Apr 25

Shelby to make Widebody kits for the Mustang

Shelby’s widebody kit on the Super Snake was hugely popular. So much so that they have decided to offer widebody kits for 2005-2009 Mustangs, as well as the Shelby models of the same year. The kits look pretty bad ass with the rear quarters being six inches wide allowing for huge 13 inch tires. The front quarters are flaired as well allow up to a 10 inch wheel and tire combo.
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The kit’s installation is pretty involved requiring some body work and paint work. Even though the kit comes with all the specialty tools, brackets, and odds and ends you’ll need to install it extensive knowledge of body work is needed to make it look right so a pro installer is recommended. It aint cheap! The rear flairs only are $3,399, but to get the front and rears you’ll need to drop $5,999 plus of course the install. Not to mention you’ll need new wider wheels and tires to fill those extra wide wells. Still, for six grand you will have one mean Mustang.

Another picture and full press release after the jump.

Las Vegas – April 24, 2013 – Shelby Performance Parts (SPP), a division of Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI.PK), is now offering the highly sought-after Shelby Wide Body Kit for 2005-2009 Mustang and Shelby models. The Shelby Wide Body package was unveiled on the 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this January, and is now available through SPP, giving customers the option to buy the kit and have it installed by a local shop of their choosing.
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“The Shelby Wide Body Kit, seen on our candy red Super Snake at the North American International Auto Show, resulted in so many requests from Shelby and Mustang owners, we immediately went to work developing a package to meet the demand,” said Shelby Performance Parts Vice President Jer Gervasi. “Now customers can have a Shelby Wide Body Kit customized for their ride, without shipping it to our Las Vegas facilities.”

The kit for 2005-2009 Mustangs and Shelbys is available in two versions. The complete package includes the rear quarter panels that add 6 inches of fender to house up to 13 inch rear wheels, as well as the front quarter panels that allow for 10 inch front wheels. The Shelby Wide Body Kit is also available in a rear-only option. Both packages include a Shelby Billet Fuel Door, installation instructions, special tools and all the necessary hardware for installation. However, the kit requires substantial body and paint work and is recommended to be assembled by a professional body shop.

The Shelby Wide Body Kit was developed exclusively by Shelby American to not only improve styling, but performance as well. With the ability to clear 345 wide rear tires, the Mustang’s power will hook up like never before.

“Built using lightweight fiberglass components and extraordinary craftsmanship, the Shelby Wide Body Kit is built to OEM-quality fit and finish, and seamlessly integrates into the already-menacing Mustang body lines,” added Gervasi. “So I’d recommend warning the neighbors. This thing is scary.”

The rear only package for 2005-2009 Mustangs and Shelbys starts at $3,399, while the four quarter panel kit goes for $5,999, not including wheels and tires. The same packages for 2010-2014 models will be available this summer.

The Wide Body Kits are available at www.shelbyperformanceparts.com or by calling (702) 405-3500.

About Shelby American, Inc. and Carroll Shelby Licensing

Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles; it offers the Shelby 1000, GT350, GT500 Super Snake and GTS post-title packages for the current generation Ford Mustang. For more information, visit www.shelbyamerican.com. Shelby American is a division of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI.PK). Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc., also a wholly owned division, is the exclusive holder of Carroll Shelby’s trademarks and vehicle design rights. It also holds trademark rights for Shelby-branded apparel, accessories and collectibles. Information is at www.shelbylicensing.com.

1 comment

  1. RenoWrench

    That really makes the car look good!

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