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Autoblog Drives Classic Shelby Race Cars At The Track

To celebrate Ford’s return to the world of endurance racing at last weekend’s 24 Hours of Daytona, Autoblog‘s “The List” video series reached back into history, producing three classic Shelby race cars for hosts Jessi and Patrick to drive around the race track.

Those three cars are: the AC/Shelby Cobra, the Shelby Daytona Coupe, and the Ford GT40 Mk. II.

Granted, Jessi and Patrick didn’t drive actual original examples of each of these Shelby race cars; instead, each is a replica built by California’s Superformance – the same firm which only recently revealed three exact, limited-run replicas of notable Ford GT40 Mk. IIs from racing history. That said, if you want to get as close to the real thing as possible, Superformance is the way to get there. In fact, Carroll Shelby himself once said of the company’s “Mk. III” Shelby Cobra roadster: “It’s not a true Shelby, but I’ve endorsed and licensed the car for being as close to correct and well-built as possible.”

So, what is it like to drive three different instalments from the lineage of Shelby race cars from the 1960s back-to-back-to-back? Head on over to Autoblog to find out.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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