Ford AC Shelby Cobra | Martin Allen

A stunning painting of a Shelby Cobra racing at Goodwood. One of the most famous muscle cars of all time, this is a must-have for fans of the Cobra and American muscle.

£49.00

Sold By: Martin Allen

Description

Even before he started racing professionally and won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Carroll Shelby had a dream of building sports cars under his own name. But in early sixties, that dream seemed impossible. His health condition forced him to stop racing and his other business ventures didn’t look promising. But in 1961, he got the news that AC Cars from England would stop production of their AC Ace model since the Bristol six cylinder engines weren’t available anymore. True entrepreneur at heart, Shelby realized that the light and nimble British roadster could be a perfect match for a powerful American V8 engine and that this could be the chance of becoming a constructor, and not just a retired racing car driver. Very soon, he contacted AC Cars and they sent him an engine-less body to his shop in California. With some help from Ford Motor Company and a small team of mechanics, the first Shelby Cobra was introduced in 1962. It was powered by Ford’s 260 engine, and later with a venerable 289 V8, and it pretty soon took the sports car world by a storm. The combination of lightweight body, small dimensions and brute US power proved to be revolutionary and the car did extremely well in competition all around the world.

Motorsport art available in 3 different special studio print sizes:
Standard – A3 30cm x 42cm
Premium A2 42cm x 59cm
Superior A1 59cm x 84 cm.
Standard prints have printed titles and are from an edition of 100 and embossed, Premium
prints are from an edition of 75 signed and numbered by the artist, and Superior prints from
an edition of 50 signed and numbered by the artist.
All prints are pigment prints on fine art grade archival matt paper.
Each print is hand embossed in the lower margin and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

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