Saturday, January 3, 2015

OLS Saturday AM Car Show: The 1965 Shelby Cobra 427

This year marks the 50 anniversary of the legendary Shelby Cobra 427.  Originally designed to be a race car that would be "corvette beaters", the car has taken on almost mythical status.  Indeed, as this Popular Mechanics article explains, Shelby has designed an anniversary edition of the 427 and will sell only 50 units, each costing approximately $180,000.  The first photo below is of the anniversary edition, while the last two are of the original 1965 model.

Now the 1965 model: