Shelby Mustang Fifty Years

Shelby Mustang Fifty Years

by Colin Comer
     
 

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of America's premier performance car!

From the original Shelby Mustang GT350 to today's 1,000 horsepower GT500, Carroll Shelby, Shelby American, and the Ford Motor Company have defined high-performance with their Shelby Mustangs. Shelby built his Mustangs from 1965 until 1970, at a time when it seemed that the muscle car was

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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of America's premier performance car!

From the original Shelby Mustang GT350 to today's 1,000 horsepower GT500, Carroll Shelby, Shelby American, and the Ford Motor Company have defined high-performance with their Shelby Mustangs. Shelby built his Mustangs from 1965 until 1970, at a time when it seemed that the muscle car was a dying breed. Then an odd thing happened: people began to realize the classic nature of the car almost as soon as Shelby stopped building them. After a much-too-long hiatus, in 2006 Carroll Shelby was back with Ford and production of new Shelby Mustangs began for the first time in 36 years. Today, Shelby Mustangs of all eras remain at the top of almost every gearhead's list and with good reason-they are America's premier do-it-all pony car.

Shelby Mustang Fifty Years is a celebration of these magnificent machines and covers every iteration from the raw 1965 GT350s to today's Shelby 1000 monster and the men that made it all happen. Created in cooperation with the Carroll Hall Shelby Trust and officially licensed by Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc., Shelby Mustang Fifty Years is lavishly illustrated with rare, historic photography and modern color images to chronicle the story of these amazing cars, from the initial collaboration with Ford to today's record-setting high-tech muscle cars.

The foreword and tribute to Carroll Shelby by the "Father of the Mustang" Lee Iacocca rounds out this love note to America's premier performance car. No Mustang fan will want to miss it.

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Editorial Reviews

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Colin Comer's new tome is highly entertaining and informative. A must-read for any car guy or girl!" - Houston Chronicle"

Another top-shelf item from Comer. This new book is a must-buy for all gearheads." - Sports Car Market"

There are pictures aplenty, but first-hand accounts from the likes of Shelby Mustang project engineer Chuck Cantwell interspersed throughout the text - along with the vintage ads and buff book reviews - make the text more than the average coffee-table fare." - AutoWeek"

Colin Comer has done it again! What his last spectacular book Shelby Cobra 50 Years was to the Texan's snakes his new Shelby Mustang Fifty Years is to Shelby's Mustangs. It is the perfect addition to any Shelby or Mustang enthusiasts library. Somehow Colin seems to come up with new, unseen historic photography as well as the latest images of fantastic perfect restorations, like those of the first production and racing versions of the GT350 Shelby Mustang 5S003 and 5R002. Colin's latest also provides great insight into the background and development of the whole Mustang project at Shelby American with the project's leader, Chuck Cantwell, as well as commentary from those who assisted in making these great cars. It's all here, history, passion, racing and absolute perfection in the form of Concours level photography. An exceptional and highly recommended book!" - Peter Brock"

...they (Shelby Mustangs) deserved a highly respectful salute in print, and is this ever it. Anniversary books abound, but this volume will be a must-have for people who are into performance Fords of all stripes." - Hemmings Muscle Machines"

There are pictures aplenty, but first-hand accounts from the likes of Shelby Mustang project engineer Chuck Cantwell interspersed throughout the text - along with the vintage ads and buff book reviews - make the text more than the average coffee-table fare." - AutoWeek"

It probably isn't possible to spin the Shelby Mustang yarn again and make it as interesting as Colin Comer has done in this book. Everything about this book screams quality. This is Comer's finest book yet. If you consider yourself a real Shelby person, this book should be on your coffee table. If you're not, it might just make you one." - The Shelby American

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760344750
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
09/23/2014
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
129,912
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 12.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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