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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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?
©2007 Publications International, Ltd. When the Shelby-modified Mustang made the midyear switch to Ford's 428 Cobra Jet V-8, the GT 500 got a KR suffix, for King of the Road. It came as both a convertible and a fastback, as seen here. See more muscle car pictures. Its initials stood for King of the Road, and if the 1968 Shelby Cobra GT 500-KR looked like a more threatening muscle car than it really was, so be it. Shelby's 1967 GT 500 had led Ford's pony car across the 400-cid threshold with a 427-cid detuned race engine and a juiced 428-cid Police Interceptor V-8. Both returned for '68. Then in April '68, Ford unveiled an even-hotter version of the 428, the Cobra Jet, and offered it in the Mustang, among other models. Muscle Car Image Gallery At Shelby, the Cobra Jet replaced the original 428, and GT 500s gained a KR suffix, for King of the Road. (The 427 was dropped.) This was the year's second name change. Shelby's AC Cobra roadster died after '67, but he kept the name, … [Read more...] about 1968 Shelby Cobra GT 500-KR
Early Mustang ads naturally played up the hardtop's low $2368 base price. See more pictures of classic cars. As the launch of the 1965 Ford Mustang approached, Ford was confident its new sporty car was on target. Its job now was to let the country know about this new kind of car. The introduction of what popularly would be known as the 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang was an encompassing and brilliant marketing blitz. America had scarcely seen anything like it. With the curtain poised to rise in early 1964, Dearborn marketers shifted into overdrive to get the public ready for Mustang. Though Ford previewed the showroom model at a January 1964 press conference, it put the information revealed under an "embargo," meaning reporters weren't supposed to go public with it before a date Ford had set. This tactic is still widely observed in various industries, a sort of cat-and-mouse game between manufacturers and the Fourth Estate. The Big Day ArrivesThe weeks leading up to Mustang's debut saw big … [Read more...] about 1965 1966 Ford Mustang