The original build sheet for the car that would become the Green Hornet. Like Little Red, before the Green Hornet was also updated during its time in the Engineering department.
This photo first appeared in the Shelby American magazine. The car appears with a light paint job and the "EXP 500" stripes. You can also see the later style reflectors on the rear quarter panels. Although this an early built car, the quarter panels were "updated" to bring the car inline with mid year changes to the bodystyle.
This paper shows Fred Goodell, Shelby's Chief Engineer was still using the car in 1970. This was after the Shelby program shut down.
Here is one of the more interesting discoveries made during the second restoration of the Green Hornet. The original green color.
The color included several coats of candy. The candy color actually darkens the paint and adds the metallic flakes.
The car debuted at the 2018 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago. This is one of the biggest shows of the year.
The car now sports an accurate metallic green, candy paint job. This color was actually found underneath previous repaints.
You will also notice the two colored rocker stripes have changed. No evidence for these could be documented. This car has a spray on vinyl top
just like the earlier coupe.
One of things that really persuaded me was much of the original interior remains intact. Original seats and headliner remained in the car.
All of the people that restored this car strived for accuracy. When you have a car that was constantly changing at the factory, it's hard to
determine what is "correct". This engine is unbelievable. The car retains its original Cobra Jet heads. An experimental "XE" cast iron intake
manifold and a pair of "XE" exhaust manifolds were also used. You would not be able to duplicate this collection of rare parts. The car has
working AC and a complete Thermactor emissions system.
Once the Conelec Electronic fuel Injection was installed, the engine actually made more horsepower and produced more torque. Although
gas mileage is not a concern, it too is most likely better.
A small display case with some very rare, Conelec EFI parts was also at the show. Currently, there are only three cars running the original
The Green Hornet and Little Red are both ready to represent the most unique time in muscle car history. Please feel free to contact me if you have any information on these cars!