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      07-25-2012, 07:50 PM   #1
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Ever since I was a kid, I've had this beauty sitting on my desk.

Shelby Cobra. Does anyone have a classic car? If you don't, what would be your dream classic car (non-BMW)?
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      07-25-2012, 08:15 PM   #2
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The car that the Cobra was designed to compete against.
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^ the Cobra was built to beat out Ferrari in the LeMans concourse but it couldn't achieve enough top end because it doesn't have a top...which gave birth to the Daytona GT40.
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I agree, my favorite is the 1965 Shelby Cobra 427SC. But the interior is not as nice as the E90......LOL
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I grew up in Detroit, so I've been to hundreds of classic car meets and shows. But I've always loved the Chevelle.
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Too many to list but here a few pics of some of my favorite classics:

1965 Shelby GT350


1963 Corvette


1961 Mercedes Benz 300SL roadster
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AC Cobra 427 by Tex Mex (alexandre-besancon.com), on Flickr

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Wilton House Supercars: AC Cobra Daytona Coupe by pricer45, on Flickr
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Too many (super)cars to choose from. 550RSK Spyder, 917K, 959, 956/962, Ruf CTR,250SWB, GTO, 330P3/4, 512S, 512BB(i),F40(LM), Countach LP400/500, Iso Grifo, Maserati Birdcage, Boomerang, Ghibli, Khamsin, Ac Cobras 289/427/Daytona offcourse. Mercedes 300SL(R) 500/560 SEC/SEL W126, BMW M1, Turbo. Aston DBR2, DB4 Superleggera, Zagato, DB5, Nimrod, Vantage, Gr B Audi S1, Pug 205T16E2, Lancia Stratos, 037, Delta S4, Ford RS200, Escort MkII Rally, GT40...Mclaren F1(LM) to name a few.

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Delage D8/120


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512 Modulo from 1970(the year I was born)



And the 1980 Pinin comes to mind, I was 10:


But the nr one supercar in my youth. 512BB LM Nart 1979:


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^ the Cobra was built to beat out Ferrari in the LeMans concourse but it couldn't achieve enough top end because it doesn't have a top...which gave birth to the Daytona GT40.
While Henry Ford II and Enzos troubles are legendary and certainly came into effect later on when Henry wanted to embarass Ferrari, Fords first motivation was producing and financing a car which could take buyers away from Corvette. Corvette was taking off as Americs Sports Car and Ford wanted to be in the action as the Thunderbird wasnt cutting it. Shelbys Cobra was a good shot at 'the title'. First paragraph in History and Development.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_Cobra

Im a long time Corvette owner(and Mustang) here who loved the Chevy/Ford battles back in the 60's. Corvette/Cobra, Mustang/Camaro Trans Am series.

For the record, you're confusing two cars. The Daytona was a Cobra will a top attached and more advanced aero to to give it more top end. The GT40 was an entirely different platform, the car Ford wanted to whoop Ferrari with and did.

RIP Mr. Shelby

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The car that the Cobra was designed to compete against.
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^ the Cobra was built to beat out Ferrari
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Too many (super)cars to choose from.
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This is actually one of my favorites as well.
This car won the Pebble Beach best in show a number of yrs ago.

Here is one of my all time favs
1956 Ferrari 410SF - only one in existence
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While Henry Ford II and Enzos troubles are legendary and certainly came into effect later on when Henry wanted to embarass Ferrari, Fords first motivation was producing and financing a car which could take buyers away from Corvette. Corvette was taking off as Americs Sports Car and Ford wanted to be in the action as the Thunderbird wasnt cutting it. Shelbys Cobra was a good shot at 'the title'. First paragraph in History and Development.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_Cobra

Im a long time Corvette owner(and Mustang) here who loved the Chevy/Ford battles back in the 60's. Corvette/Cobra, Mustang/Camaro Trans Am series.

For the record, you're confusing two cars. The Daytona was a Cobra will a top attached and more advanced aero to to give it more top end. The GT40 was an entirely different platform, the car Ford wanted to whoop Ferrari with and did.

RIP Mr. Shelby
The vision, idea and hard work behind the Cobra came from Shelby and his inspiration was to win Le Mans and beat Ferrari. Everything else is as you said. Shelby came across Ford in a hunt for a V8 motor and Ford provided it (which by the way was a pick up truck motor).
Just suppose Ford had turned him down, maybe Pontiac would've stepped up??
For the record, the Daytona whooped Ferrari and won Le Mans not the GT40. But you're right, they are two different vehicles, I just didn't put a "&" or a "/" between them.
BBC put out a cool CobraFerrariWars documentary ... definately worth a watch. Another cool video, not dealing with Cobras but the MadMax Falcon Coupe, is one called "Love the Beast".
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The vision, idea and hard work behind the Cobra came from Shelby and his inspiration was to win Le Mans and beat Ferrari. Everything else is as you said. Shelby came across Ford in a hunt for a V8 motor and Ford provided it (which by the way was a pick up truck motor).
Just suppose Ford had turned him down, maybe Pontiac would've stepped up??
For the record, the Daytona whooped Ferrari and won Le Mans not the GT40. But you're right, they are two different vehicles, I just didn't put a "&" or a "/" between them.
BBC put out a cool CobraFerrariWars documentary ... definately worth a watch. Another cool video, not dealing with Cobras but the MadMax Falcon Coupe, is one called "Love the Beast".
I think we both safely say that Corvette and Ferrari were both in Shelbys/Ford II's sights.
The Daytona won won LeMans as did the GT40. The GT40 had a damn near monopoly on the race for a couple years there. The one iconic photo of GT40's crossing the finish line #1,2,3 comes to mind. Shelby and Ford gave Enzo many sleepless nights in those days.

Im familiar with the Cobra Ferrari Wars. Facinating stuff. The other work I havent heard of. Maybe I'll give it a look.
Both the 260 and 289 small blocks which found its way into the early Cobras were Fords performance engines of the time. The 289 plant was the one that was in the 65 Shelby GT350 Mustangs. It was a solid lifter screamer. Im pretty sure the 289 in the Cobra was the hi-po version also. I think youre thing of the 428 FE Ford engine. Not sure if any actually ended up in production Cobras. Maybe test mules, Im not sure?
The 427 'side oiler'(which was underhood of the most desireable Cobras) were FE plants also but they were Fords pure racing engine. Designed for competition on the high speed NASCAR tracks. Its still a highly desired racing engine. I was only a little tike at the time, wish I was old enough to really appreciate the wild heyday of Shelbys career.
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