BY JOHN CHRISTY & JERRY TITUS
AS A NUMBER OF PEOPLE HAVE FOUND OUT, when you have a world beater on your
hands, be it automobile or outhouse, you don't just sit back on your laurels
and expect people to let you get away with it.
So it was, and is, with Carroll Shelby and the Cobra. In 1964 and 1965. Shelby
had the Production car world by the tail with his 289 Ford-powered "snake."
Except in very, very rare instances, where all-out effort was coupled with
all-out driving ability, the Cobra was unbeatable. It didn't look as though
anybody who would, could beat it, and those who possibly could, wouldn't.