Shelby American Promises a Special Car Announcement on Dec. 15

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Photo credit: Shelby American via Facebook
Photo credit: Shelby American via Facebook
  • Details are pretty much zilch for now about this teaser posted by Shelby American on social media, but that isn't stopping speculation about what's to come next month. All we know is that it's supposed to be "something special" and will arrive in the middle of December.

  • Will it be a new Shelby GT350? A GT500KR? A Shelby Bronco? Or none of the above?

  • No idea, but we do know that Shelby showed off a modified Mustang Mach-E concept at SEMA this month, so that's something.

When it comes to the ratio of generating comments with the fewest number of words, Shelby American is doing well. Simply by posting a picture of a current-gen Mustang not that well hidden under a cloth wrap, the company said the following on Facebook: "December 15, 2021 . . . something special will be unveiled." Now, 1200 Likes and 590 Shares later (as of this writing), the people are curious about what spruced-up Ford might arrive next month.

The most likely guess, based on the car under wraps in the picture, is another Shelby-modified Mustang. Motor1 notes that December 15 is an important date in the history of the Las Vegas-based tuner: December 15, 2009, is when Shelby Automobiles again became Shelby American.

Speculation across the internet—informed and wildly uninformed—as to what Shelby has up its sleeve ranges from a Shelby-modified Shelby GT350 to a new GT500KR. Some voices are claiming the news will be about a Shelby Bronco model, which might seem ridiculous considering the obviously non-Bronco shape of this teaser. Then again, as the Ford Authority blog has stated, 2022 Ford Bronco production will start on, you guessed it, December 15.

Or maybe this is just a corporate news announcement and there won't be a new vehicle involved at all, making the draped Mustang just the "pic for attention" present on so many online posts.

Photo credit: Wes Duenkel/Ford
Photo credit: Wes Duenkel/Ford

While we speculate, we can familiarize ourselves with some of Shelby's recent doings. Shelby displayed the modified Shelby Mustang Mach-E concept shown above at SEMA earlier this month. This model was equipped with special Recaro racing seats, graphene-infused composite materials, and the traditional blue and white stripes on the exterior. Ford also began taking pre-orders for the 2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 on November 15. This model has a starting price of $76,695.

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