Shelby Cobra Car Show - October 6, 2012
Approximately 18 Shelby Cobra cars (original factory made and
owner-constructed kit cars) were displayed for 2 days (October 6 and 7,
2012) at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens in Arcadia,
For background info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_Cobra
"The Cobras on display at the L.A. County Arboretum & Botanic Garden this
weekend don't hiss or spit or bite. They will be sitting pretty on the
grass when the 127-acre Arcadia grounds host Shelby Cobra sports cars for
the exhibit 'Serpents in the Garden,' " writes Susan Carpenter in the Los
Whether your passion is cars, trees or auto design, the Cobra exhibit on
Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7, offers a new way to experience the
Arboretum. The late Carroll Shelby introduced the sleek and powerful Cobra
in 1962 and soon after it became a legendary racing vehicle. There will be
30 cars on display each day with owners on hand to answer your questions.
Children can have their photo taken in a Cobra go-cart and participate in a
scavenger hunt. The first 250 who complete the hunt each day will receive
a Hot Wheels car.
Vintage Motorsports "Backdraft Roadster" being tuned at EFI
Vintage Motorsports "Backdraft Roadster" with a Roush 511RFE all Aluminum
engine being tuned at EFI Logics using an Accel Gen7 ECU. This car was Dyno'd on the engine Dyno at 520whp, it
baselined 418whp and left with 445whp. The car was running poorly with the
Roush calibration so Vintage brought the car to EFI Logics to get it
running as it should.
'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
Classics Revealed: The Shelby Cobra
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The Shelby Cobra is perhaps the World's most
iconic and thus copied car. Less than 1000 original Ford AC Cobras were
built by Carroll Shelby. Tens of Thousands of copies of the original 289
and 427 AC Cobras exist with most of them being "kit cars" copies. In this
exclusive TFLcar video we visit Superformace in Southern California to
learn why the Shelby Cobra is such an iconic race car and automobile.
Superformance along with Carroll Shelby's own Shelby Automobiles, Inc build
what many call "Continuation Cars". These are brand new Shelby Cobra
roadsters and coupes that have official Shebly CSX serial numbers. They are
of course not the original series of Shelby Cobra cars which now demand
hundreds of thousands of dollars by collectors when they do come up for
sale , but they are also not copies. They are simply new Shelby Cobras
built as a continuation of the original series of cars. In other words,
these are new Shelby Cobras. If you are a fan of Carroll Shelby and his
cars you'll like this video as we get deep into the history of what many
believe is America's most beautiful and iconic race car.
Test Driving 1965 Shelby Cobra 575 Horsepower Muscle Car - 427 Side-Oiler CSX4891
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I thought you might like a look at this awesome Shelby Cobra CSX4891. This
car was built by Shelby American and is about as true to the original as
you'll find...except even more powerful. This car is powered by a 575 HP
Side-Oiler Ford V8, backed by a Toploader four-speed, and a Dana 44 rear.
It even has the true Halibrand pin drive knockoff wheels, with Goodyear
Racing Tires. As you can see in the video, this car is amazingly quick.
It's hard to imagine ever having more fun in an automobile. I hope you
find it interesting, thanks for taking a look!
This car was filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Charles, MO
Special thanks to Tom Abbett from Fast Lane, and Stephen Dunsford from Area
Rides, for all their help.
Here's a full list of specs on this amazing machine: This 1965 Shelby Cobra
CSX4891 has a 427c.i. Ford FE Side Oiler- Rated @ 575hp, Top Loader 4 Speed
Close Ratio Transmission, 3:31 to 1 Gear Ratio, 4in Diameter DOM Steel
Frame, Complete Factory Assembled Rolling Chassis, High Strength Fiberglass
Composite Body, Aluminum Fender Closeout Panels Front & Rear, Show Quality
Paint Available in Original Colors, Original Frame Configuration w/ 4in
Round Tube Main Rails w/ .120 Wall Thickness, Original 90in Wheelbase,
Original 4 Wheel Independent Suspension, Dual A-Arms & Coil Over Billstein
Shocks, Windshield Wipers, Wind Wings & Sun Visors, Rack & Pinion Steering,
Original Style Pedals, Catches & Fittings, Shelby Aluminum Differential
Housing & Dana 44 Gears, Roll Bar, 4 Core Aluminum Radiator, 23 Gallon Fuel
Cell, S/C Dash Layout, Shelby Signature Series Gauges, 15in Original Style
Wood Steering Wheel, Full Shelby Custom Carpeting, Coated Headers & Side
Pipe Exhaust, and High Performance
The background track used in this video was Open Road by Jason Shaw.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe - Lovely Exhaust Sounds!
This video shows an extremely rare and original 1964 Shelby Daytona Cobra
Coupe, only six Daytona original coupes were ever built between 1964 and
1965. In 2009 a Daytona Coupe (chassisnumber CSX2601) was sold for
$7.25million US dollars, with such a ridiculous value it's even more
incredible to see one being driven very fast around track!
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Shelby Cobra 515hp V8 LOUD Sound / Start up & Acceleration Sound
Shelby AC Cobra powered by a Superperformance special stroked and overbored
Big Block Ford V8 / Roush 402 engine with 515hp. The V8 engine sound is
really incredible. Watch this Shelby Cobra video for small bournout,
acceleration and drive scenes.
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