This Limited Edition Mustang GT Celebrates the 100th Anniversary Of the Birth Of Carroll Shelby

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Carroll Shelby was born in Leesburg, Texas in 1923 — making 2023 the 100th anniversary since the automotive icon and legend first entered the world. And Shelby American has opted to celebrate the occasion with a limited run of 2023 Carroll Shelby Centennial Edition Mustangs. 

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This upgrade package is based on the 2023 Ford Mustang GT, and can be applied to any version of the GT-spec car — whether hardtop or convertible, automatic or manual — excluding the California Special and Mach 1 variants. The upgrade kit sees the Mustang GT bestowed with a “Black Hat” Whipple supercharger (and accompanying gauge pod), a Shelby Performance radiator, and a Borla cat-back exhaust system that allow the 5.0-liter V8 to crank out 750hp. Additional performance upgrades come from adjustable caster and camber plates, performance springs, upgraded sway-bars, and a set of 20” lightweight one-piece forged monoblock aluminum wheels shod in performance tires. 

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The American-made pony car also gains a host of visual tweaks and upgrades such as Shelby aluminum extended-width front fenders, Shelby side rockers and rocker wings, a Shelby-spec rear spoiler, a Shelby upper grille, Shelby Centennial emblems and badges, and Le Mans over-the-top satin black paint adorned in vinyl striping. Fitted with a custom shift knob, the interior of the car is also brimming with model-exclusive elements including Carroll Shelby Centennial Edition floor mats, door sill plates, and headrests all bearing the Carroll Shelby Centennial Edition logo. What’s more, alongside a Shelby Centennial book, each unit also comes with a Carroll Shelby Edition Black Stetson hat based on the one famously worn by Shelby. 

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Limited to 100 units (for the U.S. market), the 2023 Shelby American Carroll Shelby Centennial Edition Mustang is available for order now, with pricing set at $49,995 — a figure that doesn’t include the cost of the $27,770 starting price of the 2023 Ford Mustang GT donor car.