This 1966 Shelby Cobra re-creation roadster, nicknamed "Blue Meanie 2," was originally built by Midstates in 1991 and underwent a ground-up restoration in 2018. It is powered by a Ricky Stenhouse-built 425hp 351ci Cleveland big-block engine with Yates Roush heads, 10:1 pistons, 4-bolt main, steel crank solid-lifter COMP cam, Holley 4-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock Victor intake, fiber-wrapped headers, electric fan and MSD ignition. Engine power is transferred via a C6 automatic transmission with B&M hammer shifter and Ford rear end with 3:55 gears. The body is finished in new Passion Blue Liquid Pearl paint with gray stripes over a new ultra-modern interior. This Cobra is equipped with rack & pinion steering, power 4-wheel disc brakes with 11" rotors, 4-link rear suspension with adjustable coilover shocks, dual chrome side exhausts, Le Mans gas filler and a 12-gallon fuel cell. The new custom interior features RCI 5-point harness belts, Classic Moto-Lita walnut steering wheel, flat-panel touchscreen Sirius XM/CD/DVD Bluetooth player with multiple speakers and a carpeted trunk with battery. It rides on new U.S. Mags 10-spoke alloy wheels with Firestone Firehawk tires. This Cobra also has an under-dash battery disconnect switch and fully functional instrumentation for street or track use. **TITLED AS A 1966 FORD COBRA**
This is the fourth car in a 10-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Northeast auction
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It’s almost impossible to think that owners would leave their valuable cars behind or simply forget about them. But, as they say, life happens.
Carroll Shelby’s sports car legacy abounds in this highly original example
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This is the first featured vehicle in a 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
The little red roadster started with a thunderous blast, a full-throated roar from its fat side pipes that seemed to thicken the air
Cars built and collected by Texans highlight Worldwide Auctioneers’ 16th annual Texas auction, which moves to a new venue for its April 21-22 sale.
There’s a big difference between kit cars and continuation cars, as pointed out in a story last week on ClassicCars.com.