The 1960's were an exciting era in racing! It was an era of inovation! Rear engines and cars with moveable aerodynamic devices which came to be known as wings began to appear. The battle between Ford and Ferrari for dominance at Le Mans, the rise of Porsche and the innovation of Chaparral are all hallmarks of racing during the years between 1965 and 1969. The era up to 1970 was a time of great innovation, big engines, open rules and trying to harness aerodynamics. It was a golden era!

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SHELBY COBRAS, FORDS AND MUSTANGS

CARS DRIVEN BY CARROLL SHELBY:

1954 100S: The second Austin Healey team car on the 1954 Carrera Panamericana was driven by Carroll Shelby and Ray Jackson-Moore. At the 175km mark, Shelby hit a large rock and flipped the car four times, breaking his arm and sustaining other injuries. The car (SPL 256BN) was written off, but was rebuilt in the 1990's. It is thought that partially because of Shelby's accident, it was the last Carrera.
Model by K&R REPLICAS 1/43
1954 100S Prototype: One of the 100S prototypes ran at Bonneville in 1954, building on endurance and speed records achieved the year before. A replica was reconstructed around this car and ran at Bonneville once again in 2009, achieving almost 128 mph in its demonstration run. The original run in 1954 produced 132 mph and set 24 hour and 5,000 km records. Drivers were Carroll Shelby and Roy Jackson Moore.
Model by K&R REPLICAS (factory built) 1/43
1959 Aston Martin DBR4: Aston Martin intended to capitalize on its sports car racing success in Formula One, launching the DBR4 in the 1959 season. The team made its debut at the Dutch GP, with cars for both Roy Salvadori and Carrol Shelby as drivers. The DBR4 was built on the DB3S sportscar chassis, and used that car's 2.4L straight-six engine. Unfortunately, the long time it took to develop the car meant that by the time it was ready, it was way behind the other cars on the F1 grid. The Aston team only entered four F1 races in 1959, the best finish for what is perhaps the most beautiful f1 car of the era, was a 6th place finish by Salvadori at the British GP.
Model by SMTS 1/43
1959 Aston Martin DBR1/300 (LE MANS WINNER): Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori drove to victory at Le Mans in 1959, a year that would see Aston Martin win the World Sports Car Championship at the final round at Goodwood. Another DBR1/300 took 2nd place at Le Mans that year, making the 1-2 sweep a dominant performance by Aston Martin.
Model by WESTERN 1/43


THE SHELBY & AC COBRAS

1963 Shelby-Ford AC Cobra: Phil Hill and Dan Gurney drove the Shelby American entry at Sebring in 1963, plagued by mechanical trouble, they finished 29th in this car (Chassis CSX2128). The 4.7L (289 cu. in. powered Cobra was successfully campaigned by Shelby in SCCA and USRRC races during the rest of the 1963, with Dave McDonald doing the driving. It was briefly campaigned by Coventry Motors in 1963, before being entered again by Shelby in the 1964 season, driven by Ken Miles and Ed Leslie.
Model by BOX 1/43
1963 Shelby-Ford AC Cobra : This is chassis CSX2142, which was entered by Ed Hugus and co-driven by Peter Jopp in the 1963 24 Hours of Le Mans. It is one of three Cobras originally built for 'Le Mans', recognizable by the low-drag alloy hard-top. The car was disqualified after having to add oil after just 25 laps and later retired due to a blown engine. In the high speed race the roadster's biggest problem was its poor aerodynamics, which limited is top speed considerably.
Model by BOX 1/43
1963 Shelby-Ford AC Cobra: This Shelby team car (Chassis CSX2128) was driven by Allen Grant in two races before being sponsored by Coventry Motors, the largest Cobra dealer. Grant drove the car to a 2nd place finish at Riverside, before winning with the car at the Monterey Pacific Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. Grant was given the drive by Shelby when Dave MacDonald started campaining the King Cobra. The actual car color yellow and the paint scheme and design were done by Grant's roommate, George Lucas of Star Wars fame.
Model by BOX 1/43
1963 AC Cobra Daytona 'Indy' Coupe: Recent information shows that the two hard-top coupes entered at Le Mans in 1963 by Ed Hugus and AC Cars were developed by those parties and not Shelby. This is the AC entry (Chassis #CSX2131), which was known as the Daytona 'Indy' Coupe for its 289 cu in V8 engine (4.7L), which was fit into the Cobra MkII. Peter Bolton ans Ninian Sanderson drove at Le Mans in 1963, bringing this car home in 7th place and first in class. It was the first non-Ferrari finisher at Le Mans that year.
Model by Spark 1/43

