SHELBY COBRA POSTERS of the Most Sought-After American Muscle Car in History!
Shelby Cobra ... brutally fast, extremely loud, hard on the kidneys, and more fun than Viagra. Who wouldn't want one?
The Shelby Cobra 427, also know as the AC Cobra, was the wildest, fastest, sexiest, and most exciting sports car on American roads.
Every red-blooded man, women and teenager, with high octane racing fuel coursing through their veins, secretly desired to own one. You probably wanted one too!
But with only a thousand ever built ... and a mere handful being the ultra-rare Shelby Cobra 427 S/C version ... originals have commanded prices of over a million dollars!
What's a Shelby Cobra fanatic to do?
Shelby Cobra Posters are an excellent way to fuel your desire for these beasts. On this site I've assembled some of the best Shelby Cobra 427 Posters & Prints for sale. They are by some of the most talented automotive photographers and illustrators around.
Take a look below ... and enjoy some true masterpieces of Shelby Cobra Art!
(Above partial AC Cobra Shelby 427 Fine Art Print by Yuriy Shevchuk.)
1965 Cobra 427 S/C CSX 3022 Cutaway Poster - By David Kimble - Poster Size 36" x 24"
Probably the best 1965 Cobra 427 S/C Cutaway Poster ever created!
Skillfully illustrated by one of the Masters in the Art of Automotive Cutaway Illustration, David Kimble, this poster unfortunately is becoming harder and harder to find as it is currently out-of-print.
The shear level of detail, accuracy, and precision David Kimble achieved in this illustration of an original real 1965 Cobra 427 S/C, chassis CSX3022, is truly breathtaking!
I was given this poster as a gift and had it professionally framed in a black frame with black matting. It hangs on my office wall where I can sit back and mindlessly stare at it (instead of doing "real" work) for countless hours just admiring the detail.
It really is a stunning piece of work, awe-inspiring in it's creation and very worthy of any automotive enthusiast's wall space real estate. This David Kimble poster is a must have for any diehard Shelby Cobra 427 S/C fanatic.
What would be really cool, if ever made, would be a full-sized wall mural of this poster. I'd be the first person in line with money burning in my hand!
1966 Shelby Cobra Race Car Poster - By Ron Kimball - Poster Size 20" x 16"
Beautifully photographed 1966 Shelby Cobra Race Car Poster by Ron Kimball, photographer extraordinaire for over 30 years.
Just love the way the car hunkers down over those big white lettered Goodyear tires. And get a load of those black 4-into-1 ankle-burner sides pipes!
Can you just imagine the sound made by that Ford 427 "side oiler" at idle ... cam so full-race, the thing won't even idle and shakes so bad it rattles your brain.
Ohhh Yyyyyyyeeahhhh Baby!! There's videos below so you can actually hear them live!!
Although hard to see in Ron Kimball's photograph, this Shelby Cobra bears Carroll Shelby's signature on the right hand side of the dash. A desired stamp of approval by the man himself.
Ron Kimball also has a companion photo of this exact same #21 Shelby Cobra Race Car at his kimballstock.com automotive imagery website but I haven't found it as a poster yet.
My only complaint about this poster ... if I could make one as I have it already ... is I wish it were much, much bigger. It really is that good and deserves a lot more wall space!
I put this one right up there beside my other all time favorite, the 1965 Cobra 427 S/C Cutaway Poster by David Kimble above.
427 Cobra Under the Light Poster - By Guy Tempier - Poster Size 39.37" x 27.56"
French artist Guy Tempier airbrushed this amazingly beautiful 427 Cobra Under the Light Poster.
What's amazing not only about this Shelby Cobra art print, is there's also a companion rear view print available know as 427PWR Poster (see below).
You just gotta have a matching set ... you know, one at one end of the room seeing yourself coming and the other at the other end of the room seeing yourself going.
