There’s hardly a driver or car mentioned – even in passing – in this video report of the 1964 SCCA Sports Car Championship series race at Road America that isn’t today considered a legend. There’s Carroll Shelby and his Cobras, of course, but also Walt Hansgen in a Ferrari, Jim Hall in his Chaparrals, and […]
After winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959 (in the Aston Martin DBR1), Carroll Shelby wanted to return to Europe to beat Ferrari with a car of his own design. In 1964, he began work on the 1964-1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe, a car that...Show More Summary
Zagato’s latest coachbuilt special is a V-8-powered GT called the Mostro, Italian for “Monster”. It’s been built to both celebrate Maserati’s centenary as well as honor the original Maserati 450 S Coupe Zagato race car that Sir Stirling Moss drove in the 1957 24 Hours of Le Mans. Before his passing in early 2012...
Back in 2011, Electronic Arts, the publisher of the Need for Speed video game franchise, teamed up with Carroll Shelby and his crew at Shelby American to create a one-off Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake that was to be auctioned off the following year to help raise funds for the Carroll Shelby Foundation. Sadly, Shelby passed away just a couple of...
The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has confirmed it will build a limited run of 2015 model year Mustang Shelby GT350s to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original 1965 model launched by Carroll Shelby. Just 137 examples will be built before production switches over to 2016 model year cars. Fiat’s new sports car based on the bones of the...
What does Carroll Shelby have to do with Swiss watches? We’re really not sure—but we’re sure it has to result in a better product than the compromised and overpriced Apple Watch. MUST WATCH: Here's A ‘Furious 7’ Extended Look Video Baume & Mercier, a Swiss watchmaker (and part of the Richemont Group) will partner...
1983 Dodge Shelby Charger, the first Chrysler produced with Carroll Shelby’s input. Photos courtesy Auctions America. In 1982, Chrysler’s Lee Iacocca asked old friend Carroll Shelby to help add performance (and hopefully appeal) to the automaker’s front-wheel-drive product line. The immediate result was the 1983 Dodge Shelby Charger, a car that would solidify an eight-year […]
The Pratte Collection auctioned last week, is best known for containing Carroll Shelby’s 800 hp Super Snake Cobra, the 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Concept car and the GM Futurliner, but it also contained one of the largest collection of childrens' cars ever assembled. Show More Summary
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.