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SHELBY AMERICAN TO OFFER LIMITED NUMBER OF NEW FORD-POWERED SERIES 2 EXOTIC SPORTS CARS

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FOR Immediate RELEASE

 SHELBY AMERICAN TO OFFER LIMITED NUMBER OF NEW FORD-POWERED SERIES 2 EXOTIC SPORTS CARS

  • Only 4 total hand-built sports cars will be built annually for enthusiasts worldwide
  • The Shelby Series 2 is a major evolution of the famed 1999 sports car
  • Series 2 is engineered for Ford V8 power with other customer installed options available
  • Shelby will sell the car in component form; it can be finished by Wingard Motorsports

 GARDENA, Calif. – May 17, 2018 –  Nineteen years after the Shelby Series 1 was introduced, Shelby American, Inc., has reentered the modern sports car arena with the sizzling new Shelby Series 2 roadster. Beginning in June 2018, four of the handcrafted, limited edition sports cars will be available per year as a component roller configured for the Carroll Shelby Engine Company 427 aluminum FE big block or Windsor small block coupled to a custom designed ZF 5 speed transaxle.

 “Carroll Shelby’s first ‘clean sheet’ car, was the Shelby Series 1,” said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American. “Carroll always intended for that innovative chassis to be the first in a line of modern sports cars, which is why he called it the Series 1. The new Shelby Series 2 is the evolution of that minimalist car, offering breathtaking performance in a modern two seat roadster.”   

 The Series 2 story began with a dream in the 1990s. Carroll Shelby had built many vehicles in partnership with several companies based on a chassis or design from those carmakers. Around 1996, he decided to produce a car that was pure Shelby. 

 Though it was a fresh design, the Shelby Series 1’s front engine, rear wheel drive layout was fairly traditional. The styling was lauded for being both sporty and aggressively handsome because it melded “big roadster” proportions with a variety of classic cues.

 Crafted of lightweight composite materials, the Shelby Series 1 only weighed about 2850 pounds, including its well-appointed leather trimmed interior, top and air conditioning. The all-aluminum monocoque chassis was then, and is still, one of the stiffest chassis in the world, with the engine mounted aft of the front suspension for a nearly perfect 49/51 weight balance. The naturally aspirated Aurora 4.0-liter DOHC V-8 engine was rated at 320 horsepower connected to a rear mounted 5-speed manual transaxle; a supercharged option increased horsepower to about 460. A total of 249 were built.

 The new Shelby Series 2 emerged through a unique agreement between Shelby and Wingard Motorsports to create a handful of cars with the choice of an aluminum, carbon fiber or one of the first titanium car bodies. Wingard can finish out the roller for customers, too.

“Several years ago, Wingard Motorsports purchased the remaining Shelby Series 1 chassis and parts,” said Gary Patterson, Shelby American President. “Working with Shelby, founder Bob Wingard revised the car to reduce weight by maximizing the integration of billeted aluminum and carbon fiber components. He further refined the suspension, braking and drivetrain to allow an increase of more than twice the horsepower of the original car. The Series 2 is now more than 12% lighter and will support over 800 horsepower.

 The Shelby Series 2 is built on the original aluminum honeycomb monocoque frames with next generation hardware. It uses an inboard cantilevered suspension design for the front and rear, which minimizes the sprung wheel weight. Penske Shocks fine-tuned the suspension at their facility in Charlotte. The car has a big brake system with 6-piston calipers on all corners and custom 19” mono block performance wheels with Pilot Cup 2 tires.

 Standard drivetrain configuration is for a 5 speed ZF transaxle torque tube coupled to a multi-disc clutch system mated to a Carroll Shelby Engine Company 427 FE or 427 Windsor motor. Other engine options can be supported, as well as multi-point seat belts and 4 or 6 point roll bars. However, the Shelby Series 2 will not come with cupholders.

 Each commissioned Series 2 will be a unique and “one-of-one.” Custom interiors designed to accommodate most drivers with an incredible six inches of peddle adjustment will include carbon fiber Carroll Shelby signature seats. Aluminum bodies will be available in a brushed, polished or painted finish with the Shelby signature racing stripes.

 “While the Shelby Series 2 is based on the first-generation car, it’s a significant leap forward,” said Patterson. “It blends old school craftmanship and current technology, pushing the roadster into super car territory. It is the perfect car for collectors and enthusiasts globally who want the ultimate in exclusivity and to be completely engaged with the driving experience.”