Yeah, that's right, I'm weird ... I picture myself driving these cars through posters. Don't you??
427PWR Poster - By Guy Tempier - Poster Size 39.37" x 27.56"
This is the rear view of 427PWR Poster airbrushed by French artist Guy Tempier. It's the companion to the 427 Under The Light Poster above.
You've probably already figured out what 427PWR stands for on the rear license plate. It's referring to the massive engine size displacement of 427 cubic inches.
A little known fact only diehard Cobraholics would know is only a handful of the Cobra 427's actually had the Ford 427-cid "side-oiler" engines. The 427 was a race-only engine closely related to the engine Ford used in NASCAR and Le Mans-winning racers.
Many of the street version Shelby Cobra 427's were actually built with the lower-output but very torquey 428-cid engine designed for the big Thunderbird and Galaxie passenger cars.
But even then, combining the light weight of the Shelby Cobra and big power of the 428-cid engine the Cobra was a beastly rocket that would bite your butt if you weren't paying close attention. With the 427 it would bite it then spit it back in your face to remind you who's boss.
So the lesson for today, boys and girls, is ... the 428 was bad ... and the 427 was badasssss.
So choose your level of bad.
1967 AC Cobra Poster - By Greg Smith - Poster Size 36" x 24"
This is the first 1967 AC Cobra Poster I ever bought before I knew all these others existed.
Somehow now I own 3 copies ... one laminated for the garage, one framed for my office, and the other still rolled up waiting for the right place to hang.
I really like this one by Greg Smith, especially how it not only shows the Shelby Cobra real nice, but also shows the engine and interior ghosted at the top.
Greg Smith has 30 years experience as a professional car and truck photographer. He seems to know his stuff and has a creative eye in making any car look perfect.
And this 1967 AC Cobra Poster is damn near perfect and right up there with the best of them!
Shelby Cobra Poster - By Easton Chang - Poster Size 36" x 24"
Australian car photographer Easton Chang beautifully created this Shelby Cobra Poster for those of you who drive on the wrong side of the road!
Stunning luminescent photo shows the Cobra from front, back, behind the tire, inside the cockpit, and under the hood.
Blackish midnight blue is just so bad to the bone! I really love this car. The rims aren't authentic, but who cares? The engine with 8 stack Weber induction system looks to be a mechanical masterpiece.
This is the car your Mother told you not to buy. Momma didn't always know best.
Shelby Cobra 40th Anniversary Tin Sign - By Carroll Shelby - Sign Size 16.14" x 12.59"
OK, it's not a poster. So shoot me. But I actually like this lithographed Shelby Cobra 40th Anniversary Tin Sign so I thought it appropriate to included it here because it functions the same as a poster ... you put it on your wall and you stare at it.
This one is a work of art! I just love the stance of the red Shelby Cobra set infront of the greyed out racing scene and picture of the man himself, Carroll Shelby.
A great retro decoration for any home, office, garage, or restaurant. And especially great in any bar area, games room or man cave.
Here's another one to add to the "gotta have" list.
AC Cobra Shelby 427 Fine Art Print - By Yuriy Shevchuk - Print Size 20" x 12" up to 72" x 43.75"
You can feel the spirit and retro styling expressed in this beautiful AC Cobra Shelby 427 Fine Art Print by Fine Artist Yurij Shevchuk.
Comments such as "one of the best pieces I've seen of the old Cobras" and "what a fantastic piece of work" and "this is an instant classic, my favorite car in an awesome composition" and much, much more have been said about this print.
Yurij has been described as an accomplished master, full of artistic and intellectual energy. And his AC Cobra Shelby 427 Fine Art Print is one fine piece of work capturing the retro essence of the most sought-after American Muscle Car in History!
Plus you gotta admit ... the background is fabulous!
Museum quality prints available in a variety of sizes from 20" x 12" all the way up to 72" x 43.75"! If you'd like to see more of Yurij Shevchuk creative work, please visit my other lens about Automotive Paintings & Fine Art.
