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Classic Motorsports Car Catcher: A Legend Among Legends

This Cobra, regarded as “the winningest Cobra of all time,” will be auctioned off in Monterey.

First Cobra: What’s It Worth?

Shelby only built about a thousand Cobras. And out of those, only one can be the first.

Now You Can Buy a Brand New Shelby Daytona Coupe Straight from Peter Brock

Ever dreamed of owning your own Shelby Daytona Coupe?

Quail Motorsports Gathering-Uniqueness Personified

One seriously cool way to see all kinds of new prototypes and weird and wonderful cars

SAAC Announces Updated Shelby Registries

Pick a VIN in the registry and you’ll see the current owner, details on the car’s condition, and even a color photo when possible.

Car Catcher: Affordable Shelby GT350

Rarely seen in Aqua with Gold stripe

Car Catcher: This 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 Is the Real Deal

And is expected to sell accordingly.

Car Catcher: A Shelby Cobra That Was Once Bodied as a T-Bucket

In 1965, Shelby himself sent the chassis to Cal Automotive for a T-Bucket roadster body.

Hear Shelby Photographer Dave Friedman Live in Daytona

As Shelby American’s official photographer, Dave Friedman witnessed a lot of history first-hand.

Car Catcher: 1968 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible in Lime Green

How about a summer cruiser that offers it all: droptop, four-speed box, plenty of power and the famed Shelby label? This 1968 Ford Shelby GT500 convertible is the total package.

In the July Issue | Been There, Done That Shelby GT350H

You can read the full story in the July 2020 issue of Classic Motorsports Magazine. Subscribe now to get it (and much more).

Car Catcher: Virtually New 1965 Shelby 427 S/C Cobra

This 1965 Shelby 427 S/C Cobra from RM Sotheby's is said to have been built in 2014 after Caroll Shelby decided to finish the remaining 427 S/C chassis numbers.

One of Only Three Metaline Blue MkI Cobras | Meet Our Concours Field

Does an early model MkI Shelby Cobra finished in a rare color have what it takes to take a spot in the Concours d’Cancelation Presented by Hagerty?

Ever Wonder How the Shelby GT350 Got Its Stripes?

How did the GT350 get its stripes? According to Peter Brock, it's not as complicated as you might think.

Car Catcher: A Shelby-Authorized Continuation Cobra Daytona Coupe

Soon for sale: a Cobra Daytona Coupe continuation car authorized by Shelby.

Car Catcher: A Rare GT40 MK II Continuation Model Built To Celebrate Carroll Shelby´s 85th Birthday

Is a limited continuation run of the car that beat Ferrari the best way to celebrate turning 85?

Car Catcher: A Concours-Level Restored Shelby GT500KR

The Shelby GT500KR was among the last of its kind before Shelby canceled his contract with Ford.

Car Catcher: A Copper-Bodied 427 Shelby Cobra

A 4000-series Cobra finished in hand-formed copper by Kirkham Motorsports

Car Catcher: One of Only 50 Shelby Cobra 289 FIA Continuation Cars

A rare continuation model based on the original Cobra 289 FIA.

Is the 1967 Shelby Mustang GT350 the Sensible Alternative to the Original? | Coming Soon to an Issue Near You

Want a true, California-built Shelby Mustang, but prices are out of your budget? Why not try the ’67 GT350?

Shelby articles

Shop Work: Dream Drive

We spend three days on the Blue Ridge Parkway with 10 genuine Cobras. Yes, life is good.

Shop Work: The Fabulous 50

We Poll Our Readers for Their Picks of the 50 Best Sports Cars of All Time.

Shop Work: What Are the Best Classic Cars?

Jay Leno and a Few Friends Sound Off on Their Personal Favorites

Shop Work: Swinging '60s Supercars

We Drive Three Pop-Culture Icons to See if They’re as Cool as the Songs They Inspired

Restoration & Renovation: Replica vs. Real: Superformance MKIII and the Shelby Cobra

Can today’s replicas hold a candle to the genuine articles?

Suspension & Handling: Improving Handling on Our 1967 Shelby Mustang GT350

Some suspension work totally transformed our Shelby from an understeering stiff to a comfortable cruiser.

Features: Basic Training: 10 Steps to Faster Laps

Driving Coach Peter Krause's 10 Steps to Faster Laps

Features: Tech Tips: 1965-'68 Shelby Mustang GT350

Shelby’s transformation of the Mustang is the stuff of legend. When it comes to making it even better, Cobra Automotive has answers.

Features: A Legend Laid Bare: The Very First Shelby Cobra

At the Wheel of the Very First Shelby Cobra, a Priceless Piece of History That Begs to Be Thrashed.

Features: What Is the Best Race Car of all Time?

With so many options from all forms of racing, which car deserves to be called the best of all time?

