Posts Tagged ‘Shelby’

1967 Mustang Fastback Eleanor Shelby

Jan
15

1967 Mustang Fastback Eleanor Shelby - Muscle Cars BlogThis is the way everyone else is trying to build their Eleanor. This car has been built to the highest possible standard. There has been no expense spared on this build. There is well over $140 000.00 in this car.

Some of the parts that have gone into this car:

Engine: 302, completely modified to 450++ horsepower
Nitrous: 150 shot boost
Transmission: Tremec T5
Rear End: Ford 9 inch
Gears: 4:10 Detroit Locker
Brakes: 4-Piston Calipers, Vented / Slotted Discs SSBC/ Willwood Booster
Rear Suspension: Heidts 4-link with chrome Coil – Overs Read more!

Why the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is a class apart from the rest

Dec
12

The new 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is an awesome muscle car.

With a supercharged V-8 engine and 662 horsepower, this little beast can surpass 200 miles per hour – this fact alone would be enough to make many men consider buying the car, but when you consider the low price of £35,000, it is clear that this car is simply a steal!

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!

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!