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Showroom Showcase: 2008 Shelby GT/SC Barrett-Jackson Edition Convertible

A supercharged ragtop that continues the tradition


Three automotive icons – Ford Motor Company, Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, and Shelby American – collaborated in 2007 to create the limited-edition 2008 Shelby GT Barrett-Jackson Edition coupe and convertible for their customers. Perhaps the best example of this vehicle, this supercharged, 1,442-mile 2008 Shelby GT/SC Barrett-Jackson Edition convertible is available for you to crown your automotive collection.

Of course, the original Shelby GT350 was a rare road-racer that has become a very desirable collectible (and has been for decades). Even when Ford tore Carroll a new one and brought Shelby production to Michigan, the mystique was not lost because Shelbys featured unique styling and an available 428 that elevated it above the Mustang.

Carroll Shelby was not one to sit still once Ford decided to stop selling Shelby Mustangs. After enduring the early years of the Malaise Era, he returned to Detroit in the 1980s to partner with Lee Iacocca at Dodge. Carroll found his way back to Ford for 2006 and produced the GT-H for Hertz rental agencies. So popular was the GT-H that enthusiasts clamored for a version of their own, resulting in the 2007-08 Shelby GT.

The 2007-08 Shelby GT was powered by a 4.6-liter Modular V8 offering 319 horsepower and 330 lb.-ft. of torque through a high-flow exhaust system with X-pipe crossover. Additionally, the Shelby GT had the added benefit of an optional TREMEC five-speed manual in addition to the five-speed automatic, as GT-H was restricted to the automatic.

Other features that distinguished the Shelby GT included 18-inch wheels, Cobra-inspired hood scoop with air induction, Ford Racing Handling Pack (which included special-tuned dampers, springs that lowered the car 1.5 inches, unique sway bars, and 3.55 gears), front strut-tower brace, Shelby exterior badging and door sill plates, Shelby GT serial number plaque, and more.

Among those Shelby GTs was a special coupe and convertible that paid homage to America’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions and only sold by Arizona Region Ford dealers. These 2008 Shelby GT Barrett-Jackson Edition pony cars were Black with Barrett-Jackson Red LeMans hood and side stripes, black interior, Barrett-Jackson door sill plates, and special gas cap insert. All 100 built included a $250 donation to the Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation.

Presented here is car number 71 of the 100 Shelby GT Barrett-Jackson Editions built for 2008. Of those , only 39 were convertibles, with this one featuring the optional five-speed manual with the Hurst short-throw shifter. It also has the distinction of being one of the few Barrett-Jackson Edition convertibles to be upgraded to GT/SC status, meaning the original owner returned the vehicle to Shelby American in Las Vegas to receive a supercharger conversion, upping the horsepower to an estimated 550 horsepower. Included with the sale of this 1,442-mile Shelby GT/SC is an autographed photo of Carroll Shelby and Amy Boylan of Shelby American with Craig Jackson and Steve Davis of Barrett-Jackson.

Do you remember the days when muscle cars were cheap yet that certain Shelby Mustang was just out of reach, and you’ve been kicking yourself ever since for not buying that car since prices went through the roof long ago? This is your chance to avoid that fate with this 2008 Shelby GT/SC Barrett-Jackson Edition convertible. Like 1960s Shelby classics, this convertible comes with CSM serialization that guarantees that it is part of an esteemed club. For $82,500, you can avoid making the same mistake again.

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Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in metropolitan Phoenix.


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