The Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles


Shelbys are the most iconic performance cars in the history of the American auto industry. This lavishly illustrated work conducts readers through Shelby American’s forty-plus years. An exhaustive review of American high performance, from the first Cobra produced in 1962 through today’s fire-breathing, world-beating Shelby GT500KR Mustang, The Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles offers an in-depth look at the ultra high-performance cars that have made Carroll Shelby a living automotive legend. With extensive details, specs, and photographic coverage, this book is the ultimate resource on America’s most exotic performance car.


Additional information


Series: Complete Book Series
Hardcover: 264 pages
Publisher: Motorbooks; Upd Rev edition (December 19, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0760346542
ISBN-13: 978-0760346549
Product Dimensions: 10 x 1.2 x 11.5 inches


Born along with the advent of low-lead fuel and low compression engines from Detroit in 1971, Colin Comer readily admits his love of cars began well before he could walk, let alone drive. While many are content to simply read about or admire the machines they are passionate about from afar, Colin is not one to be satisfied unless he is up to his elbows in grease or finding the limits of an old car's performance capabilities. This unique blend of firsthand experience and incredible knowledge literally jumps off of the written page with such ferocity that you can almost smell the tire smoke and straight-weight motor oil. Colin's writing and thoughts on the collector car world are regularly featured in publications such as the New York Times, Business Week, USA Today, and others along with frequent television appearances and seminars. Colin is a Contributing Editor to Road & Track Magazine, as well as Sports Car Market Magazine, and is also Editor-at-Large for American Car Collector Magazine. Colin's tastes in vintage cars are quite eclectic, but his true passion are the cars of Shelby American, as evidenced by his own collection that is knee-deep in original Cobras and Shelby Mustangs. When not maintaining or writing about cars, Colin enjoys racing a wide variety of cars and flying airplanes. Colin, his wife Cana and daughter Remington reside in River Hills, Wisconsin along with a two boxers that they swear would be able to drive away like Far Side cartoon dogs if they could just figure out how to work the pedals…