Features: Precious Cargo: Inside the Transport Services during Monterey Car Week

How do all those concours-level classics make it to the show field without a scratch? Transport services.

Columns: Is It Real? Peter Brock Defines a True Shelby Cobra

The now classic Shelby Cobra roadster is the most replicated car in history.

Features: Rally-Ho: The Perfect Vintage Rally Car at Any Budget

No matter where you decide to travel, the right motorized companion can make the trip better.

News and Notes: The Early Bird Catches the Cobra

This 1962 Shelby represents the fifth Cobra ever built.

Suspension & Handling: A Cure For Clunking: Polyurethane Bushings

Our Shelby Used to Clunk; New Bushings Let It Sing

Buyer's Guides: Superformance: Modern Takes on Classic Cobras

Driving a real Cobra is a unique experience that few will ever experience. Fortunately the Cobra is among the most replicated cars, and Superformance offers standout recreations of both the coupe and roadster.

Features: Always A Racer: 1965 Shelby GT350

This 1965 Shelby GT350 Is Well Traveled, Well Used, Well Loved, and Still a Terrific Contender

Columns: Scraps of History: Archiving the History of Racing

How a book of old photos becomes an archive for racing days gone by.

Columns: Driving Miss Daisy: The Forgotten Cobra Meant to Succeed the Ford GT

Project Daisy was the thundering 600-horsepower, V10-engined Shelby Cobra concept intended to succeed the original Ford GT. It never happened. But on the 15th anniversary of its debut, we get behind the wheel of this forgotten Cobra for an exclusive drive.

Features: How to Go Back in Time With Continuation Cars

More than half a century after Carroll Shelby unleashed two of his most storied creations on the driving public, you can buy a new/old Shelby GT350 as well as a small-block-Ford-powered Cobra.

Features: The Famed Cobra Daytona Coupe That Almost Didn’t Win, as Told by Its Designer

The Cobra roadster was fast, but would it be fast enough for Europe’s high- speed tracks? Likely not. Peter Brock, though, had an idea: Reskin the Cobra with a sleek body.

Features: The Secret Shelby Coupes That Never Raced, Part 1

The 390 Monza and 427 Type 65 Le Mans Prototypes never made it to a race, but why?

Features: The Secret Shelby Coupes That Never Raced, Part 2

Did a Ford-versus-Shelby rivalry doom the type 65 Le Mans prototype?

Features: Revisiting the Hottest Icons of the '60s From Chevrolet, Shelby, Porsche and Jaguar

Four machines topped our 1960s A-list: the E-type Jag, the Corvette, the Porsche 911S and the Shelby GT350. Let's see if these machines have aged better than we have.

Restoration & Renovation: Striking a Balance Between Preservation and Present Needs

We’ve raised our Shelby a couple of letter grades, and it now looks like a decent used car instead of a ratty barn find.

Columns: Peter Brock Explains How the Shelby GT350 Got Its Stripes

How did the GT350 get its stripes? Well, it all starts with a phone call between Carroll Shelby and John Bishop, president of the SCCA at the time.

Shelby project cars

1967 GT 350

If patina tells a story, then this GT350 has quite the tale to share.

Shelby Forum Topics

mopar goodness anyone?
Time has come...87 CSX project
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Americas greatest race car
For the Shelby Dodge folks
FS Margay W/Yellow Box Stock $700 obo
2003-2010 Grassroots Motorsports Back Issues
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Nismo Racing seat
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Logitech MOMO Racing Force Feedback Wheel & Pedals
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Bring this former Challenge car back to the Challenge! Omni GLH for sale in PA
Someone please reel me back in!
Birel Ar4 125cc Sr Rotax Max Tag kart
FS: Birel AR4 Kart W/ Clone $450
Rustproofing paint? What do you guys use?
Birel M31 PRD tag kart W/ enclosed trailer
Project Shelby: Heading to the AutoFair
215/45 on 8.5" wide rim?
Losing Motivation with a Project
1987 Shelby CSX #106 $1000
1987 Shelby Dodge CSX Build Thread
Trailer Hitch & cargo net/cargo cover
fs: Complete Birel Kart Package with spares
Quick IRS audit question
2008 Biesse Kart $1200
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83 - 85 Shelby Charger
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Upgraded brakes for our Shelby
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Vigo is evil
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WP/Alt tensioner destroyed itself
FS/FT: 2013 KIA Forte SX
Coolest Microcars
Finding the right wheel fitment
FS:Complete HF Clone Engine & Vega Helmet
Ft: 1987 Shelby Lancer
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Kart Parts, Rims, Seats, and Bodywork
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NMNA: 1988 Shelby CSX-T #450/1500
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All Models All Makes Car Show!
FS: One man Kartlift stand
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What goes around comes around.....
FS: Mychron 4 Tach
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WTB --Rear hub and stub axle for a 91 Daytona Shelby
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FT/FS: 2006 Mazda 5 (5 speed Manual) Get your The Millenium Falcon!
So I'm in PA...
2012 Victory Kart W/ Briggs and Stratton 206
1987 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z and loads of extras only $1500 (Florida)
Nissan Frontier V.S. Toyota Tacoma
Kart Garage clean up
FS:4cycle White Chassis,kart stand, extra bodywork
Ford vs. Ferrari
Not Mine, Sorta/Kinda Affiliated? 1987 Shelby CSX #115 $1000
1985 Shelby Charger - $500 - New Berlin, MI - NMNA

