LOS ANGELES – November 4, 2019 – Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), will introduce two concept vehicles, the 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 Dragon Snake and the Shelby Super Snake Sport F-150,  at the SEMA show in Las Vegas this week. Both V8 supercharged vehicles  were designed to deliver blistering performance, especially raw  acceleration.

The 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 Dragon Snake will be exhibited in Ford  Motor Company’s display inside the Central Hall of the Las Vegas  Convention Center beginning November 5th. The Shelby Super Snake Sport  F-150 truck will be unveiled during Shelby American’s invitation-only  party at their facility on the evening of November 6 and then displayed  there the rest of the week.

“Our research and development team continually pushes the ‘bleeding edge’ of performance,” said Gary Patterson,  president of Shelby American. “These two post-title concepts are an  exploration of new capabilities, new technologies and potential new  models. We optimized each vehicle for a specific task by leveraging new,  innovative ideas. Now we’re seeking feedback from enthusiasts about the  pair, including their thoughts on potential production.”

The Shelby GT500 Dragon Snake is a modern take on a proven Shelby  philosophy. During the 1960s, Shelby American offered a drag racing  version of the Shelby Cobra called the “Dragonsnake.” Given the new Ford  Shelby GT500’s dual clutch transmission and stout 5.2L engine, Shelby  American reimagined Ford’s new Mustang supercar for that same mission.

“The 2020 Shelby GT500 is truly amazing in stock configuration, but  we wanted to explore its pure acceleration capabilities,” said Vince  LaViolette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations and Chief of  R&D. “So we worked closely with Ford Performance and other partners  to create the ultimate ‘weapon of track destruction’ in the quarter  mile.”


The Shelby team’s design  for the Dragon Snake adds more power to the car (800 HP+), revises the  suspension for maximum grip and straight line acceleration, lightens the  car, retunes the DCT and modifies the bodywork including unique wheels.  A widebody option is also being considered. In addition to the engine  tune, Shelby American added high-flow catalytic converters, new  lightweight glasswork and other innovations.

The Shelby Super Snake Sport F-150 concept was built in response to enthusiast requests for a scorching fast street truck.

“While our current four-door Shelby trucks are extremely popular,  hardcore fans dreamed of a two door in the spirit of the great 1960s  muscle cars,” said Patterson. “After an event where we were besieged  with those requests, Vince LaViolette and I began penciling out a Shelby  Super Snake Sport over dinner. We took that idea to trusted partners,  suppliers, enthusiasts and team members to collaborate on the design and  content. The Shelby Super Snake Sport F-150 is that vision come to life  as a concept vehicle.”


The Shelby Super Snake  Sport F-150 features a Shelby specific lowered suspension, 755  horsepower supercharged V8, throbbing exhaust note, stylish wheels and  new brake system. The exterior was revised for a meaner and more aero  look, while the interior has the Shelby amenities expected of a super  truck.

“Our goal was to build the unrivaled ‘king of the road’ F-150 and a  nightmare for any other truck,” said LaViolette. “And it is. We found  the Shelby Super Snake Sport F-150 concept astonishingly fast during our  testing. This concept certainly lives up to our initial vision for the  truck.”

The two vehicles were designed, engineered and built at Shelby  American at 6405 Ensworth Street in Las Vegas. Individuals interested in  these or any other Shelby vehicle, can visit



LAS VEGAS – April 10, 2019 – Prepared in collaboration with Goodyear to validate a new line of Goodyear tires, the one-and-done 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake is now on display at the Shelby Heritage Center in Las Vegas. This Shelby sold for a staggering $2.2 million at auction in January, making a record for the most expensive Mustang ever sold at auction. The car will join CSX2000, the first Shelby Cobra, during a special extended display through April 30, 2019.

“In a year in which the world will celebrate the anniversaries of the first Moon landing and Woodstock, the one and only 1967 Shelby Super Snake was an engineering achievement that, in its time, irrevocably was as much a pop culture star as any car,” said Joe Conway, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American. “That same spirit of innovation and thirst for more drives Shelby American today.”

CSX2000, the first Shelby Cobra, was the birth of Shelby American with its entirely new line of sports cars. The only 1967 Shelby Super Snake was the genesis for the first Ford Mustang-based muscle cars that Shelby American currently manufactures in Nevada. At a time when the 2019 Super Snake is available 800+ horsepower, few remember that the Mustang topped out at just 271 horsepower with the HiPo K-Code option in 1965 and 1966.

“Until Carroll Shelby and his team became fully involved with the Mustang program, horsepower and razor sharp handling had taken a backseat to accessible performance so Ford could expedite delivery of the car onto showroom floors,” said Gary Patterson, Shelby American president. “And while Shelby’s initial effort, the GT350, significantly upped the horsepower ante, it was the GT500 Super Snake with its race spec 427 under the hood, that shook the pavement and rattled history.”

In constructing the Shelby Super Snake, the company commissioned a 427 cubic-inch racing V8 built to the same spec as Ford’s Le Mans-winning GT40 MkII; it received an upgraded transmission and rear end. Upon completion, the Super Snake was track tested for 500 miles, where it reached speeds of 170 miles per hour. The Goodyear tires and the Shelby both held, validating the tires while adding another chapter in the legend that was Carroll Shelby.

As part of a Canadian collection for the last several years, the Shelby GT500 Super Snake has rarely been seen. To celebrate its arrival at the Shelby Heritage Center, the Larry Miller family agreed to leave Shelby Cobra CSX2000 on display through the end of April in Las Vegas. Their generosity gives enthusiasts an opportunity to see the two important pieces of American automotive history together for the first time. The 1967 Super Snake will be displayed for six months inside the same facility where Shelby’s latest Super Snake cars are built.

“The work of Carroll Shelby and his team in the 1960s continues to influence everything we do today at Shelby American,” said Vince LaViolette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations and Head of Development. “While ‘iconic’ is overused, there’s no better way to describe Carroll’s achievement when creating the Super Snake. Displaying it with the first Shelby Cobra will be as motivational for our team as it will be for the public. This pair of cars will both challenge us and remind us each day that performance is our business.”

The Shelby American Heritage Center features many examples of key vehicles built by the company over the past 57 years. It displays Shelby’s ranging from 1960s based cars through the Series 1 and contemporary versions of the Mustangs manufactured since 2006. These include the latetest versions of the Super Snake, Shelby GT and Shelby 1000 Shelby Mustangs, as well as performance trucks like the Shelby Super Snake Ford F-150. 

The Shelby American facility is at 6405 Ensworth Street in Las Vegas. For more information, visit



LOS ANGELES – Jan. 9, 2019 – To meet the tremendous demand for classic car expertise, the Original Venice Crew  (OVC) has formed a “dream team” and begun accepting a limited number of  heritage Ford performance vehicles for restoration, repair and  upgrades. The all-star members of OVC, who build the official  continuation 1965 Ford Shelby G.T.350 Competition Model, were involved  with many of the world’s greatest sports and competition vehicles in the  1960s including Shelby Cobras, Ford GT40s and Shelby Mustangs.

