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 GT350R: WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE MUSTANG
Crossing the block at $3.85 million, the first SHELBY GT350R: WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE MUSTANG sets a new record. Hagerty’s Grace Houghton blogs about the Mustang that started a revolution! Back in January, we wondered if any Mustang could beat the Bullitt’s momentous $3.74 sale. Six months later, the first-ever GT350R prototype answered that question with a resounding yes. With a final price of $3,850,000, the Wimbledon White fastback became the most expensive Mustang ever sold at public ...Read More
’17 FORD GT: AMERICA’S LATEST ROAD & TRACK STAR!
Alex Pepe talks with Jim Owens, Ford Performance Marketing Manager, about the new GT and racing. Top, Ford GT. Above, L to R: Jim Owens, Matt Sylvester, Focus RS, Assistant Marketing Manager, Alex Pepe and Tyler Weiland, TimePiece PR & Marketing, the person who made this interview possible. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with the marketing manager for Ford’s Performance vehicles. Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale was our rendezvous point largely due to the focus of Ford’s ...Read More
‘16 MUSTANG GT CALIFORNIA SPECIAL: A LITTLE CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’
Ford has brought back the 1960s California Special package for its latest 5.0-liter Mustang GT. Road Test Editor Howard Walker gets to grips with this drop-top pony express. We’re doing a little California Dreamin’ here, top down in a retro V8 Mustang California Special, Mamas & the Papas on the stereo. Life is good. And the Ponycar we’re riding here is a sweetheart; a ‘16 GT convertible with retina-searing Race Red paint, a throaty 5.0-liter 435-horsepower V8 under the hood an...Read More
LAGUNA SECA: MONTEREY MOTORSPORTS REUNION!
‘When it comes to historic racing, it doesn’t get much better than the premier Rolex event in Monterey,’ blogs Mike Matune. As August arrives, summer begins to wind down, but not before the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion (RMMR) treats us to its annual celebration of the racing automobile. Among their celebrated groups this year was Formula 5000. You get a sense of the international character of RMMR when you consider Philip Lewis travelled from Denmark to compete in his ‘72 Matich...Read More
SHELBY GT350R MUSTANG: ONE FOR THE ROAD!
First all-new 2016 Shelby GT350R Mustang roars off the line at Ford’s Flat Rock assembly plant. One of the most iconic performance Mustang nameplates of all time, the all-new Shelby GT350R roared off the line today at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant. The new GT350R Mustang is the most athletic Mustang ever, designed to tackle the world’s most challenging roads and racetracks while creating an exhilarating experience for the driver. “This is a special day for all Mustang enthusiasts,” said...Read More
SHELBY GT350R-C: GT350R MUSTANG REDUX!
There’s no mistaking the wicked sound or aggressive looks of the all-new Shelby GT350R-C that Ford announced today would see its first official track time at Watkins Glen this weekend. Ford Shelby GT350R-C, the competition version of the reincarnated icon, will compete in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, a showdown of the most popular – and accessible – performance cars from around the world. The GT350R production car was unveiled in January. Since its introductio...Read More
BARN FIND: SHELBY GROUP 2 SCCA MUSTANG!
Stephen Cox blogs about the sixteenth ’66 Mustang A/Sedan racer built by Shelby, but never raced. Originally painted in Ford's familiar Wimbledon White, the car was loaded with go-fast equipment during a lengthy process when it was converted from assembly line stock into a professional racing machine. Like the fifteen cars that preceded it, a K-Code 289/271 small-block powered this Shelby Mustang. In reality, it probably had far more power than that since Shelby's small block Fords ...Read More