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Elvis Presley Spinout 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C #11by Auto World

Elvis Presley Spinout 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C #11by Auto World

Elvis Presley Spinout 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C #11by Auto World

This Shelby Cobra 427 diecast model car is produced by Auto World, who are renowned for their accuracy and faithful replicas, right down to the finest details such as the engine under the hood and interiors. This white 1/18 Shelby Cobra would be an excellent addition to any existing collection of Shelby diecast model cars. The AC Cobra, sold as the Shelby AC Cobra and Shelby Cobra in the United States of America, is an Anglo-American sports car with a Ford V8 engine, produced intermittently in both the UK and United States of America since 1962. When it was first produced the Cobra was the fastest car in the world – Carroll Shelby almost kept it all to himself, producing just two examples, one for him and his son. Production was later expanded allowing some lucky buyers to own this amazing car.
A stroker 289 (325),and the larger 390/427 up to the “cammer” 427 was considered. Shelby was told at the eleventh hour to use the iron 427 cu in (7.0 L). There was little time to fully develop a competition vehicle. The coil spring Cobra production was slow and an insufficient number made to meet FIA’s GT homologation. Therefore the S/C (Semi – Competition) was produced by making available to the general production the full race options for the street. By now Enzo was having races recategorised in Italy to prevent the almost inevitable defeat on home soil as the 250LM was not homologated as a GT and would have to run as a prototype. GM had pulled the plug on the Grand Sport and so the five chassis that were built had to run as prototypes and so were placed in a difficult position to say the least.
Shelby had earlier in 1964 fit a larger Ford FE engine of 390 cubic inches (6.4 L) in to CSX2196. Unfortunately the car was not able to receive the development it needed as resources were aimed at taking the crown from Ferrari in the GT class. Ken Miles drove and raced the FE-powered Mark II at Sebring and pronounced the car virtually undriveable, naming it “The Turd”. It failed to finish with the engine expiring due to damper failure. A new chassis was required developed and designated Mark III. CSX2196 was revised for the show down at Nassau which allowed a more relaxed class division of racing. This allowed the GT cobras to run with prototype Ford GT, GM Grand Sport Corvettes and Lola Mk.6. The first meeting at which the GS Corvettes showed up was in 1963. It was for this event in 1964 that the Fliptop cobra was used. An aluminium 390 cubic inches (6.4 L) engine was used. However, the car failed to finish.
The key features are: Hood Opens, Doors Open, Wheels Steer, Wheels Roll, Detailed Undercarriage, Made of High Quality Diecasta and Great Detail

Elvis Presley Spinout 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C #11by Auto World

Elvis Presley Spinout 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C #11by Auto World


Elvis Presley Spinout 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C #11by Auto World

Elvis Presley Spinout 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C #11by Auto World

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1972 Ford Mustang Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney Funny Car by Auto World

1972 Ford Mustang Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney Funny Car by Auto World

1972 Ford Mustang Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney Funny Car by Auto World

This Ford Mustang diecast model funny car is produced by Auto World, who are renowned for their accuracy and faithful replicas, right down to the finest details such as the engine under the hood and interiors. This “Cha Cha” Ford Mustang would be an excellent addition to any existing collection of Ford diecast model cars. This funny car replica depicts the car driven to success by the First Lady of Drag Racing. The key features are: Wheels Steer, Wheels Roll, Detailed Undercarriage, Made of High Quality Diecast And Great Detail
Shirley Muldowney (born June 19, 1940 in Burlington, Vermont, also known professionally as “Cha Cha” and the “First Lady of Drag Racing”, is an American auto racer. She was the first woman to receive a license from the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to drive a Top Fuel dragster. She won the NHRA Top Fuel championship in 1977, 1980 and 1982, becoming the first person to win two and three Top Fuel titles. She won a total of 18 NHRA national events. Muldowney’s success came in the face of enormous opposition from those who felt drag racing (or any form of motorsport, for that matter) was no place for women
A crash in 1984 crushed her hands, pelvis, and legs, necessitating half a dozen operations and 18 months of therapy. Muldowney was sidelined for a long period, but returned to the circuit in the late 1980s. She continued to race, mostly without major sponsorship, throughout the 1990s in IHRA competition as well as match-racing events. She returned to the NHRA towards the end of her career, running select events until her retirement at the end of 2003.

1972 Ford Mustang Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney Funny Car by Auto World

1972 Ford Mustang Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney Funny Car by Auto World


1972 Ford Mustang Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney Funny Car by Auto World

1972 Ford Mustang Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney Funny Car by Auto World