About 1965 Shelby Cobra
Many classic sports cars from the 1960s have become icons, but when it comes to elegant curves, a roaring engine, and unmatched style, there is one vehicle that blows other contenders out of the water. That vehicle is the 1965 Shelby Cobra, and the popularity of this joint U.S. and U.K. roadster is unlikely to wane anytime soon. The trademark sloped bonnet, racing stripe, and thick wheels are just part of the story, however. This elegant British design is perfectly complimented by an American made V8 engine which helps the roadster easily live up to the high speed, tarmac gobbling image. The 1965 Shelby Cobra is actually the MK3 design, with some models featuring a huge 7.0-liter engine compared to the standard 4.7-liter found in earlier versions. Often referred to as the Shelby AC Cobra, originals are understandably hard to find, but searching the large inventory on eBay opens up some interesting possibilities. If finding an original proves to challenging, Shelby Cobra replicas are a great way to enjoy the look and feel of this classic, and enthusiasts or collectors may enjoy building one from scratch with a Shelby Cobra kit.