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Hemmings Motor News Blog

Hemmings Motor News has been around since 1954. We're proud of our heritage, but we're also more than the Hemmings full of classifieds that your father subscribed to. Aside from new editorial content every month in Hemmings, we have three monthly magazines: Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings Classic Car and Hemmings Sports and Exotic Car.

While our editors traverse the country to find the best content for those magazines, we find other oddities related to the old-car hobby that we really had no place for - until now. With this blog, we're giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what we see and what we do during the course of putting out some of the finest automotive magazines you'll ever read.

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Cool Cars: Vintage Shelby Mustangs

Posted August 04, 2010 12:01 AM by dstrohl

Who knew that Shelbys were such hot commodities in the late 1970s? I recently went digging through another box of photos submitted for Hemmings Motor News, this time for the July 1978 issue, and found plenty of Shelbys for sale for prices that, well, will seem a little sadistic should I print them. But I'll do so anyway.

For example, the above photo was for an ad for a 1966 Shelby G.T.350 with automatic transmission and air conditioning. The ad describes it as white with gold stripes, which seems odd both because I don't see any such painted cars in the photo above, and because I didn't think Shelby built any such painted cars, but what do I know? Though the car was offered out of Nashville, the seller said it was an Alabama car since new. Price? (Oooh, you're gonna cry.) $5,500.

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