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Shelby Turbine
Debut Series Grand Prix
Produced 1969 - 1971
Designer Ira Gilford
Number 6265
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STP-Paxton Turbocar History

By Turbo, it is not the Turbo you stick on the exhaust, to make forced induction. It is a Turbine engine.

From Wikipedia STP-Paxton Turbocar

The STP-Paxton Turbocar was a racing car, designed by Ken Wallis as the STP entry in the Indianapolis 500.


Wallis, a distant relative of famed British engineer Barnes Wallis, had developed a workable plan for harnessing a gas turbine to a race car. He first presented the idea to Dan Gurney, who passed on the idea. Wallis then offered the plan to Carroll Shelby and Shelby said (according to later court testimony), "Hogwash." Finally, Andy Granatelli of STP expressed interest in the concept. Wallis and his crew moved in with Andy's brother Joe at STP's Paxton division in Santa Monica, and they began work on the turbocar in January 1966. It was Granatelli who introduced a side-by-side concept—that is, putting the engine at the driver's left. Granatelli also added four-wheel drive to the design.


800px-STP Turbine

So why did Mattel use the term "Shelby"? Why not "STP" or "Granatelli".



Interesting that this type of engine would go on and power many other things, M1 Abrams.


Shelby Turbine Description

Shelby Turbine was a car from the 1969 Hot Wheels series.


Interior Colors :

  • Black - by far the most common color
  • Gray / Champagne - can be found in most colors
  • White - extremely rare, thought to be prototypes, salesman samples, or made for photo shoots

Shelby Turbine-347 Shelby Turbine-350 Shelby Turbine-351

Versions

The Shelby Turbine has come out in the following versions:

Year Series Color Sticker Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast# Country Notes Photo
1969 Grand Prix Spectraflame Blue Unpainted Metal Blue Black RL 6265 Hong Kong 1969 Shelby Turbine blue blk int
1969 Grand Prix Spectraflame Light Purple Unpainted Metal Blue Black RL 6265 HK 1969 Shelby Turbine LT PURPLE blk int
1969 Grand Prix Spectraflame Dark Purple Unpainted Metal Blue Black RL 6265 HK 1969 Shelby Turbine DK PURPLE blk int
1969 Grand Prix Spectraflame Aqua Unpainted Metal Blue Black RL 6265 HK Shelby Turbine-344
1969 Grand Prix Spectraflame Red Unpainted Metal Blue Black RL 6265 HK Capped  RL 1969 Shelby Turbine Red CApped wheels blk int
1969 Grand Prix Spectraflame Red Unpainted Metal Blue Black RL 6265 HK Bushing RL Shelby Turbine-4847
1969 Grand Prix Spectraflame Green Unpainted Metal Blue Black RL 6265 HK Shelbyturbine
1969 Grand Prix Spectraflame Olive Unpainted Metal Blue Black RL 6265 HK Shelby Turbine-354
1969 Grand Prix Spectraflame Orange Unpainted Metal Blue Black RL 6265 HK Shelby Turbine-355
1969 Grand Prix Spectraflame Copper Unpainted Metal Blue Black RL 6265 HK Shelby Turbine-349
1969 Grand Prix Spectraflame Watermelon Unpainted Metal Blue Black RL 6265 HK Shelby Turbine-3847
1969 Grand Prix Spectraflame Brown Unpainted Metal Blue Black RL 6265 HK Shelby Turbine-348
1969 Grand Prix Spectraflame Light Green Unpainted Metal Blue Black RL 6265 HK Shelby Turbine-353

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