“Over  the past year, many discerning collectors and enthusiasts have  approached us to maintain and restore their performance car,” said Jim  Marietta, CEO of OVC. “It is becoming very difficult to source the  knowledge, talent and parts necessary to maintain these special  vehicles. Since Ted and I were at Shelby American when many of these  cars were introduced during the 1960s, they were anxious to secure our  services. So we’ve begun accepting a limited number of these special  machines. This makes OVC perfect for people who really care about  authenticity, reliability and most of all, winning”

In  addition to gaining access to the talents of the OVC team, Marietta has  created an unprecedented team of experts who are available for  collaboration on projects:

  • World champion Bob Bondurant will provide historical information, handling suggestions and race prep consulting services 
  • Veteran  Shelby racing driver and Le Mans winner John Morton, who tests the  Shelby continuation cars, will provide handling and race prep input,  including on track testing 
  • Cobra  and GT40 mechanic from the Shelby Le Mans and world champion team will  provide fabrication, repair and installation consulting services 
  • Shelby engine guru Jim O’Leary can oversee engine builds and provide historical input 

The  roots for OVC date back to a reunion when former Shelby American  employees Peter Brock, Jim Marietta and Ted Sutton decided to create a  one-off 1965 Ford Shelby G.T.350 Competition model car. All three worked  on many key projects at Carroll Shelby’s Princeton Drive facility in  1965, including the first Competition Model, (“R-Model” Shelby GT350,  5R002). Brock designed key features for the continuation car when Marietta and Sutton formed the “Original Venice Crew” in 2014. 

“In  addition to playing a key role in creating the first competition model,  Ted Sutton installed the first 427 into a Shelby Cobra when he worked  at Shelby American in the 1960s,” said Marietta. “He also helped create  the prototype Daytona Coupe and Sunbeam Tiger.”

With  the OVC team’s tremendous experience, they agreed to offer completion  services to those purchasing a continuation Shelby Cobra, Daytona Coupe  or GT40 from Shelby Legendary Cars. 

“We  did not set out to become the ultimate Shelby Speed Shop,” said Sutton.  “But since that announcement with Shelby Legendary Cars, we’ve quietly  accepted a handful of special projects from the many inquires that  poured in. In addition to offering expertise on heritage performance  cars, we’ve also supplied parts and consulting for installation of our  proprietary, authentic IRS system.”

OVC will limit the number of special projects it accepts as it is still in full production for the 1965 Ford Shelby G.T.350 Competition model cars. These cars are assembled at the Shelby facility in Southern California, just as Carroll Shelby and the racers did in 1965.

Each OVC-built Shelby GT350 Competition Model begins with the same “K Code” Mustang that was the basis for the cars in 1965. The  car bodies are fully reconditioned and built to American “competition”  specs. Customers can choose between the traditional 9-inch fixed rear  end or independent rear suspension. All feature an engine supplied by the Carroll Shelby Engine Company  that is coupled to a period correct 4-speed transmission and authentic Shelby shifter. Customers can also choose between an FIA model and Bondurant edition car, as well as the standard model.

OVC has licenses from Carroll Shelby Licensing and Ford Motor Company to build a run of 36 of the continuation 1965 Ford Shelby G.T.350 Competition Model cars. OVC is the only company with this dual authority.

The sports cars receive an OVC/Shelby serial number. Documentation  is submitted to the Shelby American Automobile Club Registry, as well  as the official Shelby American Registry administered by Carroll Shelby  International.

Those interested in a Shelby or for restoration services from OVC can call (714) 305-8578. Additional information is available at




  • Iconic Shelby GT returns to the Shelby American lineup with public introduction inside Ford Motor Company’s “Mustang Alley” during Woodward Dream Cruise
  • Fastback, convertible, manual and automatic transmission options available
  • Based on Ford Mustang GT, the 480 horsepower (estimated) sports car will be available through dealers in North America and mod shops worldwide starting just over $60,000
  • Shelby GT-H “Heritage” Edition celebrates the roots of the Shelby GT in a rental program

Las Vegas – August 17, 2018 – The iconic Shelby GT, one of the most important cars in Shelby American’s history, has returned for the 2019 model year. Executives with Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), will introduce both fastback and convertible models of the sports car to the public at 11 am on Saturday, August 18, 2018, inside Ford Motor Company’s “Mustang Alley” during the Woodward Dream Cruise. The Shelby GT will be available through select dealers in North America and mod shops worldwide.

“Launched for the 2007 model year, the first generation Shelby GT is one of the most popular vehicles in our history,” said Joe Conway, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American. “Available through North American Ford showrooms, it delivered sizzling performance in a refined car that could be driven every day. We’re returning this iconic pony car to dealerships for the 2019 model year. We are pleased to once again unveil this newest version alongside our close friends at Ford Motor Company during the Woodward Dream Cruise.”

Like the first generation cars, the 2019 Shelby GT combines terrific handling with strong V8 power, a muscular exhaust note and handsome good looks. The naturally aspirated version derives its additional horsepower and torque from the new exhaust system. Shelby worked with Ford Performance to tailor the suspension and maximize the car’s capabilities without sacrificing ride quality. The exterior features proprietary bodywork and stylish new wheels, while Shelby touches can be found inside the interior. Every Shelby GT will receive a Shelby serial number and be included in the official Shelby Registry.

The Shelby GT can be ordered as a fastback or convertible in any color available from Ford. Drivetrain options include a 6-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic transmission. The naturally aspirated car will have an estimated 480 horsepower. A Ford Performance supercharger that can be added to boost output to 700+ horsepower will be available later upon emission certification. Including the base Ford Mustang GT, the car will start at $61,345.

“The 2019 Shelby GT exudes serious sex appeal,” said Gary Patterson, Shelby American president. “We designed a gorgeous car to make any drive an adventure with thrilling performance and dynamic handling. The Shelby GT can gobble up miles on a road trip or rip up the corners on the track. It is equally fun cruising to the beach or to the office. Plus, this is the only naturally aspirated V8 Shelby car that can be optioned in convertible and with an automatic transmission. Enthusiasts will love to drive it all day, every day.”

The 2019 model year Shelby GT can trace its roots to the 2006 and 2007 Shelby GT-H rental cars. That is why an optional Shelby GT-H, or “Heritage” version is available in either black or white with gold stripes and optional gold wheels. This trim level celebrates the inspiration for the Shelby GT with additional suspension upgrades and a unique front fascia.

The roster of companies who collaborated with Shelby is impressive. The exhaust was created with Borla while Ford Performance was deeply involved in the development of the suspension.

“The hunger by owners to personalize the first generation Shelby GT led to the formation of our Shelby Performance Parts division in 2007,” said Vince LaViolette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations and Head of Development. “So while our team was creating the 2019 Shelby GT, we wanted to offer a lengthy list of parts that empowered owners to customize their car. They can make the Shelby a canyon carver, a grand tourer, boulevard bruiser or a track king. This is truly the most versatile car in the current Shelby lineup.”

