My Car Quest

September 22, 2020

Carroll Shelby vs Brian Angliss and the AC Cobra Mk IV

by Mike Gulett - Man, Carroll Shelby was really pissed off at Brian Angliss (the founder of Autokraft) and Edsel Ford. All because of the new AC Cobra Mk IV by Autokraft. Why was Shelby so upset about the new AC Cobra Mk IV? Was it the … [Read more...]

A Brief History of the Shelby Cobra

The history of Carroll Shelby is multifaceted, complex and fascinating. The movie Ford v Ferrari focuses on his involvement with the 24 Hours of Le Mans where he won the race outright with co-driver Roy Salvadori driving an Aston Martin in 1959. He … [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...]

The AC Cobra Mk. IV

The most fun was the Angliss-Shelby fight - in the pages of CAR magazine… by Wallace Wyss - The AC Cobra, as most Cobra fans know, was developed from the AC 2.6 which was a later model developed from the AC Ace, which had gone into production … [Read more...]

The AC Cobra Mk IV – This Would Be A Cool Car To Own

by Mike - I attended my first Cars & Coffee in June 2013 at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, California. I drove the Grifo - it was about a 100 mile round trip drive. There were some great cars and some interesting people too. I met Robert … [Read more...]