- Shelby Daytona

The Shelby Daytona Coupe (also referred to as the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe) was a coupé based loosely on the AC Cobra roadster chassis and drive-train. It was built for auto racing, specifically to take on Ferrari in the GT class. Just six Daytona original coupes were built between 1964 and 1965. Shelby was reassigned to the Ford GT40 project after that to go compete at the 24 hours of Le Mans, again to beat Ferrari. Pete Brock designed the Daytona's aerodynamic bodywork, while Bob Negstad designed the car's suspension. Negstad also designed the chassis and suspension for the GT40 and the CSX 3000 series Shelby Cobra, often referred to as the "coil-Spring Cobra" chassis. Due to its slippery shape, with the same Ford 289 drive-train and chassis as the 289 Cobra roadster it was much faster at top speed. Racing success 1964 12 Hours of Sebring (GT class win, Dave MacDonald/Bob Holbert) 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans (GT class win, Dan Gurney/Bob Bondurant) 1964 RAC Tourist Trophy 1965 [read more...]

- AC Ace

AC Ace Manufacturer AC Cars Production 1951–1962 Class Roadster Body style 2-door roadster Engine 2.0 L I6/2.6 L Transmission 4-speed manual (With overdrive available) Wheelbase 90 in (2286 mm) Length 152 in (3861 mm) Width 59.5 in (1511 mm) Height 49 in (1245 mm) Curb weight 1920 lb (871 kg) Related AC Cobra AC Ace was a car made by AC Cars of Thames Ditton, England. History AC came back to the market after the Second World War with the staid Two-litre range of cars in 1947, but it was with the Ace sports car of 1953 that the company really made its reputation in the post war years. Casting around for a replacement for the ageing Two litre, AC took up a design by John Tojeiro that used a light ladder type tubular frame, all independent transverse leaf spring suspension, and an open two seater alloy body that was made using English wheeling machines, possibly inspired by the Ferrari Barchetta of the day. Early cars used AC's elderly two [read more...]

- Shelby Mustang

Shelby Mustang Shelby GT500KR Manufacturer Shelby American Production 1965-1970 2006-present Class Pony car Muscle car Platform FR layout The Shelby Mustang is a high performance variant of the Ford Mustang which was built by Shelby American from 1965 through 1970. Following the introduction of the fifth generation Ford Mustang, the Shelby nameplate was revived in 2007 for new high performance versions of the Mustang. 1965-1970 GT350 and GT500 1965-1966 1965 Mustang G.T. 350 1966 G.T. 350 Shelby G.T. 350 Production 1965-1966 Assembly Los Angeles, California Engine 289 cu in (4.7 L) V8 Transmission 3-speed automatic 4-speed manual Wheelbase 108.0 in (2743 mm) Length 181.6 in (4613 mm) The 1965-1966 cars were the smallest and lightest of the GT 350 models. These cars are often improperly called "Cobras", which was the Ford-powered AC-based two-seat sports car also produced by Shelby American during the same period. The confusion arises from the [read more...]

- Shelby Series 1

Shelby Series 1 Manufacturer Carroll Shelby International Production 1998—2005 Assembly Las Vegas, Nevada Successor Shelby Mustang (2006) Class Luxury Muscle Car Layout Front engine, rear wheel drive Engine 4.0L V8 DOHC 32 valves (4 per cylinder) Transmission 6-speed manual Length 4,292 mm (169.0 in) Width 1,943 mm (76.5 in) Height 1,194 mm (47.0 in) Curb weight 1,202 kg (2,650 lb) Shelby Series 1 was a high-performance roadster designed by Carroll Shelby and produced by Shelby American. It was powered by Oldsmobile's 4.0 L L47 Aurora V8 DOHC engine. It has 320 hp (324 PS) at 6500 rpm, 290 lb-ft at 5000 rpm and will do 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.4 seconds and records 12.8 seconds in the quarter mile at 112 mph (180 km/h). Top speed is 170 mph (273.5 km/h) 15 mph (24 km/h) faster than the 427 Shelby Cobra. The 1998 car weighed 1,202 kg (2,650 lb). The Series 1 is the only car ever produced by Carroll Shelby from a clean sheet of [read more...]

- AC 2-Litre

AC 2 litre "AC 2 litre 2-door 1951" "AC 2 litre 4-door (circa 1955)" Manufacturer AC Production 1947 - 1956 1,284 produced Class Sports sedan Body style 2-door / 4-door saloon, drophead coupé, tourer Layout FR layout Engine 1991 cc I6 ohc 74 bhp (55.2 kW)/76 bhp (56.7 kW) Transmission 4-speed manual Wheelbase 117 in (2972 mm) Length 184 in (4674 mm) Width 67 in (1702 mm) Height 61 in (1,549 mm) Curb weight 2,912 lb (1,321 kg) The AC 2 Litre is an exclusive and stylish saloon offered by AC of Thames Ditton in Surrey, England between 1947 and 1956. Two and, from 1953, four door saloons were sold. In addition, as from 1949, a small number of drophead coupés and "Buckland" tourers were produced. The car's wetliner, aluminium cylinder block, six cylinder 1991 cc engine was the unit first offered by the company in the AC 16, back in 1922. However, by 1947 the engine was fed by 3 SU carburetors, and boasted a power output of 74 bhp (55.2 kW), [read more...]

- AC Cobra

Shelby Cobra redirects here. See also the Shelby Mustang Cobra AC Cobra Manufacturer AC Cars/Ford Motor Company Also called Shelby Cobra Production 1961-1967 Assembly Thames Ditton, Surrey, England Body style 2-door roadster Layout FR layout MkI Production 1962-1963 Engine 260 cu in (4.3 L) V8 Wheelbase 90 in (2,286 mm) Length 151.5 in (3,848 mm) Width 61 in (1,549 mm) Height 49 in (1,245 mm) Curb weight 2,019 lb (916 kg) MkII Production 1963-1965 Engine 289 cu in (4.7 L) V8 Wheelbase 90 in (2,286 mm) Length 151.5 in (3,848 mm) Width 61 in (1,549 mm) Height 49 in (1,245 mm) Curb weight 2,315 lb (1,050 kg) MkIII Production 1965-1967 Engine 427 cu in (7.0 L) V8 Wheelbase 90 in (2,286 mm) Length 156 in (3,962 mm) Width 68 in (1,727 mm) Height 49 in (1,245 mm) Curb weight 2,355 lb (1,068 kg) The AC Cobra, also known colloquially as the Shelby Cobra in North America, is an [read more...]

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