50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra Sells Out In 48 Hours

50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra

50 Years… 50 Cars… 48 Hours. That was all the time it took for the limited 50th edition of the Shelby AC Cobra to sell out. As buyers forked over as much as $135,000 to own one. These black beauties comes complete with all the ingredients to make them a sure fire collectors item, except the drivetrain. Where some might see an empty canvas, other see a gaping hole. At six figures one might have expected more than just a rolling chassis. Continue reading

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Auld Lang Syne: December 31st last day to order 45th Anniversary 2011 Mustang GT350

2011 Shelby Mustang GT350

When the clock strikes twelve and the Big Apple drops in Times Square the last order will be booked for the 45th Anniversary Shelby GT350. The GT350 America’s first production race car debuted in limited production in 1965. When Shelby America made a mere 562 units. The limited production along with the car’s undeniable sleek looks and performance cemented the car in American auto lore. Shelby hopes the 45th Anniversary model will capture the same attention by capping production of 2011 model. Continue reading

Vintage Crash Tests. How safe is your vintage iron?

1969 Ford Mustang Wreck

What do you drive? For the past fifteen years my daily driver has been vintage or near classic (20+ years old) for all but five of those years. Countless 1960’s Mustangs and Jeeps with a Miata recently thrown in for good measure. As I get older, I tend to learn more towards function over originality. Don’t get me wrong. I am an automotive purist. I’ll curse and mutter underneath my breathe if you turn your 1967 Mustang into Eleanor. If you do it to an original Shelby, well, I might even do it to your face. Don’t get me wrong your have every right to strut around thinking your Nicholas Cage, just don’t butcher a classic Mustang to do it. (If you feel urge to own an Eleanor buy a Dynacorn Mustang Body Shell and make that a clone of a clone. ) -But what I do think is that safe minded upgrades not only increase the drive-ability and value of your car… they just might save your life. Continue reading

Paddock mails bankruptcy letter to creditors

Motor City first reported that the muscle car parts mail order giant The Paddock closed its doors on April 30th, and had since filed for bankruptcy. We have recently obtained a copy of the letter they have sent to their creditors. Continue reading

Shelby expands 2011 GT350 line up to offer naturally aspirated and automatic versions

45th Anniversary Shelby GT350 Mustang

Shelby American expands the 2011 GT350 line up to offer naturally aspirated and automatic versions. Shelby had previous announced the 500+ horsepower supercharged version in January, but added the naturally aspirated version due to incredible customer demand. The new version is designed to comply to SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) street class rules where superchargers are not allowed. The 45th anniversary edition Shelby will likely replace the class leading 2007 – 2008 Shelby GT Mustang that dominates the SCCA T2 classification. The Mustang battles it out in T2 with other muscle car variations including the Chevrolet Camaro, Pontiac GTO, Dodge Challenger, Subaru WRX, and many others. Continue reading

The Paddock muscle car parts company heads to the auction block

Motor City Muscle Cars first reported the Paddock had closed and was looking to restructure. Now the muscle cars parts company and it assets are due to be auctioned off. Warehouse and Showroom Items to be Auctioned at Company’s Knightstown, IN facility on July 29. Sealed Bids Being Accepted for Company’s Intellectual Property.

Avon, IN  May 22, 2010 — The down economy has claimed another victim—The Paddock, a mainstay in the muscle car parts business for over 40 years. Indianapolis-based Key Auctioneers (www.KeyAuctioneers.com) announced today that it will auction the company’s parts inventory, showroom items, collectibles, vehicles, and equipment at the company’s 60,000-square-foot Knightstown facility.

The Paddocks Knightstown headquarters.
The Paddocks Knightstown headquarters.

The July 29 auction is expected to draw thousands of muscle car enthusiasts from the Midwest and beyond. Continue reading

Win a trip to the 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas!

Did you miss Moab? Do you scan magazines and troll the web to see the latest concept cars and hottest new products? Well… Don’t miss SEMA!

The SEMA Show is the world’s premier automotive car show and product showcase. With more than 3.2 million sq. ft. of concept cars, aftermarket vendors and over 2,500 new products on display, right off the Las Veags Strip,  not only is it the hottest auto show on the planet, it is the world’s largest automotive party!. The only problem? The SEMA Show is this exclusive trade show is for  Automotive Aftermarket industry personnel insiders only. Continue reading