it was one of these that gave us brits the speed limit!

Discussion in '1966 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C' started by plumber60, Nov 19, 2002.

  1. Back in the sixties, not long after the M1 motorway was built this car was clocked doing over 196MPH with Carroll Shelby at the wheel on the M1 Motorway, one month after that happened the 70MPH speed limit was enforced! So i think the figures for the speed are a little wrong!
     
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    Yes it is a very cool muscle car. I love the "Oval Open Grill" and the round headlights. That is one of the things that I love in cars.
     
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    since i saw something about speedlimits i have to tell u guys this little dialogue. my friend sai, "whats the point of having a fast car...theres a speedlimit, so ur gonna go that fast. my dad said, "yeah true, the thing is how fast you can get up to speed limit." i just think that is so true. sorry if a little off topic
     
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    Carroll Shelby innovated all forms of racing in some form or fashion.

    427 Cobra-Brought Gt racing to the US.
    Cobra Coupe-Proved that the US was serious in Gt racing
    The Viper(Which was designed in part by Shelby)-Rennovated American cars.
     
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    Including horse racing, perhaps?

    No. He didn't. Motor racing was going on before Carrol Shelby was even born. Idiot.
     
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    well... you're lucky...
    in norway we can just drive as fast as 60mph...
    ON THE HIGHWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :/
     
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    Ah, it's great in Germany :)
     
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    i know <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     
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    True but it wasn't C. Shelby, it was an AC test driver who took it upto 160mph on a road test. Barbara Castle was the person who brought it in as she was the minister of transport at the time.....early 1960s.
     
  10. Thats not what he said.

    Jesus n00bs are dumb.
     

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