1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe: Scuderia Filipinetti entered this Daytona Coupe (Chassis #CSX2602) at Le Mans in 1965, with Peter Sutcliffe and Peter Harper sharing the driving duties. A blown head gasket in the 10th hour ended their race. Before being sold to Filipinetti, this car was run by Shelby American at Daytona and Sebring, and then by Alan Mann at Spa in 1965.
Model by ROAD SIGNATURE 1/43
1964 AC Cobra-Ford Coupe: A.C. Cars decided to convert a roadster to their own version of the Shelby Daytona Coupe. Peter Bolton and Jack Sears drove this 4.7L V8 powered coupe at Le Mans in 1964. They led the Shelby entry early on, even though they were down on power. A burst tire which led to an accident that nearly destroyed the car in the 7th hour. Testing of the car on the M1 motorway prior to Le Mans indicated that it had a top speed of 185 mph.
Model by PINKO/GAMA 1/43
1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe: Driven by Bob Johnson and Tom Payne at Le Mans in 1965, this Daytona Coupe (CSX2287) was the first of the coupes built. Besides Le Mans where it failed to finish due to a blown head gasket in 1965, the car was raced at both Daytona (DNF) and Sebring (4th overall, first in class) in 1964. It was also raced at Spa (6th), Le Mans, Reims and Tour de France (all DNF's) in the 1964 season. Repainted in 1965 in the darker blue and wider white stripes, Le Mans was the only event this well raced veteran was used on in 1965. Its now owned by the Simone Museaum in Philadelphia, USA.
Model by TSM Models
1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe: This Daytona Coupe (CSX2299) may have been the most successful of the six coupes built, based on the number of class wins won in this car. Bob Johnson, Harold Keck and Jo Schlessor won their class at Daytona 2000 km in 1965 and finished 2nd overall to start the 1965 season. After Daytona, the car was used in class wins at Sebring, Tourist Trophy and Le Mans, repeating its class win and 4th overall finish at Le Mans in 1964.
Model by TSM Models

1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe: Each of the six Daytona Coupes built was uniquely different,none more so than the first one. It was the only Daytona wholly constructed at Shelby American and not by Carrozzeria Gransport in Italy. This is the prototype (CSX2287) and it has several key differences from the others, such as no rear spolier, smaller headlights, a curved roof, etc. It was driven to the GT class win at Sebring in 1964 by Bob Holbert and Dave McDonald.
Model by TSM 1/43
1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe: There were six Daytona Coupe's built specifically to win the FIA World Championship, which was run for GT cars. Dan Gurney and Bob Bondurant were 4th OA/1st Class in this car (CSX2299) at Le Mans in '64. With a 289 cu in producing 390 hp, 289 ci, the Daytona took on the Ferrari GTO but narrowly lost the championship to Ferrari in '64.
Model by EXOTO 1/18
1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe: The Ford powered Daytona Coupe driven by Gurney and Bondurant at Le Mans in 1964, finished 4th behind three Ferrari prototypes and helpe galvanize Ford's resolve to beat Ferrari at Le Mans. They did finish first in the GT class however, ahead of the highest placing Ferrari 250 GTO.
Model by TSM 1/43
1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe: Bob Bondurant and Jochen Neerpasch drove to 1st place at the 1965 Nurburgring 1000 km in this car (CSX2601). Shelby would go on to win the World Championship in 1965 with the Daytona's. Daytona's had won their class at Le Mans in 1964 & 65 among their many important victories, achieving what they had been intended to do.
Model by MONOGRAM 1/32

