Ford Mustang

America's Original Pony Car

Author: Donald Farr

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760352143

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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Come along on Mustang's wild ride to automotive success. In the early 1960s, Lee Iacocca - then director of the Ford division at Ford Motor Company - convinced Henry Ford II to produce a sporty four-seat car aimed at the emerging youth market. That car, essentially a reconfigured and re-skinned Falcon economy car, became the Ford Mustang, and it changed the automotive world like no other car before or since. In Ford Mustang: America's Original Pony Car, acclaimed Mustang writer Donald Farr celebrates this unbroken lineage of muscle. He chronicles the car's phenomenal first-year sales, the new pony car category it pioneered, and subsequent models that include the Mustang GT, Shelby GT350, Shelby GT500, Super Cobra Jet, Boss 302, and Boss 429 - all part of a line of American performance cars that continues to this day. Created in cooperation with Ford Motor Company and featuring some 400 photos from its historic and media archives, Ford Mustang is a must on the bookshelf of any muscle car or Ford aficionado.

Shelby Mustang Fifty Years

Author: Colin Comer

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760344752

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 240

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"Celebrate America's premier performance car! From the original Shelby Mustang GT350 to today's 700-plus horsepower GT500, Carroll Shelby and Ford Motor Co. 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 and prices began to climb. By the end of the decade, the Shelby Mustang had become one of the first muscle cars to attain classic status, along with the price hike that went along with that recognition. Prices continued to rise into the next century; a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 fetched $451,000 at auction in 2006, at which time production of new Shelby Mustangs began for the first time in 36 years. Since then prices have cooled a bit, but not nearly as much as they have for other muscle cars; Shelby Mustangs still occupy the top slot at most auctions and Shelby continues to build the popular modern versions of the Mustang today. [This book] tells the story of these amazing cars, from the initial collaboration with Ford to today's record-setting high-tech muscle cars."--Publisher description.

Shelby Mustang

Racer for the Street

Author: Randy Leffingwell

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760339457

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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When Ford wanted to add some spice to its new Mustang pony car in the mid-1960s, it turned to the talented, colorful, and opinionated Texan Carroll Shelby, who was then building the high-performance, Fordpowered Cobra racing sports car. The result: the Shelby Mustang GT350, perhaps the definitive performance Mustang of the muscle car era. Ford released its newest Mustang in 2005, the first truly all-new Mustang since 1979, returning the model to the spotlight. Shelby himself was directly involved in defining what is the most powerful factory-produced Mustang ever. This up-to-the-minute history from award winning authors Randy Leffingwell and David Newhardt traces the Shelby Mustang story from the early Shelby American cars built in a converted airplane hangar in Southern California to the 2010 version of the new Shelby Mustang.

The Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles

Cobras, Mustangs, and Super Snakes

Author: Colin Comer

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760346549

Category: Transportation

Page: 264

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Shelbys are the most iconic performance cars in the history of the American auto industry. This lavishly illustrated work conducts readers through Shelby American's forty-plus years. An exhaustive review of American high performance, from the first Cobra produced in 1962 through today's fire-breathing, world-beating Shelby GT500KR Mustang, The Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles offers an in-depth look at the ultra high-performance cars that have made Carroll Shelby a living automotive legend. With extensive details, specs, and photographic coverage, this book is the ultimate resource on America's most exotic performance car. See Motorbooks author Colin Comer interviewed by Jay Leno on JayLenosGarage.com: www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/jays-book-club-lee-klancher/1211582/

Art of the Mustang

Author: Donald Farr

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760347867

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

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Stunning images of Mustang's greatest hits are given context by informative text hitting the high points of each featured car, along with tech-spec boxes and period ads and brochures.

Shelby Cobra

The Snake that Conquered the World

Author: Colin Comer

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760347614

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

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In the early 1960s, Carroll Shelby, a Texas chicken farmer turned champion race driver, had the audacity to think he could start his own car manufacturing company. To further emphasize the gargantuan proportions of his confidence, Shelby decided his company would manufacture nothing but ultra-high-performance sports cars, beginning with the landmark Cobra, introduced in 1962. To the amazement of everyone except Ol' Shel' himself, Shelby Automobiles succeeded beyond anyone's wildest expectations, building cars that would provide benchmarks for performance that stand to this day and winning world championships in the process. Shelby Cobra is a complete history of Shelby's Cobra sports cars. It begins with the events that led up to Shelby's decision to build a high-performance sports car, continues with the story of the production Cobra street cars and racecars, and wraps up with Shelby's continuation cars. This special collector's edition includes new and updated material, with tributes to the late Carroll Shelby, poster-sized gatefolds with artwork by Hector Cadametori, and framable garage art.

Shelby Mustang GT350

My Years Designing, Testing and Racing Carroll's Legendary Mustangs

Author: Chuck Cantwell,Greg Kolasa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935007296

Category: Mustang automobile

Page: 224

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The Definitive Shelby Mustang Guide, 1965-1970

Author: Greg Kolasa

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709972

Category: Transportation

Page: 191

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The Definitive Shelby Mustang Guide takes a detailed look at the performance and styling of the 1965-1970 Shelby Mustangs in text, photographs and charts/graphs and clears up many myths and misconceptions surrounding these legendary pony cars.

