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Shelby and AC Cobra

Shelby and AC Cobra

Author: Brian Laban
$90.00(AUD)  inc GST
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Description
In the new edition of this classic text, Brian Laban brings the story of the AC Cobra up to date. In the early 1960s, a flamboyant Texan, Carroll Shelby, dreamed of a special kind of sports car, a marriage of European style with lusty, affordable American V8 power. He took his dream forward and he persuaded British sports car specialist AC Cars to build his car, and US industry giant the Ford Motor Co to fund it. Its name also came to him in a dream - Cobra. The original production of the Cobra lasted just five years and encompassed barely a thousand cars built within the original framework. But it was only the beginning of a story that is still very much alive, encompassing 'continuations', spin-offs, and a massive worldwide replica industry. Shelby and AC Cobra details the man behind the cars, the story of their development and engineering, racing pedigree and owning and driving these powerful, iconic cars today.
Promotion info
Features and reviews in Snake Torque magazine of UK Cobra Club and ACtion magazine of AC Owners Club. Reviews in Classic & Sportscar, Classic Car Weekly, The Automobile and Classic Cars magazines.
Author description
Brian Laban has been writing about cars, the motor industry and motor sport for more than forty years, for magazines, newspapers, broadcast and online content. He has written around forty books, edited several magazines and worked with many car manufacturers and race teams. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and member (and former chairman) of the Fleet Street Group of Motoring Writers.
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General Fields

  • : 9781785000034
  • : peribo
  • : peribo
  • : August 2015
  • : 260mm X 215mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Brian Laban
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 629.2222
  • : General Adult
  • : 208
  • : 250 colour photographs