There are not many cars cooler in our book than the late 1960s Shelby GT500 Mustangs. Those things are big block equipped, hot rodded, and they had big swinging’ status on the streets back in the day. Additionally they were pretty bucks up cars for the time and few were made in their best era from about 1967-1970. That’s where this box and the parts inside it come in. You are looking at the intake manifold and carb setup that appeared on top of the 428 engine powering that monster GT500 back in the day. The major difference between this one and the rest of them is that this one was assembled and boxed up as a parts project and it was never installed onto a car. Hell, it has never been out of the box! We’re guessing this was sent to a deal to be sold as over the counter performance parts or perhaps it was sent as some sort of weird warranty claim and it never got installed. It is still in the correct Ford box with the Ford shipping label on it. How does this happen?! … [Read more...] about Dual Quad Intake And Carb Setup For A 1967 428 Shelby Mustang
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Carroll Shelby's Los Angeles car company, Shelby American, modified Ford Mustangs for road racing from 1965 through 1969. Unlike most of the powerful-but-ill-handling muscle cars coming out of Detroit at that time, the Shelby GT350 and GT500 were capable of going around a turn at speed (by the standards of 1960s American cars), and today real examples sell for frightening amounts of money. Here's a full-page magazine advertisement for the 1967 models out of Shelby American. In 1967, the Shelby GT350 came with a 306-horsepower 289 engine (Ford's strongest Mustang 289 made 271hp that year), while the first-year GT500 packed a heavy-but-powerful 428 generating 355 horses. Interestingly, the displacement of the GT500's engine isn't mentioned in the text of this advertisement, and the word "Mustang" is nowhere to be seen. 1967 Shelby Mustangs magazine advertisement(1.38 MB)Click here to download PDF … [Read more...] about 1967: Shelby GT350 and GT500 are THE road cars
The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will be a barnstormer. It will deliver more than 700 hp from a supercharged 5.2-liter V8. Its 0-60 time will be in the mid-3-second range. It will get a dual-clutch transmission that will feature shifts measured in milliseconds. It goes on sale this summer.We got a few new tidbits today, the most newsworthy of which is that the new GT500's top speed will be limited to 180 mph. People seem to care about that. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. First let’s dispense with the news.Obviously the new GT500 needs a ton of cooling, downforce and braking, so Ford brought it down to the wind tunnel at the Ford Performance technical center in North Carolina. It also used its 3D prototyping systems at the Advanced Manufacturing Center in Redford, Michigan. Did we mention that also keeps costs lower?“We created and studied designs among the engineering teams and proved out different strategies long before we built our first prototype … [Read more...] about 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will (only) top out at 180 mph, but does it matter?
The 1964 Shelby AC Cobra was one of Carroll Shelby’s first American masterpieces. When heart trouble forced Carroll Shelby to retire from driving race cars after he won the LeMans 24 Hours in 1959, the one-time Texas chicken rancher turned to building stark, incredibly fast road cars to suit himself and other like-minded enthusiasts. The first were the legendary Shelby-Cobras. Starting with lithe, lightweight Ace roadsters from A.C. Cars in England, Carroll replaced a plodding small six-cylinder engine with potent Ford V-8s: initially 260- and 289-cubic-inch engines with up to 306 horsepower, then mammoth 427s making up to 425 bhp. The result was a hairy thrill on the road and nearly unbeatable in major-league sports-car racing. Even the "little" 289 could scale 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds and exceed 135 mph. The otherworldly 427s needed just 4.2 seconds 0-60 on the way to 165 mph. Shelby built 654 small-block Cobras and some 350 big-block versions from 1962 to '68. All have … [Read more...] about How Shelby Works
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Specifications Carroll Shelby says this of the 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake that he created: "I wanted it to be the fastest, meanest car on the road." ©2007 Barrett-Jackson With nearly 500 horsepower for just 2,500 pounds, the Cobra 427 was "awesome, spellbinding," said Car and Driver. "Snapping the throttle open at any speed jams the low setback into the small of your back. The car lunges, jostles, and belches thunder from the side pipes just below your ear." Although the car was surprisingly docile in traffic, Car and Driver, like so many, found it "neither reassuring nor especially comfortable. It rode as if there were cement in the shocks. The steering was indecisive, the handling twitchy and abrupt." Creature comforts? Not here. Changing times ended this fun in 1968 after only 356 cars, but others soon offered replica 427s ranging in quality from ghastly to grand. A revived A.C. Cars produced its own fine specimen starting … [Read more...] about Why did the 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake sell for $5.5 million?