1999 SHELBY SERIES 1 CONVERTIBLE - 161119Sold* at Scottsdale 2014 - Lot #1109 1999 SHELBY SERIES 1 CONVERTIBLEhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/161119/161119_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1109 - Amazing car. The only car designed from a clean sheet of paper and engineered and built from the ground up by Carroll Shelby. A luxury sports car roadster priced when new at $180,000 and one of only 249 handmade by Carroll at his Nevada shop. The engine is derived from the Indycar aluminum Aurora Northstar V8 used by the Indy Racing League in the early 2000s. It is a DOHC 4.0 Liter sequential fuel injected aluminum block and aluminum headed V8 located aft of the front inboard suspension. For insurance purposes and to meet the federal government's safety mandates, the engine was under-rated at 320hp but is reputed to produce over 400hp. The ZF 6-speed transmission is located forward of the rear suspension. The aft positioning of the engine and forward positioning of the transaxle results in a mid-engine design for neutral handling. The frame is high strength extruded T6 aluminum to which the carbon fiber body panels are attached. This low-weight, mid-engine design produces a car weighing a mere 2,800 lbs with 50/50 weight distribution. The race car derived suspension is an inboard pushrod rocker-arm design with adjustable coilover springs and shocks. Brakes are huge power assisted discs fore and aft, and steering is power rack & pinion. 100 percent stainless steel exhaust built by Borla to Shelby's specs. Wheels are forged alloy 3-piece modulars fitted with Goodyear Eagle F1s. Leather interior with power windows, mirrors and door locks, air conditioning, tilt steering column, keyless entry and premium Monsoon AM/FM//CD/cassette stereo with power antenna. Does 0-60 in 4 seconds and has a top speed of 180+mph. Clean CARFAX history report, never damaged, no paintwork, 100% factory original and with only 2,857 actual miles. Incredible car.
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