If you could only pick one vehicle to drive today, given your location and weather, which would it be? A. the wide body 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake; B., the 2014 Shelby Raptor; or C., a CSX6000 continuation big block Cobra?
It is "two for Tuesday" and we are honoring a pair of Shelby American heroes! Don't you wonder what Carroll Shelby and Dan Gurney were discussing? Fifty years ago this June they were part of the only all American team to win Le Mans!
The 540-horsepower Shelby GT500KR is a unique rendition of the most powerful factory-built Mustang ever. Shelby GT500KR production began in Las Vegas on Jan. 11, Carroll Shelby's 85th birthday. The one-of-one ebony black GT500KR features the same full glass roof that is being offered as an option on the 2009 V-6 Mustang and Mustang GT models only.
For #throwback Thursday, we remember the Shelby 1000. This amazing car, which was introduced at the 2012 New York Auto Show, shocked the Big Apple. Shelby American also displayed CSX2000 at the show, where it made its debut 50 years before.
Officially known as the EXP 500, the Green Hornet’s genesis began with another Goodell-built car, a 1967 Mustang hardtop that he called Li’l Red. Fitted with Shelby decor and a Paxton-supercharged 428, Li’l Red eventually served as the template for the Mustang GT/California Special and very nearly became the template for a similar national version of the California Special. Ford in fact built... View details ⇨
The 800 HP Prudhomme Edition GT500 Super Snake Concept Car: The Prudhomme Edition Super Snake is powered by a 5.4-liter, supercharged engine that produces 800 hp on race fuel or 750 hp on 93 octane pump gas. Only 100 total Prudhomme Super Snake post-title packages were offered by Shelby to then current GT500 owners.
Very awesome car!!! So who out there has one and who can share pictures?
"What I really learned, was when something doesn’t work out right, you can’t stop. And there’s more ways to get where you’re trying to get, if the first one doesn’t work. You can figure it out, if you have the drive, to do it and don’t let disappointments kill you. And don’t let them take away your desire to accomplish something."
Now that the Shelby Bash is over, the Shelby American team is looking forward to the next events. One of our favorites is the Mid-American Ford and Shelby Nationals. This is a throwback photo from 2012 of two 50th Anniversary model cars on the track at Hallet. Will you join us there?
1968 SHELBY GT500KR "The KR engine is Ford's 428-cid Cobra Jet, and it's some engine. The original 428, which made a wonderful boat anchor, has been improved almost beyond measurement with the cylinder heads and manifolds from the 427 racing engine. It's big and strong, and very highly tuned. At 6000 rpm, the Cobra Jet will pull a semi-trailer up Pikes Peak. At less than 2000, it... View details ⇨
3/9/1964: This day in history, the first Ford Mustang comes off the assembly line. The Mustang was basically the utilitarian Ford Falcon with a lot better looking body. The Mustang defined the “pony car” segment: Long hood, short trunk, that Chevy, Pontiac, Chrysler, and AMC would all imitate. It was a great little car for the money. It was the perfect car for the times, and Ford couldn’t... View details ⇨
First Ford flathead V-8 comes off assembly lineWhen the Ford flathead V8 began production in 1932, the expression “game-changer” was yet to be coined – though that’s exactly what it was. Ford’s V8 changed motoring in the USA, eventually forcing all its competitors to also switch to V8s by the mid ‘50s. But one version of this engine, known in the US as the V8-60,... View details ⇨