November 8, 2012 |
A variety of cars churned out by Shelby American Inc. are set to hit the block at next year's Barrett-Jackson auction, including a 1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback and a 2012 Super Snake. The 14 Shelbys are consigned for Jan. 19 auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. at no reserve. The following vehicles will go on the block: 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback - This original, unrestored vehicle is one of the lowest mileage Shelbys in existence. Powered by a 428-cubic-inch V-8 engine with a four-speed transmission and complete documentation.
October 23, 2012 |
An iconic piece of Southern California car culture is up for sale. The former Marina del Rey headquarters of automotive legend Carroll Shelby is on the market for $4.7 million. The red brick shop at 1042 Princeton Drive is known in Shelby lore as being in Venice but later became part of Marina del Rey. In March 1962, the 10,860-square-foot structure became the birthplace for Shelby's fledgling car company, Shelby American Inc. That year, Shelby, a retired race car driver, took a lightweight two-seat roadster and married it with a powerful V-8 Ford Motor Co. engine.
September 6, 2012 |
The Green Hornet, a storied Shelby Mustang prototype that many pony car enthusiasts assumed was destroyed decades ago, will come up for auction early next year. The Barrett-Jackson auction house will sell the car at its Scottsdale auction on Jan. 19. The Shelby “represents a rolling history of what Ford and Shelby American, the auto-design firm owned by Carroll Shelby, were producing in the heyday of the American muscle-car era and is considered one of the most innovative and unique vehicles of its time,” said Craig Jackson, chief executive of Barrett-Jackson and the current owner of the car. It is expected to sell for about $2 million.
August 29, 2012 |
Interested in upgrading the performance of your 662-horsepower Cobra with Shelby American Inc.'s stamp of approval? Now there's a place here on the West Coast to take care of that. Galpin Auto Sports in Van Nuys announced Wednesday that it has entered into an agreement with Shelby American to become an authorized Shelby modification shop. The only other certified mod shop is in Rhode Island. Now that Galpin is an authorized Shelby Mod Shop, it can take any Shelby car, upgrade its performance or styling and the work will be endorsed by Shelby American.
August 17, 2012 |
Not far from the eye-catching vintage sports cars and immense luxury rides making up the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance car show, the auto company that bears the name of industry icon Carroll Shelby unleashed a monster. Well, unleashed a Cobra, to be precise. Shelby American Inc. and Ford Motor Co. unveiled a one-of-a-kind 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Cobra that kicks out a staggering 850-horsepower at Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Decked out in the guardsman blue paint with Wimbledon white racing stripes that graced so many of the Cobra roadsters built in the 1960s, the new car is a tribute to Carroll Shelby, who died in May at the age of 89. “Carroll Shelby changed the performance world forever,” Shelby American President John Luft said in a statement . “And while he was proud of Shelby American's achievements, Carroll was far more interested in the next car we build.
August 11, 2012 |
The car: 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra Mk II The power: 271 horsepower and 312 pound-feet of torque from a 289-cubic-inch V-8 (about 4.7 liters). Power is routed to the rear wheels via four-speed manual transmission. The photos: Shelby 289 Cobra Mk II The speed: Motor Trend tested a 289 Cobra in 1963 and hit 60 mph in 5.8 seconds, but claimed that time would probably drop with the addition of better tires in the rear to combat wheel spin. The price: Estimated at $600,000 to $700,000.