Shelby keeps the party going with a 50th anniversary 427 Cobra

Shelby American clearly isn’t content with just one 50th anniversary celebration for the legendary Cobra.

It may have passed the half-century mark almost three years ago, but Shelby is rolling out another special edition to commemorate its most famous creation.

This time, Shelby is observing the 50th anniversary of the 427 Cobra, arguably the meanest of the original Cobra models. Fittingly, just 50 examples will be sold.

Shelby already makes Cobra “continuation car” replicas, so this version looks like it’s been in a time capsule since 1965.

And, as far as Shelby is concerned, they will be “real” Cobras, with serial numbers in a sequence that stretches back to the very first car.

Each car gets 50th anniversary badging and a plaque denoting its place in the production run. Both aluminum and fiberglass bodies will be offered.

Go for the aluminum body, and Shelby will polish it to a mirror-like finish. It can also be painted in the classic Guardsman Blue with Wimbledon White stripes scheme that’s become synonymous with Shelby – and used to be the national U.S. racing colors. Paint is the only option for the fiberglass body.

Underneath the classic bodywork, the 50th anniversary 427 Cobra will be mechanically similar to the original, with some concessions to modernity in materials and parts such as 21st century-spec brakes.

The 50th anniversary models start at $119,995 for a fiberglass body and $179,995 for aluminum, but that’s without an engine or transmission.

Orders open January 13 at 10:00 a.m. PST. Get your driving gloves and wallet ready.


Photography News: Raw edits on iPad and an A.I. research lab for PicsArt

In this week's photography news, Canon launched an iPad app that allows for RAW edits on the go. Popular mobile editing app PicsArt now has a research lab dedicated entirely to A.I.-powered tools.

Razer Blade 15 gives more bang for your buck, adds ‘mercury white’ edition

Razer introduced a new base model of its popular Razer Blade 15 laptop; gamers looking to get their hands on great hardware at a lower price are now in luck. Otherwise, pick up Razer's new "mercury white" limited-edition PC.

Sell your house and explore the planet with these awesome camper vans

Camper vans aren't just for pensioners. Check out the wildest creations that will go anywhere on the planet while keeping you comfortable no matter how far off the grid you end up.

Dell’s XPS Tower, Alienware Aurora desktops get Intel 8-core 9th-gen processor

Dell's refreshed XPS Tower Special Edition and Alienware Aurora Desktops come packed with the 9th-generation K-Series processors, marking the first time that 8-core CPU configurations will be available on either desktop.

Going my way? Waze takes its carpooling service nationwide

Following a tentative rollout over the last two years, Waze is now expanding its carpooling service to all 50 states, offering drivers a chance to fill their spare seats with riders heading in the same direction.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado gets serious about MPG with new four-cylinder engine

In an aggressive bid to improve fuel economy, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado will be offered with a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Chevy claims comparable performance to other Detroit automakers' V6 trucks.

Ford hatches a software update to fix a fiery problem with its GT supercar

Ford warns 200 examples of the GT supercar built between December 2016 and July 2018 can catch fire if hydraulic fluid leaks from the rear wing onto the hot exhaust. It will fix the problem with a software update.

Can't see in front of you? Here's how to change your windshield wipers

If you can't see out of the front of your car, it's time for a new set of wiper blades. Thankfully, changing your car's windshield wipers is quick and painless if you know what you're doing. Here's what you need to know.

GPS units aren't dead! Our favorite models still do things your phone can't

Love hitting the open road but hate having to rely solely on your phone for getting around? Thankfully, the best in-car GPS systems will allow you to navigate and capitalize on a range of features sans your cellular network. Here are our…

Watch this driverless Range Rover tackle one of U.K.’s ‘most challenging roads’

Jaguar Land Rover just sent its autonomous Range Rover Sport vehicle onto one of the U.K.'s "most challenging road layouts," and the automaker has posted a video online showing exactly how it fared.

A public/private autonomous driving institute blooms under the Arizona sun

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced the Institute for Automated Mobility (IAM), partnering government, academic, and private organizations to develop self-driving tech and safety standards. Intel is the first private-sector member.

Ford imagines a future without traffic lights or stop signs

Ford is using vehicle-to-vehicle communication (V2V) tech to allow cars to pass through intersections without stopping. The experimental "Intersection Priority Management" system basically acts as air traffic control for cars.

The supersized BMW X7 is coming with a grille you can park a 2 Series on

BMW will soon expand its lineup with a new range-topping SUV named the X7. The first-ever BMW X7 is shaping up to be the 7 Series of the SUV world in terms of size, price, and image.

Can't see all of a sudden? Our quick guide on defogging your car windows

Did you suddenly lose exterior visibility while driving because of foggy windows? Don't panic! Here's our quick guide on defogging your car windows in a safe manner while on the go, and a few steps on how to prevent them.