Carroll Shelby at 100: A Century’s Worth of Car Collectibles

Carroll Shelby left an indelible image as a legend in the automotive world.

The renowned driver, designer and entrepreneur — who would have turned 100 years old on Jan. 11 — also had an enormous impact in the collectibles universe. From model cars, print ads and lots more, we wanted to honor a century of Carroll Shelby with a look at the collectibles dedicated to the man who co-won the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans and designed the iconic AC Cobra and Ford Mustang.

Check out some of our favorite Carroll Shelby inspired collectibles. We included hobbyDB estimated values where applicable. What are your favorites? Tell us in the comments below.


Carroll Shelby on hobbyDB


Carroll Shelby – GMP



1964-1968 California License Plate



Carroll Shelby for President – American Shelby Collection



Model Cars


Ford GT40 Mk1 Road Car – GMP ($900)


1964 Shelby Cobra – GMP ($420)



1965 Ford GT40 Mk1 – Auto World ($75)



Shelby Cobra 427 S/C – Hot Wheels Mainline



1953 Ferrari 340 Mexico Offutt (Shelby/McAfee) – Art Model



Carroll Shelby Cobra – Hot Wheels



1965 Ford Econoline Van – M2 Machines




Ford Mustang – Lego ($150)





Shelby’s Wildlife



Shelby Cars in Detail ($150)



Shelby Cobra Press Release (1963)



Model Car Kits

1967 Shelby GT 350 – AMT



Ford GT Race – Lindberg Products



1965 Powered By Ford World Champion Pin



5th Anniversary – On the Grid at the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans



11th Anniversary Cars from the Shelby American Collection



Free! Race Patches!


Slot Cars

AC Cobra – Tyco Pro



Shelby King Cobra – Monogram Models



Carroll Shelby Pit Stop Deodorant – Shelby



Diecast Hall of Fame Award – Model Car Hall of Fame





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bud Kalland
bud Kalland
1 year ago

Chris Wench
I am surprised that no mention was made about Shelby Collectibles as a diecast line. Shelby Collectibles diecast was and still is basically run through the current base in Las Vegas.
My collection is representative of the various offerings by various retailers. Even companies like Restoration Hardware (basically home goods) had Shelby Collectibles production runs for their store under their label.
!/64 scale production of Shelby Collectibles was begun/enhanced when Amy Boylan became Vice President of Shelby American after leaving Mattel. A Boylan was the internet guru that originated the Red Line club for Mattel.
Watch for coming listings of Shelby Collectibles from the hobbydb site thebkallandstore.


1 year ago

I was thinking the same thing. I don’t have many, but they are some of my favorite 1/64 scale cars. They have separate pieces for headlights and taillights. Two toned interior, great detail in the dash, often with different color steering wheels. Many have metal bases and all of mine have rubber tires. Of course they only produce cars that carry the Shelby nameplate, including the Dodge Daytona Shelby from 1984 to 1993.

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