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Some Cobras Hiss, Others Hum

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For most people, the first image that pops into their head when they hear “cobra” is an 18 foot long venomous snake with a wide, threatening neck. But Cobra also refers to a unique sports car that first hit the American and British markets in 1962. The Cobra, also known as the Shelby Cobra (derived from its designer, Carroll Shelby), was developed by AC Cars, a British automobile manufacturer founded in 1901. Today, car enthusiasts still replicate, repair, customize, and race AC Cobras and similar cars of that era.

What Makes the Cobra Appealing?

Part of the AC Cobra’s appeal is certainly its look. Its round yet sleek design makes it stand out among the more angular roadsters. One could even call the AC Cobra curvy. But beyond its visual appeal is its sound. Shelby Cobras are known for t