"GREAT CARS: COBRA Like a coiled snake, this car scared the world's racing elite and made its creator, Carroll Shelby, a household name. In 1959, Shelby was America's best competition driver but a heart condition forced him to give up racing. Instead of retiring from the circuit he decided to jump back in with his own cars - not an easy feat. But this dynamic visionary convinced the right people that he could do it, and within four years his dream car was born, the Cobra. Since then the Cobra has been enshrined on everyone's list of the world's greatest cars and Shelby has continued to confound his critics and both please and amuse his fans. It's a story about daring to be great and somehow pulling it off."