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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Deck the Balls with Shelby Cobras

Don’t know how I didn’t hear about this last year, but the Carroll Shelby Foundation has a series of collectible holiday ornaments (available for shipment in the US only). This year’s ornament is in honour of the 1965 Ford Shelby GT350, with some of the proceeds going to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association.

“When Carroll Shelby founded this organization, he challenged fellow car enthusiasts to rally around kids in need,” said Jenni Shreeves, executive director of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “Over the years, we’ve been supporting that mission. The response to our first ornament was amazing, so we designed one for 2014. What could be more ‘Shelby’ than offering an exclusive collectible that commemorates an important milestone while also benefitting children in need.”

You can find the ornament, a 3 1/4 inch shatterproof white ball bearing the Shelby Cobra logo, online at the Carroll Shelby Legacy Collection site, where it will run you $20. You can also see what last year’s ornament (the first in the series) looked like, but it’s no longer for sale. 

If you’re more interested in putting a Shelby diecast under your tree, check out this website, where they have a nice selection.



[SOURCES: BusinessWire, http://carrollshelbylegacycollection.bigcartel.com/]

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