of COBRAS & GT40s
What a veritable
masterstroke! This hardbound heavyweight [1,618-pages,
7-1/2 pounds/ 3.4 kgs; 2,848 individual photographs... just
for a few jaw-dropping statistics] encompasses just about everything
you'd ever want to know about the original Cobra roadsters (260s,
289s and 427s), Peter Brock's Daytona Coupes, and the Ford GT40s
from the MkIs and MkIIs through the MkIVs. It's my considered
opinion that if it's not in these pages, you don't need to know
it. This book is the crowning achievement of 38 years of investigating,
researching, collecting and assembling data on virtually every
aspect and every historical detail of these Cobra roadsters,
Daytona Coupes and GT40s.
appropriately includes coverage of Superformance's lineup
of 427 roadsters, Daytona (Brock) Coupes, and GT40s, as well
as the Kirkham lineup of aluminum-bodied Cobra 427 and
289 Cobra roadsters.
kudos from CobraCountry to the 'A-Team' of this 4th Edition:
Rick Kopec (Editor and chief coordinator), and the Registrars:
(original Cobras and Cobra Daytona Coupes)
(original Ford GT40s)
(2005 & 2006 Ford GTs)
(Superformance Brock Coupes and Superformance GT40s)
(AC MkIVs), and
(CSX 4000-Series Cobras).
six individual Registrarswho have been gathering and
assimilating information regarding specific models of Shelby
metal for yearscontributed the results of their work
for this book. Everything was assembled and edited into a user-friendly
format which is consistent from car to car. The result is a veritable
encyclopedia of details on these extraordinary drivin' machines.
Nothing like this has ever been published before.
being a mere registry which provides the serial numbers, names
of current and past owners, production dates and details and
individual histories of each Cobra and Ford GT40 produced-which
this book does in amazing detailit also provides the context
in which these cars were produced and raced. No car pops up from
a vacuum. Things preceded and shaped each model, in the process
fitting each of them into a continuum. This book explains the
history of that continuum, viewing the cars through the equivalent
of a wide-angle lens, but stopping to examine each one individually
with a close-up lens.
be enough for this book to examine only the original Cobras and
GT40s produced in the 1960s; but this volume goes a step farther.
It not only specifies what are the characteristics which make
a Cobra or a GT40 the genuine article; it examinesin
exquisite detailthe cars produced after the 1960s and
explains why they cannot be categorized as "originals."
The reason for including this wide variety of latter-day Cobras
and GT40s is because-at some point in the future-there is an
excellent chance of their being mistaken for originals. That
confusion would only serve to diminish the uniqueness of the
original cars and would adversely affect their value. So this
book goes into great detail to establish not only "what
is" but "what isn't."
world-class World Registry will keep you entertained
and qualify you as fully informed for weeks and months and years
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