Las Vegas – November 7, 2019. One of the world’s most unique muscle cars was under the spotlight at the 2019 SEMA Show at the Shell “Pioneering Performance” Experience. The “Green Hornet”, a prototype 1968 Shelby GT500, was one of the many specialty vehicles tested by Carroll Shelby and his team to develop cutting-edge automotive engineering during the 1960’s. After presumably being lost to the crusher, Craig Jackson, CEO of Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, with the help of Pennzoil®, meticulously restored the prototype back to factory-spec. The vehicle was uncovered during a press conference at the Shell “Pioneering Performance” Experience on November 7th, when Craig Jackson and Carlos Maurer, President, Shell Lubricants Americas, discussed the process and restoration of the coveted vehicle.

During the press conference, Jackson explained the connection he felt to the Green Hornet from his friendship with Carroll Shelby and why he decided to bring the vehicle back to its glory days, fully restored to be as it was – a prototype for Shelby Automotive’s development. The vehicle, which originally served as the prototype for the California Special trimmed Mustang, is one of only two notchback coupes produced by Ford and Shelby, making the car truly one-of-a-kind.

“The Green Hornet was an important and special vehicle to me and adding it to our collection was a no-brainer,” said Jackson. “I had a long friendship with Carroll, and I believe he would be proud to see one of his revolutionary prototypes looking like it rolled right out of the factory back in ’68.”

The Green Hornet was originally restored in 1993, but underwent another full restoration in the hands of Craig Jackson, just in time for the 2019 SEMA Show. During the special press conference Barrett-Jackson teased the crowd with a short clip of its upcoming documentary, which discusses the history of the Green Hornet and the restoration efforts.

“Being able to help restore such a legendary vehicle from Ford and Shelby’s history was a thrill for us at Pennzoil,” said Maurer. “We’re proud to be able to see the finished product here today, and I have a special appreciation for the vehicle since it became the platform for innovation in design, performance and handling. Carroll Shelby’s innovation and development of the Mustang inspires what the many leading manufacturers strive to create with their cars of today.”

Pennzoil is proud to supply Pennzoil Synthetics at the Barrett-Jackson shop in Scottsdale, Arizona. Inspired by Shelby’s engineering from more than 50 years ago, Barrett-Jackson strives to exceed expectations by showcasing legendary vehicles with legendary stories, the same way its predecessors did. Pennzoil is continuously working to innovate and provide cutting-edge motor oil technologies. Pennzoil is the first synthetic motor oil made from natural gas, not crude.

For more information about the Green Hornet and the upcoming documentary, visit www.barrett-jackson.com. To stay up-to-date on the latest announcements and news of the vehicles, be sure to ‘Like’ the official Barrett-Jackson Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/barrettjackson) and follow @Barrett_Jackson on Twitter (www.twitter.com/Barrett_Jackson) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/barrett_jackson).

For more information about Pennzoil and their relationship with Barrett Jackson, visit www.Pennzoil.com. To stay up-to-date on the latest announcements, be sure to ‘like’ the official Pennzoil Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/Pennzoil) and follow @Pennzoil on Twitter (www.twitter.com/Pennzoil) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/Pennzoil).

About Pennzoil
Pennzoil is a different kind of motor oil company. We’re driven by a passion for innovation and an ambition to make the most technologically advanced, highest performing motor oils on the market. That’s why Pennzoil spent 40 years and developed over 3,500 process patents creating the first motor oil from natural gas. The Pennzoil patented gas-to-liquid technology is a revolutionary process that converts natural gas into high quality full synthetic base oil. Base oil made from natural gas is 99.5% free from impurities, making it purer than crude. Pennzoil Synthetic motor oils made from natural gas provide your engine with unbeatable protection. The Proof is in the Pennzoil.

Pennzoil is the most trusted motor oil brand in America.* The full line of Pennzoil quality products includes Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil, Pennzoil Ultra Platinum™ Full Synthetic motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® High Mileage Full Synthetic motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Euro Full Synthetic motor oil, Pennzoil Start Stop Protection™, Pennzoil Extended Care™, Pennzoil Maximum Power™ and Pennzoil Hybrid™, Pennzoil Gold™ motor oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil® motor oil, and Pennzoil Marine® engine oil. For more information about the full line of Pennzoil lubricating products, motor oils and filters, please visit www.pennzoil.com. Not just oil. Pennzoil.
*Based on a leading independent research study between April 2013 and December 2018

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of high-profile estates and private collections. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut; and Las Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners MotorTrend (formerly Velocity) and Discovery Channel, Barrett-Jackson features extensive live television coverage, including broadcasts in over 150 countries internationally. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit Barrett-Jackson.com or call 480-421-6694.

John Tateossian, Coyne Public Relations +1 (973) 588-2374

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