This Street Cobra took the sports car world by storm when it was introduced by Carroll Shelby and his band of hot rodders in 1962. Shelby American took the AC “Ace” chassis, inserted a new small block Ford engine and re-engineered the car to handle all the additional power. Weighing only 2,020 pounds, the Cobra easily vanquished sports cars from Jaguar, Chevrolet, Porsche, Aston Martin and others. With a $5,995 MSRP, a total of 655 “small block” Cobras were built from 1962-1965. The continuation Shelby Cobra can be fitted with a proper Ford small block drive train by a customer or dealer.