Posts Tagged ‘carroll shelby’

1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible – Not a car to pass on

Mar
15

1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible - Not a car to pass on - Muscle Cars BlogToday’s 1968 Shelby GT500 Convertible has build sheet and Marti Report verified, Sunlit Gold over black, Factory A/C, power steering and brakes and it is Rotisserie restored! Achieving such great look is not an easy job – it costs a lot and takes time. However, a couple weeks back a Shelby expert was looking this muscle car over and everything went very smooth.

Before its inspection the car was very nice – you can see that in the pictures, but the top didn’t work too well, the exhaust was tired, and several small details were lacking. Here’s what the owner took care of in the past month: Click on Read more!

2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Cobra Special Edition (1 of 2)

Jan
11

2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Cobra Special Edition (1 of 2) - Muscle Cars BlogHere is a very Special Edition 2011 Shelby GT500 Cobra. Attended and autographed by motoring legend Carroll Shelby, and auctioned on-line by Collector Car Productions at the Canadian International AutoShow event in Toronto, Ontario, on February 10th, 2010. Accompanied by Mr. David E. Davis and Mr. Bob Bondurant, Carroll Shelby was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame that night as the first international inductee. The Carroll Shelby Tribute Event was in support of the Canadian Shelby Foundation and the Canadian Motorsport Heritage Foundation.

This Shelby Cobra is 1 of 2 cars in existence! Purchased from Ford Motor Company of Canada by the Toronto Dealers Association (TADA) for the purpose of promoting the Shelby Tribute Charity Event where 30 historically significant Shelby cars were placed on display from collections across North America, both Special Edition cars showcase a factory prototype suspension not available with any other Shelby GT500!Click on Read more!

1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible – The rarest GT500KR for sale

Oct
30

1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible - The rarest GT500KR for sale - Muscle Cars BlogToday’s eBay find of the day is this 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible. What about telling you this is the rarest GT500 in the World! In addition to that, it was once owned by Mrs. Shelby. As far as we know, this GT500KR was created specifically for her and painted in her favorite color nail polish, Royal Maroon.

The muscle cars fans probably know that 2 more Coupes were also built and painted in the same color, but this IS THE ONLY CONVERTIBLE. It also had a feature article in Muscle Car Review July 2012. Click on Read More for images!

1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500E

Sep
04

1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500E - Muscle Cars BlogComplete Build Out Information:
Donor Car:
1967 Arizona ,Rust-Free, A-Code 4-Barrel Car

Restoration:
Full Rotisserie

Drivetrain:
Custom built Ford 428 cubic inch High Performance Engine Stroked to 478 CI. Runs on 93 octane unleaded gas.
BILLET Steel Crankshaft, H-Beam competition connecting rods, custom forged lightweight pistons and larger camshaft
QUICK TIME, Blow Proof bell housing and block plate
BILLET Steel fly wheel
Center Force dual friction clutch and pressure plate
TILTON Hydraulic clutch slave conversion
Aluminum Block Adapter for remote oil filter and cooler lines
Rod and Custom oil pan to fit suspension
Aluminum Roller Rocker Arms
Lunati Solid Roller Lifter camshaft, Edlebrock Performer RPM Aluminum heads, Canton racing modified rear sump pan
CNC Cylinder Head Porting- CNC ported and bench flow tested
Edelbrock High volume aluminum water pump Read more! See more images!

1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback – Eleanor’s Worst Nitemare

Jul
07

1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback - Eleanor’s Worst Nitemare - Muscle Cars BlogThe featured 1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback is the Eleanor’s worst Nitemare. Truly one-of-a-kind, this 1967 Ford Mustang Pro Touring Fastback has been hand-built from the ground up and is a multi-award winner! What’s more, this muscle car is AUTOGRAPHED by CARROLL SHELBY himself on the dash!! What a masterpiece! As far as we know, this muscle car has been officially named “NITEMARE” because it is just that intense!

This build was a joint effort between two top restoration shops: CUSTOM CLASSIC RESTORATIONS in Illinois, and BILLUPS AUTO BODY in Oklahoma. Both known for building ONLY THE BEST! The two teams worked together for over 10 months to produce this amazing 1967 Pro Touring Mustang. An estimated$240,000 was invested in this awesome machine! Check out the details and photos!

