Like people today, vehicles in some cases receive heart transplants

Carroll Shelby reworked a small British roadster generated by AC Automobiles into the mighty and

Carroll Shelby reworked a small British roadster generated by AC Automobiles into the mighty and sensational Shelby Cobra by transplanting Ford V8 engines — of 289 or 427cid —  beneath the “bonnet” in which the Brits had been making use of an inline 6.

Ironically, Shelby also would endure an motor transplant of types. He experienced to reduce short his racing career, which incorporated a co-driving victory at Le Mans in 1959 since he suffered from long-term coronary heart difficulties. In 1990 he been given a coronary heart transplant and he lived right until 2012 and the age of 89.

Which delivers us to our weekly search at the docket for AutoHunter, the collector automobile auction site pushed by ClassicCars.com. Every single 7 days 1 of our editors shares highlights of cars and trucks up for bidding. This week, it is my turn, and I’ve selected a number of automobiles that, like Shelby and his Cobra, have had engine transplants:

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

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