- 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...]

- Shelby Lancer

Shelby Lancer Manufacturer Chrysler Corporation Shelby Production 1987 Class Mid-size Body style 5-door hatchback Layout FF layout Platform H-body Engine 2.2 L Turbo I I4 Transmission 5-speed A520 manual 3-speed A413 automatic Related Chrysler LeBaron GTS Dodge Lancer The Shelby Lancer was a limited-production hatchback sports sedan based on the Dodge Lancer. Modified by Carroll Shelby for 1987 and in Graphic Red only, the Shelby Lancer was intended to be an American counterpart to such European sedans as the BMW 3-Series and Peugeot 405. It was well-equipped inside with many amenities not offered on the normal Lancer, including a special 10-speaker Pioneer CD audio system, one of the first Compact Disc systems offered in an American car. There were only 800 of these cars made in total; 400 came with a 3-speed Automatic transmission (A413) and leather interior, and 400 with a 5-speed Manual transmission (A520) and cloth interior. Other Shelby-branded items [read more...]

- AC 3000ME

AC 3000ME Production launched 1973 finally available for sale 1979-1984 Body style 2-door mid-engined sports car Engine 2994 cc V6 Transmission 5-speed manual all-symchromesh Wheelbase 90.5 in (2299 mm) Length 157 in (3988 mm) (saloon) Width 65 in (1651 mm) Height 45 in (1143 mm) The AC 3000ME is a British built and designed sports car that was launched at the 1973 London Motor Show in 1973 and offered for sale by AC Cars between 1979 and 1984. Despite a modern design and a favourable press reception, it was launched in the wake of a massive oil price surge and development was delayed by supplier problems. It was not a commercial success. Origins The 1970s were not a good period for luxury car manufacturers and AC Managing Director W Derek Hurlock went searching for a totally new smaller car. Mid-engined designs were in fashion at the time and in 1972 the Diabolo, a prototype with an Austin Maxi engine and transaxle was built by privateers Peter [read more...]

- Shelby GLHS

Shelby GLHS Manufacturer Chrysler Corporation Shelby Production 1986-1987 Assembly Belvidere, Illinois Class Sport compact Body style 3-door hatchback (1987) 5-door hatchback (1986) Layout FF layout Platform L-body Engine 2.2 L Turbo I I4 Transmission 5-speed A525 manual Related Dodge Charger Dodge Omni Plymouth Horizon Plymouth Turismo The Shelby GLHS was a limited production sport compact automobile from the mid 1980s. The main differentiator of these cars from their regular Dodge versions was their use of what would become the intercooled Turbo II engine as well as Shelby Centurian wheels and Koni Adjustable shocks/struts, and changes to the alignment. 1986 The '1986 Shelby GLH-S' was a modified Dodge Omni GLH, with all changes made at the Shelby factory. They were retitled as Shelby Automobiles cars sold at select Dodge dealerships. GLH stood for "Goes Like Hell" and GLHS stood for Goes Like Hell Som'more. Just 500 were made. Edit: The GLH-S originally [read more...]

- Shelby CSX

Shelby CSX Manufacturer Chrysler Corporation Shelby Also called Shelby CSX-T Shelby CSX-VNT Production 1987-1989 Class Sport compact Body style 3-door hatchback 5-door hatchback Layout FF layout Platform P-body Engine 2.2 L Turbo I I4 2.2 L Turbo II I4 2.2 L Turbo IV I4 Transmission 5-speed A520 manual 5-speed A555 manual Related Dodge Shadow Plymouth Sundance The Shelby CSX(Carrol Shelby experimental) was a limited-production high performance automobile based on the turbocharged Dodge Shadow. These cars were offered by Shelby Automobiles Inc. from 1987 through 1989. CSX The first Shelby CSX appeared in 1987. Power came from Shelby's intercooled Turbo II 2.2 L I4, with 175 hp (130 kW) and 175 ft·lbf (237 Nm). Performance was good with a 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) time of 6.8 s. Shock absorbers and springs were replaced, and Daytona Shelby Z rear discs were added. Once again, Shelby used his own wheels. Outside badging was more restrained than other Shelby [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...]

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