Is Shelby Really This Awful To Its Dealers?

Stephen Becker, owner of Planet Cobra, an authorized reseller of those "new" Shelby Cobras old rich accountants love is alleging Shelby American engaged in numerous unscrupulous and underhanded practices with its dealer network in a lawsuit obtained by Jalopnik. The lawsuit also reveals just how much dealers pay for the… » 1/03/13 1:20pm 1/03/13 1:20pm

How Two Guys Spent $1 Million On Cars In Manhattan

The story of how the co-owners of Classic Car Club Manhattan populated their garage of quirkpot classics is part of Jalopnik lore. Thus, their story — including how they keep all those temperamental bastards running well enough to drive every day — is a natural for the premiere episode of Jalopnik on DRIVE. » 8/02/12 3:00pm 8/02/12 3:00pm

Here's The Aftermath Of Last Week's Devastating $2 Million Classic Car…

The fire that destroyed a Charlton, Mass.-based European car restoration shop this weekend resulted in the destruction of a dozen cars. Among them were Porsche 356s and 911s, a couple of Jaguar E-types, a 1930s Rolls Royce, and a Mercedes or two. » 7/30/12 12:00pm 7/30/12 12:00pm

$800,000 Shelby Cobra Burns Inside Mountain

An unusual fire of an unusual car in an unusual place happened Monday, May 21 when a 1964 Shelby Cobra caught fire and burned inside the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel in Utah's Zion National Park. The tunnel is just over a mile long and cut through solid rock, with six open "windows" in the outer rock walls that give a view… » 5/31/12 11:00am 5/31/12 11:00am

How Carroll Shelby And A Gang Of Nerds Beat Enzo Ferrari

If you only know the late Carroll Shelby for his tuner cars, you're missing an amazing story of how, during the mid-1960s, his little, nerd-filled race shop in Los Angeles helped Henry Ford II exercise his famous vendetta against Enzo Ferrari. Playboy editor A.J. Baime tells that story in his book, Go Like Hell: Ford,… » 5/17/12 12:00pm 5/17/12 12:00pm

Shelby Suing Factory Five, Fan Forum For Trademark Infringements

Carroll Shelby is suing long-standing Shelby Cobra and Daytona Coupe-replica kit car maker Factory Five, an associated fan forum and a California-based builder for trademark infringement of names and vehicles. A fan forum? Yup. » 1/21/09 11:00am 1/21/09 11:00am

Mustang or Cobra, Now Available In All-Electric Forms

There's something distinctly bizarre about the idea of an all-electric Ford Mustang, even more so with a battery powered Shelby Cobra. Isn't part of the allure the throaty grumble of the exhaust, the fire and noise and fury of acceleration? Where's the passion when you simply press the go pedal in these HST… » 4/18/08 1:30pm 4/18/08 1:30pm