Too bad the original car got damaged before it made it to Le Mans. Had to wait a few more years for Ford to beat Ferrari.
posted on 08/22/2017 4:59:13 PM PDT
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There will never be anything like the American big block V-8s of the 60s.
I had a 65 Olds Delta 88 with a 425. Best car and engine I ever owned and by a big margin.
posted on 08/22/2017 5:01:19 PM PDT
(Romans 8:38-39, For I am persuaded.)
550+ HP? 2200 lbs. empty? I WANT one......
posted on 08/22/2017 5:01:22 PM PDT
("If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck." - John Steinbeck)
This week’s edition of Jay Leno’s Garage had three of Shelby’s grandsons in a segment with Leno. Very cool!
posted on 08/22/2017 5:03:19 PM PDT
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posted on 08/22/2017 5:03:24 PM PDT
I wonder which 427 they will use. Contemporary big block 427 Ford engines came in multiple configurations with low, medium and high rider versions plus the famous cammer. Probably will use a modern engine with bore and stroke dimensions to get to 427.
posted on 08/22/2017 5:48:34 PM PDT
Shelby American does some amazing things with production cars. YouTube has some great stuff there. I'm biased for reasons I won't go into. But horsepower is almost like happiness and you can always buy more.
These non-prod cars are the stuff of motor-head fantasy. I will never be that well-to-do. No one can recreate motoring history like the CS shop.
posted on 08/22/2017 5:55:42 PM PDT
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If I could have any car on earth, this would be it - one of the new ones.....
posted on 08/22/2017 6:20:15 PM PDT
"Shelby American Is Building the 427 Daytona Coupe Carroll Never Got to Race"
Horse puckey. Shelby's heart was so bad, he won LeMans in '59 driving with with nitroglycerine tablets under his tongue.
By '64 he wasn't safe to drive a shopping cart, much less a race car.
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