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  • 1969 Ford Shelby GT500 prototype

    Decades kept them apart, but today, three 1969 Ford Shelby GT500 convertible prototypes are among each other's company again. In mid-January, Ford Performance detailed the endless pursuit for documentation that led to the discovery of the three cars, and it's nothing short of painstakingly impressive. The story begins rather nonchalantly: two men, George Huisman and Ed Meyer, spoke of a GT500 convertible that had been discovered in Detroit at a Shelby concours show in French Lick, Indiana This piqued the interest of three other men by the names of Tony King, and two brothers, Jason and Scott...

  • 2004 Ford Shelby GR-1 concept
    Stunning Shelby GR-1 concept headed to production thanks to Superformance

    What's old is new again at Superformance, but that is fine with us because in this case, we're talking about the 2004 Ford Shelby GR-1 concept car. Superformance has received official licensing rights from Ford to build the retro concept car. Car and Driver reported Monday that Superformance CEO...

  • 1966 Ford Shelby GT350H barn find
    1966 Ford Shelby GT350H is a barn find gem

    Just when it appears the world has run dry of barn finds, the internet doesn't disappoint. The latest discovery is none other than a 1966 Ford Shelby GT350H, and the car has sat parked in a garage for three decades. BarnFinds.com reported on the special Shelby on Wednesday, and it was reportedly...

  • 2019 Shelby Series 2, 2018 Paris auto show
    Shelby Series 2 surprises in Paris

    Shelby is officially back with an updated version of its in-house sports car. The Shelby Series 2 made a surprise visit this week to the 2018 Paris auto show, which provided the first real look at the revised roadster. The trick is that the car isn't actually new. It's the same body, and the...

  • Shelby Series 1 being sold at auction
    Rare Shelby Series 1 could break the bank in Las Vegas

    In the late 1990s, legendary racer and factory tuner Carroll Shelby wanted to build a car from the ground up. His firm Shelby American designed, developed, and built the Series 1, and produced it in limited quantities. It's a rare bird to be sure, and one of the 249 built is set to cross the...

  • Tom Cotter's 1965 289 Shelby Cobra, Hagerty photo
    Bear destroys roof of Shelby-signed Cobra in search of cookies

    When a bear senses something to eat, there’s little that can stop it, including the original roof of a 1965 289 Shelby Cobra signed by Carroll Shelby. Hagerty’s Tom Cotter, who hosts the "Barn Find Hunter" video series, learned that the hard way during a multi-day trip across Alaska...

  • Ford GT40 1-2-3 finish at 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans

    It was supposed to be Tom Cruise. The "Top Gun" and "Mission Impossible" mega star was reportedly set to portray Carroll Shelby in a film depicting Ford's motorsport battles with Ferrari. That was way back in 2013, though, and Hollywood has since moved on. But time is a flat circle, so we're ready to make this thing happen, only now it's going to be Matt Damon stepping into the overalls of our favorite chicken farmer. According to Variety, director James Mangold has been tapped to helm the as-yet unnamed project. The action will center around Ford and Ferrari and unfold at the 1966 24 Hours...

  • 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...

  • Shelby Cobra 427 is up for sale
    This original Shelby Cobra 427 should fetch millions at auction

    It's amazing what you can do if you just think outside the box a little bit. That's what Carroll Shelby did when used a hefty dose of American ingenuity to transform a little British roadster called the AC Bristol into the Shelby Cobra. By ingenuity, of course, we mean a massive V-8 engine. Pairing...

  • 2004 Ford Shelby Cobra concept
    Engineer buys Ford Shelby Cobra Concept he helped develop

    Many engineers have the opportunity to see their concept cars evolve from sketch to clay to production vehicle, but, alas, not every concept finds its way to a dealership showroom. Unfortunately, that was the case for the 2004 Ford Shelby Cobra Concept. However, one engineer who helped develop the...

  • Jay Leno checks out the Ford Shelby GT350-H
    Jay Leno checks out Ford's Hertz Rent-A-Racer Shelby Mustang

    Jay Leno didn't quite march down to his local Hertz Rent-A-Car to film the latest installment of his popular series, but he almost could have. This week, the celebrity car guru extraordinaire checks out the 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H and its predecessor, the original 1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350-H on...

  • The Ford GT40 on track
    Tom Cruise To Play Carroll Shelby In 'Go Like Hell' Movie

    Tom Cruise will make another racing movie, but he's leaving the NASCAR fire suit in his closet. Cruise is set to play Carroll Shelby in Go Like Hell, a film adaption of A.J. Baime's book "Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans," Variety reports. The story...