The Complete Book of Chevrolet Camaro, 2nd Edition

Every Model Since 1967

Author: David Newhardt

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760359806

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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For over fifty years, the Chevy Camaro has defined American performance. The Complete Book of Chevrolet Camaro, 2nd Edition continues the story of America's premier performance car. In 2016, the sixth-generation Camaro rolled off production lines and roared onto America's highways, earning best-in-class accolades from all over the performance spectrum. Renowned automotive photographer and historian David Newhardt is here to tell the Camaro's story. This is a Camaro book like no other. The Complete Book of Chevrolet Camaro, 2nd Edition covers the entire production history of Chevrolet's iconic muscle car, from the original concept car (codenamed Panther) to the latest and greatest sixth-generation vehicle. The Complete Book of Chevrolet Camaro showcases every model of Camaro since 1967 in stunning detail, using original and GM archival photography as well as insider interviews and technical specifications. This lavishly illustrated book details all six generations of the Camaro's production run. The original model was developed to fight the Mustang in the muscle car wars of the late 1960s; the second-gen cars became icons of American automotive styling in the 1970s; the third-gen cars helped lead a muscle car renaissance in the 1980s; the refined fourth-gen cars continued to demonstrate GM's prowess and engineering know-how through 2002; the fifth-gen Camaro brought back the iconic nameplate in 2010; and now the latest generation has debuted to rave reviews in 2016. This book also features all the production vehicles, prototypes, show cars, anniversary editions, pace cars, and more from the vibrant Camaro culture. If it's Camaro, it's here.

Pontiac Firebird

50 Years

Author: David Newhardt

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760350426

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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Celebrate 50 years of Pontiac's iconic muscle car. The early 1960s saw American auto manufacturers desperately trying to sell cars to the emerging baby-boom market. Pontiac attained success with its original muscle car, the GTO, but as successful as the GTO was, it was handily outsold by Ford's grand-slam home-run pony car, the Mustang. In response, Pontiac entered the pony car market in 1967, its new Firebird, a model that became one of the most iconic cars of the classic muscle-car era. Eventually the top Firebird model, the Trans Am, became the standard bearer for automotive performance in the U.S. market, kept the muscle car flame alive throughout the dark years of the 1970s and led the charge when performance reemerged in the 1980s. Pontiac Firebird: 50 Years chronicles the Firebird's rich history, from the early attempts to reach the youth market in the early 1960s, through the potent and turbulent years of the classic muscle car era, the resurgence of muscle in the 1980s, to the car's continued popularity today.

The Complete Book of Ford Mustang

Every Model Since 1964 1/2

Author: Mike Mueller

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760346623

Category: Transportation

Page: 304

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First published in 2007 by Motorbooks, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc.

The Art of the Muscle Car

Collector's Edition

Author: David Newhardt

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760344213

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

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“Just what is a Muscle Car?” Road Test magazine asked in June 1967. The answer: “Exactly what the name implies. It is a product of the American car industry adhering to the hot rodder’s philosophy of taking a small car and putting a BIG engine in it. . . . The Muscle Car is Charles Atlas kicking sand in the face of the 98 horsepower weakling.” Unconcerned with such trivial details as comfort and handling, the vintage American muscle car was built for straight-line speed and quickly became the ride of choice for power-hungry racers and serious gearheads. In a country where performance was measured in brute force, a quarter mile at a time, the muscle car was the perfect machine. In the intervening years, these down-and-dirty, high-performing beauties have earned their place in the automotive pantheon. As prized by collectors and aficionados as they are by denizens of garages and drag strips, classic muscle cars now fetch upwards of a million dollars at auctions and feature in any story of America’s automotive glory days. The icons of muscle car art—including Camaro and Chevelle SS, the Hemi and 440-6 ’Cuda, Challenger, Roadrunner, Super Bee, GTX, Super Bird, Daytona Charger, Super Cobra Jet and Boss Mustang, Talladega Torino, Buick GSX and W30 Oldsmobile 442, and AMX Javelin—are all here, on full display in this lavishly illustrated volume, each described in a detailed essay followed by a gallery of portraits and special gatefold presentations that capture the art of the muscle car at its finest.

Ford Mustang Shelby Gt350

Author: Emily Rose Oachs

Publisher: Torque Books

ISBN: 9781626175792

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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"The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 was named for its creator, Carroll Shelby. This American racecar driver of the 1950s designed this Ford model to maximize speed and power on the track. This hi-lo book highlights the race friendly features of the fan-favorite pony car. This title includes: evolution of the car, labels showing car parts, and informational sidebars that show specs of the car!"

The Ultimate Encyclopedia of the Mustang

Author: Peter Henshaw

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Transportation

Page: 448

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Often considered "the coolest of the cool," the Mustang remains one of the top-selling vehicles in the world. This book includes its history, complete with spec details and blueprints.

