Ford’s fifth-generation Mustang won much praise as it was considered a fitting homage to the first-generation, with retro-modern styling, power to match and an overall more complete package. Produced from 2005 to 2014, as you may imagine, it also had a Shelby-badged variant, as a tribute to American legend Carroll Shelby who lent his name and tuning expertise to many Mustangs throughout the years. If that’s the kind of thing that floats your boat here’s a nice 2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible from Florida that’s a one-owner car with just 6,850 miles on it.
The lines penned by Sid Ramnarace for the fifth generation have led it to be considered one of the icons of the Mustang’s story. This 2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible comes from the last year of the fifth generation before the nip-tuck sixth-generation entered the scene. This particular car wears a bright Race Red exterior paint coat, with a contrasting black convertible top. Whilst Shelby Mustangs come with an over-the-top stripe, this example has seen it deleted, as it may not be to everyone’s taste. The car rolls on gunmetal-gray alloy wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, behind which lurk black Brembo brake calipers A Shelby branded car cover is included to keep the beast comfy when parked, especially outdoors. The interior features a Charcoal Black color scheme and offers motoring for up to four occupants, top up or top down. Being a Shelby Mustang, you get the usual appointments such as the white cueball style gear shifter, Shelby badges on the trim, and Cobra motifs on the steering wheel boss and seat backs. The 220mph speedometer subtly reminds you that this ain’t no regular ‘Stang. The car also features the Shaker Pro audio system, dual-zone climate control and the Electronics Package which brings navigation to the table too.
Powering this 2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible is Ford’s 5.8L ‘Trinity’ DOHC supercharged V8 that drives the rear wheels via a Tremec 6060 6-speed manual transmission and single-piece carbon-fiber driveshaft. The power output is a staggering 662hp, whilst torque clocks in at 631lb-ft. A Torsen limited-slip differential, adjustable Bilstein dampers and Brembo brakes are some of the other highlights of the car. It’s also had a recent service and oil change, as well as received a new battery. How fast is it? Zero to sixty flashes up in just 3.5 seconds when you take advantage of the launch control, and whilst the convertible is electronically limited to 155mph, the coupe continues all the way to 202mph so if you remove the limiter…
Car Location: Florida 5.8L 4V DOHC S/C SVT Performance Package 6 Speed Manual Transmission Convertible Over The Top Stripe Delete Race Red Exterior Electronics PKG/ W NAV Shaker Pro System Recent Service Oil Changed New Battery 6850 Miles 1 Owner Shelby Car Cover Included