1963 Shelby 289 Cobra “Dragonsnake”

The Shelby Cobra is one of those larger than life cars that we’ve all owned at one time or another, typically at 1:18th scale. The Dragonsnake is an extremely rare variant of the Cobra, it was a dominant force on the 1/4 mile strips of the USA in the mid-to-late 1960s, taking victories from coast…

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The Lance Reventlow Shelby Cobra

Lance Reventlow is a name that will be immediately familiar to many of you, especially if you’re a fan of mid-20th Century racing. In short, Reventlow was the heir to the Woolworth fortune, as well as an entrepreneur, and an accomplished racing driver. He is probably most famous as the owner of Scarab, a company…

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1970 Shelby GT350 Fastback

There are few American sports cars more revered than the Shelby Mustangs, the cars were built in the heyday of the muscle car, and the A-Team Garage treatment given to them by Carroll Shelby significantly improved handling, power, and braking. The first of the Shelby Mustangs appeared in 1965, and just four years later the…

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Shelby Series 1 Roadster

The Shelby Series 1 Roadster is the only car ever designed by Carroll Shelby from a blank sheet of paper. And for that reason it’s an exceedingly important automobile, even though just 249 were built before the factory ceased production. Carroll developed the Series 1 as a modern version of the original Shelby Cobra, although…

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1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350

There are few cars I can think of that are more American than the Ford Mustang – and the Shelby GT 350 version of the model is the automotive equivalent of an apple pie in the shape of Abraham Lincoln draped in the stars and stripes. We’re all familiar with the story of the Mustang, a car…

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Carroll Shelby: An Interview with the Snake

Carroll Shelby: An Interview with the Snake is a fascinating look back at the life and times of Shelby – a man who is quite easily one of the most important American automotive personalities of the 20th century. Today we look at any car that wears a Shelby badge with immediate understanding that it’s going to…

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1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 Fastback

1967 was the first year of production for the iconic Shelby GT500, the smaller-engined GT350 had been in production since 1965 and it had very quickly created a strong link between performance Mustangs and American racing legend Carroll Shelby. Whereas the GT350 was fitted with a performance version of the 289 cubic inch (4.7 litre)…

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1963 Shelby Cobra 289

The story of the Shelby Cobra has become so deeply ingrained into the psyche of automotive devotees on both sides of the Atlantic that it’s practically spliced into their DNA. Carroll Shelby started out as a racing driver and quickly moved up the ranks in the USA before finding his way across the pond to…

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1967 Shelby Mustang GT500

The Shelby Mustang GT500 is considered by many to be one of the peaks of early muscle car development – from the golden age of the American V8. It was developed as the even-more-insane version of the already fast GT350 – using Ford’s 428 cubic inch (7.0 litre) Cobra Jet V8 in place of the…

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