1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe: For Le Mans in 1965, five Daytona Coupes were brought to the race under Alan Mann's direction, to solidify the hold on the World GT Championship title by Ford and Shelby. Among the Daytonas prepared for Le Mans was this car (Ch. CSX 2287) the first Daytona Coupe built and the most raced of all the Coupes. Driven by Tom Payne and Bob Johnson, they ultimately retired due to a faulty head gasket. It was the last race for CSX 2287, but it was used later in the year to set 23 FIA international speed records with Craig Breedlove and Bobby Tatroe behind the wheel.
Model by TSM 1/43
1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe: Sebring in 1965 was infamous for the rain squall which over a two hour period, flooded most of the track and pits; making it look more like a speed boat race. The Daytona Coupes filled so full of water, the mechanics had to punch drain holes in the floor. As the track drained, the faster cars were able to get back to top speeds. This Coupe (Ch.# CSX 2299) driven by Jo Schlesser and Bob Bondurant easily won the GT class and finished 4th overall in a very tightly contested field of cars from Chaparral, Ferrari and Ford.
Model by TSM 1/43
1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe: Bob Bondurant and Allen Grant hoped to build on the team's earlier successes at Daytona and Sebring in 1965. Paired together in this Coupe (Ch. # CSX 2601), they took the fight for the 1965 World GT Championship to Monza for the 1000km race there. Bondurant qualified on pole, with teammates John Whitmore and Jack Sears several positions back. The Daytonas were almost as quick as the Ferrari and Ford prototypes, with Bondurant and Grant finishing 8th overall, 1st in class. The second team car finished 2nd in class.
Model by TSM Model1/43
1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe: Alan Mann had taken over the management and preparation of the Shelby cars at Monza for the balance of the 1965 season, beginning at the Monza 1000km, where Bob Bonurant and Allen Grant took a class win and 8th overall. Three weeks later, the team was at Spa-Francorchamps for the Spa 500km race. Two cars were entered with Bondurant and John Whitmore as drivers. This car (Ch. # CSX 2601) was driven by Bondurant and the pair, along with Ferrari 275LM driver Willy Mairesse soon out distanced the field. Whitmore and Bondurant pushed each other hard for the lead, Whitmore setting the race fastest lap in the process. They pushed too hard, Whitmore retired, Bondurant limping on seven cylinders to finish 2nd in GT class and retain the Championship points lead.
Model by TSM MODELS 1/43

1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe: CSX2287 was the first Daytona Cobra Coupe built and has the purest areodynamic shape of the six coupes built, perfect for speed records. In 1965, Goodyear convinced Shelby to loan one of their cars to run various speed attempts between runs Craig Breedlove was making to set a new LSR of over 600 mph. Rival Firestone wanted Art Arfons to be able to run, but the runs Breedlove made in the Daytona helped set 23 FIA records and kept Arfons off the salt.
Model by TSM Model 1/43
1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe: At the end of the 1965 season rule changes left the Cobras pretty much obsolete for racing. They did find additional success in a Japanese series in 1966 which is where this car (CSX2299) had its last racing glory at the Japanese GP. A career that included class wins at the 1964 Goodwood Tourist Trophy, 1964 Le Mans, 1965 Daytona and 1965 Sebring races.
Model by KYOSHO 1/43
1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe: Dan Gurney and Jerry Grant drove this Daytona Coupe (CSX2286) at Le Mans in 1965, one of five Shelby Daytona's entered to take on Ferrari in the GT catagories that year. All five cars were prepared for Le Mans by Alan Mann Racing. Two entries were by Sheby American, one by Ford of France, another by AC Cars and the fifth by Scuderia Filipinetti. Gurney in a Shelby entry had a great start and the car was in 5th position when excess engine vibration caused the crankshaft to fail at 2 am and were classified 22nd.
Model by TSM 1/43
1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe: Bob Bondurant and Jo Schlesser drove this Daytona Coupe (CSX2601)to 5th place overall and 1st in the GT+3.0 class at the Reims 12 Hour race on July 4, 1965. The victory gave Shelby the Worlds Manufacturers Championship. This car was raced extensively in 1965 at Daytona, Sebring and Le Mans, but had its greatest success with Bondurant at Monza, Spa, Nuburgring and Reims with class victories in each of these races.
Model by KYOSHO 1/43



