- Product description
Carroll Shelby, the legendary racer and car designer, was the driving force behind the Shelby Cobra – one of the fastest, and perhaps the greatest, sports cars ever built. Introduced in 1964, the Cobra was a combination of a lightweight British chassis and a 427 c.i. Ford V8 engine. The resulting sports car held most of the land speed records for the next 20 years. Recently, it broke another record when one of Shelby’s original Cobras fetched an astounding $5.5 million at auction, making it the most expensive American car ever sold.
Shelby claims that he came up with the name for his creation in a
dream. in the middle of the night he awoke and jotted down a single word that had
appeared to him while he slept. the next morning he woke up and saw the word “Cobra” hand-written on the slip of paper.
Meticulously designed and impeccable in every detail, this limited edition 1:24 scale precision die-cast replica is loaded with amazing features. Opening doors reveal the realistic interior. The hood also opens to reveal an intricately detailed reproduction of the historic Shelby 427 c.i. V8 engine. The Cobra’s famous Guardsman Blue exterior with white racing stripes is painstakingly matched to the original 1965 color scheme in a lustrous baked-enamel finish. Other features include steerable front tires, chrome-plated accents and authentic Cobra insignias.
- Hood opens to reveal the authentically detailed reproduction of the famous Shelby 427 cubic inch V8 engine
- Authentic Shelby Cobra insignias
- Guardsman Blue baked-enamel finish with the Cobra’s famous white racing stripes
- Doors open to reveal the highly detailed interior
- Chrome-plated accents
- Steerable rubber tires
Limitation 9,999 complete collections Material Die Cast Metal Weight .41 lb. (.18 kg.) Length 6.5 in. Workmanship Precision made scale model Scale Scale: 1:24
American Mint charges a flat rate of $4.95 shipping and handling fee for all Internet orders.
6% sales tax will be added to all PA orders.