News: Rare Shelby Series 1 Prototype To Cross Auction Block

Rare Shelby Series 1 Prototype To Cross Auction Block

By News Desk
January 9, 2020

How would you like a chance to own the only car Carroll Shelby designed from scratch? No, not the Cobra or the Daytona, and certainly not the GT40, but a prototype car for the Series 1, the company’s premier, limited edition sports car from the late 1990s.

This Series 1 was a test prototype, built at Shelby American’s Las Vegas factory in 1999. It was one of a few prototypes built for testing and showing, a prelude to the run of just 249 production models. The car was bought from Carroll Shelby himself and has just 2,600 miles on the clock.

Under the hood is a modified Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0-liter V8 with 320hp coupled to a C5 Chevrolet Corvette six-speed manual transaxle, but what’s really interesting is its extruded aluminum frame with aluminum honeycomb reinforcement panels and carbon fiber and fiberglass laminate body panels, a first for an American car. The interior, however, looks like a mash-up of various 1990s General Motors products. This particular car was apparently used to test and validate various parts for production car use.

The Shelby Series 1 will be crossing the block at RM Sotheby’s auction in Arizona on January 16 to 17 and, while there is no reserve, it’s expected to fetch between $120,000 to $150,000.

*Images courtesy of RM Auctions

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2 years ago

Rare Shelby series is a very beautiful car many people want to purchase these type of car but in Pakistan Auction are temporarily closed but Our immigration service provider company| planning for next coming year they have started the car importing in Pakistan.

2 years ago

Through the intertwined and sometimes mirrored histories of AC and Shelby, this car reminds me somewhat of the AC Brooklands Ace, in era, form, shifting ownership and limited production.

2 years ago

I like shelby cars very much. Watch car concept live launch event on your mobile phone on the go with ckaytv app.