Carroll Shelby with Shelby Cobra, 1963-1964

Summary

Carroll Shelby took the auto enthusiast world by storm when he pulled the straight-6 engine from a lightweight British AC Ace roadster, replaced it with a Ford V-8, and created the Shelby Cobra. Between the 1962 and 1967 model years, Shelby American produced just under 1,000 Cobras variously equipped with 260, 289, and 427-cubic inch Ford engines.

Carroll Shelby took the auto enthusiast world by storm when he pulled the straight-6 engine from a lightweight British AC Ace roadster, replaced it with a Ford V-8, and created the Shelby Cobra. Between the 1962 and 1967 model years, Shelby American produced just under 1,000 Cobras variously equipped with 260, 289, and 427-cubic inch Ford engines.

Artifact

Negative (Photograph)

Date Made

1963-1964

Subject Date

1963 - 1964

Creators

Friedman, Dave 

Collection Title

Dave Friedman Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2009.158.6203.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 2.375 in

Width: 2.375 in

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