COBRAS AT THE TARGA FLORIO 1964

1964 Shelby American FIA Cobra: Shelby American built five FIA specification Cobras and this car (CSX2345) was the last of the five built. The FIA cars were considered the ultimate development of the small block Cobras. Their 289 cu.in (4.7L) V8 was capable of producing 400bhp. Other improvements included all disc brakes and a 37 gal. fuel tank for long distance racing. At the Targa Florio in 1964, Phil Hill and Bob Bondurant drove this car. The Targa consisted of ten laps on the 45 mile Sicilian circuit. While in 4th place on the 9th lap, suspension failure resulted in their withdrawal and a DNF. Bondurant raced this car extensively in 1964, particularly on hill climbs which were part of the World Championship of Makes.
Model by BANG 1/43
1964 Shelby American Targa Florio Team
1964 Shelby American FIA Cobra: Masten Gregory and Innes Ireland piloted this Cobra at the Targa Florio in '64, but sadly had an accident as Gregory put the car over an embankment and was a DNF. With the small block Ford engine in the lightweight roadster producing bags of power, trying to wrestle the Cobra with its outdated suspension on the Targa was a formidable task. Ireland commented that the Cobra was "The worst car I ever drove."
Model by BANG 1/43
1964 Shelby American FIA Cobra: Dan Gurney and Jerry Grant drove this Cobra to a 8th place finish and 1st in class (GT+ 3.0) finish at the 1964 Targa Florio. This small block Cobra with its 4.7L V8 engine with four Weber carbs that produced 400bhp, Borg Warner 4-speed transmission, IRS and, disc brakes; this was the ultimate development of the FIA Cobras. Since the new Daytona coupes were not suited for the brutal Targa Florio, the rugged Cobra roadster was used instead. Gurney and Grant's effort was important for Shelby to keep in the hunt for the The GT Manufacturers Championship which was ultimately won by Ferrari in 1964, with Shelby Cobra second.,
Model by BANG 1/43

1962 Shelby-Ford AC Cobra: Bill Krause drove this car in the first race a Cobra was entered, at Riverside, but ultimately retired while in the lead when a wheel came off. From this first race, a revolution in racing had started and a legend born. The Cobra gave notice that once fully sorted, it would be a major force in racing. Powered by a 260 cu in (4.2L) high performance V8, it immediately set a new standard.
Model by BANG 1/43
1963 Shelby King Cobra: Having no time or resources of his own, Carroll Shelby thought a Ford V8 stuffed into the small sports racer would make a great car to contest the new USRRC championship. Shelby American bought two Cooper Monaco T61M cars, strengthened the space frame chassis to take the Ford 4.7L (289 cu in) V8, which produced 390 bhp and made the 1,400 pound car pretty quick. Dave McDonald set a lap record in the cars first test at Riverside, which showed its potential, backed by some wins and pole positions by McDonald and teammate Al Hoblert. Shelby had ne Ciooper chassis for 1964 aand this car driven by McDonald won at Pacific Raceways in Kent, WA after an epic battle with Jim Hall in the Chaparral. It was McDonald's last race as he was sadly killed later that month at Indy.
Model by MA Models 1/43
1964 Sunbeam Tiger Le Mans: The Rootes Group answer to the AC Cobra was the Tiger and in 1964, they prepared two cars for Le Mans; both with coupe bodies and Kamm tails. The cars were built at Lister Cars and were powered by Ford 4.2L V8 's which were modified by Shelby American. They produced a respectable 275bhp, but could not exceed 145mph during Le Mans tests, much slower than the Cobras and E-Types in their class. A great deal of the problem was that Brian Lister had specified aluminum bodies and the company rejected that and made them of steel; rendering them too heavy. They also had persistent engine problems, which even new competition manager Marcus Chambers (former BMC) couldn't rectify. This car driven by Keith Ballisat and Claude Debois blew an engine after two hours. The sister car soldiered on until 1 am when it too lost its engine. It was the last appearance at Le Mans by Sunbeam.
Model by SPARK 1/43 1/43

