Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Thursday 4th December 2008
A 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible built as a Shelby tribute vehicle with many improvements, including conversion to Right Hand Drive. Not to be confused with other Mustangs, this is virtually a brand new car rebuilt with all existing parts replaced and improved.
Many have said that Carroll Shelby was the greatest single influence on America‘s racing posture in the post WWII period. He revitalized the image of American road-racers in Europe and with no engineering background, he created a race car which ended Ferraris domination of the World‘s Manufacturing Championship.
In 1962 he created the legendary 289 Cobra that sent every other race car into oblivion. Cobras became synonymous with winning in SCCA competition and frightening Ferrari in GT class in international competition