Friday, October 26, 2012

If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough.

While we were living in north Austin, I came across a local automotive shop that had a Shelby Cobra kit car. The clear coat was starting to peel and the owner left it with shop to be clear coated. The owner of the shop was nice enough to let me take a few photos.

The AC Cobra, sold as the Ford/Shelby AC Cobra in the USA and often known colloquially as the Shelby Cobra in that country, is an American-engined British sports car produced intermittently since 1962.

The car may have been designed by AC but Carroll Shelby made it famous.  Sadly, Carroll Shelby died about six months ago of ongoing heart problems, but he lived a long and for-filling life of 89 years.

Title quote by Mario Andretti.

The AC Cobra on Wikipedia
Carroll Shelby on Wikipedia
Legendary Car Builder Carroll Shelby Dead At 89