Posts Tagged ‘Shelby’

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!

50 years Shelby with Anniversary Edition Mustangs

Jan
12

50 years Shelby with Anniversary Edition Mustangs - Muscle Cars BlogDETROIT – Jan. 10, 2012 – To honor its 50th anniversary, Shelby American™, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc., (CSBI.PK), is unleashing a new line of Anniversary Edition Shelby GTS, GT350® and Super Snake® vehicles. Only 50 white and 50 black of each post title Shelby model will be manufactured, making it an instant collector’s item and an iconic piece of automotive history.

“Few thought that Shelby American would make it in the car business for 50 years,” said Carroll Shelby. “We built the first Cobra in a rented garage and then GT350′s in an old hanger. But our company is still here, manufacturing the best cars that I’ve ever made. The next 50 years will be even better for Shelby American.”

The Shelby American name is synonymous with high performance worldwide. Over the past five decades, the company has relentlessly pushed the envelope with a string of superior vehicles and parts.

“Our golden anniversary is a remarkable milestone worthy of this limited edition line of Shelby vehicles,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “On the heels of the unprecedented sellout of our 50th Anniversary Edition Cobra 289, we expect demand for these new Shelby’s to be strong.” Read more!

2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Debuts As Most Powerful Production V8

Nov
15

2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Debuts As Most Powerful Production V8 - Muscle Cars Blog2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Debuts As Most Powerful Production V8 in the World with 650 Horsepower, Top Speed of 200+ MPH

  • New Ford Shelby GT500 is powered by an aluminum 5.8-liter supercharged V8 producing 650 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful production V8 engine in the world
  • Nearly every vehicle system has been optimized including powertrain, brakes, gearing and suspension
  • New Shelby GT500 sets a performance-driven design standard with new downforce- generating front grilles, aggressive splitter, new quad exhaust system and two new forged-aluminum wheels
  • Also new for 2013 is an optional Performance Package with SVT-designed Bilstein electronic adjustable dampers and a Torsen limited-slip differential. The offering can be coupled with a track package for all-out racetrack performance
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2011 – The ultimate Ford Mustang – Shelby GT500 – raises the bar high on performance with the introduction of the new 2013 model that goes on sale next year delivering 650 horsepower and a top speed of more than 200 mph.
“SVT keeps the Shelby GT500 on the cutting edge of technology and takes muscle car performance to new heights,” said Jost Capito, director of Global Performance Vehicles and Motorsport Business Development. “We encapsulated every aspect of performance in this car – whether it’s 0-60, top speed, racetrack or quarter-mile times. Beyond that, the daily driver also will find this car perfectly fits his or her needs.” Read more!

Forza Motorsport 4 – American Muscle Car Pack Trailer

Sep
23

Forza Motorsport 4 - American Muscle Car Pack Trailer - Muscle Cars BlogForza Motorsport 4 – American Muscle Car Pack Trailer

1965 Pontiac GTO,
1968 Pontiac Firebird,
1970 Buick GSX,
1970 Dodge Cornet Super Bee,
1966 Chevrolet Nova SS,
1969 Shelby GT500 428CJ,
1971 Plymouth GTX 426 Hemi,
1967 Dodge Cornet W023,
1968 Dodge Dart HEMI Super Stock,
1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt

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1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 Matching Numbers

May
22

1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 Matching Numbers - Muscle Cars Blog1968 SHELBY GT500 no.0833 (as listed on Ebay auction id: 250811487932)

First of all, the Candyapple Red over Saddle color combination is extremely rare, with fewer than 8% of 1968 Shelbys being configured in the same way. Second, it is a documented, numbers-matching car with original invoices, order sheets, and a Marti report. Finally, it IS a GT500 after all—428 cubic inches of big block Ford in a killer, race-bred package. Buy it, drive it, and watch its value stay rock-solid.

Restored by noted Mustang restorer Bob Wilson several years ago, this snake started out as an extremely clean original piece that was really straddling the line between “superior survivor” and“in need of restoration.” The ensuing restoration was done to extremely high standards and the car has been driven less than 50 miles since completion. Today it is in outstanding condition throughout, with excellent panel gaps, and gorgeous Candyapple Red paint. The fiberglass pieces on this car are high quality reproduction units, which really is a good thing since the originals often fit so poorly that no amount of rework can make them look as good as they do on this car. The GT500 stripes along the rocker panels are accurate, and you’ve probably also noticed that this is a stripe-delete car, which is very unusual. The paint is deep, rich, and lustrous, and I can’t find any evidence that this car has ever been driven on the road. If a bright red Shelby big block can be subtle and sophisticated, this is it. Read more!

