The First Three Shelby Cobras: The Sportscars That Changed The Game | Gordon Bruce | Book | Hardback

This book, the fourth in the Exceptional Cars series, tells the story of the first AC Cobras created by the legendary Carroll Shelby in 1962.

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Exceptional Cars series: 4

This book, the fourth in the Exceptional Cars series, tells the story of three cars, the first AC Cobras created by the legendary Carroll Shelby in 1962. The prototype CSX2000 has been described as ‘the most important modern American car’, although it was built on a British AC Ace chassis with an American Ford V8 engine. CSX2001 was the first production Cobra and CSX2002 the first to race, leading to a series of competition successes that made Shelby’s Cobras famous and a favourite of sports-car enthusiasts throughout the world.

Key content

– CSX2000 was the only prototype Cobra and was retained by the Shelby family until 2016, when it sold at auction for a record $13.75 million.
– The first production car, CSX2001, was delivered to American race driver Ed Hugus, and subsequently sold to a Frenchman, Jean-Marie Vincent, who raced in the Tour de France and numerous European hillclimbs.
– CSX2002 nearly won its inaugural race, at Riverside, driven by Bill Krause, but was side-lined by a broken rear hub. The first Cobra win, by this car, fell to Dave MacDonald at Tucson in March 1963.
– All three cars are now the pride of car collections in the United States. CSX2000 and CSX2002 are part of the Larry Miller Collection, while CSX2001 belongs to a California-based motorsport aficionado Bruce Meyer.
– The book is lavishly illustrated with a mix of period and contemporary images, many of which are previously unseen.

ISBN 978-1-907085-55-0
Author: Gordon Bruce
Publisher: Porter Press International
Specifications: Jacketed Hardback, 128 page extent, 240 mm x 280 mm in landscape format
Category: W
Illustrations: over 120 colour & b/w photos
Publication: February 2018

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