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- 347 stroker.
- 500 horse aluminum head.
- Trimac 5 speed.
- 18″ BBS wheels.
• 4 wheel disc brakes.
• Adjustable shocks.
• Race yellow with black stripes.
The 65 Cobra Roadster has always been driven hard never trailered.
With the Cobra, you are always reminded to step out wide when you are getting out. Especially when you are wearing shorts… That exhaust is HOT!
Carroll Shelby formed Shelby American in 1962 and started building high performance auto parts and modifying production cars for car owners who wanted something more than just a production car. The most legendary of these and well known among car enthusiasts was the AC Cobra.
Production of the AC Cobra also known as the Shelby Cobra was started in 1962. Carroll Shelby approached AC Cars Ltd. a British car manufacturer and proposed to use a Ford V8 engine in the AC Ace chassis giving birth to the AC Cobra.
AC Cars Ltd. had been manufacturing cars since 1904, but under a different name. A prototype that would later become the AC was introduced in 1903 at the Crystal Palace motor show under the name Weller. The Weller Brothers were planning to put into production this advanced 20HP prototype.
However, due to concerns that it was going to be too costly, the prototype didn’t go into production. Instead it was re-designed into a three-wheeler delivery vehicle called Auto-Carrier which went into production in 1904. For this, the Weller Brothers founded a new company named Autocars and Accessories.
In 1907 the Auto-Carrier was re-designed to replace the cargo box with a seat, transforming it into a passenger vehicle. This new version was called the A.C. Sociable.
Then in 1911 the company name changed to Auto Carriers Ltd. and in 1913 the first small sporty two-seater car with four wheels was produced. Unfortunately only a few of them were built due to production being halted when the First World War began.
In 1947, two years after WW2 ended, production resumed with the A.C. 2-Litre. Years later, in 1953 production of the AC Ace started and as they say “The rest is history”.
I am now building a 51 F6 with a flat head. It was a grain truck a mile long, now it’s a one ton short box lowered 4 and 6 riding on 20’s with wide whites.
I also have a 69 Chevy Camaro on this site. You can take a look at it here:
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