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Shelby GT500CR by Classic Recreations


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Classic Recreations 1967 G.T.500CR makes first public appearance in Las Vegas the same weekend as the NASCAR Shelby American Race

Yukon, Okla. (Feb 25th, 2010) - Less than four months after custom coachbuilder Classic Recreations announced the Officially-Licensed 1967 Shelby G.T.500CR continuation car program at the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the first prototype made its debut in the same city but with a very different setting.

Details of the reborn supercar have been a closely guarded secret, but on February 25th, 2010, the first GT500CR prototype was photographed near the Shelby American facility in Las Vegas, prior to an all-Shelby weekend where car owners and NASCAR fans gathered to celebrate the legendary mark during the NASCAR Shelby American GT350 stock car race.

Ford Shelby GT500 turned into “The Most Desired Muscle Car”


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When The 2010 Chicago Auto Show ended, the winners in the five categories were announced. The votes were collected throughout the 10-day event. The winner in the “Vehicle I’d most like to have in my driveway” category, is the 2010 Ford Shelby GT that won the tightest race of all among 1000s of vehicles.

What’s more, General Motors took the most consumers’ votes for Best Concept with the Cadillac XTS Platinum.

Finally, Ford grabbed the Best Exhibit title, with 41 percent of the vote.

1964 Shelby Cobra



300+hp, 289 cu. in. pushrod overhead valve V8 engine, four-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension with transverse leaf springs and tubular shock absorbers, four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 90″

Reproduced on the last page of Mike Shoen’s book, The Cobra-Ferrari Wars, is a hand-annotated typewritten page listing just 42 “Cars Built to Racing Specification.” A legend was built on the successes of those few cars.

Nearly a half century after the first of them was built and more than four decades after the last of them left AC in Thames Ditton and Shelby’s Los Angeles shop, this legend still inspires the admiration and respect that makes the name “Cobra” recognized worldwide. And while many legends are embellished with the passing of time, the Cobra’s iconic status is based on solid fact: the success of a few passionate guys who bested the established powers in U.S. and international road racing on the strength of their ingenuity, persistence, creativity and drive.

2011 Shelby GT500 – Adding Power, Reducing Weight


2011 Shelby GT500 - Muscle Cars BlogOFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE


• With 550 horsepower and 510 ft.-lb. of torque, Ford’s Special Vehicle Team (SVT) delivers the new Shelby GT500® with a 10 horsepower increase; an all-new 5.4-liter all-aluminum engine is 102 pounds lighter than the previous cast-iron engine and uses Ford-patented plasma-coating technology

• For 2011, Shelby GT500 offers EPA-projected improved fuel economy in city and highway from 2010, eliminating the gas guzzler tax

• The addition of Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS), a new optional SVT Performance Package, enhanced convertible rigidity and a lowered ride height contribute to improved driving dynamics and handling

2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Leaked!


2011 Ford Shelby GT500 - Muscle Cars BlogOn Monday Ford will announce details of the 2011 Shelby GT500 . The car’s official debut is scheduled at the Chicago Auto Show on Wednesday, but Ford’s webcast site has already “leaked” the car on a short video clip which is no longer available. However some screen captures of the video are available and they are revealing the 2011 SVT Performance Package Mustang.

In addition to this, an order guide of this spectacular muscle car was published online. Some new items of the 2011 Shelby GT500 are a completely aluminum block for the 5.4-liter V8, a glass roof, 19×9.5-inch front and 20×10-inch rear forged aluminum wheels, as well as 3:73 rear end (instead of the car’s standard 3:55). An extra 10 “horses” will be added to the GT500 and the total power will be 550-hp. – The Ultimate Blog for American Muscle Cars and Muscle Vehicles

The First 1966 Shelby GT350


The First 1966 Shelby GT350 - Muscle Cars BlogThis car, #SFM6S002 is the very first ’66 production Shelby. It is the first of the 252 extremely desirable Shelby “carryover” cars built. #SFM6S001, the first serial numbered ’66 Shelby, was slated to be a ’65 Shelby. That car was modified as the prototype for production 1966 Shelby’s and today retains its prototype status. #SFM6S002 has just received an incredibly complete ground-up restoration in its original Wimbledon White color with Guardsman Blue LeMans stripes. The black interior with original rear seat delete package shelf is just as it was originally built and delivered by Shelby on October 19, 1965. Shortly after the second owner acquired the car, it was extensively raced in the Mid West including Road America, Black Hawk Farms, Grattan, Mid Ohio, Road Atlanta and Watkins Glen. After being acquired from its second owner, the restoration was performed by Cobra Automotive of Wallingford, Connecticut.

45 Years Later – Shelby GT350


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SCOTTSDALE – Jan. 18, 2010 – Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), will fulfill the dreams of enthusiasts by returning the legendary Shelby GT350 to its lineup of American performance cars. The Shelby team unveiled a supercharged concept version of the Mustang-based 2011 Shelby GT350 to the surprise of thousands gathered at the Barrett-Jackson Auction Opening Night Gala to honor the 45th anniversary of the first GT350 and first Shelby big block Cobra.

No Twin-Turbo 5.0L For Shelby GT500


In recent months, rumors have been rampant that the next generation of Ford’s Shelby GT500 Mustang would dump the existing 5.4-liter supercharged V8 in favor of a twin-turbo version of the new 5.0-liter Coyote V8 that debuts this spring. Unfortunately, in spite of earlier reports confirming the development, it appears that such an engine will not be installed in the GT500 any time soon. Mike Harrison, Ford’s chief engineer for the 5.0-liter and 6.2-liter V8 engines  made it clear that the mooted engine is not part of the program for the Blue Oval bomber.

Shelby GT500CR Mustang by Classic Recreations


Shelby GT500CRClassic Recreations has just released some preliminary technical details and specifications for the GT 500 CR. All three GT 500 CR models will feature a hand-built 7.0L engine, model specific bodywork, custom paint and hand-stitched upholstery. Every car should be marked with an official Shelby serial number, badges and will be included in the official Shelby Worldwide Registry.

The “Intro” model is powered by a 545hp fuel injected 7.0 L engine, built by Classic Recreations using top-shelf performance parts and Mass Flo digital fuel injection. A 150hp NOS provides extra power. Suspension and power rack and pinion steering modernize the car’s handling, and a 5 speed manual transmission sends the power to the 17×8″ Shelby wheels over front and rear cross drilled Shelby/Baer brakes. Inside some of the extras are a custom stereo, climate control and Carroll Shelby Signature seats, gauges, console, and floormats. The exterior is available in five different color schemes and features authentic Shelby Performance parts, such as lights, emblems and a real Shelby Le Mans racing gas cap.

Shelby F-150 Super Snake Concept


Shelby Automobiles, Inc. is presenting tuning package for 2003-2008 Ford F150, based on Shelby GT500 Super Snake. The upgrades include improving of handling, exterior, interior and power unit of the truck.

“Carroll Shelby pioneered the muscle truck segment over 20 years ago,” stated Amy Boylan, president of Shelby Autos. “Our team built this concept F150 Super Snake to see if the public is ready for another high performance Shelby truck. We took the same approach to this project as we do for every Shelby. With its ‘look at me’ styling, earth shattering power, stop-on-a-dime brakes and go cart-like handling, it’s a balanced performance truck that’s as desirable to drive as it is to look at.”

Besides Shelby Autos, other companies featured in the project are Ford Racing and part suppliers Borla and Baer. The customized vehicle is red 2007 F150 regular cab truck, which received new hood and fascias, black Super Snake stripes and Alcoa Shelby wheels.