Shelby’s 60th Anniversary Showcase at Motorclassica

Motorclassica 2022 returns to the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, Australia from October 7 to 9 with a special showcase celebrating 60 years of Shelby, with notable Cobra and Mustang models to be a feature of the special Motorclassica Concours gathering.

The display will include a 1965 Shelby Cobra 289 ‘Slalom Snake’ prototype, which was campaigned extensively in competition trim, including in drag racing, and a 1965 427 Cobra that was shipped to Ford Advanced Racing in the UK, and displayed at the 1966 Brussels Motor Show. It is one of two genuine 427 Cobras that reside in Australia.

One of the earlier Mustangs to be featured is a 1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback, which was a six-time record holder on drag strips in North America under the moniker, Super Horse.

Another popular Mustang is the Shelby GT350 from the Hertz Rent-A-Racer program, which was offered for hire for $17 per day, plus 17 cents per mile. The car to be displayed raced in Sporting Car Club of America competition through to 1979, before being drag raced in Japan.

At the modern end of the spectrum, a 2020 Carroll Shelby Signature Series Mustang shows how far performance has come, with the car’s 5.0-litre Whipple Supercharged V8 pumping out a whopping 825hp (615 kW).

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