Shelby Mustang: A Look at the History of the Classic Ford Muscle Car

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Muscle cars have a special place in the hearts of car lovers. Some models stand out as true classics, including Ford’s Shelby Mustang. Known for powerful engines and unique body designs, the line has shown remarkable staying power throughout years of updates, redesigns and rebranding.

Iconic Ford Shelby Mustang Features

When the Shelby first went mainstream, drivers were treated to some serious performance and sleek features. The 289-cubic-inch V8 engine gave the car the ability to go from zero to 60 in 5.1 seconds and delivered 306 horsepower, which was impressive for the time. The 2-door fastback model came with a four-speed manual or optional automatic transmission and sported backs Want to add a caption to this image? Click the Settings icon. eats that could fold down to make more room in the trunk.

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