Shelby American

  • Shelby Cobra 427 is up for sale

    Carroll Shelby raised a family and chickens, and nursed a leaky heart valve in Texas in the 1950s. He also raced cars and his body bore all the signs, scarred skin and busted bones. From those humble beginnings 36-year-old Shelby was already well on his way to becoming a globally known automotive designer and engineer. Within a handful of years his name would become synonymous with Ford performance cars in the decades to come. One in particular became one of the most-recognized sports cars of the 20th century: the AC Cobra. After he retired from racing in 1959, Shelby quickly scanned the...

  • 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake
    1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake sells for $2.2M, making it world's most expensive Mustang

    Here's one for the record books. A Mustang went under the hammer at Mecum's annual auction in Kissimmee, Florida, on Sunday and sold for $2.2 million, which makes it the most expensive Mustang in the world. That in itself is impressive but we'll remind you that the car was last sold in 2013 for...

  • The only 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake ever produced
    Shelby's one-off original Mustang GT500 Super Snake heads to auction

    The only 1967 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake has been consigned to the docket for Mecum Auction’s Kissimmee, Florida, auction scheduled for February 3-13. As Mecum Auctions tells the car’s story, it was commissioned from Shelby American by tire maker Goodyear, which wanted to use...

  • 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...

  • 2014 Shelby GT500 tribute car on Jay Leno's Garage
    Jim Caviezel's 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake storms into Jay Leno's Garage

    A special 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake roared into Jay Leno's Garage for a new episode. Actor Jim Caviezel is the proud owner, and he's turned the car into a rolling tribute for the fallen members of SEAL Team Six aboard Extortion 17. Caviezel is heavily involved with the military and the...

  • Little Red Shelby GT 500 Ford Mustang prototype found
    1967 Ford Shelby GT500 prototype discovered after 50 years

    Long thought crushed and lost to time, a fascinating piece of Shelby and Ford history has recently been found. The car is known as "Little Red" and it's a one-off GT500 notchback coupe used by Shelby American to develop performance parts. Back in 1967, Ford sent Carroll Shelby and his team a...

  • 2019 Ford Shelby GT

    Visitors to the 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise on Saturday were treated to the debut of the latest offering from Shelby American: the 2019 Ford Shelby GT. After a brief hiatus, the Shelby GT returns to the market with revised looks and more power from its V-8. Available as a coupe or convertible, the car is based on the 460-horsepower Mustang GT but sports a 5.0-liter V-8 matching the 480 hp of the Mustang Bullitt, with the extra punch courtesy of a Borla exhaust kit. Buyers seeking extra performance can opt for a post-title supercharger upgrade delivering in excess of 700 hp. Shelby also worked...

  • 1967 Classic Recreations Ford Shelby GT500CR 545
    Classic Recreations will show its Shelby Mustangs in Monterey for first time

    Classic Recreations has been churning out continuation versions of some of America's most cherished muscle cars for some time now. What the company hasn't done yet, however, is show its wares in front of the crowds that attend Monterey Car Week. That changes this year as Classic Recreations will be...

  • 2018 Ford Shelby Super Snake equipped with available wide-body kit
    2018 Ford Shelby Super Snake boasts new look, more power

    The 2018 Ford Mustang GT is an impressive bit of kit straight out of the box, especially when equipped with its Performance Package Level 2 handling upgrade. However, if you're the type that isn't satisfied unless we're talking insane levels of performance, Shelby American may be worth a close look...

  • 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake continuation car
    Shelby finally puts the 1967 GT500 Super Snake into production

    As the saying goes, “better late than never.” That's certainly applicable to the 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake, which Shelby American will finally produce as a limited edition continuation model. During the 1960s, Shelby built a demonstration Mustang for Goodyear powered by a...

  • 2019 Shelby Series 2
    Shelby reveals Series 2 mod for its sole standalone sports car

    Fans of Shelby's Series 1 sports car launched in the late '90s can look forward to a modern version based on the donor chassis of one of the originals. Unveiled Thursday, the new car is called the Series 2, and virtually every element from the donor Series 1 has been either redesigned or replaced...

  • 1989 Dodge Shelby Dakota
    Dodge Shelby Dakota driven by Carroll Shelby heads to auction

    Carroll Shelby helped engineer and bring some of the worlds most iconic cars to life, but this one is a little lesser known. It's not a Ford product, but a 1989 Dodge Dakota. Not just any Dakota, but the very first Dodge Shelby Dakota ever built. The pickup wears VIN 0001, and during its heyday it...

