A sensational collectible depicting the last of the street Cobras®!
Carroll Shelby™ pushed American racing to the limits back in the '50s and '60s, and created what many consider the greatest contribution to the world of speed: The Cobra®, a trail-blazing combination of ultra-lightweight aluminum and flashy Euro styling with a brawny American V-8 engine. Give yourself the opportunity to demonstrate your passion for speed with a spectacular 1:24 scale, precision model of the "street legal" version of the Cobra® -- the 427 S/C™. It's crafted in unpainted aluminum, just like Shelby's® own. And you'll find true-to-life details, like doors, hood and trunk that open and close. Steering wheel that turns the front wheels. Authentic materials used in the seats, like real leather upholstery. A highly detailed engine -- accurate down to the spark plug wires. Even the tread on the tires perfectly matches the original!
Generally, you have to choose between joy and power. But when Carroll Shelby introduced the world to the Cobra 427 S/C lightweight roadster in the early 1960's, power and joy turned out to be two sides of the same coin. For the true roadster aficionado, nothing has ever been built to compare to the Cobra. Even to this day, the Shelby® Cobra stands out. This limited production sports car deserves its designation as an automotive classic because it demands your full attention. It looks great; it sounds mean; and it drives like a demon. In fact, it may well be the most powerful, the most attractive, and the most thrilling front-engine roadster ever manufactured for sale to the public.
The Shelby® Cobra was born in a flash of insight, became cloaked in clouds of controversy, and remains enshrouded in layers of mystery. To understand the Cobra mystique, you must first start with its creator.
Carroll Shelby was a Texan who flew planes, raced cars, and brokered some great automotive ideas. Cobra production began in 1962 and ended in 1967. At first, this thinly disguised road racer featured a 260 V-8 engine (soon expanded to a 289 V-8) inside its sleek European-style body. Shelby® produced 630 of this model. Then, in 1965, this beautiful beast got even more power when the 427 cid V-8 racing engine was added. At some point in production, the 427 was replaced with the 428 Police Interceptor engine: 348 were 427’s and 26 of these were designated S/C for street competition. The S/C was the ultimate Cobra.
As awesome as the original created by Carroll Shelby™!
•Elite precision model collectible captured in 1:24 scale
•Powerful display piece in unpainted aluminum, just like the original
•Hand-assembled from more than 150 separate components
•Authentic detail and working features
•Real leather upholstery