A customer came into Kwik Kar Marsh driving a beautiful 1965 Shelby Cobra. He needed a State Inspection among other things and the technicians at Kwik Kar Marsh were happy to comply. The 1965 Shelby Cobra is the Car of the Week at Kwik Kar Marsh and features a 427 engine with 550 horsepower.
1965 Shelby Cobra
The 1965 Shelby Cobra was autographed by the legendary Carroll Shelby.
History of the Shelby Cobra
In September 1961, American automotive designer Carroll Shelby wrote to AC asking if they would build him a car modified to accept a V8 engine. AC agreed, provided a suitable engine could be found. Shelby went to Chevrolet to see if they would provide him with engines, but not wanting to add competition to the Corvette they said no. However, Ford wanted a car that could compete with the Corvette and they happened to have a brand new engine which could be used in this endeavor: the Windsor 221 in³ (3.6 L) engine – a new lightweight, thin-wall cast small-block V8. Ford provided Shelby with two engines.
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