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Carroll Shelby’s 100th birthday celebrated as UK’s first Shelby Super Snake F-150 pickups arrive

  • 11 January 2023 marks 100th birthday of iconic American racer and performance motoring legend Carroll Shelby
  • Official Shelby American retailer, Clive Sutton, secures allocation of performance-enhanced Ford F-150 pickups for UK
  • Shelby Super Snake F-150 pickup truck boasts 775bhp from supercharged 5.0-litre V8
  • Sutton ensures peace of mind with comprehensive three-year / 30,000-mile warranty

London, 11 January 2023 – High-performance and luxury car specialist Clive Sutton is celebrating the 100th birthday of performance motoring icon Carroll Shelby. The London-based retailer is offering UK customers exclusive access to super-sized power, presence, and performance with the latest Shelby Super Snake F-150 pickup truck.

Clive Sutton has imported Shelby vehicles to the UK for more than 15 years and is the UK’s only official distributor. Its latest import, the Shelby Super Snake truck, features the optional Shelby supercharger power upgrade that pushes output past 775bhp. A new suspension system optimises the truck for on- or off-road driving, while comprehensive styling enhancements further distinguish the Super Snake.

With only 300 of the four-door 4×4 pickups produced globally, the Sutton allocation ensures exclusivity alongside the capability to out-perform most vehicles on- or off-road. Sutton customers will benefit from the company’s end-to-end Vehicle Import and Preparation (VIP) service that handles all shipping, registration, and homologation requirements alongside paying all taxes and duties.

The Shelby Super Snake Sport (single cab) is priced from £139,950* plus VAT. The Shelby Super Snake truck (double cab) is priced from £159,950* for the on-road version, with an off-road specification costing £157,950* plus VAT. The off-road Super Snake includes a BDS lift kit paired with the FOX Shock System suspension, and 35-inch BFG all-terrain tyres.

Clive Sutton, Founder and CEO: “As the UK’s official Shelby distributor, we plan to spend all year celebrating the 100th birthday of Carroll Shelby. What a way to start this special year with a big, powerful American truck! Our customers often seek exclusivity and always appreciate power, characteristics the Shelby Super Snake truck has in spades. With our VIP-import service and comprehensive three-year warranty our customers receive vehicle manufacturer levels of service and reassurance with the added benefit of a truly exclusive ownership experience.”

Already the best-selling pickup truck in the US, Ford recently updated its F-150 enhancing the iconic model to make it the toughest, most productive F-150 ever. Ford’s F-series trucks have been the top-selling vehicle in the US since the early 1980s and the Sutton team has offered the giant 4x4s to UK buyers for more than 20 years.

As capable as it is powerful, the Shelby Super Snake is available from Clive Sutton in on-or off-road form. Each has the new 10-speed automatic transmission, a wealth of performance enhancements, FOX Shock System, 22-inch Shelby wheels and Shelby bumpers and badging.

Shelby has thoroughly overhauled the interior of the spacious Super Snake cab. Custom two-tone seats are offset against carbon fibre trim, tinted windows, and racing pedals. Outside, distinctive ram-air induction vents are set on the leading edge of the truck’s bonnet. Also, dual stripes run centrally down the length of the vehicle from the custom bumper and grille to the Shelby nameplate on the rear tailgate.

In addition to the Super Snake trucks, Clive Sutton also offers the Shelby Raptor truck, official continuation model Shelby Cobras, and the only Shelby-licenced Cobra replicas, the Superformance MkII, MkIII, and MKIII R. In addition, a Shelby Daytona Coupe by Superformance is on the Sutton books, alongside the Shelby GT500 Mustang, and company’s own Shelby-inspired right-hand drive CS850R Mustang.

Clive Sutton has an exclusive allocation of six trucks for 2023, interested parties should call the Sutton team on +44 (0)20 7483 6500. Clive Sutton specialises in importing some of the most unique, powerful and desirable vehicles from the US and across Europe. Buyers can browse Sutton’s luxury and supercar stock or build a bespoke luxury vehicle by visiting CliveSutton.co.uk.

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