Today's car is yet another on the list of "cars Jay would buy if he hit the Powerball lottery."
The Shelby AC Cobra. 428 cubic inches of Ford V8 might, shoehorned into a car roughly the size of a small British roadster (which typically had inline four cylinders). Why was it the size of a small British roadster? Well, it originally *was* a British roadster. Carroll Shelby, brilliant visionary that he was, took one look at it, said, "We can put a V8 in that," and then proceeded to stuff the Mustang's 289 CI V8 under the hood.
Not content with that, his next venture saw the 427 Cobra Jet make its way under the hood, with the express intent of creating a "Corvette killer" (since the Thunderbird failed to do so and by the 1960s had bloated into another large car). Considering that an AC Cobra hit a top speed of 186 MPH, I'd consider it mission accomplished.
Carroll Shelby, a true American icon, and the car that made him famous...
That is all.