CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS

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CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« on: December 04, 2016, 08:52:08 PM »
There will never be another like him.
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Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2016, 08:37:34 PM »
Shelby Timeline
70 Years of a Timeless Classic, Carroll Shelby. http://www.carrollshelby.com/#/1923-1951
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Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2016, 01:05:11 PM »
Living life in high gear, he would become a flight instructor during World War II. He would drive his first race behind the wheel of a hot rod fitted with a flathead Ford V8. Would break land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1954. Would finish a respectable second place driving an Aston-Martin DBR3 against C-type Jags at Aintree. Would ride with the Aston-Martin team at LeMans in 1954. Would win at Torrey Pines with a 4.1 liter Mexico Ferrari. Would become Sports Illustrated’s 1956 ‘Sports Car Driver of the Year”. And the magazine’s “Driver of the Year” In 1957. Would win a 100 mile race at Riverside in a V8 Maseratti. Would co-drive an Aston-Martin DBR 1/300 and win the coveted 24 hours of LeMans.
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Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2016, 12:40:58 PM »
 :D ;) ;) 8)
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Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2017, 02:42:27 PM »
 :)
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Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2017, 02:47:06 PM »
1962 Shelby 260 Cobra CSX CSX2005

The 1962 Shelby 260 Cobra with chassis number CSX 2005 wears the fifth production chassis number allotted. It is an early production 260 Cobra that was originally delivered by AC Cars Limited to Shelby American finished in red with black leather. The first owner was Richard J. Neil Jr. of Honolulu, Hawaii. It is believed that the car had a mechanical issue with the Cobra on a cross-country trip to California, and subsequently traded the 260 to Shelby American for another Cobra. After CSX 2005 had returned to Shelby American, it was used for promotional purposes. During this time, the car was featured in the motion picture The Killers, starring Lee Marvin, John Cassavetes, Angie Dickinson, and Ronald Reagan. In the film, CSX 2005 wore a black livery with the race number '98.' An invoice remains from Shelby American to Universal City, Revue Studios for 'Repair of Cobra CSX #2005 damaged by you' from February 11, 1964.

On June 16, 1964, the 260 Cobra was invoiced to the Carroll Shelby School of High Performance Driving. At the time, it was presented in light metallic blue with a black interior, a roll bar - void of bumper guards - and wearing 'T' for 'trainer' on the roundels. During the car's time with the school, it saw use at Riverside Raceway by individuals including James Garner and Miss Universe, while Pete Brock and John Timanus served as instructors.

In the August 1964 issue of Sports Car, the car and the school were both featured. They were also featured in the August 1964 issue of Ford Times, and the September 1964 issue of Car and Driver.

After the car left the Carroll Shelby School, the Cobra seemingly disappeared from the limelight. Don Bell of Seattle purchased the car in the 1970s. Mr. Bell used the car with some regularity and, in August 1976, he attended SAAC-1 in Oakland, its only noted public display. The car was later put away, for what would become years of static storage.

The current owner acquired the Shelby 289 in 2010. A complete restoration soon followed, bringing it back to the condition it was in when it was used as the driving school trainer.

The car has is complete and has its original engine, transmission, and rear end. The correct Ford XHP-260-5 engine has the proper two-barrel Autolite carburetor and rare air cleaner. There are Smiths gauges and a Lucas generator, which include the seldom-seen tachometer drive of the back of the generator. The steering wheel is that of an AC, the radiator is a Harrison type, and the foot box was finished in black. The car does not have a chassis plate, correct for the first 200 cars. The inside lace wheels, used while at the school, were fitted with correct, period Goodyear tires. The body has minimal fender fares and are void of side vents.

Upon completion of the restoration, the car was displayed at the NHRA Motorsports Museum, the SAAC-38, and several other seminars and events related to Shelby Cobras.

By Daniel Vaughan Nov 2014
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Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2017, 02:48:38 PM »
Shelby Ad.
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2017, 02:54:28 PM »
289-302 Shelby Cross Ram.
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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2017, 02:55:37 PM »
Shelby.
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2017, 03:04:07 PM »
What people did back than when they saw one.I guess you could say they still do it today.
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Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2017, 08:23:57 PM »
Indy 1965.
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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2017, 08:24:45 PM »
GT 40.
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Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2017, 08:35:45 PM »
Cobra Body Panels.
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Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2017, 08:37:38 PM »
Cobra's & Mustang's.
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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2017, 08:39:31 PM »
Dean Moon's shop.
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Re: CARROLL SHELBY & HIS CARS
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2017, 09:30:24 PM »
Ken Miles testing out the 65 Daytona frame.
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