AC Cobra Art Print Poster - By Allposters4you2010 - Poster Size 16.5" x 11.7"
High quality photo paper print of an AC Cobra. Too bad it wasn't available in a much larger size as this AC Cobra is an absolute beaut!
Shelby Cobra 427 S/C Sign Banners - Shelby Licensed - Banner Size 48" x 24"
What about a big Shelby Cobra 427 S/C sign banner to display your Cobra passion? Comes in several variations and are officially Carroll Shelby licensed.
The best place to put this big mutha is in your bedroom right on the ceiling over your bed ... ya, if you wanna stay single that is.
The next best place, if your significant other doesn't share your passion for the shapely 427 Cobra, would be in your garage where you want to park your Shelby Cobra someday.
Better yet ... get one in every color and plaster them all over the house ... or garage if that's where your significant other has you sleeping.
So get the banners ... then get the Cobra ... then get rid of your SO who made you sleep in the garage. You'll probably have more fun with the Cobra anyway.
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 Banner - Shelby Licensed - Banner Size 48" x 24"
Banners, banners, and even more 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 banners! You just can't have too many banners, you know.
Comes in seven tasty colors and are officially Carroll Shelby licensed.
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 Banner - Shelby Licensed - Banner Size 24" x 48"
And even more eye candy! Here's another 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 banner to flaunt your Cobra obsession! Comes in two sizes and also is Carroll Shelby licensed.
Cobra 427 Race Car Giclee Print - Print Sizes 24" x 18" to 49" x 37"
This Cobra 427 Race Car art print is created using a sophisticated Giclee digital printing process.
What makes it different than regular digital printing it the Giclee process delivers a fine stream of archival ink onto archival paper.
The result in a vivid, pure color with exceptional detail suitable for museum or gallery display ... or your Man Cave.
1964 Shelby Cobra at Sebring Giclee Print - Print Sizes 18" x 24" to 38" x 50"
This 1964 Shelby Cobra at Sebring art print is also created using a the Giclee printing process. Another one for your museum, gallery ... or for us more common folk ... Man Cave.
Now pass me a beer.
1966 AC Cobra 427 Interior Photographic Poster - By S. Clay - Poster Size 40" x 30"
Get in the drivers seat. Push in the clutch. Insert the key. Now start it up.
Then listen to the Shelby Cobra sound at idle!
Like I said before ... more fun than you know what. Who wouldn't want one?
427 Cobra Poster - Poster by Kristian Tjessem - Poster Size 32" x 48"
Really nice super high quality 427 Cobra poster! There was even a Colossal 40" x 60" size available!
AC Cobra Art Print - By David F. Kyte - Print Size 57.6" x 40"
An amazing minimalist impression of an AC Cobra Art Print available on canvas or poster size.
Exactly what you need to brighten up your home, work or school. Also a great gift for friends or relatives who are bonafide Cobra gearheads!
1966 Shelby Cobra American Classic Tin Sign - By Chuck Hutchings - Sign Size 16.14" x 12.59"
Aahhh ... what can I say. You just can never have enough Shelby Cobra tin signs around the house.
The detail in this 1966 Shelby Cobra An American Classic Tin Sign by Chuck Hutchings is absolutely great! Screen printed on sheet steel with rough grain finish, this Guardsman Blue Shelby Cobra 427 is dazzling.
You could put it in your office, or you could attached it to the lid of your tool box ... it'll look great wherever you put it. You don't even need to frame it as it has holes in the corner for easy mounting.
If you get one, let me know where you found the best place to show it off.
Hey Little Cobra Poster - By Nikivee - Poster Size 48" x 32"
Hey, Little Cobra, don't you know you're going to shut 'em down
Shut 'em down, shut 'em down, shut 'em down ...
