Have you ever been compelled to make up for the wanton dereliction of others? That’s just what the seller of today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe T-bird did, claiming it’s the car that Ford should have built. All you’ll need to decide is if its price makes it a coulda-shoulda-woulda too.
The Shelby Cobra has celebrated its 50th anniversary at least twice now, but next year marks the introduction of the 427 model, and Shelby is building 50 new examples to commemorate the occasion, starting at just under $120k.
If they call you Mr. Cobra and Shelby American's younger staff used to ring you up for advice when it came to fixing old Cobras, you might just be the man with the grandest Cobra collection of them all. Shelby fans, this is your Mecca.
Actually, maybe one thing: That it isn't mine.
For automobile enthusiasts and especially those bitten by the mod bug, there is always a defining automobile. The one that you took your time with and really set out a plan for. You may have had cool cars before, or it may have been your first car. If you had previous vehicles, they may have been alright, but…
Sabrina Chun emailed us because, really, she likes cars. As a result of all her car-liking, she's employed her considerable talents to making a series of dramatic, high-contrast prints of some culturally significant cars, including the Porsche 911, Shelby Cobra, Volkswagen Microbus, and the Back to the Future DeLorean.
Phil Remington wasn't just into racing. He was racing. But every race ends sooner or later, and at 92, Mr. Fix It had run his last lap. He passed away Friday.
It's all fine and good that Ford was able to get its 1.0-liter EcoBoost through airport security, but what if, instead of cast iron, its block were stamped out of thin steel and weighed less than 15 pounds?
How did a lanky chicken farmer from Texas become the most recognizable speed merchant in America? By building some of the rawest performance machines ever made.
Here's the situation: You're an ad executive for the Ford Motor Company in the mid-90s. Your goal is to sell the latest generation of V8 Mustangs to the apathetic, too-cool-for-school Generation X, a group now awash in money thanks to the awesome 90s economy. (Remember that?)
Shelby Cobra replicas are a big part of the vintage racing scene in America. This helmet-cam video from MotorSportsMedia shows how happy they are on the track, even if that track is something as gnarly as Road Atlanta in the wet.
There's probably no one better than Carroll Shelby to talk about Carroll Shelby, and even better, a 1965-era Carroll Shelby. This video, Shelby Goes Racing With Ford, has lots of amazing old footage of Shelby talking about his early years, and actually driving and racing some spectacular old Shelby iron.
It's nice to know that there's still car customizers that will make a new model just because. No focus groups, no careful studies, just the very basic idea that some things would just be cool to do. Like making a 1000 HP car that's not a Veyron. Mostly because it's only $250,000.
Grammatically, pirates use ‘Arr' as an indefinite article, as in Arr, ‘tis a fast car, I seek*. Ford's SVT team used ‘R' to denote their most venomous of Cobras, and today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe snake is definitely a desirable article, but is its price too much of a pirate's booty call?
Massive component failures in race cars are thankfully rare, because when they happen at speed the result can be brutal. Just ask Pete Tryce. Or, better yet, watch him flip his kit-car Cobra at 130 mph early this month at Willow Springs.
The original motorcycles vs. cars drift battle was pure car-on-bike porn. It racked up an astonishing 4.1 million views on YouTube. Now there's a sequel — and it adds a touch of narrative and a cop drifting a 550-hp Mustang Cobra squad car. Beware Officer Dan Brockett.
Today, Ford Racing unveiled the 2013 Cobra Jet Mustang at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Orlando, Fla. The new Cobra Jet, designed for NHRA Stock and Super Stock competition, features two new 5.0-liter TiVCT engine options.
One of the stars of this weekend's Branson Auction, a one owner 1964 Shelby Cobra, sold for an impressive $475,000 before auction fees yesterday. CSX 2305 is one of the few single owner Cobras known to exist.
The good news for one Texas man near the massive wildfires is that his home was merely singed, and his family escaped uninjured. The bad news was what the fire took instead — some 175 classic cars, including a Shelby Cobra and about a dozen Corvettes.
When people hear things like Cobra, Z28 and R/T they automatically think performance, or at least an attempt at performance. This weekend we want to know about the interesting less recognizable performance options, now forgotten by all but those truly obsessed with cars. What is your favorite forgotten performance…