Cobras in the City
The 2006 action-thriller Snakes on a Plane was an epic cinematic failure and an predictable as, well snakes on a plane. But, fortunately this post ‘Cobras in the City’ holds no similarity. The event was a sheer delight, in the heart of Melbourne.
On the last Sunday of every month, the Flinders Street frontage of Federation Square is transformed into the most glamorous car park in Melbourne.
This particular month it was the Cobra Car Club of Victoria displaying their finest, all lovingly restored and cared for.
The Cobra Car Club of Victoria caters for the construction, maintenance, performance and discussion of Cobra replicas in South Eastern Australia.
The mighty Shelby AC427 Cobra is a classic sports car from the 1960’s. It’s hard to believe the styling of these cars is over 50 years old. They looks so masculine and tough even today.
Back in 1962 that the first Shelby Cobra debuted at New York Auto Show. The fundamentals were an AC chassis was shipped fitted with a small block Ford V8.
I love the gear lever on this particular car.
With a plethora of engines, its hard to pick a favourite. Most of the owners of these vehicles have had a hand in building them. From scratch.
The GT40 has got to be one of the most aggressive looking cars. Ever.
The City bathed in sunshine provided the perfect backdrop for these cars.
I spy a custom intercooler on this one.
It was awesome to see a Daytona coupe on display.
The original Dayton Coupe was built for racing, specifically to take on Ferrari in the GT class. Just six Daytona original coupes were built between 1964 and 1965. This particular vehicle is a faithful reproduction.
The quality and workmanship in these vehicles is second to none.
The performance of the Shelby Cobra is legendary, but its easy to forget just how great these cars look. There’s just something about that classic curvy body with those beefy sidepipes.
For more information on the Cobra Club of Victoria visit there website here.
We hope you have enjoyed our coverage of the Cobra display at Federation Square.
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