Lots of people that understand about the 1966 Shelby Cobra learned it from the movie "Entered Sixty Secs," concerning a man, played by Nicolas Cage, who needed to take a number of collector cars in a 24 hour period, or be killed by a fierce mobster. However an actual 1966 Shelby Cobra was sold a few years ago for more than $5 million, which was a document cost for an American auto sold at a public auction.
The 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Serpent is an 800 horse power cars, made by Carroll Shelby himself. He built them for his own personal use, and there were just two of them created. Shelby was present when the cars and truck was offered and said at the time that he developed the cars and truck since he wanted the fastest, meanest automobile when traveling. The 1966 Shelby is stated to still be the fastest road legal automobile available, reportedly able to do 0-60 in just 3 seconds. The Shelby was a modified race car. In addition to its 800 horsepower, V8 engine, it had a 3 rate transmission, rather than a manual transmission.
Shelby constructed various other Cobras from 1962-1968, combining Ford V8 engines with lightweight British air conditioning Ace bodies. This combination produced a few of one of the most demanded American cars ever generated. The Shelby Super Serpent also showed off 2 Paxton superchargers in the top of the line 427 cubic inch V8 which essentially increased the horsepower of a production 427 Cobra. These Cobra competitors styled roadsters were made road lawful by including mufflers, bumpers as well as a number of other safety items to the package.
The other Super Serpent was originally sold to comic Bill Cosby, who drove it when and afterwards returned the automobile saying it was simply too quick. Cosby's Super Serpent was ultimately damaged by one more motorist, that died in the accident. The Shelby was completed leaving the one cost an auction as the only Super Snake on earth. Experts consider the 1966 Shelby Cobra to be the epitome of high performance muscle cars and trucks.
Shelby started developing Cobras in 1961 starting with the light-weight British Ace roadster as well as weding it to Ford's 260-cid V8. He followed up with a stronger 289 adjusting racing Cobras approximately 380 hp. By 1965, Carroll Shelby had produced 655 small block Cobras, when he presented a new version of the auto.
Shelby widened the steel multi tube frame as well as enhanced the coil set up to take care of the Ford V8s better. The Ace roadster aluminum body was likewise modified right into a much more dynamic wind resistant flare raising rate output.