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Shelby/Superformance Cinema Series Cars

Cinema Series car honor cars of Ford v Ferrari

Following the growing success of the blockbuster film Ford v Ferrari, a new line of vehicles is now available from Shelby American, Shelby Legendary Cars and Superformance. The new Cinema Series honors the specific Cobras, GT40s and Daytona Coupes seen in the film, and driven in the 1960s by legends such as Ken Miles, Carroll Shelby, Chris Amon, Bruce McLaren, Denny Hulme, Lloyd Ruby and Dave McDonald.

Recounting the dramatic sports car racing battle between Ford, Shelby and Ferrari in the mid 1960s, James Mangold’s Ford v Ferrari recounts one of the greatest stories in motorsports. Chock full of specialty vehicles, the film required a host of Shelby and Ford replica vehicles for stunts, driving and shop scenes, and the production company called on Lance Stander, CEO of Shelby Legendary Cars, Superformance and Hillbank USA, to supply many of the vehicles.

“I’ve worked on many exciting projects since I began offering Shelby and Superformance Cars,” said Stander. “Nothing has been as exciting as the opportunity to supply cars for Fox Studio and Disney’s Ford v Ferrari movie. I really enjoyed working with them and the film is simply incredible. I believe it is the best car movie ever.”

Given the connection to these American heros portrayed on the big screen, the replica vehicles used in the film certainly saw a bump in value, and all the cars were spoken for as soon as they became available. Carroll Shelby International board member Aaron Shelby and his brother Randall (grandsons of the icon) each purchased one. Peter Miles, son of Ken Miles, purchased the Cobra driven in the movie by Christian Bale (starring as his father Ken), and Rich MacDonald bought the “Dave MacDonald” Cobra driven in the movie.

To offer a piece of Ford v Ferrari to a wider audience, new Cinema Series cars will be built to the same specs as the Shelby and Superformance vehicles used in the making of the film. These turnkey minus cars will feature the same liveries used in the movie, along with Avon CR6 ZZ tires, exclusive chassis numbers and extra goodies. A total run of 100 Cinema Series cars will be offered, with CSX8100-8199 serial numbers available for Shelby roadsters, CSX9199-8299 available for Daytona Coupes and CSGT40-P series chassis numbers available for MkI and MkII GT40s.

Here’s the further breakdown of the models currently offered:

Cinema Series Shelby Cobra roadsters include:

· The blue 1962 “Carroll Shelby” edition, based on CSX2000, the first Cobra driven by Matt Damon in the film.

· The white 1963 “Ken Miles” edition, based on the initial street Cobras converted for racing. This model will include a Carroll Shelby autographed (engraved) wrench and a spare cracked race windshield as seen in the movie.

· The red 1963 “Dave MacDonald” edition that resembles a Cobra driven by Dave’s son, Rich MacDonald, in the film while portraying his father.


Other Cinema Series cars include:

· The blue and white stripe with orange flashes “Ken Miles” edition MkII big-block GT40, based on chassis P/1015 that was driven to victory at Daytona in 1966 and competed at Le Mans.

· The 1966 black “Amon and McLaren” edition GT40 (based on chassis P/1046) — awarded victory at Le Mans in 1966.

· The Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe is available in aluminum — like the original cars, or as a modern evolution in fiberglass. This edition will wear the same livery as CSX2299, the car that won its class at Le Mans in 1964.

“The epic story of Shelby American and Ford taking down the powerhouse Ferrari was worthy of a blockbuster film and a line of commemorative cars,” said Gary Patterson, president of Shelby American. “The heroic struggle on the racetrack thrust American automobiles onto the world stage, gaining critical respect to compete internationally. Everyone is so excited about Ford v Ferrari that we’re celebrating it with these special cars, which are the ultimate movie souvenir.”

The Shelby Cobra roadster in fiberglass will start at $98,995, while the fiberglass Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe will start at $179,995. The GT40 will begin at US$189,995, and the aluminum Daytona Coupe will start at $395,995. Shelby cars will be built to order and delivered with a Shelby American serial number for documentation in the Shelby American Worldwide Registry. Orders are now being accepted. For more information, visit www.shelby.com, www.shelbylegendarycars.com or www.superformance.com.

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