Matt Kimberley profile picture Matt Kimberley 4 months ago 19
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A Trailer Transporting Shelby GT500s Has Overturned On The Freeway

In a relatively small but extremely expensive accident, a transporter trailer has jackknifed and tipped over while travelling down a US interstate

Remind me later

A Detroit news channel has captured the aftermath of a crash on the I-75 interstate that left not one, but two Shelby Mustang GT500s on their sides.

The three-car trailer, being towed by a heavy duty Ford pickup, appears to have jackknifed so badly that it tipped onto its side, damaging not just the two premium-grade American beefcakes on the trailer itself, but also the (not cheap) truck doing the towing.

A Trailer Transporting Shelby GT500s Has Overturned On The Freeway - News

While the damage is probably repairable, it’s still an awkward phone call to have to make. The cars both look to be covered in pre-delivery protective stickers, not that they’ll have been much use here. That means there might be a couple of extremely disappointed buyers when the dealer responsible makes its calls.

Another theory regarding the $74,000 cars (plus $18,500 for the Track Pack on the green one) is that they were being shipped to the firm’s Penske facility for the addition of the $10,000 painted stripes option. We may never know if Ford doesn’t tell us, but we’re just glad it’s nothing to do with us.