Bill Cosby 200MPH: In a Shelby Cobra
Bill Cosby bumped into Carroll Shelby one day, and Carroll told him he was
an American and needed an American car. Bill said his Ferrari would do 180,
So Carroll built him a Special Cobra that would do 200 MPH. It scared him
so bad he returned the car to Shelby!
Erik's fastest times to date
This is a little compilation of a few videos of a friend of mine's 86
shelby charger. Just showing what a POS TD is capable of. He has less than
500 bucks in the motor and less than 1000 in the whole car.
Ultimate Autos- Cobra
Like a coiled snake, this car scared the world's racing elite and made
Carrol Shelby a household name. After becoming the second American driver
to win at LeMans, Shelby's failing heart forced him out of racing in 1959;
but that didn't stop him from looking for a way to stay in the sport. The
result was the fastest production car ever produced.
1978 Dodge Omni vs VW Rabbit Golf & Toyota & Datsun Chi Chi Rodrigeuz
This Dodge Promo film was made in the Fall of 1977 for the January 1978
Introduction of the Dodge Omni. Chrysler Corporation introduced it's first
world car'. This car was in production from Fall of 77 till Spring of 89.
They were sold as Dodge Omni, Plymouth Horizon, Chrysler Horizon in the UK
and the Simca Talbot Horizon in France. 165,000 cars were sold in the USA
in it's first year of production. The US version used a VW engine block
with Chrysler Parts attached which is kind of ironic considering that they
are comparing the car to the VW Rabbit (Golf) in this film. Chi Chi
Rodriguez does the intro for this film. Wink Martindale does the voice
over for this. These films were produced by the Roy Ross Advertising
agency for Chrysler. They were filmed in Palm Springs. Apologies for the
bad sound quality after about 3 minutes, it's a film that's over 30 years
1983 Dodge Shelby Charger / May 2013 update
video 2: Since purchasing this 1983 1/2 Dodge Shelby Charger in August
2012, a number of engine updates by turboMopar's 'R/T' and 'BIGBRUDDA" have resulted
in a nicely running Shelby Dodge machine. Here is a short video with a few
throttle blips to show off the new Exhaust and smooth-running carbed 2.2 liter
87 shelby charger T1 to T2 complete
final product. 2.2 turbo 2 converted to
a Super 60, super 60 cam on 110 centerline, 804 injectors, vibrant front
mount, custom Intercooler
piping, custom air intake, 2 1/2 in swing vavle, 2 1/2 in Exhaust (no converter) soon to be forged
chrysler TII rods and crank, glhs computer 18 psi. thanks to cindy at FWD
Performance for all the help!
'69 Shelby Cobra GT 500
Sail down the coast with a '69 Shelby Cobra GT 500 full of passengers. A
shade of blue/green that is just mesmerizing to look at. Almost as perfect
as the day it was delivered, still has the "Starting Instructions" flyer on
the driver's sun visor and the addition of Carroll Shelby's signature on
the glovebox lid. A beautiful example of this quintessentially classic
From the owner:
Restored by Keith Craft in 2010. Repainted to its original color of
Gulfstream Aqua. It currently has about 55,000 miles on the ODO.
It has its original matching numbers 428 CJ engine and top loader 4-speed
transmission, and original interior (though the seats are in storage so
they don't get worn out).
At Mustang Northwest's 19th
Annual Mustang Roundup, the
car took 2nd place (was painted black at the time).
Won a silver medal in 2010 at Mid America Mustang Nationals.
More recently it was selected as one of the top 20 cars at the 2011 Shelby
Bash car show, placed third at the La Jolla Concours, and won second at the
2011 COCOA Concours de Nice (pronounced the "nice" not "niece").
To preserve the original engine, I had Keith Craft build a 427 side oiler
which is being installed this week. That should give the car quite a bit
more power, while allowing me to store the original engine for