Posts Tagged ‘Shelby’

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Track Test Video

Jun
14

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Track Test Video - Muscle Cars BlogIt’s all about muscle cars and horsepower! That’s one reason why we’ve been so interested in the rivalry between the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro over the last several decades. This being the case, the latest Ford Shelby GT500 has been King of the Road ever since it was unveiled as a 2013 model. With 82 more horsepower (rated) and a couple hundred pounds less weight to move, the ‘Stang out to outrun the range-topping 2012 Camaro ZL1 in straight-line performance testing.

Of course, the world doesn’t always operate in straight lines, meaning there’s a whole lot more to this story left to unfold. The boys from Inside Line decided to round up the latest GT500 and Camaro ZL1 models to see which would come out on top in a series of head-to-head contests. Check out the incredible video – click on Read More!

A Look at the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500

May
28

The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 has made a big splash at Ford Canada dealerships. It is also one of the hottest selling muscle cars throughout North America. A big reason for that is power. Car lovers can’t get enough of it, and Ford has really delivered by upping the performance output of the 2013 model to an intoxicating 662 horsepower. Shelby fans were already quite satisfied with last year’s 550-hp engine.

1967 Shelby GT 350 Factory Paxton Supercharged

May
26

1967 Shelby GT 350 Factory Paxton Supercharged - Muscle Cars Blog1967 Shelby GT 350 with Factory Paxton Supercharger – a truly awesome muscle car ! Shelby built 35 1967 Shelby GT 350′s with Paxton Superchargers. Only 19 of these cars are still known to exist. Only 5 Red Supercharged cars were built and only 4 of those are known to still exist. The engine is a date correct 289 High Performance engine with all of the correct parts and all are date correct for the car including Harmonic Balancer, S7 intake maniford, S7 High-po exhaust manifolds, distributor, engine cover, heads, original valve covers, etc. 

The four speed toploader transmission is coded with the correct RUG-1 and the rear end is date correct. The former owner stated that the Paxton Supercharger is original to the car and is dated February 10, 1967. This car was built by Ford on May 4, 1967 and Shelby completed it on May 19, 1967. The amount of original parts is incredible with the motor mounts, rear 2 1/2″ brake drums, and even the fuel sending unit being original Ford. The motor mounts are dated C7ZZ and the fuel sending unit has a C7 part number.

The car has just experienced a complete ground up restoration by a Mustang Club of America Gold Card Judge. Stay tuned for more information! Check out the incredible image gallery!

Team Shelby gathers Shelby Cobras for a 50th anniversary reunion

Apr
25

Team Shelby gathers Shelby Cobras for a 50th anniversary reunion - Muscle Cars Blog2012 marks the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Shelby Cobra.  The most recent celebration happened this past weekend at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, California. Many, many Shelby Cobra owners gathered for a 50th anniversary reunion put on by the Team Shelby Pacific Coast Division. All kinds of Cobras were gathered in front of the museum, from 289-powered slab-sided Cobras to original 427 side-oiler models to the modern continuation Cobras. Drew Phillips was at the event which drew plenty of locals and took pictures of these awesome cars.

You can enjoy all of these iconic vehicles at the Shelby Cobra 50th anniversary reunion in the photo gallery below. Read more, check out the gallery!

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.”

2008 Ford Mustang GT500 KR Unique Shelby Autographed

Feb
29

2008 Ford Mustang GT500 KR Unique Shelby Autographed - Muscle Cars BlogHere is a truly ONE OF A KIND 2008 Ford Mustang GT500 KR 40th Annivarsary Edition loaded all the way up! This is a SHELBY AUTOGRAPHED GT 500 KR OWNED BY AMY BOYLAN EX PRESIDENT OF SHELBY! Signed by entire production team at Shelby under custom carbon fiber hood!!!

As we said, this unique muscle car is owned by Amy Boylan ex-president of Shelby and was built for her with tons of factory upgrades. Currently is rated at 600 hp, but can be tuned much higher…  You can have this baby for US $100,000.00 and it is currently located at West Coast Customs store! Read more for unique gallery!

2013 Ford Mustang Commercial

Feb
26

2013 Ford Mustang Commercial  - Muscle Cars BlogFord is launching a new commercial for the redesigned 2013 Mustang that will initially air during the Daytona 500 this weekend.

The commercial depicts a real-life version of the customizer, with a variety of bystanders “unleashing their inner Mustang,” turning the car into a custom Mustang GT, Boss 302 or Shelby GT500… and at least one tiny dancer injecting a little darkness into her ballerina outfit for a ride worthy of Natalie Portman.

Everyone has an Inner Mustang. Unleash yours… Watch the commercial on Read more!

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 Auburn Edition Custom

Feb
13

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 Auburn Edition Custom - Muscle Cars BlogThis brand new 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 was designed and built by Cahaba Custom Cars LLC. in Birmingham, AL. Various design modifications were implemented to further boast its already muscular appearance. We have added a custom painted front and rear spoiler, body color rear air diffuser, lowering springs by Ford Racing and a very throaty but beautiful sounding Roush exhaust with 4” chrome tips. All of our work is done in house to ensure the highest quality product available. PPG Global paints and clear coat were used. The striping on this car was painted over the original color and then burried under 5 layers of clear coat, wet sanded and polished to a mirror finish. This is far superior to the traditional factory vinyl tape stripe in looks, feel, and durability. Click on Read more for fantastic gallery and more information!

New 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible for SVT 20th Anniversary with 650HP

Feb
08

New 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible for SVT 20th Anniversary - Muscle Cars BlogCHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2012 – The official launch of SVT came during the 1992 Chicago Auto Show with the unveiling of the 1993 SVT Mustang Cobra and SVT F-150 Lightning. Now Ford returns to Chicago to celebrate its past and look to the future with the 2013 Shelby GT500 convertible.

In honor of SVT’s anniversary, a commemorative lighted sill plate will be used in the 2013 Shelby GT500 to celebrate the many years of performance vehicles. The 1993 SVT Mustang Cobra offered a 235-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engine, which demonstrates just how far the products have come in 20 years. The 2013 Shelby GT500 with its 650-horsepower V8 marks the latest offering from one of the oldest and most successful automotive performance groups in the world.

“The Shelby GT500 convertible is every bit the performer that the coupe is,” said Kerry Baldori, SVT Global Performance Vehicles chief engineer. “All of the significant changes we made in the program were instrumental in delivering a convertible that could really shine on the track but can still be driven on a daily basis.” Read more and see gallery!

1968 Mustang GT500 SS Eleanor Super Snake Tribute

Feb
04

1968 Mustang GT500 SS Eleanor Super Snake Tribute - Muscle Cars BlogSpotted this 1968 Shelby GT500 “Super Snake” on Ebay. It has ALUMINUM, supercharged 427FE, five speed manual and it is stated that over $200,000 are invested! Some more features are complete Ground Control suspension, A/C, rack and pinion steering, disc brakes, TRUE Halibrand knock offs. The iconic muscle car is a multiple show winner and pretty much custom touched everywhere!
Here come the details:

A HOT ’68 GT500 Eleanor tribute, powered by a Shelby licensed and supercharged ALUMINUM 427CI big block! A Tremec TKO transmission in the tunnel, competition suspensions front and rear, a killer interior, real knockoff wheels and a just-so exhaust note make this car a blast to drive and one of the ultimate head-turning rides of all time! Click on Read more for fantastic gallery and more spicy details!