In 2007, Ford, Carroll Shelby and Ford Racing teamed up to create a new muscle car that would slot between the Mustang GT and the bonkers Shelby GT500. The result was the Shelby GT, which featured a 4.6-liter, V-8 engine tuned to generate 319 horsepower. Show More Summary
The Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] new Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R Mustangs have just burst onto the scene, with new flat-plane crank V-8s to boot. However, if you’re looking for a Shelby Mustang built by the company that Carroll Shelby helped create, then the all-new 2015 Ford Shelby GT may be for you. Revealed in Las Vegas over the...
Who would have thought, in the late 1960s, that the future held front-wheel-drive Chargers, based on a French platform? Or that Carroll Shelby’s name would be on some of those cars? The Shelby Chryslers aren’t worth a whole bunch today,...Show More Summary
It’s arguably one of the rarest, most coveted and often copied of all cars: The Shelby Cobra. Now it’s also one of the few to arrive as a 3D-printed and working replica. First introduced by Carroll Shelby in 1962, The Shelby Cobra roadster...Show More Summary
Last year, we had a chance to speak with Chuck Cantwell, the chief engineer behind the 1960s Shelby GT350R. Cantwell was hired by Carroll Shelby himself; he worked as a project engineer in Los Angeles during the Shelby marque's golden years and was responsible for both street and race GT350s, among other things. Show More Summary
The iconic Shelby Cobra — based on the British-built AC Ace roadster — first left Carroll Shelby’s shop in 1962 with a 4.3-liter, V-8 engine under its hood. It took the Cobra name only a few months to become famous and Carroll quickly turned to making it equally popular on the race track. Show More Summary
With the Shelby Cobra 427, Carrol Shelby created one of the most iconic American sports cars of all time. The roadster turns 50 years old and of course that occasion has to be celebrated accordingly. To be released in January … The post 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra 427 appeared first on Highsnobiety.
There aren't many cars that you can say will be an instant collectible before they're off the showroom floor, but this is one of them. Most petrolheads know the legend of Carroll Shelby and the big block Cobra he created in January 1965 - now there will be 50 more of the iconic roadster created for the fiftieth anniversary. Show More Summary
As anybody who’s familiar with the Carroll Shelby story knows, Shelby had plenty of plans for lightweight American V-8-powered sports cars that would go head to head with the best Europe had to offer long before he swapped a Ford V-8 into an AC and took it racing. One of those plans called for Scaglietti […]
[Steve McQueen chats with Carroll Shelby after the actor-director-racer-badass takes delivery of his new Cobra in 1963.] Read more...
Carroll Shelby is undoubtedly the father of the Shelby Cobra, but Lynn Park might be the model's reigning king. He estimates he's owned 50 Cobras in his life and judging by his garage, he doesn't part with them too easily. For its latest video, XCar Films interviews this fascinating enthusiast with the nickname Mr. Show More Summary
I WONDER WHAT CARROLL SHELBY WOULD THINK? Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Debuts.
Carroll Shelby’s very own 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Alloy Continuation will go under the hammer, on November 15, at RM Auctions’ sale of the Sam Pack Collection. The car packs a 525 horsepower, 427 cubic inch V8 engine. Read the rest of the story at: Carroll Shelby’s 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Alloy Continuation to auction
1949 MG TC, the first car road raced by Carroll Shelby. Photos courtesy Barrett-Jackson. Before Texan Carroll Shelby built the Shelby Cobra or helped Ford to defeat Ferrari at Le Mans (and Sebring and Daytona, for those keeping score), he was a racer who competed at the highest levels of motorsport. A heart condition ended […]
Given both of their ties to Ford Motor Company during the Sixties, one would have thought Carroll Shelby and Alejandro deTomaso would have crossed paths more than once, but the two (with plenty of input from Peter Brock) only collaborated on one project that resulted in two cars, one of which is this 1965 DeTomaso […]
Carroll Shelby wasn’t the first person who thought of putting a powerful American engine in a British sports car. Sydney Allard did it more than a decade before Shelby made his first Ford powered A.C.E. and called it a Cobra. As a matter of fact, Shelby raced an Allard J2 in the early 1950s. Show More Summary
1965 must've been a very busy year for Carroll Shelby and Ford! In this picture we see Henry Ford II and Shelby getting ready for a cruise around the lot in the brand spanking new GT40 Roadster. Don't mind all the pony cars in the background. Read more...
The 1967 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 is a classic, red-blooded, American muscle car. While the Mustang line was only three years old in 1967, this didn’t stop the legendary Carroll Shelby from injecting a healthy dose of his ingenuity into the redesigned, 1967 model. Show More Summary
It has been 30 years since Californian racer Steve Saleen began producing the first of a long line of street legal modified Ford Mustangs. Separating ties with Carroll Shelby and tightened government standards through the 1970s, Ford had been struggling allow drivers to take the reins of more potent versions of the pony car. Ford […]
Rendering of the Shelby Automotive Museum. Still image from video. Before Carroll Shelby died in May 2012, he passed along his wishes for a museum that would not only carry his name, but continue to educate the general public and automotive researchers alike on his performance and racing legacy. The Shelby Automotive Museum, opening in […]