1967 Ford Shelby GT500E SuperSnake Eleanor

May
29

1967 Ford Shelby GT500E SuperSnake Eleanor - Muscle Cars Blog1967 Mustang GT500E Resto Mod “Eleanor” is a very well-known muscle car, but the featured resto mod owns a tuned/built Coyote 5.0L engine 475 hp, custom headers, exhaust, rack and pinion steering, cold air intake, automatic TCI transmission. The mere mention of the name conjures up images of “the ultimately modernized Shelby Mustang”, the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds” & legendary performance & good looks.

This GT500E is so much more than most & may very well be the most unique one ever built. It’s the culmination of a 6-year project by a very well known Southeastern US classic & custom car builder whose incredible metal fabrication skills can be seen throughout the car. Inside, on & around the historic, ground-breaking engine are many hand fabricated items & many of the finest components today’s hot rod industry has to offer:

The air cleaner assembly is a one-off, custom machined unit you’ll not find anywhere else. Starting it all is a high-torque mini starter that gets power from a master-switch controlled 1000 amp Optima battery located in the trunk. Keeping that precious engine cool is a custom fabricated aluminum radiator with 2 thermostatically controlled electric fans. Custom touches abound in the form of all-braided steel lines & fittings, polished billet hood hinges, a one-off polished Ford logo cooling system cap, custom, chromed, frame-strengthening tubular reinforcement bars & flat fender aprons and firewall. Read more and see the great image gallery!

Carroll Shelby, Automotive Legend Dies at Age of 89

May
12

Carroll Shelby, Automotive Legend Dies - Muscle Cars BlogWe, at MuscleVehicles – The Muscle Cars Blog are sorry to say that Carroll Shelby, Automotive Legend passed away. He indeed was a legend. Here is the official statement, which is attributable to Edsel B. Ford II, member of the Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company and great-grandson of Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company.:

Carroll Shelby, Automotive Legend Dies
Carroll Shelby, Ford Family for More Than Half a Century

“Today, we have lost a legend in Ford Motor Company’s history, and my family and I have lost a dear friend. Carroll Shelby is one of the most recognized names in performance car history, and he’s been successful at everything he’s done. Whether helping Ford dominate the 1960s racing scene or building some of the most famous Mustangs, his enthusiasm and passion for great automobiles over six decades has truly inspired everyone who worked with him. He was a great innovator whose legend at Ford never will be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”

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2012 Shelby GT 1000 Coupe

Mar
28

2012 Shelby GT 1000 Coupe - Muscle Cars BlogNEW YORK – March 27, 2012 – Shelby American, Inc., a division of Carroll Shelby International (CSBI.PK), will introduce its most powerful Shelby yet on April 5, 2012, at the New York International Auto Show. Carroll Shelby and his team created the Shelby 1000 by starting with a 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 and kicking its handling, horsepower and braking to the performance edge.

The Shelby 1000 will be offered in both a street and a Shelby 1000 S/C “off-road” track version. The street legal, pump gas version dyno’s out at approximately 950 HP, while the track oriented S/C edition is rated at over 1,100 HP.

“Carroll Shelby is a visionary who has pushed the boundaries of performance his entire life,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “He challenged the Shelby American team to develop the Shelby 1000 and wanted to unveil this amazing new Shelby at the New York Auto Show celebrating 50 years since he unveiled the very first Shelby Cobra that changed the face of high performance. We will have that very car, Cobra #1 (CSX2000) along with Shelby 1000 on display in our Shelby American booth in New York.”

Final Specs on 2011 Shelby GT350 Mustang

Oct
08

Final Specs on 2011 Shelby GT350 Mustang - Muscle Cars BlogSHELBY AMERICAN RELEASES FINAL SPECS AND NEW 600+ HP OPTION FOR 2011 GT350
10/7/2010

• 2011 Shelby GT350 supercharge package has 525 HP; normally aspirated has 430 HP
• 624 horsepower optional
• All 2011 GT350s are built at the Las Vegas facility and documented in the official Shelby Registry

LAS VEGAS – October 7, 2010 – Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK) has released the official performance specs of the supercharged and normally aspirated post title packages for the Shelby GT350, as well as a new higher horsepower option for the 5.0 liter powered car. With up to 624 horsepower on tap via an optional “R” tune, the 2011 Shelby GT350 is one of the most powerful limited production cars in the world. Read more!