1965 Shelby Cobra Diorama

1965 Shelby Cobra Diorama

In September 1961, American retired race car driver and automotive designer Carroll Shelby wrote to the British company AC Cars asking if they would build him a car modified to accept a V8 engine. Bristol engines for the AC Ace two-seater sports car had recently been discontinued so AC agreed, provided a suitable engine could be found. At that time, Ford wanted a car that could compete with Chevrolet's Corvette and they happened to have a brand new engine which could be used in this endeavor: the Windsor 3.6-litre (221 cu in) engine – a new lightweight, thin-wall cast small-block V8. Set in a mechanic's garage and surrounded by ads celebrating this iconic design, this diorama makes the ideal gift for your favorite gearhead.

  • Handcrafted.
  • Car: die-cast metal, plastic, rubber.
  • Frame: wood, glass, paper.
  • Handmade in France.
  • 19 3/4" long x 5 1/4" wide x 12" high.

SKU: 892739

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