The 65′ Stirling Moss Shelby GT350 Mustang has an interesting story… In the early 1980s, legendary driver Stirling Moss got an itch for vintage racing. He wanted a Shelby Mustang and reached out to his friend Carroll Shelby to help him out. In 1984, Shelby commissioned Cobra Automotive to convert a 1965 production year GT350 Mustang into an “R-code” credentialed racing car. The team at Cobra completely transformed the vehicle to meet the correct R-codes for the GT350 with new engine components and a lighter body. It replaced all glass with plexiglass, removed all seats but the driver’s seat, added a roll bar, installed appropriate racing gauges, and beefed up suspension, the transmission and the cooling system. Included in the car’s extensive documentation is a letter by Shelby’s “favorite race car builder,” Phil Remington, verifying the authentic R-code credentials. After completion of the conversion in 1985 and submission of FIA paperwork, Moss took the car to Australia’s Targa Tasmania for its first race. He won. Moss then went on to compete in every race on the vintage race circuit in that part of the world. He won all of them. Then he took it to England and all over Europe. […]
The Revolutionary 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 The groundbreaking 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 was the most powerful Mustang ever built at the time. Its fierce presence and unmatched performance elevated the Mustang from pony car to muscle car. Designer Carroll Shelby famously stated, “This is the first car I’m really proud of.” The stunning new model hit the market with a bang. Check out Car & Driver’s classic review of the 1967 Shelby GT500 in their February 1967 issue. Introducing Our Spectacular Wimbledon White 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 Remember the passion Nicholas Cage felt for “Eleanor,” the 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 fastback in the 2000 movie Gone in 60 Seconds? Remind yourself ! Now you can feel what it’s like to get behind the wheel and own one of these legendary machines yourself. Our exclusive inventory of premium collectibles features one of the most outstanding 1967 Shelby GT500s available anywhere. Preserved for the last 11 years in a private museum, her flawless white finish features trademark blue twin “La Mans” stripes. This little coupe’s breath-taking appearance is matched only by what’s under the hood. View more photos of this gorgeous car here. This beauty underwent a total disassembly restoration from 2002 […]
For sales inquiries, please contact Ken Dougherty at Auto Collectors Garage, (713) 541-2281 The Famous Maserati Birdcage Tipo 61, #2459 car was built for road racing pioneer Briggs Cunningham. Upon completion on February 27th, 1960, the gorgeous red vehicle was sent to Queens, New York, to the shop of Team Cunningham’s chief mechanic, Alfred Momo. His facilities were without equal anywhere in the world. The Momo crew could build, make, or repair anything that raced. Soon after Momo received the car from the factory, the team took the vehicle to the 12-hours of Sebring endurance race at Sebring International Raceway. Having just arrived at the shop, it had not been thoroughly tested. Driven by racing legend Walt Hansgen, the car experienced multiple mechanical problems and did not finish. It did, however, post the second fastest lap time at the race. The fastest lap time was posted by another Tipo 61 driven by Stirling Moss. So, both of the top two lap speeds were by Maserati Birdcage. International and national race teams participated with auto industry executives at this invitation only vintage race of famous cars at the Laguna Seca race track. The Maserati Birdcage TIPO 61 was the hit […]
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