The day after the two cars are unveiled at the Woodward Dream Cruise, the Shelby GT fastback and convertible will be displayed at the Mustang Memories car show at Ford Headquarters. The pair will be parked next to the 2018 Shelby Super Snake, a Shelby F-150 truck, a widebody Shelby GT350 and other current production cars from Shelby American.

Shelby American will build the Shelby GT in its Las Vegas facility for distribution through select Ford dealers in North America. Affiliated mod shops and dealers will offer the car in Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, Australia and Asia. Dealers and mod shops worldwide will begin taking orders for the Shelby GT on August 20, 2018. To learn more visit or talk with a Shelby sales representative by calling (702) 942-7325 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MST.

About Shelby American, Inc.

Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA, 289 street car, Daytona Coupe and Shelby Series 2 component vehicles; it offers the Shelby GT, 1000, Super Snake, and GT post-title packages for the 2005-2019 Ford Mustang. Shelby American also offers the Shelby Raptor, Shelby F-150 Super Snake and Shelby F-150 trucks. Heritage cars include the continuation 1965 Shelby GT350 competition model, 1967 Ford Shelby Super Snake and 1968 Ford Shelby GT500KR. 

“Little Red,” the 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 EXP Prototype


  • Shelby’s Little Red prototype GT500 EXP, the “Holy Grail” of lost collector cars located
  • Little Red is the only GT500 coupe (hardtop) built by Shelby American
  • It is the only GT coupe ordered with and factory-equipped with dual-quad carburetors
  • Little Red is the second GT500 coupe to be serialized and completed
  • Crowdsourcing will help document the complete history of Little Red, a first in the collector car hobby

DEARBORN, Mich., - August 17, 2018 – Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction Company, Shell and Pennzoil today announced during the annual Woodward Dream Cruise in Michigan that Shelby American’s 1967 Shelby GT500 EXP prototype nicknamed Little Red was located and verified on March 3, 2018. The team who discovered Little Red was led by Jackson and classic car restoration specialist Jason Billups, and consisted of leading experts who located the vehicle in rural North Texas, where it has been stored by the same owner for more than two decades. The discovery of Little Red, which was largely presumed destroyed after years of searching, is considered one of the most significant finds in American car collector history. 

“Finding Little Red is the discovery of a lifetime,” said Jackson. “This Shelby prototype has been one of the most sought-after and elusive vehicles in postwar history. Countless enthusiasts and experts have searched for Little Red since it went missing in the 1960s. Many believed it was destroyed when the car was no longer needed. I’m excited to announce that was not the case. We’ve found Little Red and we intend to meticulously restore this legendary car back to its original glory.”

Dubbed “Little Red,” the big-block Shelby notchback coupe was one of a pair of “experimental” cars created by Ford Motor Company and Shelby American. It was a pivotal developmental car with a variety of ideas put into play, from a restyled body to adding a Paxton supercharger to the big-block engine. Under the direction of Lee Iacocca, the car eventually became the model for Ford’s popular 1968 Mustang California Special before it was moved to storage and presumably lost.

The idea to look for Little Red began during the restoration of the other legendary Shelby prototype coupe, named the Green Hornet. Little Red and the Green Hornet were the only notchback coupes ever produced to wear the Shelby nameplate. Craig Jackson and Billups discussed what the chances might be of finding the fabled 1967 Shelby Experimental Coupe. Billups felt it was a mystery worth investigating, and the team began their search.

“Locating Little Red was tantamount to finding the proverbial needle in a haystack,” said Billups. “After our initial research we realized that, like others before us, we were using the wrong search criteria. Everyone looked for Little Red using the Shelby serial number, which would eventually lead to a dead end. We took a different approach and located the car’s original Ford VIN number, which wasn’t easily discoverable. That VIN led us to its original registration and eventually to its last owner.”

After initial contact with the owner via social media in February, Billups and Little Red’s owner agreed to meet in Dallas, Texas. On March 3, 2018, Billups, along with automotive journalist Al Rogers and Ford Mustang and Shelby specialist Todd Hollar, were given access to the Texas property where Little Red spent the last 20 years. 

When the team discovered the vehicle in March, it was identified as the original missing experimental car with the assistance of renowned Ford Mustang expert Kevin Marti. The team also verified its authenticity using cross references, serial numbers, date codes and other confidential documents proving the vehicle was, in fact, the missing Shelby prototype, Little Red.

“March 3rd will be forever etched in the history books,” said Rogers. “Walking up to Little Red was like being on hallowed ground. This car was long thought by the experts to be forever lost to history. Even the owner was not aware that his vehicle was Shelby American’s iconic 1967 Shelby Experimental Coupe. We can’t be more excited to have been a part of Craig Jackson’s team and have the chance to bring this important car back to its original glory. We’re especially honored to be a part of Little Red’s restoration over the next several months, which will be carefully documented and shared with Shelby, Mustang and Ford enthusiasts around the world.”  

Little Red was stored in outdoor conditions for nearly two decades. As a result, the restoration of Little Red will be one of the most meticulous projects in American car collector history. The restoration will be fully documented on and include photos, videos and a robust content storyboard that will detail each step of the rebuild. 

Shell and Pennzoil are helping support, in part, the documentation of Little Red’s restoration journey. “As brands that have been part of American and worldwide automotive history for more than 100 years, we understand the importance of heritage. So, with that in mind, we’re thrilled to join Craig Jackson and his team on this historic journey to return Little Red to its original glory,” said Mark Henry, brand and communications manager, Shell Lubricants. “This will be one of the greatest stories of automotive history ever told, and we look forward to having a role in making it come alive for generations to come.”

To further document Little Red’s history, the public can submit personal accounts, stories and photos that feature Little Red. This will be the first time that a collector car vehicle will be substantiated in part, using a crowdsourcing initiative on


The Shelby Cobra Caravan is Reborn




IRVINE, Calif. – June 28, 2018Shelby Legendary Cars, the official distributor of authentic 1960’s Shelby continuation Cobras, Daytona Coupes and GT40s, has announced a newly-formed alliance with the Original Venice Crew, the Gardena, California-based team building a limited series of Shelby GT350 Competition Models. This agreement will make the classic sports cars available to a new global audience of auto enthusiasts as the famous “Shelby Cobra Caravan” from 1965 is reborn. 

With the agreement, Shelby Legendary Cars will offer the OVCs Shelby GT350 cars from its Irvine, California showroom. The Original Venice Crew will install powertrains for customers of Shelby Legendary’s continuation Cobras. 

“We could not be more fired-up by our relationship with Original Venice Crew,” said Lance Stander, CEO of Shelby Legendary Cars. “We’ve been extremely proud to offer Carroll Shelby’s iconic Cobra and GT40 based motorcars. By adding the OVC Shelby GT350 to our showroom,  our motorsport menu is that much more visceral. Whether you recall this historic era, or simply want to recapture that time and place in your garage, the addition of OVC’s Mustang completes the historic picture, while significantly expanding our offering of cars.”

