The Daily Wrap

The Daily Wrap

I. A Norwegian couple got caught having sex while speeding over the weekend. Police noticed the car for going 85 mph in a 60 mph zone and weaving back and forth. Upon further inspection officers noticed that the reason for the swerving was that the driver and his girlfriend could find no better place to [...]

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Shelby Cobra CSX-3021

What Great Depression 2.0? Two Shelby Cobras Go For $4.35 Million

OK, while most of you couldn’t even afford to buy your mistresses Xmas gifts this year, some guy just paid $4,350,000 for two Shelby Cobras. Meaning that obviously these Cobras are race pedigreed, Bob Bondurant piloted Sebring winners, right? Um… no! The first and much more expensive car is CSX 3021 (pictured above), thought to be [...]

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Superformance GT40 MKI Roush 427 IR

Superformance Twofer: Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe and GT40 MKI

I know this is a bad thing to say, but here goes: For this review I’m tossing the small amount of journalistic credibility I possess out the window. Behind the couch, under the bus — wherever, it’s gone. Bye-bye. Why? Years ago I read an article (don’t recall the publication) that described Bryant Gumbel’s interview [...]

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Superformance Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe

Car of the Week: Superformance Coupe

They were going to call it the Brock Coupe. Then they decided to call it the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. More of a proper name, for sure. And long one of my favorite cars. Did I mention that Superformance let me drive it, not just lean against its fiberglass shell? They let me drive it [...]

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Ultimate Cobra Kit Car

You’re looking at the king of the Shelby Cobra kit car kingdom. It’s a collaboration between Superformance and Roush, and it’s powered by a 567 horsepower 7.0-liter V8. That’s a 427 big block in real numbers. All that power is wedged down into a 2,600 lb fiberglass body, identical in every detail to the cars [...]

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Ford Mustang FR500CJ

If there’s one thing Detroit does really well, it’s going crazy fast in a straight line. To that end, Ford has rolled out a drag package for the Mustang. Branded the FR500CJ (FR for Ford Racing, CJ for Cobra Jet), the mad-dash pony is powered by a tweaked version of the supercharged 5.4-liter V8 found [...]

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Carroll Shelby 1953 MG TC

Carroll Shelby’s First Race Car To Hit The Auction Block

When people think about American racing, they often think first of Carroll Shelby. And why not? His Cobra and Daytona Coupes were totally dominant during the first half of the 1960s. Shelby stuck real men like Ken Miles, Bob Bondurant, Dan Gurney, Phil Hill and Jack Sears at the various helms and even managed to [...]

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Aftermarket Goodies For the Fiat 500

Our favorite car we’ve never driven is already getting the aftermarket treatment from Cobra (no relation to Carol Shelby). The trick pieces include the obligatory 17-inch wheels, lowered suspension bits and a more free flowing exhaust. But the coolest Cinquecento bit is what the company is calling their ‘City Guard.’ The stainless tubing looks an [...]

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Rally Hottie Hoons Electric Cobra

I have loved the Shelby AC Cobra since before I could talk. I kid you not. My favorite Hot Wheel to drool on was a ’66 427, so the news that rally varga Lisa Klassen just had her turn behind the wheel of the electric HST EVx Shelby Cobra was almost too much to handle. [...]

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Shelby 427 Cobra

Shelby Cobras Return to Racing

Attention Cheesehead race fans: It’s not too late to scurry on over to Elkhart Lake and catch the triumphant return of Shelby Cobras to factory racing. The 2008 Kohler International Challenge, one of the largest SVRA national vintage car racing events, with several dozen classes in ten groups. Shelby Automotive, partnered with Ford and Brian [...]

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Cobra Venom V8

Yes Please: Cobra Venom V8

Design studies are a dime per dozen. However, some have teeth. Or in this case, venomous fangs. You’re looking at Jamie Martin’s reconceptualiztion of the AC Shelby Cobra. He’s calling it the Cobra Venom V8 and as you may have guessed, it’s got a V8 under that slick, Morgan meets BMW Z3 meets GT40 skin. [...]

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Cobra NavOne 4500

Cobra NavOne 4500

Mobile electronics company Cobra answers the call of droves of frustrated commuters with their new offering, the NavOne 4500.  This sweet little box has uses satellite navigation, features a touch-screen color display with over seven million points of interest. The coolest part of all is that it has real time traffic information. The unit is [...]

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