2017 Ford F-150 Shelby Super Snake Will Slither Across the Auction Block
1-of-150 2017 MY F-150 Shelby Super Snake features a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 with low miles and high output.
Shelby has a long history with the Ford Motor Company, but most of that is filled with modified Mustangs. Shelby trucks are much more recent and rare. That’s especially true of the truck you see here. It’s one of only 150 F-150 Super Snakes Shelby made for the 2017 model year.
Technically, it was made by well-known Ford truck customizer Tuscany Motor Co. of Elkhart, Indiana. But the looks and power are all Shelby. The Ram Air hood sucks in air through a pair of large scoops and feeds it into a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 that cranks out 750 horsepower.
Mesh fills in the sections of the one-bar grille; a coiled snake badge tells the world that this isn’t just any F-150. The sporty front bumper is one part of a dress-up kit that includes fender flares, front fender vents, side skirts, and rear bumper cladding.
The Super Snake’s belly is close to the ground, thanks to its Shelby-tuned suspension. Retro 22-inch chrome wheels wrapped in low-profile 305/45 tires fill the wheel wells. A hard tonneau covers the short bed. Down low, there’s a dual Borla exhaust setup. A pair of blue racing stripes run over the top of the entire truck, removing any doubt about which company styled and powered this truck.
The cockpit is much more subtle than the exterior. There are only a few signs that you’re inside a Shelby, including a badge on the lid of the center console and a numbered plaque on the dashboard, right above the glove compartment.
Wayne Davis, a fastidious collector, has only put 1,655 miles on this beast. He doesn’t intend to put any more on it because it will be part of a lot of his vehicles up for auction through Mecum in January.
Photos: Mecum Auctions