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NEW! The Shelby Cobra Photos

Sebring 1963 was the first attempt at endurance racing by the Shelby Cobra team. Three cars were entered. This one was driven by rising star sports car driver Dave McDonald and great stock car driver Fireball Roberts. Though it was running in 8th place unfortunately it had to retire when the rear axle oil seal blew.

14 Driven by: Dave MacDonald (USA)/Fireball Roberts (USA)     Shelby Cobra #CSX2026 - Ford V8 2v OHV 4727 cc N/A   Shelby American (USA)  
DNS: Phil Hill (USA),
Dan Gurney (USA)



16  Driven by: Ken Miles (USA)
DNS: Lew Spencer (USA), Dave MacDonald (USA), Fireball Roberts (USA); listed, never drove: Allen Grant (USA)  Result: did not finish (Steering arm) GT+4.0 23.3.1963   Shelby Cobra #CSX2002 - Ford V8 2v OHV 4727 cc N/A     Shelby American (USA)  

12 Driven by: Phil Hill (USA)/Lew Spencer (USA)/Ken Miles (USA)     Ed Hugus
 DNS: Fireball Roberts (USA); listed, never drove: George Reed (USA), Peter Jopp (GB), Ed Hugus (USA)  
Shelby Cobra roadster #CSX2127 - Ford V8 2v OHV 4727 cc N/A
Result: 11th 1st in GT+4.0    Sponsors: PURE


This model is excellent in all regards. A wonderful quality and quantity of detail is visible throughout this red beauty. For one example, Exoto's clever designers made the rock protector screen removable and replaceable. It is held on by little tabs on the screening that partly wrap around the bumper bars and are easily flexed enough to remove the screen, just in case you prefer the car's appearance without it


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