For the first time ever, three of the rarest, most significant Shelby G.T. 500 Mustangs will be in the same place at the same time: RARE & WELL-DONE: SHELBY G.T. 500 MUSTANG TRIFECTA! In August 1966, Carroll Shelby placed a special order with Ford for three G.T. 500s, powered by the new dual-quad 428 cubic-inch (7-Liter) Special Interceptor engine. All three were painted Candy Apple Red and fully optioned with air-conditioning, California emissions, AM radio, and “Deluxe” Mag Star w...Read More
Shelby GT500 Mustangs
’20 SHELBY GT500: PONY EXPRESS MUSTANG
Saddle-up, it's going to be a wild ride in Ford's outrageous 760-horsepower GT500, the most powerful factory Ford ever. CGC Road Test Editor Howard Walker takes the reins of a ’20 SHELBY GT500: PONY EXPRESS MUSTANG and goes Supercar hunting! Let me introduce you to Juno. This NASA space probe, currently doing loop-di-loops around Jupiter, has the distinction of being the fastest man-made creation ever. How fast? When it left Mother Earth's gravitational pull back in 2011, it was acceler...Read More
’69 SHELBY GT500: PROTOTYPE CONVERTIBLE!
Rare Shelby pre-production engineering and marketing GT500, the only one (1969-1970) painted Raven Black, is 428 Cobra Jet powered. And it’s been found, documented and restored. As in any endeavor, one’s network of people is invaluable. This story of the finding, vetting, researching and revitalizing of a historic car proves that case once again – and that VIN 9F03Q1022336 is a Shelby Automotive pre-production (prototype) engineering and marketing development car. It is one of just four Shelbys...Read More
$14 MILLION SALES: MECUM ANAHEIM AUCTION!
2005 FORD GT is top seller (at approximately $300,000) of 416 cars cars hammered sold throughout the three-day event. Held annually since 2012, the Southern California auction has established itself as an important part of the Mecum Auctions’ calendar. Volume and variety are always staple qualities of Mecum auctions, and the top 10 sales at this year’s Anaheim auction could easily qualify as one of the best demonstrations of this: Muscle cars, Ferraris, a ‘50s classic, a Corvette, a Res...Read More
SHELBYS & FORDS: SAAC NE REGIONAL MEET!
Mike & Maureen Matune bring us highlights of the Northeast Region Shelby Club annual celebration and road tour. After my article “Mustang A Born Winner” appeared in Vintage Racecar, October, Dan Reiter of the Lehigh Valley Region of SAAC (Shelby American Automobile Club) invited Maureen and I to the NE Regional Meet in Gettysburg, PA, where I spoke on early Mustang racing. The event was three days of all things Shelby and Ford. Here Bonnie and Glenn Hill prepare to leave on Saturday...Read More
MUSTANG 50th: MUSTANG CLUB OF IRAN!
Under the auspices of Iran’s Classic Car Committee, enthusiasts celebrate the Golden Anniversary of America’s Ponycar at the Azadi racetrack. Iran’s Mustang Club President and life long Mustang enthusiast, Amir Bagheri, still has pictures of himself as a three-year old sitting on the hood of his father's ‘66 Mustang. A prominent car collector, the centerpiece of his collection is a trio of 1965-1966 Mustangs: fastback, notchback coupe and a convertible. He is currently restoring a ‘69 She...Read More
LINGENFELTER COLLECTION: FAST CARS FOR A GOOD CAUSE!
Ken Lingenfelter has an ulterior motive – supporting great causes - for amassing an incredible collection of high-performance cars. The Lingenfelter name has been linked to fast cars and the high-performance automotive community based primarily on the late John Lingenfelter’s reputation as a Corvette tuner, driver, championship drag racer, manufacturer of specialty performance parts and owner of LPE, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. He was the builder-tuner-driver of the legendary Calla...Read More