My Car Quest

October 27, 2021

“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...]

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...]

The Mercer Cobra By Virgil Exner

When a great Detroit designer dared to redesign the Cobra...the result was the Mercer Cobra by Wallace Wyss - Just about everything about old Cobras is solid gold, value wise. Which makes you kinda wonder about this car that … [Read more...]