1964 Shelby AC Cobra 289

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With 306 bhp and a kerb weight just a smidge over 1000 kilograms, the 1964 Shelby Cobra with its 289 cubic inch Ford V8 had performance figures that set the world alight in the mid-1960s. The impact the Cobra had on the automotive world was so significant that it’s now (surely) the most copied and…

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1964 AC Cobra 289

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Despite the fact that it was only built from 1962 to 1967, the AC Cobra had a profound impact on the motoring world. The surviving examples are worth a king’s ransom and are hotly pursued by collectors and enthusiasts, many of whom enter them in vintage motor racing events. A Brief History of Carroll Shelby’s…

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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang

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The Shelby GT500 was introduced to the press at New York’s Tavern-on-the-Green Restaurant in early 1967, it represented a departure from the previous Shelby Mustangs in that it provided more comfort and convenience than the fire breathing Shelby GT350. Describing his new Mustang, Carroll Shelby was quoted as saying “This is the first car I’m really…

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1963 Shelby 289 Cobra “Dragonsnake”

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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

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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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Carroll Shelby’s Personal Shelby Mustang GT350H

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In 1966 an unusual agreement was made between Ford and the Hertz rental car company to deliver 1,003 examples of the Shelby Mustang GT350 for rental use by Hertz’s clientele. It was to be a double-barrelled marketing strategy that would boost the reputation of Hertz, and for Ford it would get huge numbers of people…

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1970 Shelby GT350 Fastback

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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

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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

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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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1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 Fastback

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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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