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Everybody loves talking about millennials but nobody does anything about them. Roughly speaking this demographic encompasses young – and not-so-young – folks born in the early 1980s to about 2000. With birth years spanning two decades this is a huge group of very diverse people.
Top 10 Most Important Cars You’ve Never Heard Of
Everyone’s heard of the Ford Model T and Toyota Prius. They’re two of the most significant – and best-known – vehicles produced by the automotive industry. Introduced at opposite ends of the last century they were each revolutionary in their own way, bringing about important changes that shaped the car business for years to come. But if you believe that’s the limit of automotive innovation think again.
There are literally dozens of other pioneering products that have changed the landscape of the car business – at least 10 of them in fact – some of which you’ve probably never even heard of. Take flight like an eagle and allow your friends at AutoGuide to introduce you to a goddess, and so much more.
The Shelby Series 1 originally came out in 1999 and was heralded as the only vehicle designed and built from the ground up by Carroll Shelby and his company. Now one of the late production Shelby 1 vehicles produced in 2005 can be yours with just 451-miles on the odometer and a price tag of $129,900.
The Series 1 was developed as a descendant of the legendary Cobra, featuring carbon fiber construction, race-inspired suspension components and a new-age Oldsmobile 4.0L V8 powerplant with 320-hp and 290 lb-ft of torque. The result is a one-of-a-kind sports car that goes 0-60 mph in just 4.4-seconds and runs a 12-second quarter mile time and a top speed of 170-mph.
Suspension wise, Shelby’s Series 1 features coilover shocks and independent rear suspension. Impressively, brakes come from a Chevrolet C5 Corvette, while Shelby outfits each corner with their custom three-piece wheels in a staggered 18×10-inch and 18×12-inch setup.
Inside, the Series 1 is pure luxury with deep leather bucket seats and a custom dash with some off-the-shelf GM components. Even though it carries quite a hefty price tag, it’s a small price to pay for a very rare and perfect piece of machinery.
Check out a video highlighting this collector’s car after the break.
GALLERY: 1999 Shelby Series I
[Source: RK Motors]