My Car Quest

December 10, 2018

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...]

The Hudson River Shelby Cobra

wherein a 427 Cobra spends mucho time in a murky river before being rediscovered... by Wallace Wyss - The story starts March 3, 1968 when a red 427 Cobra was seen on Route 5 between Schenectady and Albany, New York. The driver, even … [Read more...]

Restomod, Pro-Touring, Replica Or Something Completely Different

by Mike - I suspect that, like me, many of you are attracted to the idea of creating a custom car that is suited to your own tastes and may run on modern mechanicals for a better and more reliable driving experience than the original or it may be … [Read more...]

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