Carroll Shelby's 25 Best Cars

17. Shelby Cobra Mk. I

Year: 1962-1963

Complex Says: Shelby's first car is what made everybody take note of his ability as a builder. He had already garnered respect for his vitory at Le Mans, and it was while racing that he got the idea for this car. He appreciated the nimble handling of the AC Bristol roadsters and thought, like any good Texan would have, "I should put a big-ass Ford V8 in that."

Thus, a legend was born.

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