2010 GT500 Grille Inserts Listed for a Smokin’ Deal – Marketplace Finds

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2010 GT500 Grille Inserts

Mesh design was used for 2010 through 2012, but the GT500 Mustang went to an open design for 2013 and 2014.

While flipping through the forum marketplace, we came across a set of grille inserts from a 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang that have been posted at a smokin’ deal of a price. The seller is offering the upper and lower grille inserts, with the Cobra badge on the upper insert, for just $250. At that price, anyone with a 2010, 2011 or 2012 GT500 may want to buy these just in case they ever damage their inserts in their grille right now.

Introduction

When “Ingo” posted his GT500 grille inserts for sale in the forum, he included a couple pictures and some basic details on why he doesn’t need them anymore.

Selling both top and bottom GT500 grills. Taken off a 2010 GT500 with 39k miles.
No scratches or discoloration, in great condition.
Selling due to recently installed 2014 Style grills.
OEM parts. $250.00
Shipping to continental US only. Pick up available in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

While these are fairly large items that won’t be cheap to ship, these components are a great deal even with a high shipping price. We looked up these parts online and found that the upper grille sells for up around $600, the lower grille sells for $237 and the Cobra head logo sells for roughly $160. In other words, these parts have a new price of almost a thousand dollars, but you can buy this set for a quarter of that.

GT500 Grille: 2010 to 2014

When the refreshed 2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was introduced, it had a unique front fascia that offered better aerodynamics than the non-Shelby models while also sending more air into the engine bay. As you can see in the images of the items for sale and of the blue 2010 Shelby Mustang, the initial grille insert design had black mesh in the upper and lower openings, with the satin silver Cobra badge on the passenger’s side.

2010 Mustang GT500

For 2013, the grille inserts were redesigned to allow more engine to flow into the engine bay in an effort to provide adequate cooling for the 662-horsepower, supercharged V8. As you can see in the image of the red GT500 shown here, the newer grille inserts were completely open through the middle, with just a few braces running top-to-bottom and a couple side-to-side braces, one of which holds the silver Cobra badge that remained on the passenger’s side.

2013 GT500 Mustang

Some owners of the 2010 through 2012 GT500, like the OP of this marketplace thread, upgraded to the freer-flowing 2013-2014 design, but if you have an older model and you stuck with the factory look, this is a great chance to score some replacement parts for the future on the cheap.

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