(That's a song you know)
427 Cobra Illustration - Poster by Richard Browne - Poster Size 16" x 16"
Richard Meredith Browne from Greenville, Ohio illustrated this classic example of a 427 Cobra. He's got lots of talent.
Shelby Cobra Framed Prints - By Sues Muscle Cars - Print Size 19" x 15"
What can I say ... these are so cool! Shelby Cobra Framed Prints or Poster by Sues Muscle Cars available in over 30 different Shelby Cobra stripe & color combinations.
To get one of their Framed Prints or Posters, click on the below link where it says "Sues Muscle Cars". Then once at the Sue Muscle Car site click on "Shelby" then "Cobra".
There you'll see the 30+ different Shelby Cobra stripe & color combinations. Pick one that tickles your fancy then scroll all the way to the bottom to find the Framed Print or Poster.
Shelby Cobra Poster, Print & Banner - By Motor City Threads - Sizes 16" x 12" to 44" x 30"
What can I say again ... really really cool. This particular Shelby Cobra design is available as a poster, framed print, banner and yard sign.
It's also available on T-tshirts, hoodies, clocks, mugs, pillows, coasters and a whole lot more!
AC Cobra 427 S/C Roadster Poster - By CarPictures - Poster Size 31" x 23"
Didn't know much about this AC Cobra 427 S/C Roadster Poster by CarPictures when I first featured it and was going to buy it but now it appears to be discontinued. Pity.
Well if I did have it, I'd probably crop the bottom and top out when framing it to put more focus on the car and not the rest of the garage.
But then again, maybe you like this whole garage look thing ... you know ... where the beast sleeps when not out being a rowdy hooligan on the streets.
427 Cobra Print Pencil Drawing - By Ron Farley - Print Size 52" x 28"
The above 427 Cobra Print Pencil Drawing by Ron Farley was a real work of art! I just love it! Unfortunately, it too has been discontinued.
It was available in 4 sizes ... the biggest being a mega huge 52" x 28" size. Man that's big. You'd probably have to sell the left one just to be able to afford to professionally frame it.
Cobras in the Mist at Lime Rock Print - By Michelle Lydon - Print Size 14" x 11"
The Cobras in the Mist at Lime Rock Print is a limited edition print by Great Barrington, Massachusetts automotive fine artist Michelle Lydon!
Michelle Lydon once said "I think that original vintage race cars, the guys who designed them, were artists, too." Her paintings of exotic cars are so precision most people mistake them for photographs.
Well the Cobras in the Mist at Lime Rock is no photograph ... no way Ray. It's a limited edition print in a series of 500 of her original hand painted watercolor print, and a remarkable one at that, capturing the raw beauty of the Shelby Cobra beast.
Plus hey ... the red, white and blue is kinda patriotic too!
Shelby Cobra 427 American Flag Poster - By RiderCoach84 - Poster Size 15" x 11"
Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie ... and Gawd Bless America Cobra!
Shelby Cobra "Feel The Blur" Poster - By Stan Meyer Jr - Poster Size 19" x 15"
This is actually a Superformance MKIII built under license from Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc. They're a replica of the original Cobra built in South Africa and shipped around the world.
It's not a true Shelby, but since they're endorsed and licensed by Carroll Shelby himself, they're as close to correct and well-built as possible.
The Shelby Cobra "Feel the Blur" Poster by Stan Meyer Jr. was photographed and manipulated to create the feeling of power, strength and being fast.
I just like the poster because it's a nice front end shot directly into the mouth of the burly beast. Like, "get outta the way man, before you get sucked up and spit out my side pipes."
AC Cobra Poster - By Eagleheart - Poster Size 34" x 23"
This AC Cobra Poster is also a Superformance MKIII replica of a 1965 AC Cobra powered by a Roush 427R engine. That engine puts out about 550 horsepower.
If you never driven a lightweight short wheel based posi rear end car with 550 hp let me politely warn you ... don't jab the throttle going around the corner because you'll do a donut before you can even mutter to yourself "what the F#*%!"
