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Shelby’s First V8-Powered Dodge Dakota Is Looking For A New Home 18
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, Dodge, Dodge Dakota, Shelby on 01 18th, 2018


Shelby's known these days mostly for tuning Mustangs. But there was a time in the 1980s when the company was tied closely with Dodge, producing high-performance versions of the Omni, Charger, Lancer, and Dakota – like the one you see here.
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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Coming In 2019 With 700+ HP 16
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Detroit-Auto-Show, Film, Ford, Ford Mustang, Ford Videos, Shelby, video on 01 16th, 2018


Ford has confirmed one of the worst kept secrets in Detroit, a new Mustang Shelby GT500 is coming to battle the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

Described as the “pinnacle of Mustang performance,” the GT500 will be a fast-back coupe that is twice as powerful as the original 1967 model. Ford is keeping detailed specifications under wraps but the automaker confirmed the car is projected to produce more than 700 hp (522 kW).

Power will be provided by a supercharged V8 engine and it will enable the Mustang to become the most powerful street-legal production model Ford has ever produced. The GT500 will even surpass the output of the Ford GT which has a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that develops 647 hp (482 kW).

The outrageous performance won’t be limited to the engine as Ford says the Mustang has been “engineered to stand apart on roadways and race tracks.” That’s pretty vague but the company said we can expect “innovative track technologies, performance hardware, plus aggressive and functional track-tuned styling.”

The Mustang Shelby GT500 will be launched next year and an assortment of leaks and rumors have suggested the car will have a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine that is paired to a dual-clutch transmission. We can also expect carbon-ceramic brakes, a speedometer that tops out at 214 mph (344 km/h), and a dedicated Drag Strip mode – among other things.

Ford declined to say when the car will be unveiled but we can expect to learn more about the model in the coming months.

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Shelby Salutes Bob Bondurant With Special Continuation Cobra 11
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in AC Cobra, Cobra, Replica, Shelby, Superformance on 01 11th, 2018


Want a new Shelby Cobra? Well Shelby American doesn’t make them anymore – but Superformance does, with the original factory’s blessing, under the name Shelby Legendary Cars. And it’s unveiling a new special edition in tribute to Bob Bondurant.

Though known, perhaps, at least as well for the racing school that bears his name as for his own racing career, Bondurant was among the most accomplished of Shelby drivers.

He won America’s first and only FIA GT title in a Shelby Cobra – specifically chassis CSX2345 – and it’s that roadster which Superformance is replicating with this limited run.

“I’m very proud to have been behind the wheel when we won the FIA World Championship on July 4, 1965,” said Bondurant. “That victory was for everyone in America.”

The tribute Cobra features the same frame configuration as 2345, the same suspension setup, raked windscreen, diagonal roll bar, even the driver’s knee pad and high-beam switch. It comes as a kit-car, ready to receive its engine and transmission, but is otherwise all set to go.

Buyers can choose between fiberglass or aluminum bodywork, replicating either the way the car was set up for Spa in 1964 or the Rossfeld Mountain Hill Climb in ’65. There’s a Daytona coupe version available as well, replicating Bondurant’s CSX2601, with aluminum bodywork in either 1964’s Viking or 1965’s Guardsman blue.

Only 50 examples will be offered, each made to order, following their unveiling this week at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale. That level of attention to detail doesn’t come cheap, though: prices start at $149,995 for the fiberglass roadster, climb to $249,995 for the aluminum version, to $289,995 for an FIA-spec track version, and all the way up to $394,995 for the Daytona Coupe.

Factor into that the included day of training at the Bondurant Racing School in Arizona, if it makes the pill any easier to swallow – or the beast any easier to tame.

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Carroll Shelby’s Own Shelby GT350H Could Be Yours Next 8
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, Classics, Ford Mustang, Shelby on 01 8th, 2018


You can credit Carroll Shelby with creating some of the most powerful and capable performance machinery ever to come out of these United States. But this one wasn’t just made by Shelby. This one was Shelby’s own.

It’s a 1966 GT350H – the rent-a-racer that Shelby made for Hertz back in the day. And dispatched to Hertz it was, to a location in San Diego. But less than two years later, it was purchased off the lot by a private customer.

That owner ended up selling it to another, who in turn upgraded it with a new instrument pod (including tachometer and oil-pressure gauge), valve covers, radiator, roll-bar, rear spoiler, apron, and wheels.

