Six prized Ford, Shelby race cars from Jim Click collection slated for RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction

One of motorsport's winningest Shelby 289 Cobras will cross the block in Monterey | RM Sotheby's
One of motorsport’s winningest Shelby 289 Cobras will cross the block in Monterey | RM Sotheby’s photos

A spectacular group of six competition Fords and Shelbys from the famed Jim Click Ford Performance Collection has been announced by RM Sotheby’s for its annual Monterey, California, auction in August during Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance week. Continue reading

Unknown Shelby GT350 ‘barn find’ headed to Bonhams auction

The 1966 Shelby GT350 remains as found after 40 years of secretive storage | Bonhams
The 1966 Shelby GT350 remains as found after 40 years of secretive storage | Bonhams

A secret “barn-find” 1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, hidden away for 40 years by its original owner and unknown even to the Shelby American Registry, goes to auction June 5 during Bonhams’ sale in Greenwich, Connecticut.

The Shelby will be offered “as-found” and without reserve by Bonhams, which values the fastback coupe at $80,000 to $120,000, which seems like a modest goal considering the rising values of GT350s in even the most-ratty condition. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1967 Shelby “Red Rocker” Mustang GT500

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1967 Shelby Mustang GT500

When you think of Sammy Hagar, you might remember his early days playing in a hard-rock band named Montrose, or else his song “I can’t drive 55” released during his solo career. The “Red Rocker” was also the former front man of Van Halen, and he founded the Cabo Wabo Tequila brand, among other things.

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Low-mileage 427 Cobra headlines Mecum Indy auction

A 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra roadster with just over 20,000 miles is a headliner at the Mecum auction | Mecum Auctions photos
A 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra roadster with just over 20,000 miles is a headliner at the Mecum auction | Mecum Auctions photos

Among Shelby enthusiasts, Joe McMurrey of Longview, Texas, is in a class of his own with an impressive collection of performance cars imprinted with the special touch of the man himself, Carroll Shelby, whose birthplace is just an hour away.

McMurrey has consigned 17 of his cars, and not just Shelbys but exciting examples from GM and Mopar as well, for Mecum’s 29th annual Original Spring Classic auction held May 17-21 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. Continue reading

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2016: 1968 Ford Shelby GT500KR convertible

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1968 Ford Shelby GT500KR | Barrett-Jackson Photos

Editor’s note: This is the first in a 10-day series featuring cars to be sold April 8-10 at Barrett-Jacksons 2016 Palm Beach Auction.

Shortly after Ford launched the Mustang in April of 1964, Carroll Shelby, legendary race car driver and car builder, was tasked with transforming the pony car into a high-performance car. The result of his efforts became to be known as the 1965 Shelby GT350.

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2016: 1999 Shelby Series 1 Roadster

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1999 Shelby Series 1 Roadster | Barrett-Jackson photos

Editor’s note: This is the eleventh in a 30-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold January 23-31 during Barrett-Jackson’s 45th Scottsdale auction.

Indefatigable automotive icon Carroll Shelby dreamed of designing, building and distributing a vehicle to recapture the hearts and imagination of American sports car enthusiasts post the success of the Cobra and other various Shelbys. At age 70, the legendary snake-charmer set out to create a rarefied machine known as the Shelby Series 1 as a modern day update on the Shelby Cobra theme.

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Pick of the Day: 2014 Shelby Cobra

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2014 Shelby Cobra listed on ClassicCars.com

Tonight I’d like to see good old Santa Clause riding around in this beautiful 2014 Shelby Cobra, and I can’t say I’d be mad if he left it at my house. The Cobra is the perfect combination of British styling with American power making it not only our Pick of the Day, but an excellent Santa sleigh even though it doesn’t have a lot of room for gifts, or anywhere to attach his reindeer.

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Replica-car makers rejoice after U.S. relaxes regulations

A Shelby Cobra replica from Superformance, which now will be able to sell turnkey cars | Superformance
A Shelby Cobra replica from Superformance, which now will be able to sell turnkey cars | Superformance

The replica-car industry is celebrating with high-fives all around after the passage of the “Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2015,” which loosens federal regulations on builders of vehicles based on those from the past. Continue reading

Pick of the Day: 1999 Shelby Series 1

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1999 Shelby Series 1

Restless and having been out of the limelight for too long, indefatigable automotive icon Carroll Shelby  dreamed of designing, building and distributing another car to recapture the hearts and imagination of American sports car enthusiasts. The legendary snake-charmer at 70 years old set out to create the vehicular version of the Loch Ness Monster, a rarefied machine known as the Shelby Series 1 as a follow up to his greatest production car, the Shelby Cobra.
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