Shelby Cobra front -9-12

Shelby Cobra and Daytona Coupe

Sadly, Carroll Shelby died earlier this year.  He was able to create some of the most iconic cars in the history of racing.  He was a tall Texan who wasn’t afraid of anyone.  Conversely, his cars have scared a lot of people over the years.  Below are a few pictures of two different type of Shelby cars.

The Shelby Daytona Coupe is chassis # CSX2287.  That car is also known as the prototype.  The first Daytona and the only one built entirely in America by the Shelby team.  I won the GT class in the 1964 12 Hours of Sebring and was even featured in a The Monkees episode.  Also, the car was driven by Phil Hill at one time.  Phil was the first American born Formula 1 champion.  This car is in the collection at the Simeone Foundation.

Shelby Daytona side 4-21-11Shelby Cobra symbolShelby Cobra roof 7-28-12






Shelby Cobra engine closer 7-28-12

Shelby Cobra engine 7-28-12







The rest of the cars are Cobras.  I really don;t know a lot about how authentic they are.  Even if the cars have been change a little, or a lot, they are still very attractive, and probably scary.