1999 Shelby Series 1 Roadster
The Series 1 is the only car ever designed and engineered by Carroll Shelby from a clean sheet of paper, and built from the ground up. All other Shelbys are re-engineered models produced by other manufacturers and modified by Shelby. Prior to production of the Series 1, significant costs were incurred in testing and certification required to conform to 1999 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Once completed, a total of 249 production Series 1's were constructed by Shelby American, Inc., all as 1999 models
Car number 105 of just 249 built, this car features an all-aluminum racing chassis, a stout 4.0 liter V8 + a very rare & documented factory-installed supercharger and a mere 4,487 original miles!! Still wears its original Shelby/Goodyear supercar tires! Time capsule car ready to drive!
With a blank sheet of paper, Carroll Shelby borrowed from numerous sources to produce this creation. Shades of a Viper, Porsche, Corvette, Mazda and a few others have been masterfully mixed to produce this true Carrol Shelby creation. All bathed in Centennial Silver, with maroon Lemans stripes, it's the ONLY car with this color combination to own. Beautiful curvaceous lines for the front hood door and front quarter vents, and the rear with its round lighting and dual central exhaust tips. One has to love the eyebrow shaped rear quarter tops and how they gracefully melt onto the rear panel. Wide rockers add to the racing look, and on all 4 corners are 18-inch SAC alloy wheels. Lovely. Also, a note to the black canvas top which neatly folds down into a flip up rear cowling that curves and hugs the interior seats.
Keeping it simple with the use of two toned tasteful gray tuck and roll inserts and black surrounds for the seat bolsters, these high backs support you doing the acceleration phase of your driving. All designs for the interior include the use of a french curve, and all systems melt neatly into the dash which has been ergonomically designed for comfort and visual stimuli! Gray carpeting covers the floors, and a GM Monsoon stereo system is installed for your auditory pleasure. Although the sound of the engine supercharger should keep you occupied for a while!
Under the hood is immaculate with those low miles, and we see a 4.0 liter DOHC EFI V8 courtesy of Oldsmobile with a factory installed supercharger. Oot back is a 6-speed manual transmission. More beautiful design to shoehorn all this technology and power under the curvaceous hood with plenty of airflow inlets.
Shelby dynamic coilovers are the suspension, all attached to an aluminum racing chassis. Stainless steel exhaust system is bolted on along with Borla muffler, and this car achieves a 50/50 weight distribution. Looks like mere miles were on this undercarriage! So very clean and well maintained
Awesome! Need we say more?? Strap in and enjoy. Carroll Shelby knew how to provide excitement during your driving experience.
105 of 249 built, one of the very few DOCUMENTED factory installed supercharged cars. Centennial SiIver with maroon Lemans stripes. Low, Low original miles, original owner, molding injection nibs are still on the tires, and it looks like the showroom car when it left back in 1999. With use of carbon fiber and fiberglass this car weighs in at a mere 2400lbs!