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The Shelby Series I lives on

Back in the mid-90s, Shelby took a legitimate swipe at building a supercar called the Shelby Series I. An asking price that nearly doubled its original $100,000 figure was brought on by high production costs. Another setback was when Shelby decided to use an Aurora-based V-8 making 320 horsepower as the standard engine.  Despite the addition of a supercharged option, many people backed out of their original deposits for the car. In all, 250 Shelby Series I roadsters left the factory.

In 2006, Shelby announced it would continue production, with revised front and rear ends and a price tag of $225,000, under the name Series II.  The Series II never came to be due to the high costs associated with re-certifying the car to the modern federal standards.

This brings us to today, where Superformance Distribution has announced it has a few Series II bodies sitting around that it will be willing to depart with. These cars but have no engines or transmissions but, with a rumor that only four are in existence, will likely be a collector’s item in the future.

[via Autoblog]

Shelby Series II for sale

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Posted by: Benjamin Greene
Posted on: 5/18/2009 at 5:39 AM
Categories: Shelby
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