In 2014, Shelby announced to come out with a limited edition 50th anniversary Cobra 427 AC. There are very rare masterpieces from the convertible cars section that you would be proud to own as your collectible. This one certainly makes to the list of the convertible lovers. The majority of the petrol heads are well aware of the magical creation of Carroll Shelby’s big block Cobra that was launched in the year 1965. What’s more exciting was that the announcement that there will be 50 such iconic pieces.
The Cobra 427-AC Then:
Many years ago, the British grand touring car manufacturers were able to build one of their best cars with an amazing mileage. It was known to accelerate from 0-100 mph. Furthermore, it braked completely in less than 25 seconds. People found it to be very impressive in the beginning. However, soon with the automotive development and major transformations in the velocity, the convertibles witnessed amazing shift.
It is indeed unbelievable that this convertible could brake at 14.5-seconds and could easily accelerate up to 100 miles per hour. In the meantime, Shelby made sure to keep up with the standards that the convertible had already set until he comes up with something plusher than Cobra. That meant beating some of the best cars that had high water mark when it came to performance.
For a long time, the 427 Cobra was known to accelerate and decelerate at godly rates. What was more magical was that this civilized car had a new and all-independent suspension system. In the post-war years, the leaf springs and lower wishbones were coupled with the flexible frame. This supported the suspension system even better.
The Cobra 427 AC Now:
Each of the 50 pieces of this roadster that were set out to sell was painted in Guardsmen Blue and Wimbledon White Stripes. They come equipped with a premium black leather for the interiors along with some other highlights. It made its debut in Scottsdale, Arizona at its major Barret-Jackson Auction in January 2015.
One thing is for sure the way the world looked at convertibles drastically changed with the big block Shelby’s Cobra. The people appreciated small block cars, however, Cobra was FE-powered and it simply took the convertibles to a new level. It was not just powerful in its performance but highly sophisticated in its look. Shelby’s dream to carve the first hypercar of the world actualized with Cobra.
The recent Cobras are a modern take on the big block Cobras. With a new coil spring independent suspension, it is known to give better comfort and a smooth drive. It comes with a larger passenger compartment for ergonomically leisurely seating. The upgraded brakes, fatter tires, and wider tracks simply ensured that there is nothing amiss in the new Cobra from the older Cobra
If you look at both the versions, you will find each in its own a purest expression. Shelby’s vision certainly transformed the regular convertible into a high-performance car. If you are planning to invest in this roadster, then do not lose a moment to think and get your limited edition Cobra 427 AC.