Posts Tagged ‘Shelby’

All-New Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang Roars Off the Line at Flat Rock Assembly Plant


All-New Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang Roars Off the Line at Flat Rock Assembly PlantOne of the most iconic performance Mustang nameplates of all time the all-new Shelby® GT350R roared off the line today at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant. The new GT350R Mustang is the most athletic Mustang ever, designed to tackle the world’s most challenging roads and race tracks while creating an exhilarating experience for the driver.

“This is a special day for all Mustang enthusiasts,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company.  “We have taken the GT350 formula to the next level of innovation, style and performance.  Today the legend continues.”

It’s the 50th Anniversary of the Cobra Daytona Coupe


Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX900 Series SideBack in 1964, the Cobra was all dominant – except at such high-speed European circuits as Le Mans. Carroll Shelby duly tasked designer Peter Brock with penning a sleeker body and the resulting Cobra Daytona Coupes beat Ferrari to the 1965 FIA Sports Car Championship. Only six cars were constructed in period, which will be assembled for the first time ever at the upcoming Goodwood Revival meeting, September 11-13. Unsurprisingly, these Shelby masterpieces very rarely come to market and, when they do, they fetch a fortune – the last one to sell fetched a cool $7.25million. A genuine derivative is, however, available brand new from just £99,800 plus VAT – here’s the story…….

1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback 428 CI


1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback 428 CI Front AngleBeyond their superior power and handling over the Mustangs on which they were based, Shelby’s GT coupes and convertibles always had a decided advantage in the looks department, especially the 1967 version. Its aggressive front end treatment extended the hood and nose for an extremely aggressive appearance that was furthered by body side scoops and an upswept tail spoiler.

The 1967 Shelby GT500 on offer here embodies that entire attitude in all its freshly restored glory. Its highly desirable Dark Moss Green paint with White striping and Black Décor interior make for a show-stopping combination.

1966 Shelby GT350H Fastback 289-415 HP


1966 Shelby GT350H Fastback 289-415 HP Front AngleFor Hertz car renters with a penchant for performance back in 1966, the availability of a Shelby Mustang for hire had to have been thrilling. This was not a simple dress-up package, but an actual Shelby American–constructed fastback ponycar that was ready for action, complete with a hot Shelby-tuned 289 CI V-8 engine. A handful ended up in weekend racing competition, but it is unlikely that any are set-up to endurance competition specs like SFM6S828 has been.

High Energy and Huge Crowds at Mecum’s Second-Annual Harrisburg Auction


1968 Shelby GT500KR Convertible Front AngleMecum Auctions’ second-annual auction in Harrisburg, Penn., held July 30-Aug. 2 saw an unprecedented amount of collector cars, motorcycles, tractors and more cross the auction block with total sales reaching $20,566,598 and an overall sell-through rate of 67 percent. In just four days, a total of 1,016 vehicles, 135 motorcycles, 107 tractors and 405 Road Art items were offered for sale to a sea of ardent bidders as 20 hours of auction coverage were broadcast on NBC Sports Network.

Carbon Fiber Wheels for Shelby GT350R Mustang


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


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


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


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


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.”