Similar to the 1956 Austin-Healy my sister owned, the 1961 Ac Bristol chassis and body was used to develop the Ac Ford Cobra. At the time the first Cobras were introduced by the manufacture, Carroll Shelby. As my first full time steady job, I was hired as a salesman by “George Nutell’s Downtown Ford” to sell the new Falcon-Sprint and Ford’s Supercars. My practical salesmanship skills were not so adequate but my ability for demenstrating the new models were especially the Cobras.' back in 1965, well reputed by my peers as a street racer relatively lead to my being chosen as and designated as one of two demonstrators for the new Ford-Cobra sports car. It was requested by the owner of the dealership and sales team, to radically stimulate the buyer’s interests. I would take a potential customer out to a nearby non-busy street and during the driving demo apply a radical racing technique used with standard transmissions, better described then as a radical “Full-throttle power shift” By reaching maximum performance from the engine, inadvertently I burned out three clutch discs. It was a unique experience and fruitful employment opportunity I’ll never forget!
High-Performance Thrills With Pay and a great tale for spectatatots at the races.