Shelby Cobra — Fifty Years

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  • 0760340293
  • 9780760340295
by Colin Comer In the early 1960s Carroll Shelby, a Texas chicken farmer turned champion... more
Shelby Cobra — Fifty Years

by Colin Comer

In the early 1960s Carroll Shelby, a Texas chicken farmer turned champion race driver, had the audacity to think he could start his own car manufacturing company. To further emphasize the gargantuan proportions of his vision, Shelby decided his company would manufacture nothing but ultra-high-performance sports cars, beginning with the landmark Cobra, introduced in 1962. To the amazement of everyone except Ol' Shel' himself, Shelby Automobiles succeeded beyond anyone's wildest expectations, building cars that would provide the benchmarks for performance (benchmarks that stand to this day) and winning world championships in the process.

This book is a complete history of Shelby's Cobra sports cars. Beginning with a prologue about the events that led up to Shelby's decision to build a high-performance sports car, the main portion of the book tells the history of the production Cobra street cars and race cars, ending with an epilogue about the continuation cars.


  • Dreams as big as Texas:
    Carroll Shelby
  • The Revolution begins:
    Shelby launches full-scale Attack, Code Name "Cobra"
  • The Evolution of the Revolution:
    Go big or go Home
  • Step into the Ring:
    Famous Cobra Rivalries
  • The End of the Line, or was it?
  • Costly Cobra Trinkets:
    The Sum of the Parts
  • The Cobra returns?

Buch, Hardcover, 25,5 x 31 cm, 256 Seiten, 309 farbige und 119 s/w-Abbildungen, englischer Text