Lightweight and Lovely Shelby Series 1 Roadster Heads to Auction
Shelby is a name that most people should know immediately. But aside from the Cobra and the many Mustangs, did you know that the company built a car called the Series 1 Roadster in 1999? It was made in very limited quantities, and highlighted Shelby's focus on building lightweight and fast American sports cars. Now one is heading to auction with Mecum. Only 249 examples were ever produced, each with hand-fashioned bodywork carved out of carbon fiber. Every single one of them was finished in Silver Metallic. Underneath that beautiful body is an aluminum space-frame chassis built to race car standards. RELATED: See Photos of the 1999 Shelby SuperCars Series 1
There's a four-wheel independent suspension with inboard rocker-arm shock absorbers and big, ventilated disc brakes further accentuating its racecar ethos. Power comes form a 4.0-liter Aurora V8 with 320 horsepower paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. It weighs just 2,800 pounds with nearly perfect weight distribution that should make it incredibly fun to drive.
This example has only 1,556 miles on the odometer, and is 18 out of the 249 built. It has been in the hands of the same owner since it was purchased new and is up for auction for the first time. It includes all the warranty paperwork and even boasts Carroll Shelby's signature. Place your bid now with Mecum and make it yours.
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