1964 AC Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe

July, 2010 § 6 Comments

Another nice car from Shelby, and from the 60’s. Like cobra is one of the most “replicated” cars in the world. Nowadays u can buy this car! Of course, replica not the original, but we need to say thanks to his companies that brings us the beauty from old cars to our days. If u have enough money, u can ask to buy a Cobra or a Daytona Coupe “replica” at:  http://www.shelbydaytonacobra.co.uk/

Here u have some historic notes that explain how Dayton Coupe rises from, probably the most known, AC Cobra.

During much of his active racing career Carroll Shelby raced against Ferrari(s). That did not change when he turned to building his own racing car, the Cobra. This well-honed machine was more than a match for Italy’s finest on the tight American tracks, winning the USRRC Championship in 1963. However on the high-speed tracks that hosted the FIA GT World Championship rounds the Shelby Cobra was let down by its poor (brick-like) aerodynamics. The ‘FIA specification’ Cobras were fitted with special hard-tops but these did not lower the drag sufficiently to keep up with the less powerful Ferraris on the straights. Shelby realized that far more drastic measures were needed and he asked his head of special projects Pete Brock to pen a low drag coupe body.
[text by to http://www.ultimatecarpage.com].

1964 AC Shelby Cobra 427

July, 2010 § 2 Comments

Another really incredible beatiful car from the 60’s…    it came from Carroll Shelby. While racing in Europe and North and South America throughout the 1950s, Carroll Shelby cherished one dream; building the world’s fastest sportscar.

I always love that car…  in my mind the blue color with white stripes becomes a classic forever!

I share with you some pics, but at the same time i recommend  u a web page i just discovered this week. The “Internet Movie Cars Database” is a great idea, u can query for the movies where a car has been filmed. For example, the AC Cobra:

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicles_make-AC_model-Cobra&sortBy=4.html

Some pics:

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