang, and was transformed into an authentic Shelby muscle car worthy of inclusion in the Shelby Worldwide Registry. In its next life, it could be yours.
The auction starts today and runs until December 12th on eBay. Bidding starts at $100,000. About three-quarters of the sale will go to the Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation and Restoration Hardware is partnering with Shelby on the sale. The car is estimated to be worth $175,000, though it could go for more depending on its value to a Shelby collector.