While Shelby could have picked one up himself off the assembly line, he was apparently impressed enough with that third owner’s enhancements that he bought it back to use as his own mode of transportation – although it apparently wasn’t the only one.

Since 2008 it’s been on display at the factory in Las Vegas, returned to original specifications save for the wheels. But now it’s coming up for auction, consigned to Bonhams for its upcoming sale in Scottsdale ten days from now, where it’s expected to sell for between $150,000 and $200,000.

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New 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 To Hit 200 MPH 2
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford, Ford Mustang, Reports, Shelby on 01 2nd, 2018


Just a few days after official drawings emerged online depicting the engine of the upcoming Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, The Truth About Cars has discovered that the pony car will reach the fabled 200 mph (320 km/h) mark.

Details from leaked information about the speedometer verification procedure reveal that the car’s speedometer will climb all the way to 214 mph (344 km/h), giving the new GT500 a significant leg up on its rivals.

Beyond the GT500’s mammoth top speed, further leaked documents tell us that the car will gain a number of driving modes to improve its performance. In fact, there will be a dedicated ‘Drag Strip’ setting and a Launch Control function.

Interestingly, the Track and Snow/Wet modes found on other Mustangs won’t make an appearance in the GT500, indicating that the car manufacturer will prioritize straight-line performance over handling.

Ford’s updated VIN decoder has also revealed that the addition of the new 5.2-liter supercharged V8 of the GT500 will come at the cost of the flat-plane crank, naturally-aspirated mill of the current GT350. The remaining two engines available for the Mustang will be the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder and the GT’s 5.0-liter V8.

Power and torque figures for the car remain unconfirmed but it’s possible that in excess of 750 hp is on the cards.

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Is This The Supercharged 5.2-liter V8 Engine From The Shelby Mustang GT500? 27
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Ford, Ford Mustang, Reports, Shelby on 12 27th, 2017


The Corvette C8 isn’t the only thing leaking like a sieve as images of the supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine for the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 have reportedly surfaced online.

According to Mustang6G forum member ZackMD1, he noticed something odd when he looked at the wiring diagram from the 2018 Mustang. While he initially dismissed it as nothing, he eventually took a closer look at the diagram and noticed it appears to show a supercharger pulley and it has a Shelby emblem on the top cover.

The images were reportedly released by Ford and it appears someone accidently used photos of the supercharged 5.2-liter V8 instead of the naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter flat-plane crank V8 from the Shelby GT350. As a result, the wiring diagram is incorrect and shows wiring going through the supercharger intercooler.

Ford has been tight-lipped about the car but it could debut at the North American International Auto Show next month. Reports and images have suggested the car will come with a dual-clutch transmission and a high-performance braking system with two-piece rotors. There’s no word on how powerful the model will be but the GT350 develops 526 hp (392 kW) and 429 lb-ft (581 Nm) of torque so you can bet a supercharged version of that engine will produce significantly more power.

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These Classic Children’s Cars Are Sure To Delight The Kids On Your List 28
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in ASTON MARTIN, auction, Classics, Corvette, Ferrari, Ferrari 250, Ferrari California, Ferrari Testarossa, Jaguar E-Type, Jaguar XK, Mercedes SL, porsche, Shelby on 11 28th, 2017


Looking for the perfect present for the special little someone on your holiday shopping list this season? We’ve got you covered.

Coming up for auction is an impressive array of children’s cars, each replicating a classic car, the opportunity to own for which we’d have seriously considered giving up a kidney (or limb) when we were kids.

Included on the docket are an Aston Martin DB5, Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, Shelby Cobra 289, Corvette Sting Ray, Porsche 936, Jaguar E-Type and XK120, and three Ferraris: a 250 Testa Rossa, 250 California, and 640 F1 car – all in miniature. We don’t have the full details on all of them, but the Testa Rossa and Sting Ray are of period vintage and pack electric motors.

Don’t let the size fool you, though: while they won’t cost you as much as the real thing, they’re still plenty valuable. RM Sotheby’s estimates they’ll each sell for between $10,000 and $80,000 (in the case of the TR, a similar one of which sold a few years ago for an astonishing $126,500).

