Celebrate Carroll Shelby's Centenary in His Only Shelby Series 1 Thoroughbred (23 Photos)

Category: Retro cars, PEGI 0+
14 February 2023

On January 11, car fans around the world raised their glasses to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Carroll Shelby. Now the last of 249 Shelby Series 1 Roadsters will be auctioned by Mecum in March.

At the end of March twenty-third in the American Glendale (state California) will be auctioned by the auction house Mecum. One The Shelby Series 1 roadster will be among the event lots.

This model was designed directly by Carroll Shelby (Carroll Shelby), which would have turned 100 this year. On it debuted on the market in 1999 and was released in only 249 copies. auto. The particular copy put up for auction is the last in series, which makes it even more valuable.

In terms of exterior design, the Shelby Series 1 is largely echoes the classic Shelby Cobra. In particular, the roadster similar proportions with graceful influxes of wings. At the same time, more modern two-door put bumpers painted to match the body color and stylish three-piece wheels.

Built on an aluminum chassis, the sports car received a 4.0-liter DOHC V8 Oldsmobile engine with 324 hp. (393 Nm). According to the data sheet from 0-60 mph (96 km/h), such a car is capable of accelerate in 4.4 seconds, and its maximum speed reaches 274 km/h

Unfortunately, information about this particular roadster on the site Mecum a little. It is known to have only 4,645 miles (7,475 km), and its carbon engine cover is adorned with a personal signature Shelby. Bidding for the car promises to be hot, but for how much can it go under the hammer - while it is difficult to guess.

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