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50 American Sports Cars That Don't Suck

2. Shelby Cobra 427

Year(s): 1962-1967

It's a simple formula, really: Take a simple car, stuff a huge motor between the front fenders, and hope for the best. Carroll Shelby took the English AC Ace and, among other engines, used the Ford 427 that produced 425hp to boost the 2,300-pound car to supercar status during a time when the word didn't even exist.

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