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A Cobra 25 years too soon takes inspiration from customs and coachbuilts

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars :

Photos courtesy Worldwide Auctioneers. What if Carroll Shelby had the ear not of Henry Ford II but of his father, Edsel Ford? And what if sports cars became a phenomenon in the United States not after World War II but before? And what if the line between customizer and coachbuilder wasn’t as distinct as one […]

Impressive Shelby collection headed to auction

Joe McMurrey is a Carroll Shelby fan. He appreciates Shelby as the American who made American race cars competitive on the world stage. In fact, he likes the old chicken farmer so much that he has assembled one of the most impressive collections of Shelby cars you'll ever see. After owning most of the cars for a decade or more, McMurrey is making...

Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Ford gave birth to the GT350 nameplate in 1965, the same year when Carroll Shelby was commissioned to build high-performance versions of the first-generation Mustang. Built in 1965 and 1966, the initial GT350 was not just lighter than a regular Mustang, but more powerful too. Show More Summary

Ford, Shelby and Hertz celebrate the G.T.350H’s golden anniversary with new Mustang GT-H rental car

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Three generations of Ford Shelby Rent-A-Racers. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Company, unless otherwise noted. In 1966, Carroll Shelby struck a deal with rental car giant Hertz to build a fleet of “Rent-A-Racer” Shelby American-tuned Mustangs, labeled as the G.T.350H. The move helped to make Shelby a household name (among car enthusiasts, anyway), and 40 years […]

Hertz Providing Ford Shelby GT-H Rental

last monthVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Throwback Fifty years ago, Carroll Shelby and Hertz put customers in the driver’s seat of high-performance, special edition Shelby’s for the “Rent-A-Racer” program. Ford supplied the Mustangs with V-8 engines and mostly automatic transmissions, while Shelby added performance amenities. A similar program was done for the 2006 Ford Shelby GT-H. Today, the cars are desired […]

Ford revives the legendary Shelby GT-H for your rental car needs: Video

It's been 50 years since the original Ford ShelbyHertz GT350-H made its debut. Dubbed the "Rent-A-Racer" and built in a partnership with Carroll Shelby's Shelby American, the GT350-H became a cult classic among collectors. Just 10 years ago Ford brought back the nameplate, and now, just before the 2016 New York International Auto Show, Ford has...

Jay Leno Gets Cozy With The 2016 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R: Video

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Jay Leno’s love for anything involving Carroll Shelby is so well-documented that nobody was surprised when Leno purchased the new Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R the moment it became available. The former host of the Tonight Show admitted...Show More Summary

2015-16 Shelby Terlingua Mustang

Shelby turns the Ford Mustang GT into a 750hp track beast, w/ upgraded cooling, brakes, suspension, and aero, inspired by Carroll Shelby and his friends tearing up its rough and rugged namesake Texas district back in the day. We took a hot lap in one and are still smiling.

Peter Brock-designed Shelby De Tomaso P70 to appear at Amelia Island

4 months agoVehicles / Cars :

The Shelby De Tomaso P70. Photo courtesy Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Carroll Shelby’s Cobras and Cooper-based King Cobras had proven competitive during the 1963 and ’64 USRRC seasons, but 1965 was shaping up to be an entirely new battle. To remain competitive in the series that would spawn the Can-Am Challenge in 1966, Shelby turned […]

Watch Carroll Shelby Go Racing With Ford, Narrated By The Man Himself

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos we find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past. Read more...

A Cobra Daytona Coupe with a British accent: the Sunbeam Tiger Le Mans Coupe

5 months agoVehicles / Cars :

Photos courtesy In 1964, a sleek Kamm-tailed fastback coupe, based upon a British roadster infused with American V-8 power by Carroll Shelby, made its debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. One might assume the car referenced is the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, but the same sentence holds true for its lesser-known British […]

Baume & Mercier To Auction Unique Capeland Shelby Cobra Watch

The one-of-a-kind Capeland Shelby Cobra 18k Red Gold Flyback Chronograph that will be auctioned at Antiquorum in New York on December 9, with all proceeds going to the Carroll Shelby Foundation

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R First Drive

8 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Blame it all on notorious badass Carroll Shelby. The man was a goddamn prophet. Back in 1965 he knew what was wrong with the Mustang—it needed more power. It doesn't take a genius to think that, but it took one to make it happen, and to make history. Shelby gave the pony car more power in the form of the GT350—and the muscle car world...

Shelby American Going Global

8 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

The Shelby name is recognized worldwide but until recently it was hard for the brand founded by the late Carroll Shelby to expand overseas due to the fact that the most popular car it worked on, the Ford Mustang, was never officially sold outside of North America. That all changed when the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] introduced the current...

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1987 Shelby Charger GLHS

8 months agoVehicles / Cars :

Generally speaking, any automobile with direct ties to Carroll Shelby commands a premium price, from Cobras through G.T. 350s and even into modern performance Mustangs tuned by Shelby American. The exception to this rule seems to be the Shelby-tuned Dodges built in the 1980s, which remain affordable and entertaining, particularly in light of their relative […]

Hemmings Sunday Cinema – Sixties SCCA at Road America, off-roading CHiPs, Dateline Diamonds

9 months agoVehicles / Cars :

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 […]

Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe 50th Anniversary

9 months agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

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 Mostro Concept, Carroll Shelby’s Last Car, Audi Q8 Confirmed: Today’s Car News

11 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

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...

Last Car Built With Carroll Shelby Finally Going Up For Auction

11 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

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...

2015 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, 2017 Infiniti QX30: Today’s Car News

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...

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