The First 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Is Here, And It’s Candy Apple Green


A year ago, Barrett-Jackson CEO, Craig Jackson, paid $1.1 million for the rights to the first 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – VIN 001- to come off the production line. And now, it’s here.


The proceeds of the sale were donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Jackson was allowed to customize his car anyway he wanted, including the paint. And he chose something a little different, not one of the factory hues, but a custom candy apple green developed by BASF to match another one of Jackson’s million-dollar Mustangs. Jackson also had the 760 hp coupe equipped with a carbon fiber track package that lists for $18,500.


The 2020 Shelby had the special paint applied by Penske, which is where Ford sends the cars when they are ordered with a $10,000 hand-painted and clear-coated racing stripe option it offers regular customers.

Both the 2020 Shelby and the 1968 Shelby GT500 prototype built by Ford and Shelby that’s known as “The Green Hornet,” will be on display at this year’s Scottsdale auction, starting January 11.

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