1966 Shelby Mustang GT350H Race Car

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The Shelby Mustang GT350H is a fascinating chapter in muscle car history and it’s become a bit of an Ugly Duckling fairytale – there was a time after the cars were decommissioned that literally no one wanted to buy them – but 4 decades on they’re highly sought after and regularly sell for solid 6…

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Ford Cortina GT

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The Ford Cortina GT was designed to be the in-house performance version of the popular Cortina – a car that had been developed to compete with the Morris Oxford and Vauxhall Victor by Roy Brown Jr., the designer of the Ford Edsel – one of the most famous failures in the history of automotive design….

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Boss 429 Wallpaper

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The Boss 429 Mustang was produced in 1969 and 1970 due to the homologation requirements of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series. Ford needed something extraordinary to challenge the 426 Hemi from Chrysler – so the 429 was shoehorned into the Mustang by the engineers at Kar Kraft, using existing 428 Cobra Jet and Super Cobra Jet…

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Ford Model T Roadster

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The Ford Model T Roadster is a car that needs no introduction, over 15 million Model Ts were made between 1908 and 1927 and it’s believed that well over 60,000 are still on the road in the United States alone. These huge production numbers mean that the humble Tin Lizzie is one of the most…

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1969 Ford Cortina Lotus Mk 2

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The Ford Cortina Lotus Mk 2 was the successor to the highly acclaimed Lotus Cortina Mk 1 – a small British car that had enjoyed significant successes on the race tracks of Europe, largely due to the special treatment showered on the cars by the engineers at Lotus. The new Mk 2 was fitted with…

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1955 Ford Thunderbird

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The 1955 Ford Thunderbird was the first generation of the European-inspired sports car from Ford that overwhelmingly outsold the Chevrolet Corvette, 23 Thunderbirds were sold for each Corvette in 1955 – a total of 16,155 Thunderbirds rolled off Ford dealer showroom floors compared to just 700 Corvettes. It’s interesting to look at the direction that…

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1969 Ford GT40 Mk 1

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The Ford GT40 is an British designed and built endurance racer that was developed with the sole purpose of taking the fight to Ferrari. The 1969 Ford GT40 Mk 1 you see here was one of the first generation of cars sold to private teams and individuals to compete in both local and international events around…

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1967 Shelby GT 500 Fastback

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  The 1967 Shelby GT 500 was to be the most powerful Mustang that had ever been built, up until that point in history. The Mustang had famously debuted in 1964 and had enjoyed overwhelming sales success across the USA, in the first 18 months Ford sold over a million of them – after having estimated…

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1965 Ford Mustang 289 Racing Car

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  This ’65 Ford Mustang is the result of a careful rebuild at the hands of Rae Davis Racing, an English company famed for its work rebuilding historic racing cars to modern FIA standards. It’s fitted with a rebuilt 289 cubic inch V8 and has a six-point roll cage by Caged Manufacturing Ltd., the interior features a…

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The “Bullitt” Mustang

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The “Bullitt” Mustang you see here was built by Gateway Classics for Chad McQueen (Steve McQueen’s son) in 2011, it was designed as a modern interpretation of the classic 1968 fastback used in the iconic film from the same year. The project began as an idea for the TV series “Celebrity Rides”, the producer wanted to…

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1966 Shelby GT350H Race Car

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The 1966 Shelby GT350H is one of the most historically interesting of the early Shelby Mustangs, it came about as a result of the Shelby company approaching the Hertz rental car company with the idea of producing between 50 and 100 specially built cars that would be rented out to enthusiasts for $17 a day.

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Ford RS200 Coupé

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The Ford RS200 is one of the most famous of the non-USA developed Fords ever made. In fact I can’t think of another that even comes close, with the possible exception of the Ford GT40 – but my American friends get angry with me when I remind them that the GT40 was designed and built in England.

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