2005 Superformance Le Mans Coupe

Shelby Cobra

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2005
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue/White
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Nürburgring

Germany

Saturday 9th August 2008 Motor Cars at 17:00
Viewing: Friday 8th August from 10:00 to 19:00
Saturday from 10:00

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

Some 40 years ago, the AC Cobra ruled the race tracks of North America. Carroll Shelby, the Texan who had won Le Mans with Roy Salvadori in an Aston Martin in 1959 was not content with simply dominating in his own back yard. They had gone to Le Mans in 1959 in the face of apparently overwhelming opposition from Ferrari but the DBR1 managed to humble the might of Maranello. It was something he felt he could develop a taste for. The problem was, when pitched against this rather more serious international opposition, the Cobra was found to be seriously lacking. Primitive suspension meant it struggled to keep up with the like of Ferrari''s 250 GTO in the corners, while the Cobra''s bluff shape meant that, despite its bigger, more powerf