This Eagleheart poster of a super fast Cobra just sitting there can't do justice to the immense rocket-like power these projectiles can unleash upon you in an unsuspecting moments notice.
And that's why you really want one. Really ... trust me ... you do.
427 Cobra Poster - By Hinson - Poster Size 35" x 23"
Here's an impressive blue 427 Cobra Poster by Hinson, a fine-art image artist from Germantown Maryland who has a real talent for photographing classic cars, hot rods, custom cars and bikes.
I really like how he used the gradient blue background to draw your eyes to the Cobra with minimal distracting stuff around the edges.
Only pure 427 Cobra. A real looker!
Shelby Cobra sound in action! - "Chainsaw on wheels!! Even at idle it sounds like thunder!!"
Shelby Cobra sound at idle! - "Stereo to the ears ... what a beautiful sound!"
Shelby Cobra sound in motion! - "siiiiiiick cam!!!! ... music to my ears"
Shelby Cobra sound and history! - "427 Comp - Oh what a b-e-a-yootiful sound!"
Shelby Cobra sound doing burnouts! - Turn up your speakers! Saved the best for last!
Vote for your favorite Shelby Cobra Poster - If you could only get one, which would it be?
Thanks for visiting Shelby Cobra Posters!
My original intention when I started this lens was to locate and showcase some of the best Shelby Cobra Posters available.
It became an obsession for a while finding them all and hopefully I've succeeded to fuel your desire for these beautiful beasts.
However my quest is not done and I continue to hunt down these elusive works of art. If you come across any in your travels you believe deserve showcasing here please let me know.
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(Above Shelby Cobra Posters image by Sues Muscle Cars.)
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Leave a Comment - Is it on your Bucket List to own a real Shelby Cobra some day?
Bartukas on July 08, 2012:
great car :)
anonymous on June 27, 2012:
Where can I buy the 427 Cobra poster by Hinson from?
anonymous on May 19, 2012:
Sweet shots of Alaskan Cobras:
And one more:
Joanie Ruppel from Keller, Texas on March 10, 2012:
No, not really but I enjoy looking at my brother-in-law's Shelby. He is a fan.
Adrijan on February 20, 2012:
Great cars , intresting tnx
ernieplotter on February 08, 2012:
One of my favorite cars of all time! Hope I can drive one soon!
Nice images, thanks for sharing!
angelaedwards11 on January 03, 2012:
Cool cars with great collocation Nice Lens....
anonymous on December 29, 2011:
Cobra was, and still is one of the fastest cars on the planet, (In the quarter mile), I am not a Ford guy, but this car rocks! I liked the GT 40 also!
anonymous on November 02, 2011:
Great collection - and some new one's i've not got :). The banner prints in the list are awesome quality by the way. Printed on 18gauge exterior grade vinyl, with eyelets fitted too. How do I know? i've got three, and have purchased closed to 70 for UK cobra folks :D - get them from ridgetopdesigns on ebay - authorised dealers.
LeMansGuy85 on August 28, 2011:
Awesome page! Check my page out please. I could not leave your page without pressing the like button. Leave a comment and like my page as well please! The Shelby cobra is just one of my many dream cars and adore the power it puts out with a 427.
GrowWear on March 07, 2011:
No doubt a Shelby Cobra lover wrote this lens. ...Welcome to Squidoo!
jackieb99 on March 03, 2011:
HMQ on February 28, 2011:
You have put together a really amazing collection of Shelby Cobra posters. I would have to say my favorite poster would be the "427 Cobra Under the Light" but, I do also love the red cartoon Cobra drawing... so much that I think I see one hanging on my wall in the near future.
Glenn619 on February 24, 2011:
I love the pics :)
BeaGabrielle1 on February 24, 2011:
Cool lens! I'm not in to muscle cars myself but I find this lens entertaining. :-)