Hammond drives the icons: Shelby Cobra
Few people ever see an original Shelby Cobra, fewer still get to drive one... must be Richard’s lucky day
Posted: 11 Feb 2013
It's pretty, almost. It's small too, petite even, but then the AC Ace, the car that became the Cobra, was originally fitted with a far more pedestrian 2.6-litre Ford Zephyr engine until, as the story goes, Carroll Shelby came along and shoehorned a V8 in there - so maybe the kit-car builders needn't hang their heads in shame over their diminutively engined recreations after all.