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
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LES BAER: AN AFFAIR WITH THE BOSS (9)!
In his quest for one matching number example of each color Boss 9, Les Baer has already accumulated 10 picture-perfect examples. LES BAER: AN AFFAIR WITH THE BOSS (9)! Before getting into Al Rogers’ excellent story (and photos) about Les Baer and his passion for Boss 429 Mustangs, LES BAER: AN AFFAIR WITH THE BOSS (9)!, here’s some background history on the engine, car, and why Ford built its unique Mustang Supercar. Ford never had a true business case for building a Boss 429 Mustang and t...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