Posts Tagged ‘Shelby’

Carbon Fiber Wheels for Shelby GT350R Mustang

Jul
13

Carbon Fiber Wheels for Shelby GT350R MustangFor the all-new Shelby® GT350R, the most track-ready road-going production Mustang ever, Ford dreamed of using the ultimate high-performance material for its unique wheels – carbon fiber.

But while the automotive aftermarket and a low-volume supercar manufacturer have offered carbon fiber wheels, Ford and Australian supplier Carbon Revolution took on the challenge of crafting the first mass-produced, track-capable carbon fiber wheels as standard equipment for Shelby GT350R.

Ford Performance Shelby GT350R-C to Make IMSA Competition Debut

Jun
26

Ford Performance Shelby GT350R-C to Make IMSA Competition Debut at Watkins GlenThere’s no mistaking the wicked sound or aggressive looks of the all-new Shelby® GT350R-C that Ford announced today would see its first official track time at Watkins Glen this weekend.

Ford Shelby GT350R-C, the competition version of the reincarnated icon, will compete in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, a showdown of the most popular – and accessible – performance cars from around the world.

The GT350R production car was unveiled in January, and is one of more than 12 new vehicles Ford Performance will bring to market through 2020. Since its introduction, sports car enthusiasts have eagerly awaited the debut of a racing version.

1967 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster

May
22

1967 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster Front AngleInvoiced to Shelby American on December 14, 1966, Shelby Cobra CSX3356 was first sold to Paradise Ford of Scottsdale, Arizona, at an inventory reduction price of “$1,000 off dealer cost” and was delivered to Arizona by truck on October 2, 1967. In its original configuration it was equipped with the single four-barrel 427 “side oiler” engine and finished in Red with a Black interior. The Shelby Registry notes that its early history is unknown, but an unidentified owner in the San Antonio, Texas, area offered it for sale in the fall of 1980. The ad described “427 Cobra CSX3356. 7 aluminum wheels, 4 magnesium wheels, chrome side pipes, 200 miles on balanced, blueprinted 427 side-oiler, special competition transmission. Just painted. An exceptional Cobra for someone who is looking for JUST THAT. First time sale since 1970. Expensive – serious inquiries please.”

World’s Largest Collector Car Auction Company in Seattle june 5-6

May
13

1968 Shelby GT500KR Front AngleMecum Auctions, the largest collector car auction company, will host its second-annual classic and collector car auction in Seattle at CenturyLink Field Event Center June 5-6 with an anticipated lineup of 600 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, hot rods, Resto Mods and more expected to cross the auction block from an estimated 20 surrounding states.

Among the main attractions consigned for the Mecum Seattle auction is the John Wickey Collection (Lots S94-S98), an assemblage of five blue-chip muscle cars highlighted by a 1968 Shelby GT500KR Fastback that is arguably the finest of its kind. The car was restored by Mustang Club of America judge Tom Mynes and has captured an unprecedented 10 consecutive MCA Thoroughbred Gold Awards.

Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang Raises the Bar for Handling

May
07

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Front AngleThe all-new Ford Shelby GT350 builds on Carroll Shelby’s original idea – transform Mustang from a great everyday car into a dominant road racer, elevating it to a new level.

Shelby GT350 raises the bar significantly over the already very capable 2015 Mustang GT performance pack, combining the best technologies and most thoroughly engineered components to create the most athletic Mustang ever built.

“When we started working on this car, we wanted to build the best possible Mustang for the places we most love to drive – challenging back roads with a variety of corners and elevation changes, and at the track on weekends,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “Every change we made to this car was driven by the functional requirements of a powerful, responsive powerplant – nimble, precise handling and massive stopping power.”

1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster CSX2549

May
05

1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster CSX2549 Front AngleCarroll Shelby’s impact on the automobile is almost immeasurable. He won in almost every form of motorsport he attacked, excelling as a driver and then as a manufacturer and racing team manager. He also redefined the sports car with the 289 Cobra, a lightweight hybrid that married AC’s Ace roadster with Ford’s all-new thinwall V-8 engine. Once Shelby’s chief engineer Phil Remington and driver Ken Miles sorted the combination, the Cobra proved a terror in competition, immediately trailering the new-for-1963 Corvette Sting Ray and eventually winning the World Manufacturers Championship in Daytona Coupe form.

1965 Shelby GT350 – 289/306 HP 4-Speed

Apr
29

1965 Shelby GT350 Front AngleThis four-owner 1965 Shelby GT350 is being offered after approximately four decades in a private collection. Built at almost exactly the mid-point of first-year production, it incorporates several interesting features related to the running changes made early in the production process. Serial number SFM5S265, it was received at Shelby American on May 14, 1965. The transformation from stripped Mustang to full-blown Shelby began on the same day and was completed on May 19. It was ordered by Reynolds Motors, Inc. of Syracuse, New York, on June 17 and shipped there on June 21. A radio-delete car, it was invoiced to Reynolds at $3,863.75 including Cragar wheels and freight and first purchased by Kent Bewley of Greenville, Tennessee. It changed hands two more times until Michael E. Cocolichio of Bayside, New York, purchased it in the early 1970s, retaining ownership until 2014.

2015 Shelby GT350 Comes With a Unique 2015 VIN – the Envy of Shelby Enthusiasts Everywhere

Apr
28

2015 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Front AngleIn recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Shelby GT350, Ford will build a limited run of Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustangs for 2015.

The original Shelby GT350, introduced in 1965, established Mustang’s performance credentials on racetracks around the world. The all-new Shelby GT350, featuring the most powerful naturally aspirated Ford production engine ever, re-establishes Mustang as a world-class sports car.

Only 100 Shelby GT350 models will feature a 2015 model year designation before production switches over to 2016. Of these, 50 will be equipped with the Technology Package and 50 equipped with the Track Package.

1968 Shelby Ford Mustang 428 CI

Mar
20

1968 Shelby Ford Mustang 428 CI FrontAs for high performance offerings, 1968 was the year Ford unleashed their 428 Cobra Jet Mustang. The car’s engine was conceived from a 428 police-car short block engine, aluminum manifold, 427 low-riser cylinder heads, and a special camshaft. It also featured numerous suspension tweaks. No doubt, the car was a huge hit at the drag strip. So popular, in fact, that Ford released a 2008 tribute model.

1967 Shelby Cobra [VIDEO]

Jan
22

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