The Monterey Car Week auctions are where the beautiful members of the landed gentry go to blow obscene amounts of money on cars, and at yesterday’s RM Sotheby’s auction, one of them took Cobramania to new heights. This 1962 Shelby 260 Cobra known as the CSX 2000 just commanded $13.75 million at auction. Here’s why.
Car dealer and racing magnate Jim Click is selling his 1966 Ford GT40, 1969 and 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Ams, two 1964 Shelby 289 Cobras and a 1966 Shelby GT350. It’s safe to say that RM Auctions has a real treat for Ford fans in Monterey.
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There are Mustangs. There are Shelby Mustangs. But in all of Mustang-dom, few nameplates are as equally revered and feared for their brutal ferocity and tendency to literally send owners to hell like “Super Snake.”
The 2016 Ford Mustang GT350R is the first proper production car to come standard with carbon fiber wheels, and the front pair uses the same ceramic plasma arc spray-on heat protection what NASA put on the original Space Shuttle’s main fuel pump turbine blades. That should do it!
The 2011 to 2014 Ford Raptor is highly off-road capable with 411 horsepower. The Shelby Baja 700 adds a 2.9 liter supercharger, big ol' exhaust, jump-worthy suspension, and takes the output up to (you guessed it) 700 horsepower.
What happens when you take a 2015 Ford Mustang GT and add a supercharger, sticky Michelin tires, racing-grade wheels, a Borla exhaust, a carbon fiber hood and enough Shelby decals and badges to make a Fiat 500 Abarth look understated? You get 627 horsepower and the 2015 Shelby GT. The "GT" here stands for "GoT-damn,"…
The Shelby Cobra has celebrated its 50th anniversary at least twice now, but next year marks the introduction of the 427 model, and Shelby is building 50 new examples to commemorate the occasion, starting at just under $120k.
Well, that was unexpected. While riding through the hills outside of Palm Springs, I just happened to come across a done-up Shelby GT in the middle of some elaborate marketing shoot. Oh, and it brought along a friend, too.
If they call you Mr. Cobra and Shelby American's younger staff used to ring you up for advice when it came to fixing old Cobras, you might just be the man with the grandest Cobra collection of them all. Shelby fans, this is your Mecca.
Like most people, I have about $120,000 in cold, hard cash that's just burning a hole in my pocket right now, and I can't decide which exotic car to spend it on. Luckily for me — and possibly someone else — an eBay listing for four rare 1980s Shelby-branded Dodges has come to my rescue!
Every year, some company with more ambition than experience puts out a press release and a rendering and a litany of promises about revolutionary, all-electric performance. Then silence. It's the cult of ego and vaporware. Renovo is not a member, and it's out to prove it with an electric Shelby Daytona with 1,000…
Actually, maybe one thing: That it isn't mine.
Shelby American just moved. And they're doing what all of us do when we move: getting rid of a bunch of stuff they don't need anymore. But instead of dumping crappy old IKEA furniture they bought in college, they're selling off some of their best concept cars and prototypes.
For reasons I cannot understand, someone this weekend paid a whopping $1.1 million for the "Eleanor" Ford Mustang from Nicolas Cage's Gone In 60 Seconds. It's not that I don't like that movie, I just think the kit is a bit overcooked and overrated. However, someone else paid $1.3 million for a far more tasteful…
One of our readers sent us an interesting find from a Cars and Coffee event in Irvine, California this morning: a car that appears to be the next Shelby GT350, cleverly hidden under a Mustang-shaped tarp. Whaaaa? (UPDATE: No it's not.)
The folks at Lethal Performance say this 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is the quickest of its kind in the world. To prove it, they brought us this video, complete with foreboding Hans Zimmer-eqsue music, slow camera pans over the car, and of course, some insane drag strip launches.
The Detroit Auto Show is always a lot of fun, but in this era of spy photos and leaks, there aren't many real surprises. One huge exception we encountered here was this, the Shelby Ford Focus ST covered in a bright orange tarp just outside the media center. For days we've been wondering what kind of magical mysteries…
Auto shows are rarely surprising anymore. We typically know what every single car is that's coming out well before the show.