The Shelby Cobra was produced from 1962 to 1967 in three distinct variants: the MkI, the MkII and the MkIII. The first models were fitted with a 4.3-liter Ford V8 engine, upgraded to a 4.7-liter unit and finally a 7-liter V8. For the last model, the chassis had to be revised to support the additional horsepower. Rated at 425 hp for the standard model and 485 hp for the competition car, the Shelby Cobra MkIII could reach a top speed of 164 to 185 mph. Also referred to as the AC Cobra 427 (for the original 427-cubic-inches engine), most units were actually fitted with Ford’s lower cost, 428 engine. Although the Shelby Cobra is a highly sought after classic nowadays and regarded as one of the icons of design and performance, the model was a financial failure and was discontinued in 1967.
If you’re looking to purchase a 1966 Shelby Cobra, you probably already know a lot about the model. Doing extensive research will help you narrow down your preferences in terms of options. A few tips The Beverly Hills Car Club team will share with you is to make sure you inspect the car’s chassis and look for crash damage and impacts. A car that has been severely damaged rarely fully recovers. The Beverly Hills Car Club team is composed of knowledgeable enthusiasts with long-time experience in the industry. They’ll give you useful recommendations to help you make a smart purchase and will also guide you through the research. A good point of start is The Beverly Hills Car Club online inventory. The Los Angeles classic car dealership often acquires new classics so don’t hesitate to call if you don’t see what you’re looking for.
The Beverly Hills Car Club welcomes you to their Los Angeles showroom anytime. Meet the team, share stories about your favorite classics and take a look at the models for sale. The friendly staff will provide you with excellent service and stay in touch throughout ownership. Connect today and get started!
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