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
And those words rang in my head as I tried my best to overcome fear and stamp on it. The engine sounded like a Harley mating with a digger. And I was grinning. Carroll Shelby supposedly placed a $100 bill in the glovebox of a 427 - if you could reach forward and grab it under acceleration, you could keep it. It cost him nothing to do this. It'll hit 60 in 4.2 seconds and feels like it could tow your house while doing it. Top speed is 165mph, and God knows how that chassis writhes and squirms, as you get closer to that.