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1963 Shelby Cobra

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Few sagas in automotive history are larger than that of Carroll Shelby and his Cobra. By the time Shelby approached AC Cars in England in 1961, with the intention of installing a Ford V-8 engine into the beautiful AC Ace Roadster, the concept of stuffing a powerful large-bore engine into a lightweight platform was nothing new. Between Shelby's marketing savvy, engineering vision and fortuitous timing, this marque became the most successful purveyor of the idea, and the resulting Shelby Cobra became the ultimate execution of this concept. Although Shelby's original purpose for challenging Ferrari's racing supremacy wasn't truly realized until the emergence of the aerodynamic Daytona Coupe and his subsequent participation in the Ford GT40 program, the original Cobra, nonetheless, quickly became a celebrated workhorse of the SCCA racing circuit, as well as European FIA championships, and the singularly most handsome dual-purpose roadster that remains one of the archetypal legends of American racing and sports car production..

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