  • 2018 Ford Shelby Mustang 1000

    Shelby American took SEMA week by storm with the unveiling of its first mega-horsepower version of the sixth-generation Ford Mustang. Yes, the company has revived its Ford Shelby Mustang 1000 and confirmed the new car for production in early 2018. Just 50 will be built each year. The transformation can be applied to any sixth-generation Mustang GT and includes not only a potent powerplant but also numerous chassis mods and Shelby’s super-sexy wide-body kit. Under the hood is a 5.2-liter V-8 with a massive 4.5-liter Whipple supercharger attached. The engine is not the same 5.2-liter mill...

  • 2018 Ford F-150 Outlaw WJ750
    This Ford dealer’s Shelby-enhanced F-150 offers up 750 horsepower

    Those with a serious thirst for power no longer need to turn to aftermarket shops since there’s a growing trend where dealers are actually offering new vehicles pre-fitted with top-shelf mods, sometimes with warranties intact. Ohio’s Lebanon Ford kicked off the trend with its...

  • 2018 Ford Shelby Raptor
    2018 Ford Shelby Raptor roars with 525 horsepower

    Ford’s F-150 Raptor is an impressive machine straight out of the box, but is there room for improvement? Shelby American seems to think so as the Ford tuner extraordinaire has built a Raptor with more power and torque, plus a host of other mods. Shelby already offers an F-150 Super Snake with...

  • 1964 Shelby Cobra 427 Daytona Coupe goes back into production
    Carroll Shelby's 1964 Cobra Daytona Coupe is headed back to production

    Carroll Shelby was always thinking about bigger engines, more power, and faster machines. He turned the AC Ace into the Shelby Cobra. He turned the Ford Mustang into the Shelby GT350. Eventually he turned a gorgeously sculpted coupe into a Le Mans-winning masterpiece. That car was the Shelby...

  • 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe replica built by students
    High school students build Shelby Daytona Coupe

    Detroit area high school students had an assignment way cooler than any typical school project: assemble a 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. The Ford Fund together with the Detroit Public Schools Community District and Experience Aviation collaborated to let high school students put their skills to...

  • Shelby American Styling Package for the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
    Shelby teases styling pack for Ford’s Mustang Shelby GT350

    Shelby American has had a busy week of new product reveals but the onslaught isn’t over just yet. Hot on the heels of the company’s reveal of a wide-body Mustang concept and F-150 Super Snake performance pickup truck comes a new Styling Package designed for Ford’s own Mustang...

  • 2017 Ford Shelby F-150 Super Snake

    Disappointed by Ford’s decision to skip a V-8 in favor of a boosted V-6 for its latest F-150 Raptor? If so, take solace in the knowledge that Shelby American is not only offering an F-150-based performance pickup truck equipped with a V-8, but one supercharged to the tune of 750 horsepower! Yes, Shelby’s new F-150 Super Snake is delivering a full 300 hp more than the Raptor. Making all of that grunt is a supercharged version of Ford’s familiar 5.0-liter V-8. Buyers will be able to choose whether they want two- or four-wheel drive, though even with the latter the vehicle...

  • Ford Shelby Super Snake Wide Body concept
    Shelby rolls out wide-body Mustang concept

    Shelby American has finally presented us with its first take on a wide-body version of the sixth-generation Ford Mustang. It’s strictly a concept at this point but Shelby has hinted strongly at a production version coming in the not too distant future. Given the popularity of previous...

  • 2017 Ford Shelby Super Snake 50th Anniversary Edition
    Shelby rolls out 50th anniversary Super Snake

    It was 50 years ago that Carroll Shelby and his team at Shelby American built the first Mustang-based Super Snake, a high-performance machine that started out life as a tester for Goodyear. It was based on Shelby’s original GT500 and featured the V-8 of the GT40 race car. Unfortunately, it...

  • 1966 Shelby GT350H owned by Carroll Shelby
    Carroll Shelby-owned 1966 Mustang GT350-H heads to auction

    The term Rent-A-Racer was used to describe a unique collaboration between Ford and Hertz that started in the 1960s. Working together with Carroll Shelby's Shelby American, all three companies came together to bring the world the 1966 Ford Shelby GT350-H. That H on the end stands for Hertz, and this...

  • The world's first Shelby Cobra: CSX 2000
    AC to build nine 'continuation' Cobras

    Continuation Cobras have been part of Shelby American's core business model for a while, but AC—the firm that made the Ace that Carroll Shelby turned to for his ferocious sports car—is just now getting in on the game. AC is set to build just nine cars built to the same specs as the...

  • 2017 Ford Shelby GTE
    2017 Ford Shelby GTE is a reasonably priced Shelby Mustang

    Although Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] own Shelby GT350 and 350R models get most of the attention when it comes to modern Shelby Mustangs, Shelby American, the company formed by Carroll Shelby, has its own range of desirable offerings. The latest is a model dubbed the Shelby GTE, which Shelby...

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