New David Uhl Release. A Tribute To The Shelby Cobra

As part of his continuing commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Shelby Cobra, David Uhl just completed “Hey Little Cobra”. David tells the story:

“After discovering an excellent story that was hiding in the early ’60’s, I came to know a famous singer/songwriter, Carol Connors. Around the time that Carol charmed America with the single “To Know Him Is To Love Him”, she became friends with Carroll Shelby. A couple of years later when all the songs about cars were featuring Hot Rods (like the Beach Boys’ “Little Deuce Coupe”), Shelby approached her about writing a song about his Cobra. He further stated that if it became a #1 hit, he would give her a car…

Well, the 1964 song “Hey Little Cobra” shot to the top of the charts and Carol got a brand new burgundy Cobra!

Her career escalated and she went on to do some truly remarkable works in the music industry. She currently lives in Beverly Hills and hasn’t slowed down a bit. I chose to paint her in the older pin-up style to reflect the period. The original is oil on canvas, measuring 30″ by 40″”.

Signed, numbered canvas prints are now available. Print Edition: Each of the canvas giclee prints will come hand-signed and numbered by David Uhl with a Certificate of Authenticity. 24″ x 30″, 50 plus 10 Artist Proofs and 3 Hors d’ Commerce. $1,295 framed. 32″ x 40″, 25 plus 5 Artist Proofs. 1,895 framed. As an option, for an additional $100, Carol Connors will also sign your print. To order, call David Uhl Fine Art 303-913-4840.

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13 Responses to “New David Uhl Release. A Tribute To The Shelby Cobra”


  1. 1 Brutus Apr 12th, 2012 at 8:58 am

    All Cobras should be blue or silver.

  2. 2 John E Adams Apr 12th, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Beautiful work and tribute to an amazing ride and singer. Recently had the pleasure of seeing the #1 Cobra at the Amelia Concours 50th tribute as well -;0)

  3. 3 CafeSportyTC Apr 12th, 2012 at 11:30 am

    all cobra’s should look like the daytona prototype… fixed it for you Brutus

  4. 4 GuitarSlinger Apr 12th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    All Cobra’s should be what ever _____ color their owners want them to be !

    FYI ; Shelby Museum in Boulder , CO . A must see for any Shelby fan of any era

  5. 5 Knucklehead Apr 12th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Frist one I ever saw was a 63 with a stock 6 cyl. and it was stock gold. Be any color you like. I think David captured this very well.

  6. 6 GuitarSlinger Apr 12th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    @ Knucklehead

    Before someone rude points this out . There was never a 6 cylinder to be found in any Shelby . They all to a number had V8s . So either memory is playing tricks on you or it was an AC Ace/Bristol ( the donor car for the Cobra ) you saw .

  7. 7 Iron Horse Apr 12th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    It would really be cool if she still owned the Cobra!

  8. 8 Sportster Mike Apr 13th, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Just seen a burgundy 289 Cobra for sale here in England – a real one NOT a kit car
    Looked quite nice.. still

  9. 9 OEMthelma Apr 13th, 2012 at 9:59 am

    In Pittsburghs mid-60s I was lucky enough to drive both the 289 Cobra and the 427 for one summer and fall, Having a SCCA license and a boyfriend with a sportscar garage helped.We would change out the rear end,,take it to the drag strip,,have a lot of fun ,change the rear end back to get ready to go racing. A rich kid with a 427 showed up at a SCCA track in Ohio,He did’nt know what to do with his Cobra,but,we did. and it went back to Pittsburgh for the summer.
    Thank you for the memory David.!

  10. 10 Steve the producer Johann Apr 13th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Hey I was looking at some old fifties pin up art on the web yesterday for R%D on artwork of that era and now I know where your style comes from.
    You nail the Pin up look just fine – No I doubt the singer held her skirt up nor allowed her dress top to fall as you painted here but the fantasy you’ve painted is all in the eyes of the artist!

    Keep up the good work David and yea the car is cool too.

  11. 11 Knucklehead Apr 14th, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Guitar Slinger, I in general was talking about the Cobra. And the first ones had a 6cyl Italian engine. I said that because the car above appears to be an early model. I’ve had a love affair with them for the better part of 50 yrs. Google the body styles son.

  12. 12 johnk24a Apr 18th, 2012 at 6:50 am

    The AC Ace, on which the Cobra was based, came with a 6-cylinder engine, but original Cobras never EVER had a 6-cylinder engine. The first Cobra had a 260 CID Ford V8, based on the road test appearing in a 1963 R&T, or any well-researched reference. I won’t pretend to know when Shelby began installing 289’s.

  13. 13 Woody Apr 18th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    @ knuck-you may be thinking of the AC Ace, Acea, or Ace-Bristol (though I don’t believe any of them had Italian mills) cars. The original 289 Cobra Roadster was a ’62 and made from the AC Ace. There were even a half-dozen or so coupes. The 427 didn’t come along until ’65. There was an Italian-bodied 428 also but it looked totally different. than the Ace body.

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