With the agreement, Shelby Legendary Cars will assume the retail sale of OVC Shelby Mustangs in its Irvine, California, showroom. At the same time, the Original Venice Crew will undertake the installation of drivetrains in those continuation Cobras sold by Shelby Legendary Cars. OVC is well-versed in Cobra construction. Team members were part of the Shelby operation in 1965, when development of the original 427 Cobra was completed. Ted Sutton, one of the founding members of the OVC, was an integral part of the team putting the big block Ford on the track and – subsequently – into Shelby showrooms. 

“The original Cobra Caravan, which Carroll launched to commemorate the Manufacturer’s Championship win in 1965, included a GT40, Daytona Coupe, Cobra and Shelby Mustang,” said Jim Marietta, CEO of Original Venice Crew. “With the addition of our Shelby GT350 comp model to the Shelby Legendary Cars showroom, the Caravan, so to speak, is again complete. And we couldn’t be happier in our involvement with the continuation Cobras.”

Shelby Legendary Cars currently offers Shelby Cobras, Daytona Coupes and GT40s, all of which feature continuation CSX serial numbers and are registered in the Official Shelby Register. Lance Stander is the company’s CEO, while Deborah Stander serves as its CFO.

The Original Venice Crew began production of a limited series of 1965 Shelby GT350s in the fall of 2017. OVC is comprised of former Shelby American employees Jim Marietta, Ted Sutton and Peter Brock. Production begins with the same 1965 K-Code Mustang, equipped with a 289 V-8 and Borg Warner 4-speed, that served as the basis for the Shelby GT350 that year. 

About Shelby Legendary Cars
Shelby Legendary Cars continues the heritage of Shelby American’s world famous 1960’s Cobras, Coupes and GT40’s. The company is keeping the Shelby flame alive with licensed vehicles that include a documented Shelby serial number, just as though production never ended. The current vehicle lineup includes the nimble small block Shelby Cobra roadster in both street and racing (FIA) configurations, the mighty big block Cobra roadster, the world champion Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe and the Le Man-winning GT40. Each one honors the 1960s era cars with authentic chassis, bodies and powertrain options. Additional information is at or or by calling (800) 297-6253.

About the Original Venice Crew
Founded by Jim Marietta, the Original Venice Crew (OVC) is the only company authorized by both Carroll Shelby Licensing and Ford Motor Company to build continuation Ford Shelby G.T.350 Competition Models with the optional independent rear suspension and Shelby series serial number. Founded and operated by three of the people who built the first Shelby G.T. 350 Competition Model (5R002) over 50 years ago, the company will manufacture just 36 of these new “Competition Model” 1965 cars in the Shelby facility in Southern California. Each car has production versions of aerodynamic and design enhancements by Peter Brock. These new enhancements were not integrated into cars during in 1964/5 due to cost considerations and market timing pressures. Documentation of the cars will be submitted to the Shelby American Automobile Club Registry and Shelby American Registry administered by Carroll Shelby International. Additional information is at





  • Only 4 total hand-built sports cars will be built annually for enthusiasts worldwide
  • The Shelby Series 2 is a major evolution of the famed 1999 sports car 
  • Series 2 is engineered for Ford V8 power with other customer installed options available 
  • Shelby will sell the car in component form; it can be finished by Wingard Motorsports 

GARDENA, Calif. – May 17, 2018 –  Nineteen years after the Shelby Series 1 was introduced, Shelby American,  Inc., has reentered the modern sports car arena with the sizzling new  Shelby Series 2 roadster. Beginning in June 2018, four of the  handcrafted, limited edition sports cars will be available per year as a  component roller configured for the Carroll Shelby Engine Company 427  aluminum FE big block or Windsor small block coupled to a custom  designed ZF 5 speed transaxle. 

“Carroll Shelby’s first ‘clean sheet’ car, was the Shelby Series 1,” said Joe Conway,  CEO of Shelby American. “Carroll always intended for that innovative  chassis to be the first in a line of modern sports cars, which is why he  called it the Series 1. The new Shelby Series 2 is the evolution of  that minimalist car, offering breathtaking performance in a modern two  seat roadster.”   

The Series 2 story began with a dream in the 1990s. Carroll  Shelby had built many vehicles in partnership with several companies  based on a chassis or design from those carmakers. Around 1996, he  decided to produce a car that was pure Shelby.  

Though  it was a fresh design, the Shelby Series 1’s front engine, rear wheel  drive layout was fairly traditional. The styling was lauded for being  both sporty and aggressively handsome because it melded “big roadster”  proportions with a variety of classic cues. 

Crafted  of lightweight composite materials, the Shelby Series 1 only weighed  about 2850 pounds, including its well-appointed leather trimmed  interior, top and air conditioning. The all-aluminum monocoque chassis  was then, and is still, one of the stiffest chassis in the world, with  the engine mounted aft of the front suspension for a nearly perfect  49/51 weight balance. The naturally aspirated Aurora 4.0-liter DOHC V-8  engine was rated at 320 horsepower connected to a rear mounted 5-speed  manual transaxle; a supercharged option increased horsepower to about  460. A total of 249 were built.

The  new Shelby Series 2 emerged through a unique agreement between Shelby  and Wingard Motorsports to create a handful of cars with the choice of  an aluminum, carbon fiber or one of the first titanium car bodies.  Wingard can finish out the roller for customers, too. 

“Several years ago, Wingard Motorsports purchased the remaining Shelby Series 1 chassis and parts,” said Gary Patterson,  Shelby American President. “Working with Shelby, founder Bob Wingard  revised the car to reduce weight by maximizing the integration of  billeted aluminum and carbon fiber components. He further refined the  suspension, braking and drivetrain to allow an increase of more than  twice the horsepower of the original car. The Series 2 is now more than  12% lighter and will support over 800 horsepower.”

The Shelby Series 2 is built on the original aluminum honeycomb monocoque  frames with next generation hardware. It uses an inboard cantilevered  suspension design for the front and rear, which minimizes the sprung  wheel weight. Penske Shocks fine-tuned the suspension at their facility  in Charlotte. The car has a big brake system with 6-piston calipers on  all corners and custom 19” mono block performance wheels with Pilot Cup 2  tires. 

Standard  drivetrain configuration is for a 5 speed ZF transaxle torque tube  coupled to a multi-disc clutch system mated to a Carroll Shelby Engine  Company 427 FE or 427 Windsor motor. Other engine options can be  supported, as well as multi-point seat belts and 4 or 6 point roll bars.  However, the Shelby Series 2 will not come with cup holders.

Each  commissioned Series 2 will be a unique and “one-of-one.” Custom  interiors designed to accommodate most drivers with an incredible six  inches of peddle adjustment will include carbon fiber Carroll Shelby  signature seats. Aluminum bodies will be available in a brushed,  polished or painted finish with the Shelby signature racing stripes.

“While  the Shelby Series 2 is based on the first-generation car, it’s a  significant leap forward,” said Patterson. “It blends old school  craftsmanship and current technology, pushing the roadster into super  car territory. It is the perfect car for collectors and enthusiasts  globally who want the ultimate in exclusivity and to be completely  engaged with the driving experience.”

