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Shelby built eight of these cars, which came to be known as “King Cobras,” in 1963-’64, and one, a 1964 Lang-Cooper II “Super King Cobra” built for team driver Dave MacDonald, finished in a unique orange hue and bodied with a Peter Brock design, heads to auction at Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale on Saturday, September 8.
Shelby King Cobra 1963-1964 (Dave Friedman) Here is a picture of the chassis. (Dave Friedman) A little history... In 1963 Dave MacDonald convinced Shelby they should build a modified sports racing car. They ended up buying Cooper Monaco's and fitted them with their tried and true 289 and BMC-Huffaker transaxles.
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This '63 King Cobra was one of two such cars delivered into Shelby's V8-swappin' hands by John Cooper, the builder of Jack Brabham's championship F1 cars and the rally-dominating Mini variant.
The AC Cobra, sold as the Shelby Cobra in the United States, is an Anglo-American sports car with a Ford V8 engine, produced intermittently in both the UK and the US since 1962.
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a hatchback-only option with the “show,” but not the “go,” of a Shelby Mustang. “Cobra strikes again,” said the Free Wheelin’ catalog, a youth-oriented, 24‑page color booklet produced by Ford. “New Cobra II. Ford’s Mustang II wrapped in an appearance package that does justice to the Cobra name.
The Shelby Mustang is a high performance variant of the Ford Mustang which was built by Shelby American from 1965 to 1968, and from 1969 to 1970 by Ford. Following the introduction of the fifth generation Ford Mustang in 2005, the Shelby nameplate was revived as a new high-performance model, this time designed and built by Ford.