Super Mustang drops in at car show

Sandra ClarkPowell

An attention-grabbing visitor dropped in at the Travis Wegener Car Show on Aug. 19. And we’re not talking about those painted ponies that Dan and Cindy Arp brought.

Tim Treadway of Ray Varner Ford drove onto the Powell High School campus in a flashy white 2017 Shelby GT 350. OK. It’s slightly used at 1,475 miles, but Ray Varner priced it special at $54,500 (plus tax, tags and fees) for the car show.

Treadway said the high-performance Ford listed for $60,000 new and, with good care and low mileage, will retain its value. Only 1,800 were made and Ray Varner Ford was allocated just two. “Some smaller dealerships did not get even one,” said Treadway.

The Clinton-based Ford dealership sold its 2017 GT 350s quickly and has been allocated three for 2018, Treadway added.

It was a perfect centerpiece for the car show sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Mustang Club. It attracted ooohs and aaahs and at least one potential buyer. Treadway said, “It’s fun to drive” with 526 horsepower which “can be boosted.”

As unofficial events coordinator for Ray Varner Ford, Treadway expects a busy season. The dealership is active with Anderson County High School and Clinton High’s football teams. It will host a Mustang & All Fords car show and pony ride Oct. 21-22. Register online at



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