The  Shelby Series 2 includes a one-year warranty for parts and labor, as  well as painted finishes. Shelby will offer a weekend training session  at Spring Mountain Raceway near Las Vegas to new owners who want to  maximize their driving enjoyment. 

Each  car will be built to order and bear a Shelby American CSX5500 series  serial number that will be recorded in the official Shelby American  Registry. For more information, visit


Shelby Legendary Cars Announces New California Showroom

March 20, 2018  ,   

IRVINE, Calif. – March 20, 2018Shelby Legendary Cars,  the official licensed builder of authentic 1960’s Shelby continuation  Cobras, Daytona Coupes and GT40’s, announced today that the company has  moved to a new location in Irvine, California, that features a larger  showroom and customer reception area. The new California location, which  is located near Shelby Legendary Cars’s original headquarters, reflects  the company’s national expansion efforts to meet growing demand for  Shelby heritage cars.

“This is an exciting new chapter in Shelby history,” said Lance  Stander, CEO of Shelby Legendary Cars. “Our team takes immense pride in  being entrusted with Carroll Shelby’s legacy through our continuation  Cobras, Daytona Coupes and GT40s. Our new location validates that the  cars we’re building are aligned with the Shelby brand and its rich  heritage. Of course, this is as much an opportunity to reflect on our  successes, as it is to continue our mission to bring enthusiasts and  fans a genuine Shelby experience.”

The new Shelby Legendary Cars is located at 1 Whatney in Irvine,  California, only a few miles from the company’s first location. The new  building, which is over 50 percent larger than the original, features a  bigger showroom and customer service area. Guests can view a variety of  Shelby vehicles on display, as well as work with a company  representative to build the continuation car of their dreams.

“We not only want to build the very best continuation Shelby  vehicles, but provide a wonderful buying and ownership experience,” said  Deborah Stander, president of Shelby Legendary Cars. “In addition to  our new California headquarters, we opened a second location in Mesa,  Arizona, in October 2017. We’re also in the early stages of procuring a  location on the East Coast. These new locations are allowing us to keep  up with the growing demand for our cars, as well as provide a customer  experience worthy of the Shelby brand.”

Shelby Legendary Cars currently offers genuine Shelby Cobras, Daytona  Coupes and GT40s that feature continuation CSX serial numbers and are  registered in the Official Shelby Registry. Earlier this year, the  company announced a limited run of Bob Bondurant edition Shelby FIA  Cobra roadsters and Daytona Coupes. Each will bear a CSX2000 series  serial number and will be supplied as a turnkey, minus the engine and  transmission. Those who purchase one of these continuation cars will  enjoy a day of training at the Bondurant Racing School in Arizona. Over  500,000 students have learned from Bondurant’s expertise since it opened  on February 14, 1968.

About Shelby Legendary Cars

Legendary Shelby Cars continues the heritage of Shelby American’s world  famous 1960’s Cobras, Daytona Coupes and GT40’s. The company is keeping  the Shelby flame alive with licensed vehicles that include a documented  Shelby serial number, just as though production never ended. The current  vehicle lineup includes the nimble small block Shelby Cobra roadster in  both street and racing (FIA) configurations, the mighty big block Cobra  roadster, the world champion Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe and the Le  Man-winning Ford GT40. Each one honors the 1960s era cars with authentic  chassis, bodies and powertrain options.


Barrett-Jackson is Gearing Up for First-ever Yearlong Charity Initiative

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Jan. 9, 2018 Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson  today announced details of the company’s 2018 charitable initiative,  “Driven Hearts.” The yearlong multifaceted campaign, which will help  raise money and much needed awareness, will benefit the American Heart  Association (AHA), kicks off at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale  Auction January 13-21, 2018, at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

“A number of our treasured friends in the collector car community  have passed away recently as a result of heart issues, including two men  very close to Barrett-Jackson,” said Craig Jackson. “Both of these men  exemplified the philanthropic spirit of car collectors and contributed  much to Barrett-Jackson’s charitable efforts on the auction block. In  honor of all our loved ones affected by heart disease, we are committed  to supporting the American Heart Association’s efforts by helping raise  money, bring awareness and promote heart health.”

Driven Hearts will take many forms at Barrett-Jackson events  throughout 2018, including the auction of a very special 1988 Chevrolet  35th Anniversary Edition Corvette at the 2018 Scottsdale Auction. The  car was once gifted on the auction block to Craig and Nellie Jackson by  Dave Ressler, a noted Corvette enthusiast. The sale will not only honor  Ressler’s memory, but will benefit the AHA for a cause that can save  others’ lives.

“Barrett-Jackson has long been known for its charitable contributions  and corporate culture,” said Barrett-Jackson President Steve Davis.  “It’s something that separates Barrett-Jackson from everyone else in the  industry. We’ve created an incredible platform to do really great  things for very good causes like the American Heart Association, which  can help so many people who are close to us. There’s nothing more  fulfilling than that.”

The announcement also debuted the first state-issued Barrett-Jackson  themed license plate through the Arizona Department of Transportation,  Motor Vehicle Division (ADOT-MVD). The six-character license plates,  available for purchase at  or in person at any MVD office, will cost $25, with $17 from each plate  sold benefiting the AHA. ADOT representatives will also be on-site  during the 2018 Scottsdale Auction so guests can purchase plates  throughout the nine-day event. Each plate is also customizable for an  additional $25 annual fee.

Additional aspects of the Driven Hearts initiative include  Barrett-Jackson’s partnership with Hotels for Hope, which enables fans  traveling to Barrett-Jackson events to book rooms through, with a portion of every actualized hotel room night  booked going to the AHA. Barrett-Jackson drivers will also be sporting  the “Driven Hearts” logo on their shirts, and auction attendees will  notice the acronym “FAST” (Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech  difficulty, Time to call 911) around the Barrett-Jackson event sites, as  a way of bringing attention to the warning signs of stroke.

“Heart disease and stroke are the world’s No. 1 and No. 2 killers,  and the generous support of Barrett-Jackson through their Driven Hearts  campaign is making a big difference in our work to fight these  devastating illnesses,” said American Heart Association CEO Nancy  Brown.  “From educating people about the importance of heart healthy  lifestyles to raising awareness about the warning signs of heart attack  and stroke, the American Heart Association is honored to work together  with Barrett-Jackson to create a healthier future for everyone.”

“To watch the automotive community come together and see the impact  it has on lives is the most fulfilling part of what we do,” said  Barrett-Jackson Vice President of Brand Strategy Carolyn Jackson.  “It’s so profoundly rewarding to be able to participate in so many very  special moments that take place on our auction block. We’re excited to  embark on this Driven Hearts campaign, and we hope others will come  along for this important ride.”

The 2018 Scottsdale Auction docket is now available to view online. Click here to consign a vehicle or visit  for information on becoming a bidder. Advance tickets, all-week ticket  packages and information on VIP Packages are available at Also, follow Barrett-Jackson on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest news and information heading into the 2018 Scottsdale Auction.

