Peter Brock says:
“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 enthusiast’s 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!”
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Shelby Mustang!
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. By the end of the 1970s the original Shelby Mustangs had attained classic status just like much older storied American makes such as Auburn and Duesenberg. 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 “car guys” 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. More importantly it profiles the men that made it all happen like “Mr. GT350” Chuck Cantwell, Peter Brock, and the men that keep the dream alive today like Jim Farley of Ford Motor Co. 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.
Foreword and tribute to Carroll Shelby by the “Father of the Mustang” Lee Iacocca.
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