Gardena, Calif. – The Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation will celebrate the inaugural Shelby 427 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race by auctioning the Ultimate Shelby 427 GT500 Package on eBay starting today. The auction, which will end Feb. 19, 2009, includes a new torch red 2009 Shelby GT500 upgraded with the Super Snake package and No. 427 of the Limited Edition Shelby 427 packages. The winning bidder will also receive a VIP weekend at the Shelby 427 race on March 1, 2009, including two private Shelby suite tickets to enjoy the action. Money raised from the auction will benefit the Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation, which helps children worldwide battle life-threatening illnesses while promoting the importance of organ and tissue donation.
“This is the ultimate Shelby package for the ultimate Shelby fan,” said Jenni Shreeves, director of the Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation. “Not only will the winning bidder get the keys to a brand new Shelby GT500 Super Snake, they’ll spend race weekend in Las Vegas with Mr. Shelby and his team. Most importantly, the money raised will help us continue our mission to give children around the world a second chance at life.”
The 2009 Shelby GT500 being offered on eBay is fitted with the legendary Super Snake package, which includes multiple suspension and engine upgrades as well as design enhancements. Under the hood is a Ford Racing Supercharger upgrade kit that produces over 605 horsepower and 590 ft.-lbs. of torque. Mr. Shelby’s personal autograph and race-related add-ons highlight the Limited Edition Shelby 427 package added to the muscle car.
Additional amenities of the Ultimate Shelby 427 GT500 Package include a meet and greet with Mr. Shelby, private Shelby factory tour and tour of Las Vegas Motor Speedway. For more information on the auction, visit www.ebay.com/shelby.
About The Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation
The Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation was created by legendary racer and automotive manufacturer Carroll Shelby. After undergoing a successful heart transplant in 1990, he established the Foundation with the support of the Shelby Companies, Ford Motor Company and loyal fans worldwide.
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