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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Carroll Shelby: An Interview with the Snake

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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

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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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1963 Shelby Cobra 289

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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

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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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Shelby Series 1

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The Shelby Series 1 is a car that holds a special place in the annals of American automobile manufacturing – it was the first and only car ever designed from the ground up by Carroll Shelby, one of the country’s greatest automotive legends. The Series 1 was built in very limited numbers, only 249 factory…

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Shelby Dragonsnake Wallpaper

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The Shelby Dragonsnake started life in 1962 as a press car used for reviews and public relations activities around California, in 1963 Shelby loaned the car to MGM where it was used during the filming of “Viva Las Vegas” (starring Elvis Presley and Ann Margret) and “The Killers” (starring Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, and Ronald Reagan)….

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1966 Shelby 427 Cobra

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This 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 is a great example of the magic that typically happens when the Brits and the Americans stop arguing about warm beer and what constitutes ‘football’ for long enough to work on a joint project. At its core, the Shelby Cobra is a lightweight British roadster with an absurdly large American…

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