Market Analysis: 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster "Le Mans"
Thursday, February 14th, 2013
We need to examine the age-old question: Is it possible to crash-and sometimes burn-the history out of a winning race car?
By Colin Comer
In April 1963, Carroll Shelby prepared two cars for Le Mans that summer. Features included Dunlop magnesium wheels with larger fender flares, FIA hood scoops and a 37-gallon fuel tank. The engines, stated to be “moderate tune,” had four Weber downdraught carburetors.
One team car entered by AC...
Carroll Shelby and the AC Cobra
Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
You wouldn't think the year 1928 could possibly be associated with performance, but the end of the roaring 20's was also accompanied by the birth of the great Carroll Shelby. Carroll spent his early days bedridden due to a heart condition, but by his early teen years, his health was good and he developed an interest in racing cars. Carroll cut his teeth racing a Willys during high school before World War II intervened. He...