FORD GT40's

1965 Ford GT40 MkII (DAYTONA WINNER): Ken Miles and Floyd Ruby drove to victory at the Daytona Continental 2000 Km in 1965. This was the first major victory for the GT40 and came after Carroll Shelby had taken over the GT40 program for Ford. This would be the major highlight of the 1965, but a taste of great victory yet to come.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1965 Ford GT40 MkII: This Shelby prepared GT40 was driven at Le Mans in 1965 by Ken Miles and Bruce McLaren where it retired in the 4th hour due to gearbox trouble. The sister car driven by Phil Hill (pole position) and Chris Amon faired little better, retiring in the 7th hour. These 7.0L cars would dominate Le Mans the next year.
Model by BIZARRE 1/43
1965 Ford GT40 MkI: Shelby prepared and sponsored by Rob Walker, Bob Bondurant and Umberto Maglioli drove at Le Mans in 1965. The same head gasket problem which would side line four other GT40's in the first hours, caused this car to retire in the 3rd hour. One of my favorite of the GT40's the distinctive Rob Walker livery on this car is sharp!
Model by BIZARRE 1/43

1966 Ford GT40 MkII (LE MANS WINNER): Ford had fallen short of their goal of winning Le Mans and beating Ferrari in 1965. That would change in 1996 with Ford winning four times in a row, from 1966 to 1969. The 7-litre Mk II would dominate the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1966 with a 1-2-3 result. New Zealanders Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon won the race in controversial fashion in their Shelby prepared GT40.
Model by IXO 1/43
1966 Ford GT40 MkII (LE MANS WINNER):
Model by IXO 1/43
1966 Ford GT40 MkII: The race finish in 1966 has to be the most controversial and the most political. Tragically, Ken Miles was denied his opportunity to win the "triple crown" of sports car racing, Daytona, Sebring and Le Mans and would lose his life later in 1966 testing the Ford J Car. Ford owed much of its Le Mans success to Miles, his efforts are not forgotten here.
Model by BEST 1/43
1966 Ford GT40 MkII: Dan Gurney and Jerry Grant drove this car at Le Mans in '66 and led the early part of the race. Gurney had set the best time to take the pole position and also turned the fastest lap during the race. They continued to lead at a rapid pace, the Miles car close behind, until an over heating engine forced retirement in the 18th hour. Excluding the engine, the Mk IV was totally different from other GT40s, using a specific chassis and specific bodywork.
Model by IXO 1/43

