Category Archives: 1960s Classic Cars

Ford Mustang

This is an introductory article about the Ford Mustang where Ford created a new type of sports coupĂ© – the pony car with the “long hood, short deck”.

The Mustang has been in continued production since 1964 although, unlike the Porsche 911, it has gone through some big design changes.

American cars have made little impact on the UK and Europe in the 1960s and 70s. The Mustang and Corvette were at least recognised and treated with interest while the larger cars were dismissed. Continue reading Ford Mustang

AC Cobra aka Shelby Cobra

AC Cars in Britain built an AC Ace with a 2.6 litre Ford Zephyr engine when Carroll Shelby asked them to modify the car to take a bigger V8 engine.

Ford wanted a car to compete with the Corvette and agreed to the use of a new 4.3 litre lightweight engine. The first 75 mark 1 Cobras received this engine in 1962.

AC Cobra or Shelby Cobra
The first AC Cobra or Shelby Cobra, photo by Jaydec

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