Shelby GT500KR VP1 / Verification Prototype #1
The Shelby GT500KR program was the last program between Carroll Shelby and Ford. This vehicle is currently owned by a former Shelby American employee.
Verification Prototypes Made
Ford made four specific GT500KR verification prototypes:
VP1: EPA Certification Program Vehicle. This is the vehicle for sale.
VP2: Durability Certification Vehicle. Scrapped by Ford.
VP3: Not used for GT500KR program.
VP4: Buck Vehicle. Reportedly scrapped by Ford.
• This vehicle was used by Ford and Shelby to certify the Shelby GT500KR for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and receive an Executive Order (EO) in order for vehicle to be publicly sold,
• GT500KR E.P.A. certification by Mercedes Benz - includes data book,
• Built on 29 August 2007 - this was the first vehicle produced specifically as a Shelby GT500KR. VP2 was produced on 31 August 2007,
• Includes white DOT Goodyear experimental tires,
• Ford Racing adjustable front suspension (not production GT500KR),
• Ford Racing suspension (not production GT500KR),
• Roush prototype GT500KR carbon fiber hood,
• Roush prototype GT500KR splitter,
• Roush prototype rear deck spoiler,
• Fuel gauge inoperable for E.P.A. testing procedures,
• External fuel lines *,
• Emissions exempt declaration certification *.
• Over the hood stripes deleted (only KR with such), does have GT500KR side stripes,
• Performance mufflers with chrome plates tips replaced with E.P.A. specific test mufflers,
• Ford Racing short throw shifter and shifter ball (uses stock GT500 unit),
• Mirror skull caps,
• Shelby GT500KR 18" forged aluminum wheels (uses stock GT500 wheels).
* This is an actual verification prototype test vehicle. Due to the liability associated with prototype vehicles, these vehicles are scrapped by Ford. On the rare occasion that a prototype vehicle is sold to the public, it's done without a VIN and is not registerable - a bill of sale only. However, VP1 was incorrectly sold with a title and can be registered legally for use on highways. Buyer will have to sign a waiver of liability by seller before purchase. Liability for this vehicle falls back to Shelby and the Ford Motor Company. This unique Shelby is meant to be shown in a museum rather than in a private collection.
The hood featured in this photograph was used for the Shelby GT500 Terlingua program and isn't correct. The correct prototype GT500KR hood (gray) will be installed. The GT500KR black wheels shown are also not correct - the correct GT500 wheels and prototype tires will be installed.
This post will be updated with more details as to sale date and location.