- 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...]

- 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...]

- Shelby Charger

Shelby Charger Manufacturer Chrysler Corporation Shelby Production 1987 Assembly Belvidere, Illinois Class Sport compact Body style 3-door hatchback Layout FF layout Platform L-body Engine 2.2 L Turbo I I4 Transmission 5-speed A525 manual Wheelbase 96.5 in (2451.1 mm) Length 174.8 in (4439.9 mm) Width 66.1 in (1678.9 mm) Height 50.7 in (1287.8 mm) Related Dodge Charger Dodge Omni Plymouth Horizon Plymouth Turismo Shelby GLHS Shelby CSX The Shelby Charger was a modified 1980s Dodge Charger. Carroll Shelby had tuned the Dodge Omni-based Charger for Dodge from 1983 1/2 to 1987, with the resulting car sold as the Dodge Shelby Charger. When the Charger was discontinued, Shelby bought the last 1,000 and replaced the fuel intake and engine management system with the same high-performance one used in the 1986 Shelby GLHS. It had a blow-through long runner 2-piece intake, modified turbocharger (reclocked with a different compressor cover), and was [read more...]

- AC Petite

AC Petite Manufacturer AC Cars Ltd Production 1953 to 1958 Assembly Thames Ditton, Surrey Class microcar Body style 2-door 3 wheel saloon Layout RR layout Engine 350 cc (21 cu in), 1-cylinder, Two-stroke The AC Petite was a three-wheeled microcar with a rear-mounted 350 cc Villiers single cylinder, two stroke engine. The cars had a single bench seat seating two adults and was said to be capable of 60 mpg-imp (4.7 L/100 km; 50 mpg-US) to 70 mpg-imp (4.0 L/100 km; 58 mpg-US) and 40 mph (64 km/h). There were two versions of the car. Between 1953 and 1955 the car was fitted with a Villiers 27B engine and two different sizes of wheel, the rears were 18 inches (460 mm) spoked wheels whilst the front was only 8 inches (200 mm). In 1955 a Mark II version was launched, this had minor changes to the exterior trim, a slightly more powerful Villiers 28B engine and 12 inches (300 mm) wheels both front and rear. [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...]

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