Friday, August 5, 2011

Cobra Jet 428

- The 1968 Shelby Cobra GT 500-KR, the KR stood for King of the Road, was powered by a 428 cubic inch Cobra Jet engine with a horsepower rating of 335hp. The Cobra Jet emblem looks really cool on this beautifully restored black Shelby Mustang. I have a soft spot for classic Mustangs. My first new car was a 1973 Mustang Mach I powered by the 351 cubic inch "Cleveland" engine. Unfortunately it had an automatic transmission beacuse at 19 years old I couldn't afford the insurance on the 4 speed manual. I got a great deal on that Mustang during the 1973 oil crisis because everyone was wanting the just introduced 1974 Mustang II - what a wimp car that was. Canon G11, 1/640 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 200.

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