1967 Shelby Super Snake sells for $330,000 world record

A stunning example of the 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500 SE Super Snake has highlighted Barratt Jackson's Las Vegas auction, which took place September 20-22.

1967 GT500 Shelby Super Snake
The 2013 model of the Super Snake was unveiled at the Las Vegas show

The Super Snake continuation fastback, a street legal race car powered by an 800hp engine, sold for an impressive $330,000 - the highest price ever achieved for the model at auction.

Also wowing the crowds was the 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake, which was unveiled to the public for the very first time during the three-day event. The entire show was dedicated to the memory of marque founder Carroll Shelby, who died in May this year aged 89.

The remainder of the sale was dominated by Mustangs, with more impressive results brought by a fully customised 1967 Mustang Fastback that sold for $275,000, immediately following the Super Snake.

Closely behind was a 1970 Mustang Boss 429 in Grabber Orange, which sold for $247,000 to take third place among the Mustangs offered. The Boss 429 is one of the rarest and most valuable muscle cars on the current market, with just 500 produced to compete with Chrysler's famed 426 Hemi engine in NASCAR's Grand National series.

Also featuring the 426 Hemi engine was the 1970 Plymouth Superbird, which boasted only 20,846 miles on the odometer and a recent, meticulous restoration. A surprise appearance in the auction's top lots, it sold for $297,000.

Check back with us regularly for more of the latest from classic car auctions across the world. For Formula One fans, PFC Auctions is currently selling a signed piece of Nigel Mansell's car, which was taken from his crash at the 1986 Adelaide Grand Prix.

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