Shelby American

  • 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C Roadster

    An amazing collection that included no less than four highly original Shelby Cobras headed to auction in May, fetching some seriously big bucks. The collection was from the estate of the late Steven Juliano and was put under the hammer at Mecum's auction that ran May 14-19 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The cars included a 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C Roadster, 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster, 1965 Shelby Cobra 289 Dragonsnake, and 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 Roadster, and all sold apart from the Dragonsnake. Of these, the 1967 427 S/C Roadster was always going to garner the most attention, and it did...

  • 1967 Ford Shelby GT350
    Numbers matching 1967 Ford Shelby GT350 sells for $187,000

    A numbers matching 1967 Ford Shelby GT350 went under the hammer on Saturday at a Mecum auction held in Houston, Texas, with the final bid coming in at $187,000. That's quite the bargain considering, per the consignment information, the car is one of 52 specified as optioned, and only one of 1,175...

  • Shelby Cobra 427 is up for sale
    Shelby AC Cobra: 100 Cars That Matter

    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...

  • 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

    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 idea to turn this GT500 Super Snake into a tribute came after he was inspired by a novel detailing what a group of SEALs experienced serving their country. The trident belonging to Chris Kyle sits proudly beneath the hold along with the names of 19 SEAL team members who lost their lives in Extortion...

  • 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
    2019 Ford Shelby GT debuts at 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise

    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...

  • 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

    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 for enhanced performance. The Series 1 arrived for 1999 and has the honor of being the sole car designed and developed from the ground up by Carroll Shelby. The plan was to use the car's aluminum honeycomb monocoque chassis for a line of modern sports cars, which was why the first was called the...

  • 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
    1,000-horsepower Shelby Mustang debuts at 2017 SEMA show

    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...

  • 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

    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 use, and in the process prepare them for future careers. The car, naturally, is a replica of the iconic Shelby Daytona Coupe built specifically for motorsports by Shelby American. The replica car features 1,000 parts and was designed by Factory Five Racing, while Ford supplied a 306-cubic inch...

  • 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
    2017 Ford Shelby F-150 Super Snake debuts with 750 horsepower

    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!...

  • 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...

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