The Junkyard runs 11.99@117 on a 140hp $90 Dodge Caravan motor from the junkyard. First pass.
Add turbo system to a motor that makes 140hp at the crankshaft. E85 fuel. PT6765 turbo. 16 pounds of Boost.
stock heads, stock cams, stock headgasket, stock shortblock, stock naturally aspirated ECU. No tune. Rising Rate regulator for fuel and Methanol injection.
Car was finished the night before racing and the junkyard water pump locked up on the freeway and had to be changed in the Home Depot Parking lot so we could make it to the race track. Got booted because the junk motor had a camshaft seal oil leak. Instead of fixing the oil leak. I built an oil catch pan (required for 11 second cars at our track in the next race season anyways) so i would not have to repair the oil leak. I was not going to spend money fixing this cheap junk motor. Great Depression Racing
'69 Shelby Cobra GT 500
Sail down the coast with a '69 Shelby Cobra GT 500 full of passengers. A shade of blue/green that is just mesmerizing to look at. Almost as perfect as the day it was delivered, still has the "Starting Instructions" flyer on the driver's sun visor and the addition of Carroll Shelby's signature on the glovebox lid. A beautiful example of this quintessentially classic muscle car.
From the owner:
Restored by Keith Craft in 2010. Repainted to its original color of Gulfstream Aqua. It currently has about 55,000 miles on the ODO.
It has its original matching numbers 428 CJ engine and top loader 4-speed transmission, and original interior (though the seats are in storage so they don't get worn out).
At Mustang Northwest's 19th Annual Mustang Roundup, the car took 2nd place (was painted black at the time).
Won a silver medal in 2010 at Mid America Mustang Nationals.
More recently it was selected as one of the top 20 cars at the 2011 Shelby Bash car show, placed third at the La Jolla Concours, and won second at the 2011 COCOA Concours de Nice (pronounced the "nice" not "niece").
To preserve the original engine, I had Keith Craft build a 427 side oiler which is being installed this week. That should give the car quite a bit more power, while allowing me to store the original engine for preservation.
1987 GLHS #536 45k original
Walk around of our 87 GLHS. #536 with only 45k original miles and still stock as the day it rolled out of the shelby plant in Whittier California.
SAAC 11 Carroll Shelby Car Show 1986
"SAAC 11" Yep, that's Carroll signing his autographs. No charge!
Shelby American Automobile Club car show, in Dearborn, Michigan, July 5, 1986. For all you Mustang and Shelby fans, this one will make your day.
850 Horsepower 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra Tribute World Unveil
One-of-a-Kind 850-horsepower 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra Tribute World Unveil at Laguna Seca Mazda Race Track / Raceway Created as a Tribute to Carroll Shelby
Friends of Carroll Shelby build a one-of-a-kind 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra to commemorate the late Carroll Shelby
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Shelby Cobra, the new GT500 Cobra sports an 850 horsepower Ford Racing supercharged V8, Shelby American wide-body kit and is finished in Cobra historical Guardsman Blue with a Wimbledon White stripe finish
MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 17, 2012 -- Friends of Carroll Shelby, including Ford Motor Company, Shelby American, Ford Racing and many others, have built a special tribute 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra. Ford is also announcing a renamed road in Dearborn, Mich., at the Product Development Center as a tribute to the late Carroll Shelby. Cobra has been the performance label as Shelby worked with Ford for most of the last 60 years. Shelby was instrumental in the establishment of Ford performance including the Cobra, GT40 and Mustang's performance credentials since its earliest days in the mid-1960s.
2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra
This tribute vehicle was unveiled today by Ford Motor Company board member Edsel Ford II, Group Vice President for Sales and Marketing Jim Farley, and Shelby American President John Luft at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion where Cobra is the featured marque of show.
"Even at 89 years of age, Carroll was an inspiration to us all," says Farley. "This year marks the 50th anniversary of the original Shelby Cobra. This car represents the very idea he had about making the 2013 Shelby GT500 into a true Cobra."
Using the 662-horsepower 2013 Shelby GT500 as a foundation, "Friends of Carroll" created a one-of-a-kind 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra wide-body Mustang that now generates more than 850 horsepower with the help of a Ford Racing 4.0-liter Whipple Supercharger. Putting that much power to the ground requires plenty of traction. The 13-inch-wide rear wheels are wrapped in massive 345-section high-performance tires for extra grip.
Ford Motor Company teamed with Shelby American for several key components on the Carroll Shelby tribute car. Shelby American provided a specially designed hood, new rear wide-body kit, Shelby Wilwood brakes and new 20x13-inch rear and 20x10-inch front wheels. The bodywork is finished in the same Guardsman Blue with Wimbledon White stripes that graced so many of the Cobra roadsters built in the 1960's.
"Carroll Shelby changed the performance world forever," says Luft. "And while he was proud of Shelby American's achievements, Carroll was far more interested in the next car we build. You will find the spirit and influence of Carroll Shelby in every future vehicle we build as found in the rear wide-body kit and hood that has been integrated into the 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra."
"You might also know that Carroll was a philanthropist, noted for supporting causes that moved him," added Farley. "In that spirit, this car will be taken on tour around the country, and hopefully will be used in a special way at the end of its tour, a way Carroll would appreciate."
For more than half a century, Carroll Shelby inspired designers and engineers throughout the extended Ford family. As a teenager, Edsel Ford II worked for Shelby doing a variety of jobs including cleaning transmission parts.
Countless engineers crossed paths with Shelby over the years, from those who crafted the original GT40 to those working on the 2013 Shelby GT500. Up until his death, Carroll Shelby remained committed to developing great performance cars. Even at the age of 88, he spent more than five hours driving the most powerful production Mustang ever during engineering validation sessions at Sebring and the Arizona Proving Grounds in late 2011.
During and after test sessions, Carroll would spend hours discussing with the engineers what he liked and what needed improvement. No one who worked with Carroll will ever forget it, and his lessons in vehicle dynamics will be passed along to coming generations.
Ford product development engineers will now get a daily reminder of Carroll's way as they traverse the newly renamed Carroll Shelby Way through the heart of the Product Development Center in Dearborn, Mich., to the entrance of the proving ground.
Carroll Shelby is no longer with us, but his spirit lives on with the designers and engineers he interacted with over the years and he will continue to influence Ford performance cars for many years to come.
Robert Myrick Photography