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  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT in Terlingua, Texas

    TERLINGUA, Texas—On a scalding May afternoon, it’s not easy to see how Carroll Shelby saw dollar signs between the stubby cacti nestled among the yellow rocks. Summer arrives earlier in West Texas than anywhere else in the U.S. The sun beats down on my bright red Ford Mustang GT’s shiny paint, and forces the air conditioning to work hard to keep the black leather interior tolerable. I’ve driven about 350 miles from El Paso along the Texas-Mexico border to get here, past Spanish missions dating to the 18th century that anchor ramshackle villages stuck in time. Then as...

  • 1983 Dodge/Shelby Pickup Concept, part of Carroll Shelby car collection
    Carroll Shelby's personal car collection heading to auction

    Shelby aficionados will want to book their trips to Greenwich, Connecticut, this June because that's where Bonhams will have the privilege of auctioning off Carroll Shelby's personal car collection. In total, 23 cars (and trucks) covering Shelby's personal career will hit the auction block. Among...

  • 1966 Shelby GT350-H owned by Carroll Shelby
    Carroll Shelby's personal 1966 GT350H is up for grabs

    Carroll Shelby's personal GT350H is heading to auction this month. The 1966 example served as Shelby's personal car after trading hands with two prior owners. Now it's for sale through the Bonhams auction January 18 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Shelby cranked out a number of amazing machines over the...

  • Carroll Shelby 1969 Shelby GT500
    Carroll Shelby-Owned 1969 Shelby GT500 Heading To Auction

    A classic Ford Mustang is a wonderful item to put in anyones garage. Make it a Shelby GT500, however, and you're owning an excellent example of a rare piece of motoring history. What could you do to make it even more rare? Find an GT500 that was owned by the man whose name is on the back, Carroll...

  • Carroll Shelby's 2009 Mustang GT500KR - image: Vicari Auctions
    Carroll Shelby's Own 2009 Mustang GT500KR Heads To Auction

    The death of automotive icon Carroll Shelby has created increased demand for anything with the Texan’s name on it, especially cars. While a Shelby American car signed by Carroll Shelby is valuable, a car actually owned by him is quite a bit more valuable. Up for grabs at the upcoming Vicari...

  • Carroll Shelby at Ford Centennial
    Carroll Shelby's Wife And Family Reach Agreement On His Remains

    It’s oddly fitting that a man as iconic as Carroll Shelby would continue to be the center of controversy even after his death. When Shelby passed away on May 10, a legal battle over his remains quickly erupted between his wife Cleo and his children, leaving Shelby’s body in limbo at a...

  • Carroll Shelby at Ford Centennial

    Carroll Shelby was a man of many talents, many interests and, apparently, many wives (seven, to be precise). When Shelby died on May 10, it seems that he may have created the most hotly-contested Shelby of all: his remains. At the time of his death, Shelby had filed for divorce from his most recent wife, Cleo Shelby, whom he’d married in 1997. Despite the pending divorce, Cleo claims she has the right to Carroll Shelby’s remains. As The Detroit News points out, Shelby’s children aren’t happy about that, since it reportedly goes counter to Shelby’s own wishes. His...

  • Carroll Shelby with 3 Cobra roadsters in 1963
    Velocity Channel Working On Carroll Shelby Miniseries

    There’s no denying that Carroll Shelby permanently etched his mark on the American landscape with big, bold strokes. Over the course of his career, Shelby worked as everything from a farmer through a Formula One driver, but he was perhaps best known as the mad genius who shoehorned a Ford V-8...

  • A Mark III Shelby Cobra at the 2012 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
    The Shelby Cobra Turns 50

    In 1962, a new sports car with a British body and an American V-8 engine appeared at the New York Auto Show. Built under the vision of Carroll Shelby, a Texas chicken farmer and racer, few could have envisioned that the Shelby Cobra on display would eventually become one of the most iconic cars in...

  • GT500CR
    Photos: Classic Restorations Shelby GT500CR

    Mustangs Daily has a nice photo gallery featuring pictures of the Classic Restorations Shelby GT500CR with a custom paint job. This continuation version of a 1967 Shelby GT500 is powered by a 427 cubic-inch (6.9-liter) V-8 that makes 545 horsepower and mates to a 5-speed manual transmission, a...

  • Carroll Shelby takes delivery of custom Cobra Daytona
    Carroll Shelby Takes Delivery Of Custom Cobra Daytona Coupe

    The original Daytona Coupe was a race car based loosely on the AC Cobra roadster that was produced in an extremely limited run of just six cars during the 1960s. The cars were created in collaboration with a number of racing legends including Carroll Shelby, Peter Brock and Bob Negstad and there...

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