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona,  Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the  leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include  authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of high-profile estates and  private collections. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale,  Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut; and Las  Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery Channel,  Barrett-Jackson features extensive live television coverage,  including broadcasts in over 150 countries internationally.  Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance  for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information  about Barrett-Jackson, visit or call (480) 421-6694.

About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart  disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We  team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for  stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and  information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based  association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization  dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get  involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit or call any of our  offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.




  • Shelby honors the 50th anniversary of Bondurant Racing School with special edition cars
  • Only 50 of each Shelby Cobra and FIA roadster will be built for fans worldwide
  • All cars will come with serial number sequence of CSX2750-2799
  • Shelby Daytona Coupes and FIA roadsters will be introduced at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in January
  • Each special edition car purchased will include driver training at the Bondurant Racing School

LAS VEGAS – Jan. 1, 2018Shelby American  and Shelby Legendary Cars will offer a limited number of Shelby Cobra  Daytona Coupes and FIA roadsters honoring world champion driver Bob Bondurant.  The continuation series will be introduced at the Barrett-Jackson  Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, from Jan. 12-21, 2018. Based on Cobras  raced by Bob Bondurant, only 50 total cars will be built and each will  bear a CSX2000 Shelby serial number. Owners of the new Shelby Cobra  roadsters and Daytona’s will also receive driver training at the Bondurant Racing School.

“The small block Shelby Cobra roadsters and Daytona Coupes crushed  Ferrari to win the FIA sportscar world championship in 1965,” said Gary Patterson,  president of Shelby American. “That achievement has never been matched  by another American carmaker. This glorious history is one of the many  reasons that Shelby still offers the iconic Cobra’s and Daytona’s today.  Our Cobras are extremely fast, very engaging to drive and retain  classic good looks that still turn heads fifty years after winning it  all. Given their rarity, the Shelby’s offer instant collectability.”

Carroll Shelby planned to race the Cobra from the beginning. Powered  by a small block Ford engine, the cars dominated sports car racing from  1963-1966. The competition model versions were piloted by legends  including Dan Gurney, Phil Hill, Dave MacDonald, Ken Miles, Allen Grant  and of course, Bob Bondurant.

“Bob Bondurant was a fierce competitor in just about every form of  road racing, winning in cars from Shelby American, Ferrari, Chevrolet  and many other top sports car companies,” said Lance Stander, CEO of  Shelby Legendary Cars. “He was one of the first and most successful  Shelby American drivers during the 1960s. Bob helped America win its  first and only FIA Sports Car World Championship and we felt it  appropriate to honor that important achievement as he prepares to  celebrate the 50th anniversary of his world-famous driving school.”

In 1963, Bondurant joined Carroll Shelby’s racing team for the final  three races of the season. He won all of them in a 289 Cobra roadster  including the LA Times Grand Prix pre-race; he could not qualify in time  for the grid, so he started last and still came in 8th overall against  the prototypes. Bob then went to Europe in 1964 to win the GT class at  Le Mans with teammate Dan Gurney in a Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. He  drove both Shelby Cobra roadsters and Daytona Coupes during 1965,  winning seven out of ten total FIA World Championship races. His  incredible feat secured the FIA GT Championship title for Ford and  Shelby.

“I’m very proud to have been behind the wheel when we won the FIA  World Championship on July 4, 1965,” said Bob Bondurant. “That victory  was for everyone in America. I loved driving any version of the Shelby  Cobra, from taking a roadster up a tough hill climb to hitting close to  200 mph in a Coupe on one of the high-speed tracks. The Shelby American  team was incredible as they made the Shelby Cobra a dominating racecar.”

The Bondurant edition Shelby FIA Cobras roadsters and Daytona Coupes  will bear a CSX2000 series serial number and will be supplied as a turn  key car, minus the engine and transmission.

The FIA Shelby Cobra continuation roadster is based on CSX2345, which  competed in seven FIA events, more than any other convertible. CSX2345  had five first-place wins and is the only Cobra to compete in both the  1964 and 1965 racing seasons in Europe; it was also the only roadster on  the team in 1965.

The tribute Cobra roadsters include a laid-back windscreen, driver’s  door knee-pad, high beam activation switch, diagonal roll bar and  country of origin plaque. Available in aluminum and fiberglass,  specifications include:

  • Original frame configuration with 3-inch round tube main rails and a 90-inch wheelbase
  • Independent front and rear suspension with upper transverse leaf springs and rack & pinion steering
  • Shelby Brakes with Shelby inscribed calipers
  • Shelby aluminum differential housing with Dana 44 gears and a 3.54 ratio
  • 16-inch original style wood rim steering wheel
  • Period correct gauges
  • 14-Gallon fuel tank

The Bondurant edition Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupes are  historically-accurate continuations with leaf spring suspensions, tube  frames, and thin wooden-rimmed steering wheels. They also feature  modernized disc brakes, aluminum bodies, updated and strengthened frames  and a racing interior.

Shelby will offer the Cobras in liveries used by Bondurant during his racing career. Owners can choose between:

  • Roadster CSX2345 as the #3 car when he won his class at the 1964 Grand Prix de Spa
  • Roadster CSX2345 when it was the #21 in the 1965 Rossfeld Mountain Hill Climb
  • Daytona Coupe CSX2601 painted as the #26 in 1964 (Viking) or 1965 (Guardsman) blue team colors

The Bondurant edition Shelby 289 FIA Cobra roadster in fiberglass  will start at US$149,995.00 and the aluminum version will begin at  $249,995. A roadster set up to HTTP FIA specifications and for track use  only starts at $289,995. The aluminum Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe will  start at $394,995. Each will be built to order and delivered with a  Shelby American serial number for documentation in the Shelby American Worldwide Registry. Orders are now being accepted. For more information, visit, or

Those who purchase one of these continuation cars will enjoy a day of  training at the Bondurant Racing School in Arizona. Over 500,000  students have learned from Bondurant’s expertise since it opened on  February 14, 1968.


Dallas Morning News..Three cheers for Shelby Cobra Association of Texas

Dec 25, 2017 To the Shelby Cobra Association of Texas — A heartfelt  thanks to the members of the Shelby Cobra Association of Texas for their  participation in this year's annual Children's Hospital Toy Drive. For  the past 15 years, the members load up their late-model and vintage  Shelby Mustangs and Cobras to deliver toys for those patients who cannot  make it home for Christmas. 

This year, we had 30 cars proceed  through the streets of Plano, and they donated in excess of $5,000 worth  of gifts to be distributed throughout the Children's Hospital system. A  fun time was had by all who came out and the patients who came down to  view the cars and festivities. This is what the Christmas season is  truly about.


