The SHELBY COBRA 50TH sign was produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Cobra – 1962-2012. The incredibly impressive AC Cobra, sold as the Shelby Cobra in the USA, was an Anglo-American sports car with a Ford V8 engine, produced intermittently in both the UK and United States of America since 1962.
Carroll Hall Shelby (January 11, 1923 – May 10, 2012) was an American automotive designer, racing driver, and entrepreneur. He was best known for his involvement with the AC Cobra and later the Mustang-based performance cars for Ford Motor Company known as Shelby Mustangs, which he had modified during the late-1960 and early-2000.
The British manufacturer, AC Cars, had been using the Bristol straight-6 engine in its small-volume production, including its AC Ace two-seater roadster. This had a hand-built body with a steel tube frame, and aluminium body panels that were made using English wheeling machines. In September 1961, Carroll Shelby wrote to AC asking if they would build him a car modified to accept a V8 engine. AC agreed, provided a suitable engine could be found. Shelby went to Chevrolet to see if they would provide him with engines, but not wanting to add competition to the Corvette they said no. However, Ford wanted a car that could compete with the Corvette and they happened to have a brand new engine which could be used in this endeavor: the Windsor 221 in³ (3.6 L) engine – a new lightweight, thin-wall cast small-block V8.
Novelty Tin signs are great for adding a touch of fun or nostalgia and there are heaps of them available with everything from Classic Muscle cars to Hollywood legends. Not only something with shed, games room or kitchen value these vintage signs have flair and decoration potential and a sort of artistic beauty that adds charisma and character to the place they are displayed.
BONUS! – Each is supplied in a free clear plastic pocket ready for hanging on display in store.
Measuring 12.5 x 16 ins (32 x 40cm) and made from durable and long lasting high quality tin they can be hung inside or outside and each is pre-drilled so ready to hang and also look very nice framed. We sell for a great price and offer a wide variety so get yours today!
The design on this sign is by Dan Hutchings in 2012. Copyright SHELBY and CARROLL SHELBY LICENSING INC – trademarks of FORD. Under license to Desperate Enterprises Inc – Manufactured & Distributed to Dixie Souvenirs by Desperate Enterprises UPC 605279118472 ICC_DES 12811. It has a Ford Licensed product sticker – ref 056224714FD BF055
BONUS! – Each sign is supplied in a free clear plastic pocket ready for display in store. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition
If you would like plates or signs of various shape made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment. The key is good art, and we can do
ANY GRAPHIC! ANY DESIGN! ANY COLOUR!
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