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The Last Shelby Cobra

The Last Shelby Cobra by Chris Theodore

The Last Shelby Cobra — My times with Carroll Shelby

Author: Chris Theodore

Format: Hardback, 160 Pages

ISBN: 9781787114500

Publisher: Veloce Publishing

For fanatics of all things Shelby, a new hardcover book is coming offering a fresh perspective on the life and projects of the American icon driver and marketing man Carroll Shelby. Written by former Engineering Vice President at Ford and Chrysler Chris Theodore, The Last Shelby Cobra details some of the lesser-documented Shelby projects, including the Ford GT, Shelby GR1 and Daisy Cobra concept. Check out the following press release and stay tuned for more in our upcoming print issue:

Carroll Shelby, legendary driving ace, race team owner, and designer of Shelby Cobra, Daytona, and Mustang GT350 classics is revered by automotive enthusiasts, yet little has been written about the last quarter century of Carroll Shelby’s life. During that time Chris Theodore, VP at Chrysler and Ford, developed a close personal friendship with Carroll. The Last Shelby Cobra chronicles the development of the many vehicles they worked on together (Viper, Ford GT, Shelby Cobra Concept, Shelby GR1, Shelby GT500 and others). It is an insider’s story about how Shelby came back to the Ford family, and the intrigue behind the five-year journey to get a Shelby badge on a Ford Production Vehicle. The author provides fresh insight and new stories into Shelby’s larger-than-life personality, energy, interests and the many unpublished projects Carroll was involved with, up to his passing. Finally, the book describes their unfinished project, the Super Snake II Cobra, and the serendipitous circumstances that allowed to the author to acquire Daisy, the last Shelby Cobra. To his many fans, Carroll Shelby was truly "the most interesting man in the world."

About the Author:

As former Engineering Vice President at the Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Corporation, Chris Theodore worked closely with Carroll Shelby on such vehicles as the Dodge Viper, Ford GT, Shelby Cobra Concept, Shelby GR1, and Shelby Mustang GT500. Production vehicles developed under his direction include the Chrysler Minivan, PT Cruiser, Plymouth Prowler, 2002 Thunderbird, 2005 Ford GT and Mustang, among many others. During his tenure at Ford and Chrysler, Chris developed a close friendship with Carroll Shelby. He holds BSME and MSME degrees from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from Michigan State University. He has had a lifelong passion for all things automotive, and is often credited as the ‘Father of the 2005 Ford GT.’

Read more on The Last Shelby Cobra here and find it here on Amazon.

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