Win This Stunning, High Performance Shelby GT350R Mustang

Here’s  your chance to win a rare Shelby GT350R – Ford’s “pony car on steroids!”   This Shelby GT350R, in stunning Lightning Blue, is loaded with all the  performance features including the R-model electronics package. With  526 hp and 429 ft-lb of torque, it’s equipped to perform spectacularly  at the track, while surrounding you in the luxury you want for your next  road trip. Performance features include:  

  • 5.2L Ti-VCT V8 with 526 hp and 429 lb.-ft of torque
  • Advanced suspension including the MagneRide™ damping system.
  • Brembo™ brakes - the most powerful brakes ever fitted to a production Mustang.
  • 19” Carbon Fiber Wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

Production of the Shelby GT350R Mustang is very limited – it’s nearly  impossible to get a new  R-model. Don't miss your chance to win this  beautiful, modern muscle car. Enter today! Make a donation to the Shelby American Collection and you will be  automatically entered into the drawing for a chance to win this car.  This drawing contest is a fundraiser to support the Shelby American  Collection car museum in Boulder, Colorado, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit . Our  museum is dedicated to preserving the racing history and achievements of  Carroll Shelby and the Shelby American Team. We are a volunteer  organization and hope you will stop in to experience the museum next  time you’re in Boulder! 

  • Start DateNov 1, 2017
  • Close DateSep 1, 2018
  • Drawing DateSep 1, 2018
  • Drawing Time6:00pm MDT
  • Drawing LocationShelby American Collection5020 Chaparral Ct.Boulder,  CO   80301



 ESSEN, GERMANY – December 1, 2017 – Executives with Shelby American Inc., and Carroll Shelby Licensing  at the Essen Motor Show in Germany announced that new Shelby vehicles  and licensed merchandise are now on sale through an independent European  dealer network. The network of GU Auto Trade  dealers for Shelby American vehicles is taking orders and the Team  Shelby enthusiast club announced its intention to conduct a major  European event in 2018. Carroll Shelby Licensing also revealed that the  dealers will each open a Carroll Shelby’s Store in their locations to  offer licensed merchandise in Europe.   “We recently announced an agreement with GU Auto Trade to expand the Shelby brand throughout Europe,” said Joe Conway,  Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American. “In  just a few months, that agreement has moved from paperwork to a network  of European dealers who are stocking our vehicles, parts and  merchandise. We’re keeping our promise to the enthusiasts in Europe who  hunger for genuine American high performance.”   Under the arrangement, current model Shelby cars and merchandise will  be available through 18 dealers in 15 countries. The dealerships are  taking orders and beginning to stock Shelby cars based on the Ford  Mustang including the Shelby Super Snake and Shelby GTE. The 750  (flywheel) horsepower Shelby F-150 and Shelby F150 Super Snake truck, as  well as the 525 (flywheel) horsepower Shelby Raptor will also be sold  through dealer showrooms. All are on display as part of the first Shelby  Essen exhibit in history.   “Our independent dealers are already stocking Shelby vehicles in  their showrooms and are adding official Carroll Shelby’s Stores inside  their locations,” said Lili Gu, president of GU Auto Trade. “They will  also actively support all Team Shelby club events in their regions. We  will bring the exciting culture of high-octane American fun to the  streets of Europe.”   GU Auto Trade dealers are in countries including Germany, the  Netherlands, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Austria, Poland,  Norway, the United Kingdom and Russia.   “We worked closely with GU Auto Trade to create official gear  tailored to European tastes, but with a uniquely Shelby style,” said  Neil Cummings, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Carroll  Shelby Licensing. “Our team also helped them design new retail  locations inside the dealerships unlike anything on the continent. These  stores will deliver a premium experience equal to the special Shelby  vehicles being sold alongside official merchandise.”   Heritage vehicles including the Shelby Cobra roadster, Shelby Daytona  Coupe and GT40, as well as the 1965 Shelby GT350R model built by the  Original Venice Crew, will be available through the dealer network via  special order.   “Shelby has deep roots in Europe, dating back to when my grandfather won Le Mans as a driver in 1959,” said Aaron Shelby,  board member of Carroll Shelby International. “He returned as a  manufacturer to win America’s only FIA World sports car championship  with the Cobra roadster and coupe in 1965. Shelby American won Le Mans  with the Ford GT40 in 1966 and 1967. These cars are fan favorites at  events like the Le Mans Classic, which is why we continue to offer the  Shelby Cobra, Daytona Coupe and GT40 today alongside the current model  vehicles.”   The Le Mans Classic will be one of the cornerstones of the Team Shelby European tour in 2018.   “Our enthusiast community, Team Shelby, has been steadily building around the world over the past ten years,” said Tracey Smith,  Executive Vice President of Shelby International and International  Director of Team Shelby. “We’re planning many events with our regional  directors in Europe throughout 2018. Our most ambitious will be a 10-day  tour that begins in Paris, travels to the Le Mans Classic and then ends  at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The new dealer network has committed  to supporting the club with events and activities during the tour.”   For more information about Shelby American and the company’s vehicle line, visit; for more information about the European dealer network, visit  

Carroll Shebly Foundation Holiday Ornament

       2017 CS Foundation Holiday Ornament

While  awaiting a heart transplant in 1990, Carroll Shelby sadly noted many  children who needed the same life-saving operation. Shelby vowed to help  them in their race for life upon his recovery. In 1991, he kept his  promise by creating the Shelby Heart Fund.

The Foundation has  evolved over the years, expanding its mission to help young people.  Celebrate the roots of the Carroll Shelby Foundation with this stunning  heart shaped ornament. One side has the CS Foundation logo while the  other wears Carroll's favorite racing number, "98".

Proceeds from  the sale of this collectible holiday ornament will benefit the many  kids supported by the charity. Available through the Carroll Shelby  Foundation for just $20, it will warm your soul throughout the year.

  • Satin finish
  • Shatterproof
  • 4" x 4" x 1 3/4"

Barrett-Jackson Raises $1 Million for Las Vegas First Responders

LAS VEGAS – Oct. 21, 2017 Barrett-Jackson  raised a shattering $1 million for Las Vegas first responders during  its 10th Annual Las Vegas Auction, held Oct. 19-21, 2017, at the  Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. At the heart of this year’s Auction was  the sale of five charity vehicles, including a rare 2007 Ford Shelby  GT500 Super Snake owned by Barrett-Jackson president Steve Davis that  sold for $1 million that will benefit Las Vegas first responders through  the Injured Police Officers Fund. “Barrett-Jackson helps thousands, but inspires millions,” said Craig Jackson,  chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The legacy of our company is  rooted in giving back to the community and we’ve helped raise over $95  million in charity donations over the years. We’re incredibly honored to  have raised $1 million to support the brave men and women of Las  Vegas,where we’ve been a major part of the community for the past  decade.” Barrett-Jackson sold a 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake (Lot #3004)  that was originally purchased by Mark Fields, former CEO of Ford. It  carries the ultra-low VIN 007, making it one of the first GT500s built  since 1970. The car was used by Shelby American while it was owned by  Mark Fields as a R&D vehicle in the initial development of the 40th  Anniversary Package. “As a former police officer, I understand the incredible heroism that  was shown by Las Vegas’ first responders during the recent tragedy,”  said Steve Davis,  president of Barrett-Jackson. “This Shelby is an incredibly special car  to me and I’m grateful to be part of the Barrett-Jackson family and  show that we are all Vegas Strong. We are all America Strong.” The funds raised over the weekend will be managed by the Injured  Police Officers Fund. The organization will help reduce the financial  burden suffered by first responders, trauma personnel, nurses, police  officers and their families in the event of a line of duty injury or  death by providing monetary assistance. "DC Solar is proud to be a part of the Las Vegas community,” said  Paulette Carpoff, COO of DC Solar, the winning bidder of the 2007 Ford  Shelby GT500 Super Snake. “We want the first responders to know,  especially in the wake of the recent tragedy, that we stand with you and  we are proud to help however we can." “Our hearts go out to the hundreds of families and friends who were  victims in October 1st Las Vegas mass shooting,” said Minddie Lloyd,  executive director of the Injured Police Officers Fund. “These were our  fellow Nevadans, our friends. Like the rest of the world, we mourn with  you.In the face of this tragedy, there was so much courage: From first  responders charging into the middle of the chaos to everyday citizens  who helped remove and get the wounded to emergency care. We may never  fully understand in this life why we face tragedies of sorrow, pain, and  suffering; at least over 500 people injured and 58 innocent lives lost.  But it is important to know that we trust in our community and Steve  Davis and Barrett-Jackson. From The Injured Police Officers Fund please  know we will be by your side. Nevada will not fail you.”