1966 Ford GT40 MkII: Before their drive at Le Mans, Dan Gurney and Jerry Grant teamed up for the 1966 Sebring 12 hr. race. Gurney had set pole position, setting a new qualifying record. Strategy was to have the pair set a face pace to "wear out" the Ferrari and Chaparral entries. They ended up leading most of the race, the engine blew on the final turn with Gurney at the wheel. He pushed the car across the finish line, only to be disqualified for doing so.
Model by BANG 1/43
1966 Ford GT40 MkII XI (SEBRING WINNER): The Lloyd Ruby and Ken Miles Sebring 12 hr. winner from 1966. Sadly, Miles was killed testing the new Ford J car in August of 1966, a year in which he had won Daytona, Sebring and had come so close to winning Le Mans all in the same year.
Model by BANG 1/43
1966 Ford GT40 MkII: Ken Miles, Bruce McLaren, Chris Amon, Lucien Bianchi, Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart all drove this car (Chassis #1012) at the Le Mans test before the 1966 race, where it was second fastest car. It was not driven at Le Mans, but held in reserve. This is the same car Gurney and Grant had used to finish 2nd at Daytona earlier in the year.
Model by MINICHAMPS 1/43
1966 Ford GT40 MKI: J.W. Automotive entered this GT40 (#1049) at Daytona in 1967, driven by Dick Thompson and Jacky Ickx. They finished 6th overall and 1st in Class (S+2.0), ahead of two other GT40's and behind the 1-2-3 finish by Ferrari and two Porsche's. Daytona was the start of the partnership with Gulf Oil and J.W. Automotive. This car also ran at Sebring in 1967, but did not finish, again with Thompson, Ickx and Ed Lowther.
Model by Jouef 1/43

1966 Ford GT40 MkII (DAYTONA WINNER): Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby drove this car to a win at Daytona 24h in 1966, repeating their 1965 win. This Shelby prepared car led the race from start to finish, only relinquishing the lead during its first two pit stops. Ford's took the top three places at Daytona, a year Ford would see victories at Sebring and Le Mans as well.
Model by IXO 1/43
1966 Ford GT40 MkII: Dan Gurney and Jerry Grant drove this car at Le Mans in '66 and led the early part of the race. Gurney had set the best time to take the pole position and also turned the fastest lap during the race. They continued to lead at a rapid pace, the Miles car close behind, until an over heating engine forced retirement in the 18th hour. Excluding the engine, the Mk IV was totally different from other GT40s, using a specific chassis and specific bodywork.
Model by IXO 1/43

1966 Ford GT40 MkII: Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon shared the driving duties at Daytona in 1966, piloting this Shelby prepared GT40 (Ch.#1011). They finished 5th overall and the Ferrari of Rodriguez and Andretti was the only competitior that prevented Ford from finishing Daytona 1-2-3-4. It was a successful debut for the 1966 season, with five 7.0L V8 powered MKII GT40's entered for Daytona, with four finishing in the top five. The GT40 MkII's would go on to dominate Le Mans later in the year, finishing 1-2-3 (again) in the two premier 24 hour endurance events..
Model by IXO 1/43

1966 Shelby Team at Daytona



1967 Ford GT MkIV (LE MANS WINNER): A. J. Foyt and Dan Gurney, led all but the first 90 minutes of the 1967 Le Mans race, to claim Ford's greatest victory over Ferrari. When the winners mounted the victory stand, Gurney was handed the traditional magnum of champagne. Looking down, he saw Henry Ford II, Carroll Shelby and their wives, as well as several journalists who had predicted disaster for the high-profile duo. Gurney shook the bottle and sprayed everyone nearby, establishing a tradition reenacted in victory celebrations the world over ever since.
Model by IXO 1/43

1967 Ford GT MkIV (SEBRING WINNER): Mario Andretti and Bruce McLaren won the 1967 Sebring 12 Hours in the debut race for the GT40 MkIV. This car (J-4) was prepared by Shelby and the success at Sebring convinced Ford to prepare more cars for Le Mans. Sebring was another strike by car Ford's against Ferrari and revenge for Ferrari's domination at Daytona, as Ford finished 1-2 at Sebring and of course would go on to dominate Le Mans as well. The GT40 MkIV continued to used the 427 cu. in. V-8 from the GT40 MkII, and the large engine produced over 500 bhp.
Model by IXO 1/43
1967 Ford GT MkIV: Driven by Mark Donohue and Bruce McLaren to 4th place at LeMans in 1967, McLaren put the Shelby American entry on the pole for the 24 hour race. Ford prepared four J series chassis for LeMans, giving two cars to Shelby and two cars to Holman & Moody. They beat Ferrari again, although two 330 P4's finished 2nd and 3rd.
Model by IXO 1/43

