Shelby to Produce Limited Edition 50th Anniversary 427 Cobra

By Mike Hanlon, Gizmag – There aren’t many cars that you can say will be an instant collectible before they’re off the showroom floor, but this is one of them. Most petrolheads know the legend of Carroll Shelby and the big block Cobra he created in January 1965 – now there will be 50 more of the iconic roadster created for the 50th anniversary. Each will be documented in the “World Registry” alongside the original 343 built by Shelby American in the 1960s, and the 50th Anniversary 427 Cobra will be available with either a fiberglass body for US$120,000, or an aluminum bodied car (pictured) for $180,000. Those prices are both quoted without drivetrain, and to retain the lines of the car around the bonnet area, (not to mention the spirit of the beast), you’ll need to fit a normally-aspirated big block engine which will run from around another...

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