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Shelby celebrates 50th anniversary by rolling out the original 1962 Shelby Cobra CSX2000

by Zach Bowman (RSS feed) on Apr 5th, 2012 at 1:27PM

Shelby is celebrating the company's 50th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion, the performance gurus rolled out the very first Cobra ever constructed. Assembled by Carol Shelby himself, the roadster is the very first pairing of an AC Ace and Ford V8 engine. Shelby first opted to slide a 221 cubic-inch eight-cylinder under the hood before later switching to a 260 cube engine tuned to around 260 horsepower. He beefed up components like the chassis tubes, spindles, rear differential and springs to build a car capable of handling the uptick in power. Flash forward 50 years, and the... Read More

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