Shelby Readers' Rides

Sep 24, 2013 by Stefan (Forum Supporter)
1987 Shelby CSX

Number 106 of 750 built in 1987. The first car I ever bought. Undergoing restoration at the moment. Spirit R/T suspension and brakes installed. Braided stainless steel brake lines. Koni …

Jul 16, 2009 by GT
Shelby Cobra (SPF 2624)

License Shelby Cobra (SPF 2624). I couldn't afford to buy a 500K (or more) Shelby so I purchased the License Shelby from Olthoff racing in North Carolina. The car has …

Dec 08, 2009 by WildBill
1965 Shelby SPF 2689

1965 Superformance Cobra 427 Roush 525 hp 07 Masda MX-5

Sep 23, 2009 by TexPowell
1965 Shelby Cobra

Superformance Cobra

Oct 17, 2011 by Art Townshend
1966 Shelby Superformance Roadster

A current remake of the famed 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster owned by Art Townshend of Indialantic, Florida Track time at Sebring, Daytona, Gainesville. For sale at $51,000 321-795-2773

Jun 24, 2011 by DLRacing
1965 Shelby 427SC Replica

Unique Motorcars 427SC 427 Sideoiler - 540HP

May 08, 2016 by Tony Sestito
1987 Shelby CSX

Future Challenge car/track toy/everyday driver. Gotta get it running and see what kind of parts the former owners threw at it!

Oct 03, 2010 by Rob_Mopar
1989 Shelby Dakota

This was going to be our $2010 Challenge entry. We are regrouping for $2011.

Aug 16, 2011 by johnguinta
1965 Shelby GT350 R

No Logic - Pure Emotion

Aug 16, 2011 by johnguinta
1965 Shelby GT350 R

Viceral - look that one up in your Funk and Wagnals

May 09, 2012 by Moparman
1989 Shelby Dakota

#233 of 1500

Jun 08, 2012 by blueCobra
1965 Shelby 427 Cobra

A Factory Five replica. 427CI Windsor, fully independent suspension, T-56.

Nov 13, 2012 by bwcobra15
1965 Shelby 427 Cobra

Replica by Hurricane Motorsports

Jan 02, 2013 by Lunatic
1965 Shelby 427 AC Cobra

Actually a ERA, but built true to the real Cobra, 427 side oiler. Only 6000 miles but 4000 of them on the track.

Dec 26, 2019 by aggie76
1965 Shelby Cobra Replica

B&B roadster I built and "finished" in 2002. 351W with 4 48IDA Weber carburetors.

Feb 10, 2014 by Bryan Edmonds
1965 Shelby Cobra

She's a Superformance MkIII which is the only Cobra replica built under license from Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc. Mine is titled as a 1965 Ford Cobra and is powered by …

Dec 12, 2014 by 428eightbarrel
1967 Shelby GT500

1967 Shelby GT500 427 Four Speed car. It just came back from paint.

Feb 11, 2015 by Gugui
2007 Shelby Supersnake 40th anniversary

White with black strippes. Polished kenny bell supercharger , polish aluminum cooling system , big bauer brakes on four corners, polished 20 alcoa ss , cabon fiber splitter , rocker …

Jun 28, 2015 by Jdog8991
1987 Shelby Charger GLH-S

1987 Shelby charger glhs project car #0164 all original 46k miles

Mar 10, 2016 by ProAweMike
1965 Shelby FFR Cobra Replica

LS1, T-56

Dec 20, 2016 by 32vsnake
2007 Shelby GT500

2007 GT500 with some minor suspension and engine tweaks

Mar 11, 2018 by gjz30075
1966 Shelby GT350

Sapphire Blue, stripes, original sheet metal and engine, rear end.

May 04, 2019 by underpowered
1988 Shelby CSX-T #686


Aug 04, 2020 by MontereyGeorge
1966 None Hertz

Third owner, owned for the past 43 years. For some unknown reason “None” keeps coming up, even after I try to update! It’s a ‘66 Shelby GT-350H. Sorry, would not …

Shelby Ran When Parked

Found a Shelby in Tuxedo, NY on Dec. 5, 2009

Saw this in a yard 8 years ago. Always wished i could have tracked down the owner and somehow bought it. Amazed there wasnt body rust anywhere visable. Clearly looks like the engine wasnt …

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