Most are going up for auction in Arizona come mid-January, but the Testa Rossa and the ‘Vette are on the docket for New York on December 6. So if you’re intent on putting one under the tree, better pack your backs for the Big Apple… and bring your checkbook.

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First 1966 Shelby GT350 Prototype Bound For Auction 19
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in auction, Classics, Ford, Ford Mustang, Shelby on 11 19th, 2017


Barrett-Jackson will auction off the first 1966 Shelby GT350 prototype ever built during its Scottsdale event in mid-January.

The auction house says that the pony car is in excellent condition and includes a numbers-matching V8 and 4-speed manual transmission.

When the vehicle’s prototype duties were completed, a Ford dealership in California used the Mustang for demonstration purposes. In the ensuing decades, it passed through the hands of numerous owners and underwent a full restoration in 2011, ultimately being displayed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2015.

A unique feature of the GT350 is its blue vinyl roof. Neither Ford or Shelby ever offered a vinyl roof on the car, but used this prototype as an experiment to decide whether or not to offer it as an option.

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First 1966 Shelby GT350 Prototype Bound For Auction 19
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in auction, Classics, Ford, Ford Mustang, Shelby on 11 19th, 2017


Barrett-Jackson will auction off the first 1966 Shelby GT350 prototype ever built during its Scottsdale event in mid-January.

The auction house says that the pony car is in excellent condition and includes a numbers-matching V8 and 4-speed manual transmission.

When the vehicle’s prototype duties were completed, a Ford dealership in California used the Mustang for demonstration purposes. In the ensuing decades, it passed through the hands of numerous owners and underwent a full restoration in 2011, ultimately being displayed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2015.

A unique feature of the GT350 is its blue vinyl roof. Neither Ford or Shelby ever offered a vinyl roof on the car, but used this prototype as an experiment to decide whether or not to offer it as an option.

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Ex-Ford Engineer Buys 2004 Shelby Cobra Concept 17
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in concepts, Ford, Ford Concepts, Reports, Shelby on 11 17th, 2017


Former Ford engineer Chris Theodore has purchased the memorable 2004 Ford Shelby Cobra Concept he helped create.

The one-off roadster sold for $825,000 at the recent GAA Classic Cars auction in North Carolina. All money raised from the auction will go towards the restoration of Fair Lane, the estate formerly owned by Henry and Clara Ford.

The American carmaker created the concept as a modern interpretation of the AC Cobra and briefly considered it for production as a replacement to the GT. While this never happened, the car is fully operational and shares many of its underpinnings with the GT.

Speaking to Automotive News about his purchase, Theodore said, “It’s a dream come true. It’s one of the last cars I worked on at Ford. It’s in beautiful condition and it has been very well taken care of.”

Theodore says he plans on making the Shelby Cobra Concept roadworthy but unfortunately, it can’t be registered.

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Shelby Unveils Two Insane Ford Mustangs At SEMA 2
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford Mustang, SEMA, SEMA show, Shelby, tuning, video on 11 2nd, 2017


Not to be outdone by Roush Performance at SEMA, Shelby has unveiled two wild creations based around the facelifted 2018 Ford Mustang.
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Ford Dealer Selling 750HP F-150 Shelby Models With Factory Warranty 20
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford, Ford F-150, Shelby, Trucks, tuning on 10 20th, 2017


A Ford dealership in Tennessee will sell you a 750 hp 2017 Ford F-150 complete with a factory warranty.
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Ever Seen A Shelby Cobra With An Automatic? 16
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in AC Cobra, auction, Cobra, Shelby on 10 16th, 2017


It's hard to imagine a vehicle ever made that was more hardcore than the Shelby Cobra. So you wouldn't expect to see many equipped with an automatic transmission, but that's just what we have here.
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Shelby Raptor Baja Hits The Sand Dunes For Some Off-Road Action 12
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Ford, Ford F-150, Ford Videos, Shelby, video on 10 12th, 2017


Shelby American has released a new promotional video for its Baja Raptor.
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The First Shelby Mustang In Decades Could Be Yours 11
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, concepts, Ford Concepts, Ford Mustang, Shelby on 10 11th, 2017


The Shelby Mustang was a fixture of the muscle-car scene in the 1960s, and so it is today. But in between, it was noticeably absent from the Ford catalog – its place taken, in part, by the Mustang Cobra. What we have here is the first official Shelby Mustang in decades, and it's looking for a new home.
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