Colin Comer Shelby Cobra Fifty Years

ISBN 13: 9780760340295

Shelby Cobra Fifty Years

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9780760340295: Shelby Cobra Fifty Years

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. Shelby Cobra Fifty Years 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.

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There are some things in life that are beyond the abilities of a single person, such as starting a successful automobile manufacturing company and producing world-championship automobiles. Right. Try telling that to Carroll Shelby. When health issues cut his promising racing career short, he set out to do the impossible—start his own car company and build a sports car capable of beating the very best the world had to offer, including Ferrari. Especially Ferrari, in fact. Not only did Shelby and his modest Cobra succeed, but he and his supposedly antiquated little roadster absolutely rubbed Enzo Ferrari’s face in the asphalt, humiliating the mighty Italian so thoroughly that his eponymous company abandoned sports car racing altogether. Shelby Cobra: Fifty Years tells the story of Carroll Shelby’s American-British hybrid sports car, celebrating its exploits on the track, on the street, and more recently, on the auction block. In so doing, it chronicles Shelby’s amazing accomplishments, as well as the invaluable contributions of Shelby’s brilliant team consisting of Phil Remington, Ken Miles, Peter Brock, and many more of the greatest automotive geniuses of all time. This book is an essential addition to the library of any Cobra fan, Shelby fan, racing fan, or anyone who just enjoys a great story.

From the Back Cover:

In the early 1960s, Carroll Shelby, a Texas-chicken-farmer-turned-champion-race-driver, had the audacity to think he could start his own auto manufacturing company. As if that wasn't daunting enough, 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 Shelby himself, Shelby Automobiles succeeded beyond anyone's wildest expectations, building cars that set the world's standards for performance, benchmarks that stand to this day, and winning world championships in the process. Shelby Cobra: Fifty Years provides the complete history of Shelby's Cobra sports cars, from the events that led up to Shelby's decision to build a high-performance sports car, to the history of the production of Cobra street cars and racecars, to the Cobras Shelby American continues to build to this day.

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