The Ford Mustang is one of the most popular muscle cars in the entire world. This American classic has been the nameplate of the industry, and while the vehicle is approaching its 60th anniversary, the majority of the vehicles remain rather affordable, costing just around or slightly over the $20K mark. However, when a Mustang comes with the Shelby mark, the vehicle is always going to be more expensive. That does not mean all Ford Mustang Shelbys are the same price though. One stands above the rest as the most expensive Mustang in the world.
The most expensive Ford Mustang to ever be sold went for $1.3 million in 2013. There are a few different reasons why this vehicle cost over a million dollars. First, the 1967 Shelby GT Super Snake is a one of a kind Mustang. This car has a direct bloodline connection to racing cars of the day, as it features a 427 cubic inch V8 engine that was also used for the Ford GT40. Only 50 of the particular Mustang was ever produced, but at the time it went for $8,000, which is roughly around $54,000 with inflation.
Of course, being one of 50 is not going to make the vehicle instantly go for more than $1.3 million. There is another reason why the Ford Mustang cost so much at auction. it is because it appeared in the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds,” in which the star of the movie, Nicholas Cage, attempts to steal the exact Ford Mustang, which he gave the name “Eleanor.” The combination of the vehicle already being a rather rare option and yet also appearing in the movie, it is why this is the most expensive Ford Mustang in the world. For now, there are no other Ford Mustangs out there that come close in price.