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2009 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 disintegration

Every Ford Mustang wrench-turner knows one of the first steps in any engine swap is to first remove the original power plant.  This takes careful planning, time, choice swear words, and bloody knuckles on occasion.  Well, a most-fortunate Utah woman found a rapid deploy (and “safe” in this case, thankfully) methodology for removing the engine for dis-replacement.  Shannon Welch was at the wheel of her 2009 Shelby GT500 when she made some choice navigational moves near I-15 at mile marker 16.  Her driving behavior led to her Ford Mustang careening about and successfully demolishing all things there abouts, launching the GT500’s V8 motor into the front of the vehicle behind her.  Yikes!

The good news: Miss Welch and two others involved in the GT500 disembowelment were not harmed.  The bad news: the Shelby GT500 (pictured ab0ve) cannot say the same.

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