Mustang not only gained a facelift in 1969, but also its own hot versions, the Mach 1 and Boss 302/429. Tradition demanded that Shelby Mustangs, including the 1969 Shelby GT-350 and GT-500 be somewhat faster, but it wasn't going to be easy.
Mustang put on weight and inches for 1967, and the Shelby followed suit. To keep the car's weight down and its appearance distinctive, Shelby designers created a custom fiberglass front end to complement the production Mustang's longer bonnet.
The original '65 Shelby GT-350 was probably as close to a street-legal racing car as was ever offered by an American company. The brains behind the brawn? A Texas chicken farmer turned Ferrari race car driver named Carroll Shelby.
Not many cars get a second chance at life after the original manufacturer expires. Avanti IIs were such cars and could be custom-built to a buyer's specifications for colors and materials. Learn about the history of this car and see pictures.
Many "replicars" have come and gone since the mid-1960s, so it's fitting that the first and best of the breed -- the 1965-1969 Excalibur Series I -- would survive the longest. Look under the hood of this classic car and veiew pictures.
Did you ever want to drive a taxi? The 1960-1969 Checker was an opportunity for the general public to own a solid, dependable, no-frills Checker -- a car version of the taxi cab. View pictures and see the specs for this classic commercial car turned consumer.
The 1966 Exner Bugatti Roadster was the result of three separate auto legends working together. Only 6 chassis/engine combinations were built and only 5 bodies fitted. Learn more about the this rare roadster.
The 1961-1968 Amphicar was dual-purpose vehicle capable of traveling on the roads and in the water. The Amphicar saw fairly high production for a rather unusual vehicle. Learn more about the amphibious vehicle.
The 1955-1975 Citroen DS and ID were considered one of the most technically advanced cars in this world. They caused quite a stir with a strange-looking aerodynamic design. Read more about the Citroen DS and ID.
The 1960 MGA 1600 Roadster was so revolutionary that MG started all over at the beginning of the alphabet and named it the MGA. Although not very fast, the MGA 1600 Roadster had superb handling. Read more about it.
Though it hardly changed outside the 1960-1969 Volkswagen Beetle kept getting better under the skin and it became a reassuring presence in the crazy world of the 1960s. Learn about the Volkswagen Beetle's breezy charm that made it a 1960s icon.
The Apollo GT was powered by a Buick V-8 and also used its suspension and other GM components. Though successful in many ways, the 1962-1965 Apollo GT was destined for a short run. Learn about and see pictures of the 1962-1965 Apollo GT.
Carroll Shelby first conceived the idea of shoehorning Ford's new small-block V-8 into the light and lively British AC Ace in 1961, and deliveries to America began in 1962. Read about the features and specifications of the 1964 Shelby Cobra 289.
The 1965 Mercer Cobra would never have been built had it not been for the Copper Development Association, which wanted to show the practical modern uses of copper in automobile design. Read about the 1965 Mercer Cobra and its captivating copper trim.
The 1969 Honda S800 is the granddaddy of today's Honda Civic CRX, and the last and most powerful version of one of the first Hondas with more than two wheels. 1969 Honda S800. Read about the 1969 Honda S800, originally the 'light car' model S360.
The 1959-1963 Lotus Elite could make owners celebrate and cry at the same time. The Elite was at once beautiful, infuriating, dauntingly unreliable, mechanically elegant, crude, advanced, uplifting, and rage-provoking. Read about this classic car.
The 1969 Italia Spider was made by American enthusiast Frank Reisner, who began combining burly Detroit V-8s with lithe Latin bodywork in the late Sixties at his Intermeccanica company in Turin. Read about the design of the 1969 Italia Spider.
The 1966 Ghia 450 SS was the product of a collaboration of American muscle and refined Italian design. Chosen to power the sleek convertible was Chrysler's then-new 235-horsepower, 273-cid V-8. See photos of this international masterpiece.
The 1965 Shelby GT 350 did double duty as a road car and a racer. It was a reasonably priced custom Ford Mustang that could accelerate 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds with a top speed at 126. See photos and learn about this classic car.
The story of the Ford Edsel is one of the most intriguing automotive dramas in history. The doomed Edsel was an attempt by Ford to break into the lower medium-priced market dominated by GM. Learn the factors that ultimately tanked the 1960 Edsel.
The 1965 Humber Sceptre Mark II was created by Humber a company known as "Britain's Buick." Unfortunately when the Sceptre was introduced Chrysler was already in the beginning stages of buying the company. Read more about the 1965 Humber Sceptre Mark II.
The 1962-1976 Triumph TR sports cars were popular during the Golden Age of British imports. Young and successful in the Fifties, mature and fast-selling in the Sixties, the TR gradually faded away in the Seventies. Learn more about these sporty cars.
The 1960-1961 DeSoto line was built with a very short future ahead. Before the 1960 DeSoto was even built Chrysler already made the decision to discontinue the car. Learn about the last two years of DeSoto and see pictures of the last model years.
The 1957-1965 Jeep proved to be quite the workhorse vehicle both on the farm and in the line of duty. The image of go-anywhere capability was made possible thanks to the four-wheel-drive system. Check out the serviceable 1957-1965 Jeep.