SHELBY MUSTANGS

1965 Shelby Mustang GT350R: Claude Dubois entered this GT350 at Le Mans in 1967, with Chris Tuerlinckx as his co-driver. They retired in the 7th hour due to engine problems (piston). The R-Model GT350's were powered by a modified High Performance 289 cu. in. eight-cylinder engine producing 350 hp. GT350's were successful in SCCA B/Production racing classes. This car (Chassis# SFM5R539) was given R specifications along with 35 other Mustangs taken off the production line in 1965-66. It was one of two cars shipped to Europe where Dubois was the Belgian Shelby dealer.
Model by IXO 1/43
1967 Shelby Ford Mustang: Jerry Titus was the pricipal driver for Carroll Shelby's Terlingua Racing Team, driving this car in the Trans Am Series in 1967 and 1968. Titus won four races in 1967 and brought the Manufacturers Championship in the Trans Am to Ford in 1967. He raced the 4.7L V8 powered Mustang to victory at Sebring, Mid-Ohio, Continental Divide and Crows Landing in 1967, with wins at Daytona and Watkins Glen in 1968. The Shelby team had seven podium finishes in the 1967 and Titus had four with Shelby in 1968 before he moved to racing Pontiac Firebirds. Titus was tragically killed during a Trans Am race in 1970.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1969 Ford Boss 302 Trans Am Mustang: Dan Gurney drove one race for Shelby Raccing in the 1969 Trans-Am and that was at Laguna Seca. Gurney finished 3rd behind the Penske Camaro's of Mark Donohue and Ed Leslie. He was teamed with Peter Revson who finished 4th. For the 1969 Trans-Am season, Ford's Kar Kraft helped both the Shelby and Bud Moore teams take on the Camaro's with substantially modified Mustangs, which had little in common with the street version. Ford was not able to best Chevrolet in 1969, with Camaro taking 8 series wins to the Mustang's 4.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1968 Toyota 2000 GT: The 2000 GT was built between 1967 and 1970 in limited numbers and it showed that the Japanese could produce a sports car to rival those of Europe.. To promote the brand in America, Toyota shipped three cars to Shelby American to develop and campaign in SCCA C Production in 1968. The engine was a 2.0L straight-6, with DOHC producing 150 hp.
Model by MMP 1/43

SHELBY STREET CARS

1965 Shelby Ford AC Cobra: The Cobra was losing its supremacy in racing, so a new chassis was developed and designated the Mark III. A whole new chassis was built which featured 4" main chassis tubes and coil spring suspension all around. The new car also had wide fenders and was powered by the famed "side oiler" Ford 427 engine (7.0 L) developing 485 bhp, with a top speed of 180 mph. Production of the 427 Cobra was from 1965-1967.
Model by ERTL 1/18
1965 Shelby Mustang GT350: Street versions of the GT350 were produced to homologate the car for racing. Producing 306 hp with its High Performance V8, the Shelby Mustang was a "vision" to me as a lad and seeing one in the dealer show room as I walked home from school. For a time, our Ford dealer had a Cobra, a GT350 and a GT40 in their big show room, nirvana! This blue is actually a 1966 model year color.
Model by KYOSHO 1/43
2005 Ford GT: Drawing inspiration from the GT40 and designed as a concept car for Ford's 100th anniversary year, just over 4,000 GT's were built for the 2005-2006 model years. Powered by a supercharged 5.4L V8 coupled to a six-speed tramsmission, the GT produces 550 bhp and does 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. Deja vu, like the original GT40, Caroll Shelby was brought in by Ford to help develop the Ford GT; which included performance testing of the prototype car.
Model by MINICHAMPS 1/43



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