1967 Mustang Fastback Shelby G.T.500CR 900

May
21

1967 Mustang Fastback Shelby G.T.500CR 900 - Muscle Cars Blog1967 Mustang Fastback Shelby G.T.500CR 900 as listed on Ebay (auction id: 290562873274)

MSN Autos recently named the 1967 Shelby G.T.500 the “ultimate muscle car.” The Shelby G.T.500CR 900 model starts with a legend, and injects it with modern supercar technology: a 770 horsepower supercharged engine, advanced multi-link race car inspired suspension, an oppulant interior and modern turn-key reliability.
Every Shelby G.T.500CR is coachbuilt at our facility located in Oklahoma. Modern amenities include authentic Shelby Performance Parts, rack and pinion steering, race inspired suspension, oversized disc brakes, and more. Engines are hand assembled out of the finest parts available, and with nearly 800 horsepower on tap the 900 model offers supercar performance. Please read the vehicle specs below.
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1966 Ford Mustang Fastback Shelby GT350 Hertz Recreation

May
19

1966 Ford Mustang Fastback Shelby GT350 Hertz Recreation - Muscle Cars BlogWe were looking for some parts at Ebay and we stumbled upon a few cool auctions we would post here. Let’s start with the first one – FORD MUSTANG 1966 GT350 SHELBY HERTZ REPLICA aka Rent-a-racer (auction id: 170640456785).

Here is the original description:

1966 Ford Mustang Fastback Shelby GT350 Hertz Recreation. 289 V8 with C4 automatic transmission. Much money and hardwork has been invested in creating this car ensuring it is as authentic to an original Hertz Shelby as possible.

The Hertz association with Shelby started in 1966 when Carroll Shelby struck a deal with The Hertz Corporation to supply approximately 1000 cars from Shelby America to the Hertz Sports Car Club. The cars could then be rented for $17 per day from numerous airports across America. These cars have since become known as the famed Rent-a-Racers. Of the cars supplied, 800 were painted in black with gold Le Mans stripes with an automatic transmission. Today, these cars are some of the most prized and valued Shelby Mustangs out there! Read more and watch the video!

New Shelby GTS Package For 2011-2012 Mustang

Apr
26

New Shelby GTS Package For 2011-2012 Mustang - Muscle Cars BlogNEW YORK – April 21, 2011 – Fulfilling the desire of Ford Shelby GT fans worldwide, executives with Shelby American Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK) introduced today the new Shelby GTS post-title package for the 2011-2012 Ford Mustang at the New York International Auto Show. Available with a either a V6 or V8, normally aspirated or supercharged, the Shelby GTS is the spiritual rebirth of the popular 2007-2008 Ford Shelby GT.

“The Ford Shelby GT was introduced in 2007 as an agile, reliable and affordable muscle car,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American Inc. “It dominated its SCCA racing class and was a popular canvas for enthusiasts to create their dream Shelby. Our Shelby GTS picks up that mantle and expands upon it with a choice of V6 or V8 power for a new generation of Shelby enthusiast who wants a car built just for them.” Read More!

800HP 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake

Apr
07

800HP 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake - Muscle Cars BlogLAS VEGAS– April 6, 2011 – Shelby American Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK) will unveil its new Super Snake post title package for the 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 at the New York International Auto Show. With 800 horsepower, the Shelby GT500 Super Snake will be the most powerful American muscle car introduced at the show. In addition to the Super Snake, Shelby American will also display the limited edition 2012 Shelby GT350 coupe and convertible.

“Shelby American has a rich history at the New York International Auto Show,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American Inc. “The very first Shelby car was introduced there in 1962, as well as the 1968 and 2008 Shelby GT500KR and the 2006 Shelby Hertz GT-H. This year, we’re returning with one of the most powerful and important Shelbys ever built.” Read more!

Mr October to Auction His Own 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350

Mar
18

Mr October to Auction His Own 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 - Muscle Cars Blog“MR. OCTOBER” TO VISIT INDIANA FOR THE AUCTION OF HIS PERSONAL SHELBY MUSTANG Auburn, Ind. (March 17, 2011) – Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and noted car collector, Reggie Jackson, will be making his way to Auburn, Indiana this spring to watch his prized 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 (chassis no. SFM5S129) go under the hammer at the Auctions America by RM inaugural Auburn Spring Collector Car Auction, May 12 – 15, 2011 at the 235-acre Auburn Auction Park.

This 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 (estimate of $175,000 – $225,000) is a superbly presented car, highly original and well maintained. Its sale represents a terrific opportunity to own an outstanding GT350 from the first production year of the Shelby Mustang, and from the private collection of none other than “Mr. October.”

“We’re so pleased that RM’s long-time friend, Reggie Jackson, has chosen Auctions America’s inaugural Auburn Spring event as the venue to offer his highly-desirable Shelby Mustang for sale,” said Donnie Gould, President, Auctions America by RM. “We encourage all enthusiasts and their families to join us in Auburn this May for the first of what is sure to become a spring tradition for the collector car community.” Read more!