Shelby and AC Cobra

Shelby and AC Cobra

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In the new edition of this classic text, Brian Laban brings the story of the AC Cobra up to date. In the early 1960s, a flamboyant Texan, Carroll Shelby, dreamed of a special kind of sports car, a marriage of European style with lusty, affordable American V8 power. He took his dream forward and he persuaded British sports car specialist AC Cars to build his car, and US industry giant the Ford Motor Co to fund it. Its name also came to him in a dream - Cobra. The original production of the Cobra lasted just five years and encompassed barely a thousand cars built within the original framework. But it was only the beginning of a story that is still very much alive, encompassing 'continuations', spin-offs, and a massive worldwide replica industry. Shelby and AC Cobra details the man behind the cars, the story of their development and engineering, racing pedigree and owning and driving these powerful, iconic cars today. Fully illustrated with 250 archive colour photographs.168 Taggs Island works 41 Thames Ditton works 32, 35, 37, 47, 54, 65, 66, 67, 69 , 75, 78, 79, 86, 92, 94, 105, 164, 170, 171 AC Owners Club 66 Aerovault trailer 135 Alan Mann Racing 65 Alfa Romeo 24, 42, 97, 128, 164 Alfin brakes 45, 48, 50 AllAmerican Racers 176 Allard 7, 8, 9, ... 160, 179 Arnott supercharger 38 Art Center School of Design 134, 135 Associated Newspapers 30 Aston Martin cars 21, anbsp;...

Title:Shelby and AC Cobra
Author:Brian Laban
Publisher:Crowood - 2015-08-31


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