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Shelby's Own "Little Red" Prototype Has Been Found!

Image Source: Shelby American
Image Source: Shelby American

One of the two experimental Shelby GT500 EXP notchbacks has been located in a Texas field. This particular car, named Little Red, was known for being blessed with a supercharged 428 with a three-speed automatic. However, she was subjected to multiple engine and transmission swaps during her testing career. After escaping a date with the crusher, the historic coupe traded hands a couple of times before being left to rot on the current owner’s property. Craig Jackson, the CEO of Barrett-Jackson, found Little Red and plans to return the rare Shelby to her former glory.

Little Red back in the day. Image Source: http://swiftysgarage.net/topic/6886576/1
Little Red back in the day. Image Source: http://swiftysgarage.net/topic/6886576/1

Little Red’s sister, Green Hornet, was known for its experimental independent rear suspension and actually failed to sell in a 2013 auction for 1.9 million dollars. The pair’s notchback body style would eventually result in the Mustang’s California Special trim. The fact that both prototypes managed to escape being destroyed is incredible on its own. What a remarkable day for fans of automotive history!

Green Hornet, Little Red's sister, failed to sell for 1.9 million back in 2013. Image Source: http://performance.ford.com/enthusiasts/newsroom/2016/02/_no-sale_-shelby-green-hornet-prototype.html
Green Hornet, Little Red's sister, failed to sell for 1.9 million back in 2013. Image Source: http://performance.ford.com/enthusiasts/newsroom/2016/02/_no-sale_-shelby-green-hornet-prototype.html