Shelby Cobra 427 S/C (diecast 1:18, Kyosho)

  • Shelby Cobra 427 S/C (from 1965)
  • Kyosho
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • Guardsman Blue
  • 08045GBL
  • Perfect mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
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The historical Original: The Shelby Cobra 427 S/C

The Shelby Cobra 427 S/C is one of the most iconic vehicles in the history of automobiles. This car was produced in the 1965-1967 Generation and embodies the essence of performance and design in the automotive world. Carroll Shelby and his engineers, including the British sports car maker AC Cars, worked on this model and created a legend. The collaboration began when Shelby sought a way to marry European sports cars with American V8 engines. Under the hood of the 427 S/C version lies a 7.0-liter V8 engine that delivers an impressive 425 horsepower. The Shelby Cobra 427 S/C was a vehicle that set benchmarks in terms of acceleration and handling. Important events of the year 1965, when this model was first built, illustrate the context of the time: the USA was in the midst of the Vietnam War, and the Beatles were rocking the world with hits like "Help!". Political events such as the civil rights movement in the USA also shaped this era.

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Technical Data and Design Features of the Shelby Cobra 427 S/C

The Shelby Cobra 427 S/C represents progress and engineering excellence. The powerful V8 engine combined with a weight of only about 1,050 kg (2,315 pounds) allowed for rapid acceleration. The top speed exceeded 260 km/h (162 mph), and the car reached 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 4.2 seconds. The tubular frame construction and the precise tuning of the suspension and shock absorbers contributed to the high stability and impressive handling of the Shelby Cobra 427 S/C. Design features include the muscular fenders that are flared outward, emphasizing the classic roadster shape, and the ventilation slots on the hood, which are not only aesthetically appealing but also offer functional benefits. Additionally, the chrome bumpers and side mirrors add to the distinctive look.

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The Kyosho Miniature: Detailed Replica of the Shelby Cobra 427 S/C

This 1/18 scale model car is a precise and detailed replica of the legendary Shelby Cobra 427 S/C. Manufactured by Kyosho, the miniature is based on high-quality die-cast material, enhancing durability and collector value. Modelly member "Play-X" showcases a remarkable representation of this iconic vehicle in their collection. The color scheme visible in the photos, featuring blue with white racing stripes, is an authentic replication that captures the sporty and elegant appearance of the original. The precise details on the grille, headlights, and ventilation slots are also visible, enhancing authenticity. Kyosho models are known for their accuracy, and this miniature is a testament to the craftsmanship of the manufacturers.

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Unique Features and Collector's Value of the 1/18 Miniature

This replica of the Shelby Cobra 427 S/C in 1/18 scale vividly showcases the characteristic elements of the original. The Goodyear tires, detailed rims, and accurately recreated interior elevate the model. The "Shelby" lettering and brand logo are clearly visible on the miniature, emphasizing attention to detail. By using die-cast material, the model is not only sturdy but also visually appealing. As a collector, this miniature evokes memories of the time when the original Shelby Cobra 427 S/C was developed. 1965 was also the year when the first American astronaut took a spacewalk and movies like "Sound of Music" captivated screens – all contributing to the imaginative time travel that this model enables.


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