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25 July 2015

The Richard & Linda Kughn Collection

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Lot 133

2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible

  • Chassis no. 1ZVBP8KZ6D5242344

Sold for $63,250


662 bhp, 353.9 cu. in. DOHC V-8 engine, six-speed manual transmission, MacPherson strut independent front suspension, solid axle rear suspension, front and rear stabilizer bars, and four-wheel ventilated power disc brakes. Wheelbase: 107.1 in.

  • Offered from the collection of Richard and Linda Kughn
  • Purchased new by Mr. and Mrs. Kughn
  • Fewer than 75 original miles
  • Complete with original car cover and top boot


To their considerable credit, Ford has been aggressive about maintaining the Mustang’s high-performance street cred, even in an era of increasing emissions and safety regulations. The 2013 Shelby GT500 model blew the minds of many enthusiasts when it debuted with an astonishing power increase up to 662 horsepower, along with a new front splitter to improve the car’s high-speed stability, “launch control,” a carbon-fiber driveshaft, no fewer than four exhaust pipes, and Mustang Track Apps, a new dashboard display that shows acceleration, braking, and G-force performance stats to the undoubtedly breathless driver.

Yes, this was a Mustang that, right out of the factory or off the dealer lot, was capable of 200 mph at a fraction of the price that one might expect to pay for similarly exotic and powerful cars. No wonder that it continues to hold its value today. Properly maintained examples with few ownership histories—a single owner in this case—are as hotly desirable as the new cars were.

Mr. and Mrs. Kughn bought their Shelby GT500 Convertible brand new; it was driven back to their showroom, put on display, and, aside from a couple of journeys to the local dealer for service, has remained there since, as a partner to their beautiful 1968 GT500 KR (also offered today). It is finished in Red Candy with Performance White stripes, leather Recaro sport seats with white stripes, a cue-ball shifter for the six-speed manual transmission, and special SVT 20th Anniversary lighted door sills. It is accompanied by the original fabric tonneau cover for the folded convertible top, as well as a Ford Genuine Parts car cover, which is still in the original box.

Undoubtedly, the new owner will have a lot of fun “breaking in” this as-new modern performance powerhouse.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

Alexander Weaver

aweaver@rmsothebys.com

+1 864 313 6844
California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

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+44 (0) 74 1511 4179
United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

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+1 203 912 7168
Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig

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+1 415 302 2247
California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

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+1 617 513 0388
United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

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+1 954 566 2209
Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

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+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach

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+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

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+1 717 623 1638
California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

mmalamut@rmsothebys.com

+1 805 231 6410
California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

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+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

mfairbairn@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

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+44 (0) 75 0110 7447
United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

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+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

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+1 519 784 9300
Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

smyers@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

tvandervelden@rmsothebys.com

+31 653 84 19 60
United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more