Carroll Shelby

The Authorized Biography

Author: Rinsey Mills

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1610583116

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 552

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DIVWhen Ford wanted to add some spice to its newly introduced Mustang pony car, it turned to former racer Carroll Shelby. The resulting cars proved to be the definitive performance Mustangs of the muscle-car era./divDIV/divDIVThe choice made sense. Shelby had proven himself a force to be reckoned with on the racetrack, in the tuning shop, and in the auto industry. By the time Ford hired Shelby to create a racer from its Mustang, the man was already an automotive legend./divDIV/divDIVEarly in his career, Shelby’s accomplishments as a racecar driver included breaking land speed records at Bonneville and winning Le Mans in 1959 with teammate Roy Salvadori. As a team manager, Carroll was part of the FIA World Grand Touring Championship as well as the Ford GT victories at Le Mans./divDIV/divDIVWhen his health forced him to give up racing in 1960, Carroll turned his attention to design. He had a vision of a racecar made from a lightweight European chassis with American V-8 power./divDIV/divDIVThe result is what is considered to be perhaps the greatest sports car and one of the fastest road cars ever constructed: the Shelby Cobra. The aluminum-bodied 289 and 427 Cobra models and the subsequent Shelby Mustangs made Shelby a household name in the 1960s./divDIV/divDIVShelby continues to impact the world of racing and automobile design. His charisma, vision, and ability to know the best person for the job have made him a master organizer and team leader able to produce consistently impressive results. Even today, Ford’s premier Mustang carries the Shelby name and iconic snake logo./divDIV/divDIVThis book is the complete, authorized biography of Carroll Shelby including images from Shelby's personal collection. It's the story every enthusiast has always wanted to read./divDIV/divDIV/divDIVShelbywebsite:www.shelbyautos.com/div

Million-Dollar Muscle Cars

The Rarest and Most Collectible Cars of the Performance Era

Author: Colin Comer

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760329528

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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About the book: In the 1960s and 1970s American automakers produced millions of muscle cars: high-performance cars more adept at competition than transportation. The baby boom generation snapped up these cars and proceeded to use them as intended, drag and street racing the cars until there was nothing left of them. No longer minimum-wage high schoolers, today's boomers enjoy more disposable income than any generation in history. And many of them are spending that income on highly collectible muscle cars. Because so few muscle cars survived the abuse of young drivers back in the day, muscle car prices have skyrocketed, with mundane muscle cars commanding six-figure prices and the most significant muscle cars surpassing the million-dollar mark. Respected muscle car expert Colin Comer and top photographer David Newhardt tell the story of each of these rarest of rare cars in Million-Dollar Muscle Cars, the only book dedicated to these top-flight cars. Table of Contents: Introduction: Big-Money Muscle Section 1: Million-Dollar Cars Chapter One: 1970-1971 'Cuda & Challenger Hemi Convertibles Chapter Two: 1965 Shelby GT350 R Models Chapter Three: 1965 Hurst GeeTO Tiger Chapter Four: 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake Chapter Five: 1968 Camaro Z/28 Convertible Chapter Six: 1969 Trans Am Convertibles Chapter Seven: 1969 ZL1 Camaros Chapter Eight: 1971 Sox & Martin Stock Hemi 'Cuda Car Section 2: Six Figures and Rising Chapter Nine: 1965 Hurst Motor Trend GTO Riverside 500 Pace Car Chapter Ten: 1965-1966 Shelby GT350 Factory Drag Cars Chapter Eleven: 1968 Mr. Norm's GSS 440 Dart Chapter Twelve: 1969 Yenko 427 Nova Chapter Thirteen: 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Hemi Chapter Fourteen: 1969-1971 Pontiac GTO Judge Round-Port Convertibles Chapter Fifteen: 1970 Chevelle L56 Convertible Appendices Appendix A: Alternatives to Million-Dollar Muscle Appendix B: A Real-World Buyer's Guide See Motorbooks author Colin Comer interviewed by Jay Leno on JayLenosGarage.com: http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/jays-book-club-lee-klancher/1211582/

Camaro

Author: David Newhardt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1616730986

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Complete Book of American Muscle Supercars

Yenko, Shelby, Baldwin Motion, Grand Spaulding, and More

Author: Tom Glatch

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 076035006X

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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Uncover the captivating history of the highest-performace cars in America, illustrated with beautiful photography. The American muscle car began not in the factories of the big three automakers, but in the garages and dealerships of a hot-rod subculture bent on making the hottest, highest-performance cars on the street. The Complete Book of American Muscle Supercars catalogs these amazing cars, along with the builders who unleashed them on the American scene. From Michigan's Royal Pontiac dealership and the souped-up Royal Pontiac Bobcats they built and sold, to the new cars from such fabled names as Carroll Shelby, Mr. Norm's Grand Spaulding Dodge, Nickey Chevrolet, Don Yenko, George Hurst, Baldwin-Motion, Calloway, SLP, and Steve Saleen. This gorgeously illustrated book chronicles the outstanding contribution of the tuner/builder to American automotive history through the amazing machines they created. From the oldest of these muscle tuners commanding top dollar at today's classic-car auctions, to the latest vehicles by Ford and Chrysler, with their SVT and SRT divisions, this book gives readers a full and fascinating look at American high-performance in its purest form.