My Car Quest

February 16, 2019

Event Report: The Petersen Shelby Show

by Wallace Wyss - At the Shelby tribute on January 5 and 6, 2019 at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles (hampered mightily on cruise-in day by an overnight rain), one question was answered definitively, that question being: Will the … [Read more...]

“Distressed” Is In…This Cobra Is In

A 427 Cobra that is shown with all its barn find patina... by Wallace Wyss - I am currently developing some clothing that consists of weathered looking, i.e., “distressed” jackets. Maybe the best customer will be a guy with … [Read more...]

A Short History Of The AC Ace Morphing Into The AC Shelby Cobra

by Wallace Wyss - Yes indeed sports fans, the AC Shelby Cobra did not spring out of the ground complete. It was in the beginning just an engine swap of a lumpen proletariat American made V8 into a successful British sports car. The … [Read more...]

Did I Inspire The Replica Cobra Movement?

by Wallace Wyss - So I was going along he freeway sometime around ’70 to ’72 (memory fogs over) and I am in a Toyota and ahead of me is a 427 Cobra, red with white sidepipes. I began to chase it. We zoom in and out of traffic, my Toyota hard put … [Read more...]

Will A Hit Movie About Carroll Shelby Increase The Value Of All Things Shelby?

We generally do not write about future trends, but this Shelby movie is generating such interest that our frequent contributor Wallace Wyss sent in this opinion. - Ed. by Wallace Wyss - In a word, yes (Shelby stuff will … [Read more...]

How I Acquired AC Cobra 427 CSX 3129

One of our readers shares how he acquired and sold a real AC Shelby Cobra... Text and photos by Bob Wachtel - In 1964 I was living in Brooklyn, N.Y. working as a plumber when the Mustang first became available. I decided to wait until the … [Read more...]

Find us on Google+