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Carroll Shelby's 1964 Cobra Daytona Coupe is headed back to production

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

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 Daytona Coupe, and there was a version Carroll wanted to...

Limited and Lengthened Shelby Daytona Coupe Going Into Production With 427 Big Block

In 1964, Carroll Shelby asked his staff to lengthen the chassis of one of the six Daytona Coupes so he could outfit a 427 cubic inch Ford engine based upon its NASCAR big block. The vehicle was intended to race at Le Mans for 1964 but...Show More Summary

Sell your own: 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500

By 1968, Carroll Shelby was more than happy to hand back to Ford what the two companies – one huge and one almost microcosmic – had created together. Continue reading Sell your own: 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 Sell your own: 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:18:00 EDT. Show More Summary

Shelby lets loose a pair of supercharged Super Snakes

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Ahead of the annual Carroll Shelby Tribute & Car Show taking place in Los Angeles this weekend, Shelby American has unveiled two new vehicles. They're both predictably brash, not to mention absurdly powerful, thanks to hulking great V8 engines shoehorned under their respective hoods. Show More Summary

This Wonderful And Weird 1966 Renault R8 Got Saved From The Crusher

9 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

I arrived at the 2017 Carroll Shelby Cruise-In on the top level of the Petersen Automotive Museum parking structure expecting to see a big gaggle of American cars. And I did. Cobras, GT350s, Daytonas, lots of sleek muscle. But there was something else, too. Back in a corner, separated from the thrumming V8s, sat… Read more...

This Mom Didn't Let Airport Security Win When They Forced Her to Dump Her Breast Milk

Before leaving for a work trip to Singapore, Shelby Carroll researched the rules and regulations for bringing breast milk through airport security. This new mom from New York was going to be leaving her 6-month-old baby home for a week...Show More Summary

Shelby’s Snake Pit Promises to Be a Car Lover’s Ideal Lair

9 months agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

A rendering of the Snake Pit lounge. The exhibition space’s lavish clubhouse stands where Carroll Shelby’s personal apartment had been… Viju Mathew

Shelby rolls out 50th anniversary Super Snake

10 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

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 proved so expensive that Shelby never built more...

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1986 Dodge Daytona Shelby Turbo Z

From the seller’s description: 1986 Carroll Shelby Dodge Daytona Turbo Z CS 58,628 original miles. Car weighs in at 2,700 lbs. Performance and Handling package. 4-cylinder, 170 lb. torque @ 3,600 rpm. 3-spd auto transmission. All original car. All original Flash Red paint. 2-Door T-Top with locks and original storage bags. Matching Flash Red louver […]

Carroll Shelby-owned 1966 Mustang GT350-H heads to auction

The term Rent-A-Racer was used to describe a unique collaboration between Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] 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 was a Shelby GT350...

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 original, 1962 Shelby Cobra. The nine cars will be...

Stealing the 500: story of Carroll Shelby’s 1968 turbine-powered Indycars, part 2 of 2

Stephen Cox Blog Presented by McGunegill Engine Performance   Ken Wallis was running out of time. Both of Carrol Shelby’s turbine-powered cars were now at Indianapolis but they were nowhere near race-ready condition. His drivers, McLaren and Hulme, had only a six-day window before they returned to Europe for the Spanish Grand Prix.   In [...]

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 American is introducing for 2017. The...

Very first Shelby Cobra sets auction record for American cars

Carroll Shelby's first-ever Cobra, CSX 2000, set a new record high for an American car when it sold at the RM Sotheby's auction during Monterey Car Week for $13.75 million. The previous record was $11 million for the 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage race car that sold in 2012. Shelby created what would become a racing and sports car icon in 1962, when...

Shelby 260 Cobra "CSX 2000"

last yearVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

If you ask any car enthusiast the name of the person who has been the most influential to the automotive world, nine times out of ten you’ll get the answer “Carroll Shelby.” And, rightfully so – Carroll Shelby had an amazing automotive legacy. Show More Summary

1968 'Rent-a-Racer' Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 H hits eBay

Carroll Shelby and Hertz brought back the "Rent-A-Racer" program by adding the Shelby GT350 to Hertz's Sports Car Club fleet. Now it's for sale on eBay. Continue reading 1968 'Rent-a-Racer' Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 H hits eBay 1968 'Rent-a-Racer' Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 H hits eBay originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:01:00 EDT. Show More Summary

Carroll Shelby’s First Cobra May Be the Most Important Car Ever at Auction

1962 Shelby 260 Cobra CSX 2000 The very first Cobra ever made, Carroll Shelby’s personal car will cross the block in Monterey… Viju Mathew

World's first Shelby Cobra headed to auction

There's only one CSX 2000, Carroll Shelby's first-ever Cobra. RM Sotheby's is set to offer the very first Shelby Cobra ever built, and easily one of the most valuable, for the first time to the public when it hits the auction block later this summer in Monterey, California. That very first Cobra was created in 1962, when Carroll himself decided to...

Back where it all began: Shelby's original Cobra, the CSX 2000, goes to auction

Few models of car are as iconic as the Shelby Cobra and its story can be traced all the way back to one single vehicle: the CSX 2000. The prototype was built by Carroll Shelby himself in 1962 and is credited as sparking a revolution in sportscar design. Show More Summary

Raced by a trio of American legends, a very special Ferrari 750 Monza heads to auction

Ferrari 750 Monza chassis 0510M. Photos by Darin Schnabel, courtesy RM Sotheby’s. It was raced in-period, with impressive success, by Phil Hill, Carroll Shelby and Jim Hall. For the past six decades, it’s been in Hall’s private collection, and it’s reportedly one of the few four-cylinder Ferrari sports racers of the day to retain its […]

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