65 Cobra Roadster

65 Cobra Roadster Owned/submitted by:
Chris Cook

From:
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

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Specifications:
  • 347 stroker.
  • 500 horse aluminum head.
  • Trimac 5 speed.
  • 18″ BBS wheels.
More Specs:

• 4 wheel disc brakes.
• Adjustable shocks.
• Race yellow with black stripes.

History:


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!

Additional Facts:

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”.

Present Or Future Plans:

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.

Final Thoughts:

I also have a 69 Chevy Camaro on this site. You can take a look at it here:
http://CertifiedCarLovers.com/Muscle-Cars/69-Chevrolet-Camaro/

This Is My Favorite YouTube Video:

My Ride’s Pictures:
65 Cobra Roadster Description of Picture on the Left:
Great picture of the 65 Cobra Roadster. The AC Cobra also known as the Shelby Cobra is one of the most famous cars of all time on both configurations, the street version and the racing version. Even though it was a financial failure and Ford as well as Shelby stopped importing these cars from England, the Cobra became famous due to its success in the racing circuit. Click on the Picture to open a new page with a larger picture.
Description of Picture on the Right:
Very nice picture of the front of the 65 Cobra Roadster. The Cobra has a distinctive front that is so unique that no other car comes even remotely close. This car has no radiator grill or front bumper which makes it look like it is not complete, but actually omission of these components doesn’t take anything away from its appealing look. Click on the Picture to enlarge.
65 Cobra Roadster
65 Cobra Roadster Description of Picture on the Left:
Picture of the 65 Cobra Roadster rear. Just like the front, the rear of this car is designed without any fancy components. Basically it only has two small rear lights on each side and like the front has no bumper. But this doesn’t make the car any less appealing. In fact, it makes it unique and this makes it stand out when compared to other roadsters. Click on the pic to enlarge.
Description of Picture on the Right:
Side picture of the 65 Cobra Roadster. Very nice wheels. According to the owner they are 18″ BBS wheels. There is no trim or anything else that stands out on the side of this car other than the exhaust pipe. This is the reason why the owner made the comment: “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!”. Click to check out a larger pic.
65 Cobra Roadster

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