  • 2013 Shelby 1000 S/C

    Billed as the "most powerful production, street legal muscle car in the world," the 2013 Shelby 1000 S/C is headed to the New York Auto Show next week. Here's your first look at it. Powered by the same 5.8-liter V-8 as the standard Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, but with extensive work done to bring it up to 1,200 horsepower, the 1000 S/C is, like its 662-horsepower donor, conservatively named. Last year, Shelby launched a similar 950-horsepower model, the Shelby 1000, at the New York Auto Show (and infamously faked a photo of the car doing a wheelie). There appear to be no such photo-faking...

  • Shelby's 'Green Hornet' Mustang - image courtesy of Barrett-Jackson
    Shelby's 'Green Hornet' Mustang To Cross The Block In Scottsdale

    While there is no shortage of rare and desirable Mustangs affiliated with Carroll Shelby, it’s hard to top a car that’s one of one, especially when the saved-from-the-crusher car was never intended to be more than a Ford design study. Inspired by the success of the “California...

  • Shelby Cobra DragonSnake, chassis CSX2416
    Ultra-Rare 1965 Shelby Cobra DragonSnake Enters Restoration

    The beauty of a barn find is this: sometimes you don’t even know what you have until you start the process of disassembly. Take the case of a 1965 Shelby DragonSnake Cobra for example: when purchased by a collector last year, he believed it to be one of six built. As it turns out, the car was...

  • 2013 Shelby Mustang GT350 build photos
    2013 Shelby Mustang GT350 Build Gallery

    Starting with a "Gotta Have It Green" 2013 Ford Mustang GT 5.0, the team at Shelby American is in the process of creating the next Shelby GT350. This gallery documents the first phase of the build: the tear down. As you can see, it's a pretty thorough deconstruction, pulling off everything from the...

  • Magnus Jinstrand's custom supercharged Mercedes V-12 Shelby Cobra
    Insane Swedish Supercharged Mercedes-Powered V-12 Shelby Cobra: Video

    Warning: these videos will make you want to sell your house, rob a bank, and sleep in your garage for the next six months. If you're OK with that, proceed. Magnus Jinstrand is the man you'll have to blame for your newly re-oriented life, as he's the wickedly brilliant Swede behind this supercharged...

  • Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori at the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans
    1959 Aston Martin DBR1 To Honor Shelby, Salvadori At Le Mans

    The 24 Hours of Le Mans runs this weekend, and as part of the festival that accompanies the event, the 1959 Aston Martin DBR1 will return to the scene of its victory in the hands of Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori. Shelby and Salvadori both passed away in the past several weeks, along with the...

  • Mystery 9 Ford Mustang 1966 launch

    The National Hot Rod Association is coming to the New England area next year when it presents its first Full Throttle Drag Racing Series New England Nationals on June 20-23, 2013 on the New England Dragway dragstrip at Epping, NH. This announcement marks a process that began more than a decade ago when NHRA decided it wanted to stage a race in this region of the country, making NHRA one of the more geographically diverse schedules of any motorsports sanctioning body. “This is a landmark announcement for NHRA and the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series,” said Tom Compton, NHRA...

  • In memory of Carroll Shelby
    Carroll Shelby Memorial To Be Streamed Live Tonight

    From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pacific time this evening, Shelby American will stream a live memorial to Carroll Shelby. Shelby died May 10 at the age of 89. The live webcast will be hosted at the Shelby American website. There will be a run-up to the "Rev your Engine" salute at 6:55 p.m., with the actual...

  • 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...

  • Shelby SuperCars Tuatara
    Supercar Manufacturer SSC Drops Shelby Name From Title

    To avoid confusion and help it stand apart in the increasingly competitive business of selling supercars, Shelby Supercars, or SSC for short, has agreed to drop the Shelby name from its official title and instead go with SSC only. SSC, as many readers may already know, was founded by a man who just...

  • The 50th Anniversary Edition Shelby Cobra
    Shelby To Raffle Off Last 50th Anniversary Cobra Built

    A few weeks back, Shelby American showed off its 50th Anniversary Mustangs at the Detroit Auto Show. Prior to announcing the Mustangs, Shelby announced a limited run of 50th Anniversary Cobras, which quickly sold out. The price of admission for a 50th Anniversary Cobra, sans options, began at...

  • 50th Anniversary Shelby GT350 Mustang. Image: Shelby American
    Shelby American Celebrates 50 Years With Special Edition Mustangs

    In 2012, Shelby American is celebrating 50 years of building ridiculously fast cars. What better way to mark the occasion than with a trio of Shelby American 50th Anniversary Mustangs? Shelby will offer special editions of the GTS, GT350 and Super Snake. Each will be produced in a run of 100 units...

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