Carroll Shelby Foundation gives $25,000 for NTCC automotive


September 21, 2017, The Carroll Shelby Foundation recently gave  $25,000 to support scholarships for students enrolled in the Carroll  Shelby Automotive Technology Program at Northeast Texas Community  College. Dr. Jonathan McCullough (left), Vice President for Advancement,  scholarship recipients Nathan Humphrey and Jorge Ramirez, and Ron  Luellen, Director of the Shelby Auto Tech program, are pictured  receiving the donation on behalf of NTCC. Shelby began supporting the NTCC automotive program in 2010. Since  his death, the Carroll Shelby Foundation has carried on his legacy  through annual contributions. To date, the foundation has provided more  than $700,000 in scholarships for NTCC students.  The car, pictured  above, is a 1968 Shelby GT350H that Shelby himself purchased for the  program not long before he passed away. The college restored the vehicle  and students enrolled in the Shelby Auto Tech program work to maintain  it. “We are so grateful for the support of the Shelby Foundation. Not  only to do they provide financial support for students, but they also  open doors to unique opportunities for our students and faculty,”  McCullough said. To learn more about the Carroll Shelby Automotive Technology Program, visit

Continuation 1965 G.T. 350s set to begin production


   September 25, 2017   First there were continuation 289  and 427 Cobras. It’s now the G.T. 350’s turn to take the center stage  in the 21st Century. You read that right. Starting in October 2017, the  Original Venice Crew (OVC) comprised of former Shelby American employees  Jim Marietta, Ted Sutton, and legendary designer Peter Brock, will  build 36 “new” 1965 G.T. 350 R-models patterned after the 36 examples  built in 1965.The word we got is that the cars will be built  using real 1965 Mustang fastbacks as the foundation. This means no  reproduction body shells. Whether they will be real Hi-Po 289 K-code  cars it still TBD. We’d wager the best donor cars might be a cross  section of C-, A- and K-code 289s, but the goal is allegedly to use all  K-codes, if possible. But in any case they are going to be super cool to  be sure.  Top Searches 

Pricing for these legit modern-day 1965 G.T. 350s will start at  $250,000 and options will include colors and transmissions, but the big  choice will be the opportunity to have an independent rear suspension  fitted to these OVC G.T. 350s. Solid 9-inch axles will also be  available.Not far from where OVC worked at 1042 Princeton Drive  in the Venice/Marina del Rey area in 1965, these new cars will be built  at the current California Shelby location in Gardena.For now have  a look at the video that both Jim Marietta and Peter Brock appear in as  they describe some of the details about these upcoming G.T. 350s. Also  take a look at the photo gallery that shows the 1965 and 1966 GT350s  owned by LASAAC (Los Angeles Shelby American Automobile Club) club  members Steve Beck, Joe Risk, and LASAAC club president Greg Barbiera  among several other cars in attendance.For more on the OVC G.T. 350s, is the place to learn more about the cars that will surely become instant classics.   

Pricing for these legit modern-day 1965 G.T. 350s will start at  $250,000 and options will include colors and transmissions, but the big  choice will be the opportunity to have an independent rear suspension  fitted to these OVC G.T. 350s. Solid 9-inch axles will also be  available.Not far from where OVC worked at 1042 Princeton Drive  in the Venice/Marina del Rey area in 1965, these new cars will be built  at the current California Shelby location in Gardena.




  • Shelby Raptor is based on the latest generation Ford F-150 Raptor Truck
  • Shelby adds 75 horsepower and 100 foot pound of torque, as well as a host of handling and styling upgrades to the truck
  • Production will be limited to 500 total 2018 model year trucks in the USA

LAS VEGAS – Sept. 13, 2017 – Shelby American  Inc.,has reintroduced its popular Shelby Raptor, beginning with a  limited number of2018 model year trucks that will be available through  its North American dealers. With an incredible 610+ foot pounds of  torque, the super truck isbased on the newest generation Ford F-150  Raptor. Only 500 total 2018 Shelby Raptors will be available through the  dealer network. “At Shelby American, performance has been our business for over 50 years,” said Joe Conway,  CEO of Shelby American. “During the past two years,we’ve added several  new vehicles to our lineup in direct response to customer demand,  including a trio of purpose-built trucks. The Shelby Raptor builds on  our rich heritage with trucks, giving enthusiasts even more ways to have  high horsepower fun.” Introduced for the 2016 model year, F-150 Raptor is a major departure  from the last incarnation of the truck. The stock 3.5-liter twin-turbo  V-6 makes 450 horsepower and 510 foot pounds of torque; it is paired  with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The base truck comes with  standard all-wheel drive, which features a locking center differential  and an auto-shift to the rear wheels depending on the chosen drive mode. “While the Raptor is an amazing truck right from Ford, we reimagined  it for those who asked Shelby for an even more extreme version,” said Gary Patterson,  Shelby American President. “The Shelby Raptor is harder edged, with  more grunt and handling capability. We added adjustable shocks so the  driver can even tailor their ride. This truck was designed and tested  for those who seek maximum adventure both on and off the road.” The Shelby Raptor has 525+ horsepower and an incredible 610+ foot  pounds of torque. Shelby American also installs a new two stage shock  system, bigger wheels and tires, upgraded interior and handsome exterior  elements. The result is a stylish, custom appearance backed up with  serious off-road credentials at an estimated MSRP of US$117,460,  including the truck (average Raptor price is $68,165). Those with a 2017  model Raptor can send it to Shelby via a dealer for conversion at  $49,295. “Over the past year, we worked with key partners, including Ford  Motor Company, to develop a Shelby version of the truck,” said Vince  LaViolette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations and Chief Test  Driver. “After rigorous testing and development, we built a handful of  2017 versions that quietly hit dealer showrooms. Now we’re ready to  offer the truck for the 2018 model year.” Now in production, the Shelby Raptor will be available nationwide with each truck registered in the official Shelby Registry. For more information about Shelby American and the company’s vehicle line, visit