1999 Shelby Series 1
‘Red Hills Rods & Classics’ is very happy to offer you this absolutely stunning 1999 Shelby Series 1, a gorgeous investment-grade example w/ only 441 original miles. Originally slated to produce 500 units, only (249) 1999 Shelby Series 1 cars were ever built, and a very large majority of them were Centennial Silver. Only (2) of these cars left the factory in Wimbledon White w/ Blue Racing Stripes, and this example is one of the two that are dressed in true ‘Shelby Colors’!
The Series 1 is the only car that Carroll Shelby ever built from the ground up as a true Shelby automobile, w/ a federalized serial number authenticating it such, giving it a hugely unique spot in the history of the automobile. All other Carroll Shelby creations are re-engineered models that were produced by other manufacturers and modified by Shelby. The chassis on the Series 1 is made of extruded and formed 6061-aluminum, which was welded together and then post-heat-treated for maximum strength throughout. The specially-designed aluminum honeycomb panels were bonded into the floor boards & rocker panels for added structure and stiffness. The body panels are carbon fiber and fiberglass laminate. The Shelby Series 1 has dual wishbone suspension w/ coil-over remote reservoir dampers mounted inboard, and are actuated by ‘rocker-arms’. The Oldsmobile 4.0 Liter L47 Aurora V8 DOHC engine is mounted completely behind the front axle, and the drive shaft is supported in a ‘torque tube’, which spins the 6-speed ZF trans-axle that was specially modified for the Shelby Series 1. The engine, torque-tube, trans-axle, and damper mounts are all rubber-isolated from the frame, and the special Goodyear Eagle F1 tires were custom designed for this car. We could go on, but we will assume that if you are searching for one of these highly unique automobiles that you have done your homework.
Again, this gorgeous example, CSX5256, is just one of two that left the Shelby factory in Wimbledon White w/ Blue Racing Stripes, which looks absolutely amazing on this car. The paint is in outstanding condition w/ a brilliant shine throughout, including the Blue Racing Stripes. The black convertible top functions perfectly and is excellent condition as well. She sits on the original 18” Shelby 2-piece wheels (Hyper Silver centers w/ polished aluminum lips), which fit the aggressive stance of the car perfectly, wrapped w/ the original Goodyear F1 tires (315/40/R18 on the rear & 265/40/R18 up front). The undercarriage is exceptionally clean, as you would expect from a collector-car such as this one (see photos). This is a very special car that has obviously been meticulously maintained since purchased new, and is in collector-grade condition throughout.
Open the driver’s door and you will find the original black & gray interior w/ Carroll Shelby signature stitching, featuring an extensive amount of polished carbon fiber accents, Monsoon stereo system, air conditioning, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, plush gray carpeting, etc. The interior is in mint condition in every way, w/ the exception of a bit of shrinkage on top of the dash where the vinyl meets the carbon fiber (see photos). This is no way takes away from the perfect condition of rest of the interior, and can be remedied rather easily, although we chose to leave it as is. All of the original gauges, lights, electrical components, etc., are in perfect working order.
Pop-open the hood and nestled inside the ultra-clean engine bay resides the original 4.0 Liter L47 Aurora V8 DOHC engine, which produces 320HP, topped w/ a beautiful carbon fiber engine cover, mated to the original ZF 6-speed manual transmission. It is readily apparent again that this Shelby Series 1 has been very well cared for, as the engine bay is simply pristine from front to back. Before we acquired this Series 1, it was thoroughly gone through by Shelby specialists in Las Vegas at the cost of $4,000, to ensure that everything was in tip-top order and ready for the next owner to enjoy it thoroughly. Original documentation includes the original Shelby American sales invoices, CSX5256 options list, original customer agreement forms, original title, original owner’s manual, original Shelby Series 1 magazine ads & articles, and the original key fob & keys.
When you consider the ultra-rare color combination, the super low miles, its pristine overall condition, and the original day-one documentation, it is going to be nearly impossible to beat this absolutely gorgeous 1999 Shelby Series 1.