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xb-60 07-02-2015 04:05 PM

Shelby related 'period' pictures....Cobra, Daytona Coupe, GT40, GT350
I thought it might be interesting to collate a few 'vintage' pictures of Cobras, GT40s, and also other 1960's Shelby related stuff (GT350s, not Shelby Dodge)

Here's a start; feel free to add more.


xb-60 07-02-2015 04:11 PM


Here's Chris Lawrence at the Nurburgring 1000 in 1967

Detroit Bill 07-02-2015 05:13 PM

Great photos. Love the first one especially.

RallySnake 07-02-2015 06:18 PM

The picture of the Cobra at Nurburgring has inspired me. I am cranking up Gran Turismo 6 to take my virtual Cobra around the north course.

LMH 07-02-2015 06:28 PM

Miles driving 3002!

xb-60 07-03-2015 01:51 AM

....and here's Dan and Bob...

Dan fits well for a guy well over 6' tall :)

....and there's Dan and Stirling...

Please post more pics if you've got some interesting shots

Blas 07-03-2015 10:21 AM

Always nice to identify event, location etc. if known too.

my427cobra 07-04-2015 11:55 AM

Here are a few moldy oldies:


xb-60 07-05-2015 04:07 PM

Following on with more GT40 pics....

Here's an early car. Whoever restyled the nose clip to be what we know as the 'normal' MkI nose sure improved its appearance. The MkI is one of the best looking cars ever to hit the road. If Ford could resurrect the a '60s design in 2005, largely unaltered apart from a percentage blow-up in size, that says a lot about the design integrity - and appeal - of the original.

Just as interesting as the GT40 itself in this picture, is the contrast to the other period cars in the picture. The GT40 could have come from a different planet!


LMH 07-05-2015 04:37 PM

Personally, I love the look of the street MKI GT40 with Borrani wheels. Just doesn't get any better!

xb-60 07-05-2015 08:20 PM

OK Larry, more wire wheels....

Here's GT-101 outside the TWA office at Heathrow in April (I think) 1964, before being loaded for transport to New York. Note that black wheels were around, way back then.

....and here it is being either loaded at Heathrow or unloaded in New York:


LMH 07-05-2015 08:59 PM

Yep, love it! I agree that the change in the body (nose) really made it better looking for sure! How could anyone not love this:


xb-60 07-05-2015 09:51 PM

You mean the car or the backdrop? ....oh, sorry, looks great (but the setting sure is magnificent as well).
Italian Lakes?

LMH 07-05-2015 11:44 PM

Not sure where it is. It's just a photo I saw online and copied. The car, the location.. it all just seem to fit together. Just classic!

Trevor Legate 07-06-2015 05:21 AM

Villa d'Este, Lake Como, Italy.

M3/1103 just after an amazing 'resto' job by CKL in the UK that kept all the patina but made the car usable having sat in a museum rusting away for decades. The top layer of white paint was stripped off and the original paint remained underneath.

xb-60 07-06-2015 03:19 PM

Thanks Trevor.
I've only ever known 1103 as being white , blue stripes, no wires, and at Beaulieu.
Got to say, maroon eclipses white on 1103.


xb-60 07-06-2015 03:25 PM

More GT40:

Don't know the 'P' number, but it's an early one. It's at Daytona and it's 1965.


xb-60 07-06-2015 03:32 PM

....and speaking of Daytona.....

....but no Cobras, Daytona coupes, GT40s, as it's 1957.


HealeyRick 07-06-2015 03:36 PM

How much cool can you fit in one picture at one time?

A-Snake 07-06-2015 04:50 PM

Trevor, What happened to the side marker lights? Guess they had to do some paint work.

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