Chris’s wishlist – AC Shelby Cobra
Every car enthusiast has a dream car list that he or she wish for and myself being a lover of cars new and old have an enormous wishlist. I have decided that once a week I will share one of the cars on my list and maybe after reading what I have to say, the car of the week may make it onto your wish list too.
I have been passionate about the Cobra ever since I was child, the combination of sporty aggressive looks with shear power grabbed my fascination with the car.
The AC Shelby Cobra was built during the 60′s and it had the perfect set up. The body had the classic British look and the monster engine was produced by Shelby in America. The car had the best of both countries and that is probably why it was so successful.
Out of all the Cobras produced the one that actually sits on my list is the 1966 Super Snake, there were only 2 of these special editions made and one of these models is still around today and sold at an auction in America for $5.5 million 2007. It produced a whopping 800 bhp and could accelerate 0-60 in just 3 seconds.
Since I was born in the 70′s, one of the first times I saw this car was in the 1976 movie The Gumball Rally which was inspired by the cannonball run. The film has a variety of vehicles but the main two cars which battle it out throughout the movie are the AC Shelby Cobra and Ferrari Daytona.
If you have never seen the film then here is a clip from the movie:
Maybe one day my dream will come true and I will be able to cruise through the city streets with the wind running through my hair and 800 screaming horses at my feet.