Shelby Cobra 289 Competition Roadster (1963 Sebring 12 Hours) - 1:43 Scale Model Car by TSM
- 1:43 Scale (approximately four inches in length)
- Resin body, features no opening parts
- Comes with acrylic dust cover and display base
The 1963 Sebring 12 Hours was a watershed moment in the history of Shelby American and Ford Racing, as six 289 Cobra roadsters (including four Shelby factory team cars) were entered to square off against an onslaught of Ferrari prototypes and GTs. Though Ferrari would sweep the top six finishing positions, the #12 Cobra driven by Phil Hill, Ken Miles and Lew Spencer would claim the class victory in the over four-liter GT category. The car's blistering straight-line speed was evident from the drop of the green flag on, helping demonstrate to the bigwigs at Ford what could be possible with a properly funded Cobra program, making Sebring '63 one of the opening salvos in the "Ford vs. Ferrari War."
The Hill/Miles/Spencer class-winning 289 Cobra Roadster is now available in an intensely detailed 1:43-scale replica from TSM. The model is replete with fine touches, including a delicately rendered grille guard and authentic "taped-over" headlamps, as well as accurate Halibrand wheels and blue-stripe Goodyears. Serious Shelby fans should not miss this tribute to a significant moment in Cobra and Ford racing history.