 The Shelby Series 2 includes a one-year warranty for parts and labor, as well as painted finishes. Shelby will offer a weekend training session at Spring Mountain Raceway near Las Vegas to new owners who want to maximize their driving enjoyment.

 Each car will be built to order and bear a Shelby American CSX5500 series serial number that will be recorded in the official Shelby American Registry. For more information, visit www.Shelby.com.

 About Shelby American, Inc.

Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA, 289 street car, Daytona Coupe and Shelby Series 2 component vehicles; it offers the Shelby GTE, 1000, Super Snake, Shelby Terlingua Racing Team and GTS post-title packages for the 2005-2017 Ford Mustang. Shelby American also offers the Shelby Raptor, Shelby F-150 Super Snake and Shelby F-150 trucks. Heritage cars include the continuation 1965 Shelby GT350 competition model, 1967 Ford Shelby Super Snake and 1968 Ford Shelby GT500KR. For more information, visit www.Shelby.com.

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Did I read it correctly where they will only build 4 of the Series 2? If true then why bother

I read the same article new 1967 Shelby Super Snakes at $249,900 WOW why advertise it when only the super deep bank accounts can buy these and I actually been in the original modified Series 1 and raced on the road course at Texas Motor Speedway and the driver, Bob Bondurant and that was with the Olds Aurora engine and this car was bad ass and 17 years later the Series 2 with updated suspension and my guess the GT350R engine which will make the Series 2 in the 911 GT3 range of performance and handling so its going to be some car. I wouldn't even want to guess what these will be priced at

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54 minutes ago, 39Mustang said:

Did I read it correctly where they will only build 4 of the Series 2? If true then why bother

I read the same article new 1967 Shelby Super Snakes at $249,900 WOW why advertise it when only the super deep bank accounts can buy these and I actually been in the original modified Series 1 and raced on the road course at Texas Motor Speedway and the driver, Bob Bondurant and that was with the Olds Aurora engine and this car was bad ass and 17 years later the Series 2 with updated suspension and my guess the GT350R engine which will make the Series 2 in the 911 GT3 range of performance and handling so its going to be some car. I wouldn't even want to guess what these will be priced at

It's 4 per year.  It doesn't say how many years.

It is not a GT350R engine (Ford doesn't sell it without a GT350(R) wrapped around it), it is the Shelby Engine Company 427 (alloy block).   It won't have cupholders.

Note the announcement didn't list a price.  It also doesn't say if it is street legal.

 

All of these cars are for toy owners with deep pocket books. 

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Tony is right. These cars are not for the masses, but they need to keep building “business cards” to stay relevant and true to the heritage of “SHELBY”. 

It’s not unlike Ford building the new FGT.....not for average Joe, but necessary to stay on top and relevant with the automotive enthusiast. 

:thumbsup: 

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I'll second Tony's and Chris's opinion on this  latest posting by Shelby American on the Series 2 cars.   "BIG BOY TOYS" at a "BIG BOY'S PRICE"!!!!!!!!   It's intended for only a very few, but it's still cool that Shelby is doing this!!!!!:cool:

Later!

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Nice offerings, but likw the recently released reissue/continuation 68 GT500KR, these are not coming out of the Shelby American shop.  

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9 hours ago, twobjshelbys said:

It's 4 per year.  It doesn't say how many years.

It is not a GT350R engine (Ford doesn't sell it without a GT350(R) wrapped around it), it is the Shelby Engine Company 427 (alloy block).   It won't have cupholders.

Note the announcement didn't list a price.  It also doesn't say if it is street legal.

 

All of these cars are for toy owners with deep pocket books. 

This link might help with the price question, but it certainly appears to be a case of : if you have to ask...

http://autoweek.com/article/tuners/omg-its-back-ghost-shelby-series-1-returns-shelby-series-2

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/hot-things-going-on-at-shelby-american/ar-AAxtwiR?li=BBnbfcL#image=AAxts1F|1

Another article.  When I was living in Boston from 1998 - 2002 a local high end dealer had two Shelby Series 1 cars on their showroom.  Sadly, they sat there for years and were still there when I left.  I am guessing the eventually found a home, but maybe the Series 2 will have a better result with a Ford powerplant.  800 HP in that car would be impressive.

 

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Can't get over the GM taste in my mouth :hysterical:

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