The history of Carroll Shelby and of his company is perhaps one of the most compelling and amazing in the world of four wheels. Grown up in a farm raising chickens - hence his famous and inevitable outfit – already turned thirty-six he participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and he won with a margin of one lap.
Also thanks to the incredible distaste for the car company based in Modena, born during his meeting with Enzo Ferrari who called him for the following season, Carroll Shelby left the garb of pilot and introduced in 1964 a car ready to stop the domination of Ferrari: the 427 Cobra, 7000 cc and 500 hp.
This car, in which the agility of the English chassis perfectly matches the power of the American engine, is a real American icon and represents in the collective imagination of all its fans, the eternal object of desire.
The sinuous lines of the utmost roadster didn't change in these 50 years and more than ever as in this case the appearance of each car is cured in such a maniacal way.
The monolithic magnesium wheels 289 / FIA and 427 manufactured by Marvic, are perfect replicas of the originals: thanks to the three-dimensional scan of genuine wheels of the era, they are absolutely conform to the specifications of the American company and allow both to maintain unchanged the aesthetics of the car and to ensure maximum reliability.
Some technical adjustments and improvements have been made in these sand cast magnesium wheels with six pins drive hub, which are supplied ready for installation.
The lucky owners of this myth on wheels can choose both the colour and the surface finish. Custom offsets are available as shown in the downloadable data sheets obtainable for each measure.
There was no better way for Marvic to help feeding this legendary and timeless story, honouring the extreme passion and motivation that led Carroll Shelby to give to all his fans and not, such unbelievable heritage.
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