THE ULTIMATE CARROLL SHELBY MUSTANG | THE GT500E SUPER SNAKE

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carroll shelby le-mans win

Carroll Shelby after winning the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans (in his signature striped coveralls, no less).

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OK, so surely you could smell a Shelby sequel coming.  There is no one more iconic in the world of high performance American sports cars in terms of both racing and design than the charismatic, plain-talking Texas farm boy, Carroll Shelby.  Shucks– back in the day, Shelby would even rush from the farm to the racetrack for practice– wearing his old work overalls.  His ‘original’ racing attire got him more than a few chuckles and publicity, so he stuck with it.   Seen sporting the striped overalls above, (after winning the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans) they became his trademark look.  But more memorable than those overalls, as cool as they were– is his legacy of Shelby original sport cars.   Each one better than last, and perhaps  the one most talked about these days in nostalgic circles is the mythical Shelby Mustang GT500E (oft referred to as Eleanor) Super Snake.

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1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake

1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake --photo via SuperSnake.org

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