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Lil Red Unveiled 1/16/20
« on: January 16, 2020, 02:10:56 PM »
https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/craig-jackson-makes-automotive-history-today-with-unveil-of-restored-1967-shelby-mustang-gt500-exp-little-red/


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  Jan. 16, 2020 – This morning Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, gave media and the public its first look at his newly restored 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 EXP prototype known as “Little Red”. Once believed destroyed and lost forever, Little Red was discovered on March 3, 2018, in rural North Texas by a team led by Jackson and classic car restoration specialist, Jason Billups. This Shelby prototype has been one of the most sought-after and elusive vehicles in postwar history.

The historic unveil took place this morning during the 49th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale. Among other guests, Jackson was joined by Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson; Jim Owens, Ford Mustang Brand Manager; and Aaron Shelby, grandson of Carroll Shelby.  Other representatives from Ford Motor Company, Shelby American and Shell Pennzoil were also in attendance.

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1967 Shelby EXP500 “Little Red”

This morning’s unveil also featured Jackson’s 1968 Shelby GT500 prototype known as the “Green Hornet”. Today was the first time in history both experimental Shelby GT500 Mustangs have been seen together.

Little Red and Green Hornet were also joined by a one-of-one Candy Apple Green and a Rapid Red 2020 Shelby GT500, both owned by Jackson. The 2020 Mustangs are the modern day “descendants” of the two experimental 1960s Shelbys. An independent rear suspension, four-wheel disc brakes and electronic fuel injection connect Green Hornet to the 2020 models, while the new supercharger is reminiscent of what’s under the hood of Little Red. The 2020 Green Hornet car was the first model (VIN 001) to roll off the line at Flat Rock Assembly Plant last fall.

Following the presentation, the four Shelby Mustangs were started in unison by Craig Jackson in Little Red, Steve Davis in Green Hornet, Jim Owens in the Rapid Red 2020 GT500 and Aaron Shelby in the Candy Apple Green 2020 GT500. The four vehicles represented over 2,600 horsepower.

For high resolution images and video: Click here   https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ez37104mmar07r1/AADuhJHftFk-ZHSxUgHKABBNa?dl=0

For more information about Little Red and Green Hornet visit https://shelbyprototypecoupes.com
« Last Edit: January 16, 2020, 02:14:03 PM by BGlover67 »
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Re: Lil Red Unveiled 1/16/20
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 04:16:23 PM »
  I am happy to have helped ( in a small way) to both engines.
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Re: Lil Red Unveiled 1/16/20
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 06:07:44 PM »
I have never been a super big fan of notchback coupes, but the '67 fiberglas (and vinyl top)  really helps IMO.

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Re: Lil Red Unveiled 1/16/20
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 06:16:58 PM »
They look good together. Like a Shelby Christmas card.
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Re: Lil Red Unveiled 1/16/20
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2020, 06:29:24 PM »
They look good together. Like a Shelby Christmas card.

Hello Pete, 

The 2 coupes do look good together.  I view them as having a parent (Little Red) and offspring (Green Hornet) relationship.   Now on the other hand, seeing the three red "sister cars" (0100, 0131, and 0139) together and thinking about the "what if" they represent was far more impressive, in my opinion.

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Re: Lil Red Unveiled 1/16/20
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 06:43:00 PM »
Well I would say the son is much more accomplished than the father. EFI and IRS beat a blower
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Re: Lil Red Unveiled 1/16/20
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2020, 06:56:42 PM »
Well I would say the son is much more accomplished than the father. EFI and IRS beat a blower

Hello Pete,

I agree, the technology on the Green Hornet (EFI, IRS, and 4-wheel discs) makes it more impressive than the twin Paxtons on Little Red.  "Fat Freddy's" (as some employees referred to him) play toy (Green Hornet) is pretty cool.

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Re: Lil Red Unveiled 1/16/20
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2020, 07:06:05 PM »
Ah you tricked me. I was ready for you to go with red.
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Re: Lil Red Unveiled 1/16/20
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2020, 10:13:09 PM »
I'm really liking the chrome front turn signal housings. That would have looked good on the 68's with their Chrome rear marker light housings.
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Re: Lil Red Unveiled 1/16/20
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2020, 09:55:36 AM »
They are attractive cars, now the clones will be turned out like toilet paper......

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Re: Lil Red Unveiled 1/16/20
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2020, 01:10:34 PM »
They look good together. Like a Shelby Christmas card.

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Re: Lil Red Unveiled 1/16/20
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2020, 01:25:40 PM »
I have never been a super big fan of notchback coupes, but the '67 fiberglas (and vinyl top)  really helps IMO.

I appreciate the vinyl top as well, has the vert look ;)

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Re: Lil Red Unveiled 1/16/20
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2020, 01:48:02 PM »
^^^+1.     And another +1 on liking the chrome front turn signal housings.
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Re: Lil Red Unveiled 1/16/20
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2020, 01:58:15 PM »
They are attractive cars, now the clones will be turned out like toilet paper......
No kidding.  I see a strong future demand for the dual Paxton kits from Paradise Wheels.  Good news for Craig. :)

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Re: Lil Red Unveiled 1/16/20
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2020, 01:58:11 AM »
They are attractive cars, now the clones will be turned out like toilet paper......
No kidding.  I see a strong future demand for the dual Paxton kits from Paradise Wheels.  Good news for Craig. :)
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