The Mustangs modified by Carroll Shelby were unlike anything else available when they launched in 1965. The subsequent years brought evolutionary change and myriad legends until their eventual demise in 1970. How these cars were conceptualized, designed, assembled, and ultimately delivered to the public has been a topic of debate among casual fans and diehard collectors alike. Author Greg Kolasa digs through the many layers of legend to find the answers, and this book is the result of his more than two decades of work.
Each year of Shelby Mustang production is isolated and examined in-depth, with explicit descriptions of how these great cars came to be. The various options, modifications, and upgrades are shared in full, with intriguing behind-the-scenes facts and documented issues on full display. The problems Shelby faced (and conquered) makes the final products all the more interesting and atypical of other limited-production automobiles. From the raucous 1965 models to the luxurious 1969/1970s, the story of Shelby's Mustangsis one of passion and business where a genuine performance enthusiast does his very best to create a world-class, high-performance American car within the boundaries of corporate limits. He succeeded, and although it wasn't easy or long-lasting, it's a fascinating story.
About the Author
Greg Kolasa is known to enthusiasts as a contributing registrar for the Ford GT40 and Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC) Registry. Greg has been researching the subject of the Shelby Mustangs for well over a quarter of a century and has access to original factory documentation as well as personal insights from notable personalities of the day.
?Explains why, and how to tell a real Shelby from a clone or a fake.
? Provides immense detail about the engineering and specific upgrades each Shelby Mustang received, and uses factory documentation to verify the information.
? Clears up many of the questions and issues common in the Shelby Mustang world, and does so with firsthand interviews with the people who were there.
Author: Greg Kolasa
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Binding Type: Paperback
Illustrations: 531 color photos
Printing Status: In Print
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