In 1967 Carroll Shelby built one GT500 Shelby Mustang 427 Shelby “Super Snake” VIN# 67402F4A00544. This 1 of 1 vehicle was built at Shelby American for Mel Burns Ford.
It was intended to be the first of 50. But no other Super Snake was built due to the retail price of $7,500 and a 427 Cobra could be bought for roughly the same amount.
It was driven by Carroll Shelby at the Goodyear test track in Texas for tire promotion film production. Carroll recorded lap speeds over 150 mph and top speed of 170 mph!
One 1967 Fastback was updated with a GT-500 equipped with a 427 FE GT 40 racing engine producing 650 horsepower, and was known as the "Super Snake".
The car was capable of speeds over 150 mph; hitting 170 mph during a demonstration (by Shelby himself) of Goodyear's Thunderbolt tires.
No cars other than the prototype were built due to limited interest. The car sold at Mecum's 2013 Indianapolis auction for $1.3 million.
Just like from the movie!