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Classics Original 1963 Shelby Cobra On Auction Boasts Extremely Rare V8 Option

18:40  27 september  2021
18:40  27 september  2021 Source:   motorious.com

Hertz Rent A Racer GT350H: Documented, Restored, And Heading To Auction

  Hertz Rent A Racer GT350H: Documented, Restored, And Heading To Auction In the 1960s, Hertz teamed up with Carroll Shelby for its Rent a Racer program that brought the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a muscle car to literally anyone that could rent a car.Although successful in bringing attention to both Hertz and Shelby, this program was rather brief and in all only 800 cars were made with the iconic black and gold livery and an automatic transmission. One of those cars made its way to Littleton, CO where it was used by Hertz Corp. as a rental. It was then purchased by a private party the following year.

  Original 1963 Shelby Cobra On Auction Boasts Extremely Rare V8 Option © Provided by Motorious

This is an early production model as well.

1963 was an incredible year for the American automotive industry, especially for the sports car market. The Corvette had first debuted ten years prior and had used that time to build a reputation for dominating the autocross track. Because of this wise use of time, the Vette' was essentially untouchable. Until the creation of the Shelby Cobra. Designed to destroy the top dog Vettes of the SCCA, the Cobra brought out the best of Shelby's creative engineering. Sporting big V8s lightweight chassis and that classic British roadster turned American road warrior style turned the car into an instant icon.

1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal Is A Rare Sight

  1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal Is A Rare Sight Rarely seen in the United States, this rare classic Alfa Romeo Montreal can be yours. Marcello Gandini with the Carrozzeria Bertone introduced the Alfa Romeo Montreal to the public in 1967 at the Expo 67 World’s Fair in Montreal, Canada. The public gave the model a great reception and so the automaker made it a production model. Once it did go into production, only 3,925 were made, and of those, only 100 made it to North America. Examples like this model are extremely rare to find in the U.S.

  Original 1963 Shelby Cobra On Auction Boasts Extremely Rare V8 Option © Provided by Motorious

This car epitomizes that same focus on being the best with a 260 ci V8 under the hood, which pushes 260 bhp through the four-speed manual transmission. Stopping power was handled by the four-wheel solid disc brake setup, and corner-carving was accessible by the fully independent suspension. These high-performance upgrades made the perfect track car in the early 1960s, which blew away the brand new performance focus of the second generation of the Corvette. Nevertheless, this little red roadster was just what the American racer scene needed to reach the next level of competition.

  Original 1963 Shelby Cobra On Auction Boasts Extremely Rare V8 Option © Provided by Motorious

Shelby produced just 62, 260 ci V8 Cobras in the early 1960s, and this is number 47, making it a scarce American sports car. Everything from the mighty V8 roaring from the dual exhaust to the bright cherry red paint. That intense color scheme is made complete by the chrome wire wheels, which are small enough not to bog down the engine but still allow enough space for the high-performance brakes. For any enthusiast looking to hold a piece of American automotive history, you won't find a car better matched for you. However, having enough history and legend behind the name to hold its value for the foreseeable future, coupled with the excellent features and classic styling, make this a tough find in today's market. So if you want this car, you had better hurry before someone else snatches this incredible car up.

  Original 1963 Shelby Cobra On Auction Boasts Extremely Rare V8 Option © Provided by Motorious

Ford Mustang Mach-E commemorates WWII Women Airforce Service Pilots .
Ford Mustang Mach-E commemorates WWII Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) were a group of female airplane pilots who flew warplanes, typically delivering them from factories to U.S. bases between 1942 and 1944. The all-volunteer force numbered just over 1,100. The pilots flew all types of planes, including B-26 and B-29 bombers. Of the total, 38 died in service to their country, but they were not considered military personnel. The WASPs were granted military status retroactively in 1977. And the pilots were collectively awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2010.

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