Legendary Mustang Packs Tons of Celebrity Power

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2007 Shelby GT Mustang Driver's Front Corner

Shelby GT #155 has been modified, raced and signed by a long list of automotive giants.

While flipping through the muscle car listings on ClassicCars.com, we came across this interesting 2007 Shelby GT Mustang. This car will be auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, Arizona event next month after a life of participating in many road racing events.

While the original owner was traveling around the country, racing at Shelby events and general motorsports events, a long list of autographs were collected on the hood along with a huge assortment of stickers.

Shelby GT #155

2007 Ford Mustang-turned-Shelby GT serial number 115 was purchased in 2009 and immediately raced at the Shelby Bash in Las Vegas. It also raced at the 2010 Bash, beating a handful of GT500 race cars before being lightly modified for more racing action over the years.

2007 Shelby GT Mustang Rear

Aftermarket upgrades include a set of JBA headers, a cold air intake, a high performance braking system and 20-inch Shelby “Razor” wheels wrapped in Nitto high performance tires. As you can see, it also has lots and lots of decals from front to back, including the Shelby Bash decals and many decals that appear to represent sponsors.

In addition to winning at many race tracks in the American Southwest, this car was driven and evaluated by Bob Bondurant at his driving school in Arizona.

2007 Shelby GT Mustang #155 Side

Like all Shelby GT Mustangs, this car is powered by the 4.6-liter V8, mated to a five-speed manual transmission and since being purchased, this car has seen 24,297 miles, many of which were driven on the race track.

2007 Shelby GT Mustang #155 Interior

Famous Autographs

While Shelby GT #155 has lived an exciting life as a race car, it also serves as a canvas of sorts for countless autographs of automotive celebrities. This includes, but is not limited to, Carroll Shelby, his wife Cleo, grandson Aaron Shelby, Bob Bondurant, Parnelli Jones, Don Prudhomme, “Miss Hurst” Linda and many, many other people associated with Shelby Automotive and the racing world.

2007 Shelby GT Mustang Signed Hood

There are plenty of Shelby GT Mustangs out there, but none have the racing history and the amazing collection of autographs, making this a great show car that can also shine on the race track.

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"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

Rall can be contacted at [email protected]

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