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Used Shelby Cobras for sale
Anyone who's ever seen the movie Gone in 60 Seconds is aware of the prestige of the Shelby Cobra. The film puts the elusive sports car at the height of vehicle acquisitions. Designed by British automobile manufacturer AC Cars, the Shelby Cobra was in production from 1962 to the late 1960s. Interestingly, however, the rights to build what are known as “continuation cars” are free to anyone who would like to make a Shelby Cobra.
Shelby Cobra history
Built as a two-door coupe roadster, the Shelby Cobra can also be found as a convertible. The car was originally designed in 1961 for retired race car driver Carroll Shelby. He requested British AC Cars to make him a vehicle modified to accept a V8 engine. Finding a lightweight engine was not an easy task, but Ford came through by supplying their new Windsor 3.6 L V8, with the hopes that AC Cars would build a vehicle to compete against the popular Chevrolet Corvette.
Used Shelby Cobra for sale
It may be possible to find a “continuation car” version of the Shelby Cobra, but the originals are quite rare, and the vehicle is highly sought after by motor enthusiasts. The badging of the car was also changed depending on the region in which it was sold. In international markets, the vehicle is sold as the AC Cobra, while in North America it has always carried the Shelby Cobra badge.
Thankfully, there is one surefire way to increase your chances of finding this notoriously rare car: Discovering used Shelby Cobras for sale is easiest when you take advantage of the easy-to-use search tools and extensive listings available on Kijiji Autos. For the best odds of finding rare vehicles, extend your search to areas larger than your local city.
Pros and cons
A famous car in American history
Exceptionally powerful engine
Less practical by today's standards
Maintaining authenticity means it lacks technology
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.