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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 monthVehicles / 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

3 months agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

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

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

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

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

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 […]

The First Functional Ford GT Prototype Crosses the Auction Block

3 months agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

2004 Ford GT CP-1 The working example features one-off componentry and the signatures of Carroll Shelby and Bill Ford… Viju Mathew

Before the Cobra, the A.C. Ace – the world’s most copied sports car design

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Photography by the author. No wonder Carroll Shelby was smitten by the Ace when he first saw one. This British-built automobile has that perfect sports car look, with a simple, unspoiled shape that is pure beauty. It was this very same model that spawned the incredibly successful Cobra. The Ace’s outstanding looks can be traced […]

When dreams and reality collide – The tale of 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra CSX3295

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

1967 Shelby 427 Cobra, CSX3295. Photos courtesy of Mecum Auctions. Carroll Shelby’s 427 Cobra is the stuff enthusiast dreams are made of. Iconic in both appearance and sound, many of us have dreamed of owning such a magnificent beast, issuing false reassurances, to ourselves and perhaps our significant others, that we’d regularly stretch such a […]

Shelby MkII GT40

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Carroll Shelby certainly created a name for himself in the 1960s, not the least of his accomplishments being the 1-2-3 win at the 24 Hours of LeMans in 1966. That marked the first time an American car had won the iconic race. Shelby’s fame as a car builder skyrocketed in the fallout. Show More Summary

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

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

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

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

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

6 months 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

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

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

6 months agoVehicles / 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

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

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...

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