When you think of Shelby you don’t usually think of a bicycle. So I was a little surprised when I read this week that Shelby and Felt bikes were collaborating to produce a limited edition cruiser bicycle and after seeing it all I can say is I want one!
A few years back I posted about Jay Leno’s 1965 Shelby GT350. Though I never posted this little update from Jay. Last year Carroll Shelby himself visted Jay and spoke briefly about how they named the now famous GT350. He also Jumps in and signs the dash making an already rare care even more collectible.
How do you unwind after a long drive in your Mustang? How about a game of pool on your limited edition Shelby GT 350 pool table. You heard right. Shelbypooltable have produced twenty examples of such pool tables all signed and numbered by Mr Shelby himself.
So I’m a little slow with this one but that’s mainly to do with the fact that I am currently in Moscow. So forgive me if this is old news.
This 1965 Shelby GT350 was used as the engineering prototype for the 1966 Shelbys and driven by Ford factory stylist Charles McHose, who designed the 1967 Shelbys. The car is set to be auctioned off at Mecum’s Monterey auction during the Pebble Beach Concours which takes place August 13th and 14th.
It’s stories like this that make you root for the small guy. Car restorer Tim Shuler is at the centre of an odd legal dispute involving one of the holy grails for Mustang owners, a candy-apple red 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500. In 1980 the car was reported stolen and, officially, never recovered. Unfortunately the man who reported it stolen, Jeff Dove, died last year leaving behind a tangled legal web.
Well this one came a bit out of left field. Riley PM, You may remember as one of the two companies Shelby authorised to finish off those cars from Unique Performance which were either unfinished or had problems. Though this week at the Barrett Jackson auction in Las Vegas Riley PM auctioned off the first of their Shelby Continuation vehicles. The Shelby GT500 SE.
The interest in the post I made about Richard’s 1967 Shelby Super Snake Eleanor has been astounding. It seems his car is loved by a lot of people, and it’s no wonder so many people have commented by asking if it is for sale. Well I though I would post an update to let you all know that it is FOR SALE! for a cool $250,000 big ones.
We’ve all heard the story of Unique Performance, the once unstoppable company pumping out some magnificent, official, Eleanor vehicles to cashed up customers. Their downfall consumed most of the stories about vintage mustangs of 2008 which included the police investigations into fraud, the use of prisoners to build their cars, the auctioning off of all assets and of course the hundreds of customers who lost thousands of dollars.