Carroll Shelby Goes Racing
Ford provided Carroll Shelby with an engine for his start up sports car
company and AC supplied the bodies. Shelby hired a bunch of hot rod
builders in California and they created the Cobra.
Soon Ford turned to Shelby to beef up the Mustang and turn it into a Corvette
beater. The GT 350 was born.
But there was more. Henry Ford II had tried to buy Ferrari and was
spurned. Not one who was used to losing he decided to beat Enzo Ferrari on
the track. After Ford's first forays stalled they turned to Shelby to beef
up the GT 40s and take on Ferrari.
Pete Brock, Ken Miles and Dan Gurney put the cars through their paces.
The Fastest 6 Speed Shelby GT500 in the World!
Mark "Birddoc" drives his 2013 Shelby GT500 into the record books with an
8.80 at 164 MPH during the NMRA Ford Nationals at Budd's Creek, Maryland.
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The 1986/1987 Shelby GLHS vehicles
Kazzer introduces the long overlooked low budget performance sports cars
from Caroll Shelbys Chrysler turbo days,
the 1986 Shelby GLHS (sedan) and the 1987 Shelby GLHS (coupe)
These weren't just Shelby stickered up Chryslers, the GLHS series of cars
were taken to Shelbys Whittier CA skunkworks facility where the performance
was bumped up all around and limited editions were made..
1986 GLHS's = 500 total
1987 GLHS's - 1,000 total
Original Barn find 1968 GT500 Shelby
This car is completely original down to the tires! This one of a kind find
has never been washed since resurfacing from an undisclosed location in
Georgia. This Shelby is a true barn find and yes, it does start and is
driven on and off it's enclosed trailer to various car shows. The seats
have been changed back to the original ones that came in the car along with
all the SHELBY letters that are missing. The car is a rare automatic.
Classics Revealed: The Shelby Cobra
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The Shelby Cobra is perhaps the World's most
iconic and thus copied car. Less than 1000 original Ford AC Cobras were
built by Carroll Shelby. Tens of Thousands of copies of the original 289
and 427 AC Cobras exist with most of them being "kit cars" copies. In this
exclusive TFLcar video we visit Superformace in Southern California to
learn why the Shelby Cobra is such an iconic race car and automobile.
Superformance along with Carroll Shelby's own Shelby Automobiles, Inc build
what many call "Continuation Cars". These are brand new Shelby Cobra
roadsters and coupes that have official Shebly CSX serial numbers. They are
of course not the original series of Shelby Cobra cars which now demand
hundreds of thousands of dollars by collectors when they do come up for
sale , but they are also not copies. They are simply new Shelby Cobras
built as a continuation of the original series of cars. In other words,
these are new Shelby Cobras. If you are a fan of Carroll Shelby and his
cars you'll like this video as we get deep into the history of what many
believe is America's most beautiful and iconic race car.
Test Driving 1965 Shelby Cobra 575 Horsepower Muscle Car - 427 Side-Oiler CSX4891
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I thought you might like a look at this awesome Shelby Cobra CSX4891. This
car was built by Shelby American and is about as true to the original as
you'll find...except even more powerful. This car is powered by a 575 HP
Side-Oiler Ford V8, backed by a Toploader four-speed, and a Dana 44 rear.
It even has the true Halibrand pin drive knockoff wheels, with Goodyear
Racing Tires. As you can see in the video, this car is amazingly quick.
It's hard to imagine ever having more fun in an automobile. I hope you
find it interesting, thanks for taking a look!
This car was filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Charles, MO
Special thanks to Tom Abbett from Fast Lane, and Stephen Dunsford from Area
Rides, for all their help.
Here's a full list of specs on this amazing machine: This 1965 Shelby Cobra
CSX4891 has a 427c.i. Ford FE Side Oiler- Rated @ 575hp, Top Loader 4 Speed
Close Ratio Transmission, 3:31 to 1 Gear Ratio, 4in Diameter DOM Steel
Frame, Complete Factory Assembled Rolling Chassis, High Strength Fiberglass
Composite Body, Aluminum Fender Closeout Panels Front & Rear, Show Quality
Paint Available in Original Colors, Original Frame Configuration w/ 4in
Round Tube Main Rails w/ .120 Wall Thickness, Original 90in Wheelbase,
Original 4 Wheel Independent Suspension, Dual A-Arms & Coil Over Billstein
Shocks, Windshield Wipers, Wind Wings & Sun Visors, Rack & Pinion Steering,
Original Style Pedals, Catches & Fittings, Shelby Aluminum Differential
Housing & Dana 44 Gears, Roll Bar, 4 Core Aluminum Radiator, 23 Gallon Fuel
Cell, S/C Dash Layout, Shelby Signature Series Gauges, 15in Original Style
Wood Steering Wheel, Full Shelby Custom Carpeting, Coated Headers & Side
Pipe Exhaust, and High Performance
The background track used in this video was Open Road by Jason Shaw.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe - Lovely Exhaust Sounds!
This video shows an extremely rare and original 1964 Shelby Daytona Cobra
Coupe, only six Daytona original coupes were ever built between 1964 and
1965. In 2009 a Daytona Coupe (chassisnumber CSX2601) was sold for
$7.25million US dollars, with such a ridiculous value it's even more
incredible to see one being driven very fast around track!
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How Carroll Shelby Beat Enzo Ferrari -- /ROAD TESTAMENT
Road Testament digs into the amazing story of how the late Carroll Shelby
helped Ford unseat Enzo Ferrari as the king of sports-car racing during the
mid-1960s. With special guest A.J. Baime, author of "Go Like Hell: Ford,
Ferrari and Their Battle For Speed and Glory at Le Mans."
86 SHELBY OMNI The car I sold but wish I had it back
If you know Shelby, you know about this car! I am selling #153 out of 500
made. A true collectors item 53k miles and Goes Like Hell (according to a
uniform representative from the Ohio State Patrol it goes about
135mph!)...Shelby style. Standard equipment, manual trans, new paint job,
original decals, and stage 2 computer upgrade... Original Radio, Manuals,
dealership window sticker, and records kept from date of purchase, the a/c
drops ice cubes in your lap...I can go on. Fun car to drive...
For purchase info... visit
Carroll Shelby: Racing Legend and Father of the Cobra, GT350 & GT500 - Wide Open Throttle Episode 17
On this episode of Wide Open Throttle, Jessi Lang pays homage to automotive
icon Carroll Shelby and takes a look at his life and legacy. Though he was
born in a small and humble Texas town and worked as both a dump truck owner
and chicken farmer, Shelby became a racecar driver who broke records and a
visionary designer who indelibly influenced the automotive industry.
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