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Photo and Video Combo of the Day: Jim Morrison’s 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500

December 21, 2015 in American / Photo of the Day

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Although not the same car, this 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 pictured above is the same year as Jim Morrison’s that he’s driving in this clip from the film “When You’re Strange” in the California desert.

YouTube poster “Toodlem” goes into greater depth about the car here, saying he “…did a lot of research on the Shelby and all indications are it was trashed after Jim hit a telephone pole when he was drunk. He had clipped it before, but on that occasion he bent the frame, ending his time with The Blue Lady (his name for the car)…Shelby fans, note the car has no front grille emblem, no trunk emblem, small lettered Speedway 350 tires, uneven, hammered rear exhaust outlets, comfortweave seats, fender mounted antenna, and half the molding on the driver’s side taillight is missing. LOL. Best of all, it’s a 4-speed nightmist blue car with parchment interior and 10-spoke wheels. He knew how to pick ’em, huh? That’s the way I would have ordered it. If only you could go back in time!”

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Photos of the Day: Then or Now? The Fiat 124 Spider

November 25, 2015 in Italian / Photo of the Day

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The original Fiat 124 Spider: lightweight, rear wheel drive, manual steering and brakes, Lampredi designed DOHC 4 cylinder engine and designed by Pininfarina. Were we spoiled then, or is it now? (And please, let’s not get into the whole, “ohh, they were slow and dangerous and rusted before leaving port” thing, trying to be a romantic about it)10 more photos on the following page, decide for yourself…

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Photos of the Day: The Special Bubble Top ’65 Ford GT40 MK II Made for Dan Gurney

November 23, 2015 in American / Photo of the Day / Race Car

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Petrolicious.com today posted an interesting story today titled, “19 Things You Didn’t Know About Shelby“, although some of the said ‘facts’ remain questionable.

There’s no questioning factoid number 12, posted below, which refers to the black 1965 Ford GT40 Mk II shown above and below at what looks like one of their maiden track testing events shortly after production.

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From Petrolicious:

“12. The GT40 was too small for its driver Dan Gurney

Shelby and Ford got the best drivers of their day to get behind the wheel of the legendary GT40s, like Bruce McLaren (yes, that McLaren) and Dan Gurney… who was too tall to physically sit in the car, so they added a bubble in the top of the door to fit his six foot four inch frame.”

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Photo of the Day: Brigitte Bardot’s 1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II

November 17, 2015 in English / Photo of the Day

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Brigitte Bardot seen above with her 1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II.

“The 1962 Silver Cloud II Convertible is one of the most famous Rolls-Royce models in the company’s history, and Bardot owned one while living in Paris at the height of her stardom. She purchased the car from legendary French singer Charles Aznavour and sold it on two years later to Charles Jourdan, the French shoe designer. Bardot wasn’t alone amongst her peers in owning a Silver Cloud. A Road & Track test of the Silver Cloud II said, “It is a pleasure to report that there is still a company in business dedicated to the task of producing the best car in the world, regardless of cost.” No wonder many of her contemporaries, like Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra, chose the Rolls too.”

Read more about the cars the famous actress has owned here on Petrolicious.com

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