A Ford Shelby GT500KR that was originally produced for Carroll Shelby will be auctioned this October.

The Ford Shelby GT500KR made its public debut at the 2007 New York International Auto Show and came out on the market in spring 2008. They've made only 1,712 units of this car, with each of them featuring a supercharged V8 5.4-liter engine with 540 hp (402 kW / 547 PS), enough for a 0-62 mph sprint in 4.3 seconds. All of the cars feature a carbon fiber composite hood, a bespoke carbon fiber splitter, functional brake cooling ducts and carbon fiber mirror caps.

What makes this one truly special is the fact that it belonged to the late Carroll Shelby. The car has been driven for just 1,600 miles and it will be auctioned on October 12 and 13 by Vicari at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi. Above the glove box of the car is Shelby's signature, and the vehicle will be sold with a copy of the original title in Shelby's name, as well as a bill of sale from Shelby to the current owner of the GT500KR. The car has the chassis CSM #445 and it will be offered with a certificate of authenticity.

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