1968 is the one and only exception year. Ford took over the program and got a little loose/excited with the “Cobra” name like @03reptile eluded to and marketed the ‘68 as the Shelby Cobra GT500. “Cobra” was removed once again for the ‘69 model year.Yeah it’s been very misleading since for sure. To see a huge picture of a cobra with the word Shelby underneath. And while I was digging up my certificate for the Shelby I had forgot about this old piece of magazine advertising I had hanging up. Muddies the water of my argument a tad lol. Just think it’s funny it’s a real deal advertising piece calling it a cobra think it’s the 67 though View attachment 196491 View attachment 196490
I have seen the Cobra symbol on everything Shelby offers for sale for decades, but not everything that has that Cobra on it is a Cobra, that is what I have noticed.So you are saying that because a Maverick is by definition an unbranded steer, the Shelby is similarly a Cobra?
My 2013 GT500 has a 20th Anniversary Badge. That would take it back to 1993 and they weren't making Shelbys then, but they were making Cobras. If my car is not a Cobra, what is its 20th Anniversary badge celebrating?
Correct Ron! There was a 10th anniversary edition of the Terminator Cobra in 03 for the 10 years of SVT. All 2013 GT500s received the 20 year anniversary door sills for the occasion if I recall correctly.If I understand correctly, it celebrating the 20th anniversary of SVT. Ford’s special vehicle team. And I believe that dissolved this year.