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Posts tagged with “Ferrari Berlinetta”

  • ROAD TEST/21-62 SHELBY AC COBRA Road Test and Technical Report

    The follow up article to the May look at the prototype again John Christy highly praises on the pages of Sports Car Graphic August 1962 and gives us a road test and technical report on the production model of the Shelby AC Cobra. You have to LOVE the opening quote from the article "GO AHEAD, put your boot in it," said Carrol Shelby, your not going to hurt it that way!"

  • Carroll Shelby's 260 cubic inch AC Cobra

    Here it is the original article a "Driver's Report" from Sports Car Graphic May 1962 by John Christy recreated. Christy good friend and reputed drinking buddy of Shelby's got first shot on the reporting about his new prototype. In a prior post "Double Test: 427 Cobras for Street and Competition" SCG November 1965 Shelby lets Christy have first access to the new 427 version of the Cobra well worth reading for Cobra enthusiasts.


    Continuing on the Ferrari theme I came across this Sports Car Illustrated magazine of car and driver October 1960 article. Today the 250 GT Berlinetta is probably one of the rarest, most sought after, and expensive of all collectable Ferraris not to mention one of the most beautiful GT cars ever produced. From the tips of its thrusting headlights to the end of its tucked-in tail, Ferrari's newest Berlininette exudes the essence of speed and power. For once the externals don't mislead. This is a fast car, potent almost to the point of being brutal. Its physical size is deceptive, though. A dozen yards away it looks compact, almost small. As you move closer and actually climb aboard it gets bigger, when you fire it up and get under way it becomes quite a healthy-sized machine! If this Ferrari seems bigger-than-life at rest, it's definitely so when on the go.