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This past week I received a nice little package from the guys at Classic Recreations, my Carroll Shelby signature Shelby gauges, in KPH. (hey, i live in Australia!). They are something I’ve talked about quite a bit and whilst I already purchased a great set of Autometer gauges quite a few years ago I just could not pass up the opportunity to have these guys in my car. Check them out after below. Now while these are sold via Classic Recreations they are actually produced by Classic Instruments. However, I’m led to believe Classic Recreations are the only guys who have the license for the Shelby branding. So you are not currently able to buy them directly from Classic Instruments. They aren’t even listed on their site. Purchasing the gauges was hassle free. I was worried as I needed a custom order of what is essentially a custom gauge package it was going to be a nightmare, but everything ran smoothly. From contacting Jason and his team at CR to asking for custom KPH gauges. Everything was ordered pretty swiftly. From ordering to delivery to Australia the whole process took just over a month. Considering CR had to order everything to be made from another company then send to Australia I would say that is really good! It is worth noting though, as I had a KPH gauge delivered for the speedo I was unable to order the temp gauge in metric (celsius) but that is something that doesn’t really bother me. I do wonder though if you could order other fonts for the gauges. Notice mine in the below pictures are slightly italicized and over the years we have seen various from the same provider (and other makers) in straight fonts and even smaller, non-bold font. Overall these gauges are going to make put the icing on the cake for this car. Looking through that hand made French steering wheel onto these won’t get boring. I just need to remember to keep my eyes on the road! © 2017, 67mustangblog. All rights reserved.

Yesterday saw the debut of the 2016 Shelby GT500, with Ford releasing the long awaited details and photos of the new flagship Mustang. Ford didn’t just show off the car online, though, and had a live …

This past weekend the Carroll Shelby Foundation held their second annual Carroll Shelby Car Show & Tribute at the organization’s headquarters in Gardena, CA. As you might expect, dozens of Shelby owners and enthusiasts showed …

Since you like, follow or visit this web site you probably have a pretty good idea who Carroll Shelby was. Before his name became synonymous with high-performance Mustangs, the former chicken farmer raced Austin-Healeys and …

By normal standards this 1969 Shelby GT500 is a rare car. It’s just one of eighteen built in Grabber Yellow, and just one of three with a 3.50 Traction-Lok rear axle. What makes this GT500 truly special, though, is that it was once owned by the late Carroll Shelby. The current owner, who purchased the car from Shelby, has spent the last ten years meticulously restoring the GT500 back to showroom condition but has now decided it’s time to part ways. The car is scheduled to be sold to the …

[eBay] Special 1966 Shelby GT350 for Sale

Friday, January 18th, 2013

This magnificent example of an original Shelby with a documented and special history is a rare sight these days. This …

Photo Gallery: 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Earlier today Ford and Shelby American unveiled the 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra, a one-off Mustang as a tribute to the late Carroll Shelby. Edsel Ford II and Shelby President John Luft pulled the wraps off the car in front of an eager audience at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, revealing the 850 horsepower beast. Featuring several styling features from the Cobra, the special GT500 gets a widened rear body to fit 345 wide tires, Shelby/Wilwood brakes on all four corners, 20-inch wheels and a traditional Shelby …

Friends of Carroll Shelby, including Ford Motor Company, Shelby American, Ford Racing and many others have built a special tribute 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra. This tribute vehicle was unveiled by Ford Motor Company board member Edsel Ford II, group vice president for sales and marketing Jim Farley, and Shelby American president John Luft at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion where Cobra is the marque of show.
“Even at 89 years of age, Carroll was an inspiration to us all,” says Farley. “This year marks the 50th anniversary of the original Shelby …

The legendary Shelby prototype “Green Hornet” enjoys the distinct history of being one of the very few prototypes from that era that survived the crusher. It represents  a rolling history of what was happening within Ford and Shelby American in the heyday of the American muscle car era. In 1967 the Ford team was impressed with a prototype Mustang known as “Li’l Red” which inspired the California Special also known as the GT/CS. As a result of this effort, two prototypes were built. One of those prototypes was VIN 8F01S104288, …

The legendary Shelby prototype “Green Hornet” enjoys the distinct history of being one of the very few prototypes from that era that survived the crusher. It represents  a rolling history of what was happening within Ford and Shelby American in the heyday of the American muscle car era. In 1967 the Ford team was impressed with a prototype Mustang known as “Li’l Red” which inspired the California Special also known as the GT/CS. As a result of this effort, two prototypes were built. One of those prototypes was VIN 8F01S104288, …

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