Agora Models gives car enthusiasts a unique opportunity to build and own premium quality 1:8 scale replica models of some of the world’s most exciting cars.
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We create stunning, authentic replica models which are delivered with outstanding customer care and support throughout your Agora modelling experience. We know how important good customer service is so we make this our priority to ensure all our customers enjoy the best possible Agora experience.
In February 2020, Agora Models will be launching in Australia, and New Zealand, via our Australian distribution hub. You can pre order now for the Super Snake, ready for the initial despatch of the first pack in mid-February.
Enjoy peace of mind knowing your model is co-developed and officially approved in partnership with Shelby American Inc. who gave us exclusive access to the real car in 2019 to create our 1:8 scale model.
This Super Snake model is created using the latest 3D laser scanning, digital computer modelling and precision model engineering to recreate this authentic replica.
In January 2019, the 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake sold for US$2,200,000. This one-off car broke its own record as the most expensive Mustang ever sold. At the time, it was the fastest street-legal production car. Now you have the opportunity to build and own this extraordinary performance car.
Weight: 18.52 lbs (8.4 kg)
Material: Body and chassis made from Zamak metal, seat material is soft PVC – faithful to the original Super Snake seats. Inside finishing is made with ‘flocking printing’ imitating soft surface
Length: 23.4” (595mm)
Width: 9.1” (232mm)
Height: 6.9” (175mm)
- Functioning headlamps and taillights
- Engine sound when the accelorator pedal is pushed
- Stop lights go on when brake pedal is pushed
- Steering wheel operates front wheels
- Opening doors, hood and trunk
- Genuine horn sound, by pushing the center of the steering wheel
- Color matched to original Dupont paint codes
- Replica of the Goodyear Thunderbolt tyres
- Folding rear seats to extend the trunk
HOW TO BUY
Your Agora Models 12-month subscription
The Agora Models monthly build plan allows you to spread the cost of your subscription over 12 months.
Each month you will receive one pack containing your highly-detailed, scaled reproduction parts of the original model.
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There’s even more to enjoy by becoming a member of the Agora Advantage Club. Simply purchasing your first model entitles you to AgoraPro-level membership, then progress to AgoraElite and AgoraMaster each time you complete an Agora model.
A beautifully illustrated hardback book about the real car
Complimentary Pack 1 parts for your next kit
Priority access to limited editions and early alerts about new models
All our customers enjoy the experience of the Agora Guarantee
Visit the Super Snake forum to share news, views and opinion about the 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500
Follow our build diary of the Shelby Mustang Super Snake to help you with your own build
The ‘one and only’ 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake
In January 2019, the 1967 Shelby Super Snake broke its own record for most expensive Mustang ever sold, well ahead of the GT500 Eleanor – one of Hollywood’s most iconic film cars.
1. 1968 Ford Mustang 390 'Bullitt' - $3.4 million
2. 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake - $2.2 million
3. 1967 Shelby GT500 Eleanor - $1 million
4. 1965 Shelby GT 350R - $990,000
5. 1969 Shelby GT500 Convertible – $742,500
6. 2007 Shelby GT - $660,000
7. 1969 Mustang Boss 429 - $605,000
8. 2007 Shelby GT500 - $600,000
9. 2008 Shelby GT500KR – $550,000
10. 1969 Mustang Boss 429 - $550,000
The Holy Grail of Mustangs
The 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake has a formidable reputation.
In January 2019, it became the most expensive Mustang ever sold at auction – $2.2 million.
What makes this particular 1967 Shelby GT500 – chassis number 544 – the most sought after Mustang in the world?
Part publicity stunt, part market study, the Super Snake was born from opportunity. Goodyear needed to showcase their latest model of tyre – the Thunderbolt – and Carroll Shelby, their West Coast distributor, was the man to do it.
He could have tested the tyres on a regular GT500.
But in typical Carroll Shelby style, in collaboration with former Shelby American Sales Manager Don McCain, he instead placed a 427 GT40 Le Mans racing engine under the GT500’s hood, modifying the car to deal with the additional power.
The Super Snake would end up hitting 170 mph, averaging 142 mph over 500 miles, and despite being “way too fast for the tyres it was on”, it became, at the time, “the fastest, street-legal production car ever made”.
McCain wanted to produce 50 Super Snakes, but the cost was simply unviable. And so the Super Snake remained unique and one-of-one.
Now, with this stunning, faithful replica, you too can own a part of Shelby history, and build one of the most legendary cars ever made.
Car type: Coupe
Kerb weight: 1491 kg (3287 lbs)
Dimensions: 4.74 m (187 in) long, 1.80 m (71 in) wide, 1.31 m (52 in) high
Wheelbase: 2.74 m (108 in)
Power: 520 bhp
Torque: 678 Nm
Engine type: Ford Big-Block FE 427
Displacement: 7.0l (427 ci)
Transmission: 4 speed manual
Layout: front engine, rear wheel drive
Top speed: 170 mph (274 kph)
0–60 mph: 4.3 s
0–100 kph: 4.5 s
Liam, Co-Founder of Agora, with the $2.2m Super Snake
Photo taken at the Shelby American Heritage Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada.