1967 Cobra Replica

  • Mileage 410
  • Exterior Color Silver
  • Interior Color Black
  • Body Style Other
  • Engine 8 Cylinder
  • Transmission Manual
  • Drive Type 2WD
  • Fuel Type Gasoline
  • Doors Two
  • Vin 2311967COBRA00231

This Silver and Black Shelby Cobra replica is said to be built by Shelby employees specifically for drag racing. The car features an automatic transmission and is very streetable.

The AC Cobra, sold as the Ford/Shelby AC Cobra in the United States and often known colloquially as the Shelby, is an American-engined British sports car produced intermittently since 1962. Like many British specialist manufacturers, AC Cars had been using the Bristol straight-6 engine in its small-volume production, including its AC Ace two-seater roadster. This had a hand-built body with a steel tube frame, and aluminum body panels that were made using English wheeling machines. AC started using the 2.6 litre Ford Zephyr engine in its cars.

In September 1961, American automotive designer Carroll Shelby airmailed AC a letter asking them if they would build him a car modified to accept a V8 engine. AC agreed, provided a suitable engine could be found. Shelby went to Chevrolet to see if they would provide him with engines, but not wanting to add competition to the Corvette they said no. However, Ford wanted a car that could compete with the Corvette and they happened to have a brand new engine which could be used in this endeavor: Ford’s 260 in³ HiPo (4.2 L) engine – a new lightweight, thin-wall cast small-block V8 tuned for high performance.

As they say “the rest is history!” The car went on to be a hugely successful race car, as well as an extremely popular sports car for the masses. Popularity out stripped supply and enterprising car builders of all walks have taken a shot at reproducing Carroll’s masterpiece. The vehicle offered here is one such car, reportedly built with the assistance of one of Carroll’s mechanics.

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