Las Vegas – October 2, 2023 – Executives with Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), issued a “last call” to honor the company’s founder with a commemorative truck by introducing a Centennial Edition Ford Shelby F-150 Super Snake. The stunning truck, which honors Carroll Shelby, was introduced on Friday, September 29 during the annual Team Shelby Bash in Las Vegas. Only 100 of the four door 800* horsepower 2023 Carroll Shelby Centennial Edition Super Snake trucks will be built.
“Throughout his life, Carroll Shelby tinkered with anything that had wheels to maximize performance, including trucks,” said Gary Patterson, president of Shelby American. “Carroll especially enjoyed driving performance trucks on the street. In fact, he drove pickups more often than any other vehicle during his last few years of life. It’s fitting that our final build to honor him will be the Carroll Shelby Centennial Edition Super Snake F-150.”
Carroll Shelby had a long history with performance trucks and SUV’s; he experimented and built various models over the years. That interest led to many influential truck programs and the introduction of the offroad-oriented Shelby F-150 Carroll Shelby Centennial Editon pickup in 2023.
“The demand for the lifted, high-performance Centennial edition Shelby F-150 was extremely strong, leading to a rapid sell out of the special edition trucks,” said Vince LaViolette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations and Chief Designer. “At the same time, fans of the lowered street-focused Shelby Super Snake F-150 began to clamor for a Centennial Edition truck. We took the same approach to this commemorative model by adding more power, increasing the stopping power and giving it the distinctive Shelby good looks. The result is a fast four-door street truck with the awesome capabilities that Carroll Shelby expected. Having spent so many years working directly with him, I’m confident Carroll would be proud of this truck.”
The 2023 Ford F-150 is based on the Lariat 4×4, 5.0-liter SuperCrew, the 100 Centennial Edition trucks come standard with 400 standard horsepower; and an optional supercharger boosts the V8 engine to 800* horsepower. The heavy-duty suspension and underbody of the Carroll Shelby Centennial Edition truck were built to handle the street with a Shelby by Ridetech Suspension System featuring adjustable FOX coilover shocks and new upper control arms up front while FOX adjustable Shocks, a new sway bar and track bars keep the rear in place.
The interior was completely redesigned to elevate truck ownership experience with style, comfort and utility. The truck has black stitched black leather covers with Centennial Edition logos, “race red” lighting, the official Shelby serial number and Shelby floor mats. Each truck has deep tinted windows to keep the interior cool and a ram-air-style hood. A total of 100 four-door Centennial edition trucks will be built for the US market. Starting MSRP for the truck is $127,995 (naturally aspirated) and $136,995 (supercharged); they have a 3 year/36,000-mile warranty including powertrain.
Shely American gave those attending the Annual Las Vegas Team Shelby Bash a first peek at the vehicle. The event included an exciting lineup of the latest performance vehicles, track days, parties, tours, a poker run, scavenger hunt and car show. The Friday night banquet featured racing Legend Don “The Snake” Prudhomme receiving the Carroll Shelby Spirit Award from the Carroll Shelby International board just after the surprise truck unveiling.
“As part of our celebration of the Carroll Shelby Centennial, Shelby American surprised those in attendance with a personal introduction to an exciting limited-edition truck,” said Tracey Smith, Team Shelby International Director. “This demonstrated Shelby American’s tremendous support for the club, as well as a major benefit of membership. Everyone was thrilled to witness the ‘birth’ of the Centennial Edition Ford Shelby F-150 Super Snake as we celebrated Carroll’s 100th birthday.”
Each Carroll Shelby Centennial Edition Super Snake F-150 includes membership in Team Shelby, the worldwide club established in 2008, and will be eligible for documentation in the official Shelby Registry. The package includes the same style black Stetson hat that Carroll Shelby wore.
The 100 trucks are offered through select Ford dealers in North America. Individuals interested in a Shelby vehicle can visit their local dealer or go to [www.shelby.com/en-us/Vehicles]www.shelby.com/en-us/Vehicles.
*Horsepower ratings based on use of 93-octane fuel
**Supercharger available for post-title sales only
About Shelby American, Inc.
Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA, 289 street car, Daytona Coupe and Shelby Series 2 component vehicles; it offers the Shelby GT, 1000, Super Snake, CODE RED, Carroll Shelby Centennial Edition, SE and Shelby GT500KR post-title packages for select model 2015-2023 Ford Mustangs. Shelby American also offers the Shelby Raptor, Shelby F-150 Super Snake and Shelby F-150 trucks, as well as the Shelby F-250 Super Baja. Heritage cars include the continuation 1965 Shelby GT350 competition model, 1967 Ford Shelby Super Snake and 1968 Ford Shelby GT500KR. A post-title package is also available in Europe for the current generation Ford Mustang Mach-E GT. For more information, visit http://www.shelby.com.