AC Shelby Cobra Poster Mock up poster with a golden lamp

The very first Shelby Cobra: sold for £10,332,020

The first ever AC Cobra, the Carroll Shelby creation that revolutionised the sports car market, is to be sold after remaining in the family’s ownership since it was built in 1962. Shelby, a US racing driver turned entrepreneur, took a pretty British sports car, the AC Ace, and added a powerful Ford V8. The result was a fearsomely fast car that dominated racetracks and terrified road testers.

To honour this event  Spare Car Arts have created a minimalist car poster based on this classic. You can buy the poster here.

He added: “Had Carroll Shelby never decided to squeeze that high performance V-8 into its engine bay, there would be no Cobra and certainly no Shelby American, nor GT40, nor the others that followed. The automotive landscape and sports cars as we know them would be very different.”

 

AC Shelby Cobra Poster Mock up poster with a golden lamp
AC Shelby CobraMock up poster in a dark gray interior