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Shelby Mustang: books - history and technology

A book on the Shelby Mustang? Here are illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Shelby passenger cars.

Shelby Mustang

Quand Ford a souhaité consolider la position déjà enviable de sa nouvelle Mustang, le constructeur a approché Carroll Shelby pour qu'il apporte au modèle la crédibilité sportive qui lui manquait.
En se basant sur une Mustang fastback 1965 à moteur "Code K" 289 ci (4,7 litres), Shelby a appliqué la recette qui lui avait permis de créer la Cobra, redoutable machine de route et de piste : plus de puissance, moins de poids, une tenue de route équilibrée.

La GT 350 s'est rapidement imposée comme une sérieuse compétitrice dans les épreuves américaines et européennes, sur les routes sinueuses ainsi que sur les longues lignes droites. Ces authentiques Shelby Mustang se sont arrêtées en 1970 mais, en 2006, Ford et Shelby ont renoué une relation qui a permis de produire à nouveau des Ford Mustang Shelby extrêmement performantes.

Ce livre retrace l'histoire complète de ces voitures fantastiques, depuis les premiers prototypes fabriqués dans l'atelier de Shelby, à Los Angeles, jusqu'aux machines actuelles, produites par Ford et dotées des technologies les plus avancées. Magnifiquement illustré de photos anciennes et récentes, en noir et blanc et en couleurs, cet ouvrage séduira autant les amateurs de Mustang que ceux de sport automobile.

Author:Colin Comer
Specs:240 pages, 30.5 x 25 cm / 12 x 9.8 in, hardback
Illustrations:250 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:ETAI (F, 2020)

Shelby Mustang : The Total Performance Pony Car

When Ford wanted to toughen up its super-successful new Mustang, they approached Carroll Shelby to give it the performance image it so sorely lacked. Beginning with a 1965 "K-Code" 289-cubic-inch-powered Mustang fastback, Shelby applied the same formula that had made his Cobra sports cars such devastating performers both on and off the track: more horsepower, less weight, balanced handling.

The GT350 quickly established itself as a bonafide force in SCCA B-Production racing, twisting back roads, and boulevards alike - setting the course for future Shelby Mustangs, like the big-block GT500.
Though those original Shelby Mustangs were done by 1970, Ford dusted off its Shelby relationship in 2006 and has been producing high-performance Ford Mustang Shelbys ever since.

"Shelby Mustang" details the entire story of these fantastic cars, from the early prototypes built in Shelby's Los Angeles shop to today's Ford-engineered high-tech performers.
Written by one of the world's foremost authorities on Shelby automobiles, critically acclaimed author Colin Comer, and with a foreword by Lee Iacocca, the American automobile executive credited with the successful development of the Mustang, this is the definitive account of the Shelby.

Author:Colin Comer
Specs:240 pages, 27.5 x 27.5 x 2 cm / 10.8 x 10.8 x 0.79 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbooks International (USA, 2019)
Book: Shelby Mustang : The Total Performance Pony Car

Shelby Mustang : The Total Performance Pony Car

Language: English

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Shelby Mustang (1965-1970) - Brooklands Ultimate Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Shelby Mustang models from the years 1965-1970.

  • The articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Specs:216 pages, 27 x 20 x 1.3 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.51 in, paperback
Illustrations:550 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 2003)
Book: Shelby Mustang (1965-1970) - Brooklands Ultimate Portfolio

Shelby Mustang (1965-1970)

Language: English

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1968 Shelby Mustang GT350, GT500 and GT500 KR (Muscle Cars in Detail)

This volume of CarTech's Muscle Cars In Detail series covers the 1968 Shelby GT350, GT500, and GT500 KR. In 1968, Ford sought to take over much of the process of producing Shelby Mustangs and increased that production dramatically to meet anticipated sales demand, so it was a bit of a transition year.

In an effort to appeal to muscle car fans rather than race fans, the cars were losing their edgy race car feel and were becoming more high-end performance road cars with a long list of performance and comfort options including 428 Cobra Jet engines, automatic transmissions, and air conditioning.
They may have no longer been sports cars, but they were now fantastic muscle cars.

Each volume in the In Detail Series provides an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion, and an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, as well as an examination of where the car is on the market today.
Also included are paint and option codes, VIN and build tag decoders, as well as production numbers.

Author:Greg Kolasa
Specs:96 pages, 23 x 21 cm / 9.1 x 8.25 in, paperback
Illustrations:130 colour photographs
Publisher:CarTech Inc (USA, 2017)
Series:Muscle Cars in Detail (3)
Book: 1968 Shelby Mustang GT350, GT500 and GT500 KR (Muscle Cars in Detail)

1968 Shelby Mustang GT350, GT500 and GT500 KR

Language: English

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Shelby: Cobra - Mustang - GT40

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Shelby: the Man, the Cars, the Legend (2nd Edition)

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Carroll Shelby: The Authorized Biography

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Rinsey Mills

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The TMB Bookshop offers not only general books about Shelby . Click here to discover all books about Shelby (including technical books like workshop manuals, restauration manuals, driver's handbooks, parts catalogues, etc.).

Last update:15-06-2024