Fans of muscle cars believe there is nothing more exciting than the Shelby Cobra. With a little bit of help from the Ford Motor Company, Carroll Shelby was able to make his dream of building sports car into reality when he introduced the first Shelby Cobra in 1962. It was powered by Ford’s 260 engine, and later with a venerable 289 V8, and soon enough it took the sports car world by a storm as well as the hearts of many car enthusiasts. The Shelby Cobra combines a lightweight body with small dimensions and brute US power into one package which proved to be revolutionary and the car did extremely well in competition all around the world.
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