The Shelby Cobra is a car that just sounds right, feels right, defines an era and the idea that if you wanted to go racing and win, you could do it on your own terms with your own ideas. It is a car that revolves around the legacy of a chicken farmer turned into a racecar driver, and a racecar driver who gave the world a car company. Carroll Shelby’s cars continue to create demand within the collector car market place over 50 years later. Genuine period built examples are on an ever-upward trajectory and remain a blue-chip edition to any collection. It is no surprise that purely on the demand for these cars that a plethora of recreations, kit cars, and the like have been produced over the past 35+ years to offer an alternative price point with similar ownership experience. Naturally no one can build a better car than Shelby American, thus the Continuation series of cars is arguably the best Shelby Cobra built in a contemporary context. Offering genuine well-built cars from original blueprints, enhanced in every way without sacrificing a single original element in its final presentation. The CSX8000 cars are built to order and completed to the highest standards possible to replicate
1964 Shelby 289 Cobra VIN: CSX 2518 CSX 2518 was originally billed to Shelby American on 7/21/64, and later shipped to LA aboard the SS Dongedyk on 7/30/64. Once completed at Shelby American the car was invoiced on 11/3/64 to Reynolds Motors of Syracuse NY for $6,150.05. CSX 2518 would next appear in Colorado in June of 1980 under the ownership of Ray Danton. He would bring 2518 to Mike Dopudja of Mike's Performance Headquarters in Englewood, CO in 1981 for restoration and race prep. Dopudja, a master fabricator, is known for having finished the famous Shelby Type 65 Daytona Super Coupe, and for prepping the Shelby Can-Am Cobra. Danton would race the car at the Atlanta Vintage Grand Prix at Road Atlanta in 1982, as well as showing it at the Old Care Council Show in Denver, CO. In late 1985 he would put the Cobra up for sale for $65,000, but it wouldn't be until December 15, 1988 that John Baldwin of Covington, LA would purchase the car. Baldwin would enjoy CSX 2518 as a road car for most of the next decade, taming the car of its racing heritage and make it the streetcar it is today. The car would be repainted its beautiful Guardsman blue during his ownership. He would comment that,
1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 VIN: SFM5S517 This blue striped beauty is number 517 of the 562 Shelby Mustang GT350s built in 1965. The smallest and lightest of the GT 350 models, the 2-seater fastback came with the â€˜Cobra hi-riser' K-Code 289ci, 306 hp V8 attached to a 4-speed manual transmission. As with all 1965 GT350s, 5S517 is painted Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue rocker stripes. It has the optional Le Mans top stripes, also in Guardsman Blue. Finished in July of 1965, 5S517 remained in Shelby American's possession until January of 1966 when the car was finally sent out into the world to find its first owner. It found a home in the spring of 1966 with Fred H. Thompson of Jackson, MS. After a couple years of use Fred fancied a 1962 Corvette belonging to Ronnie MacDowell, also of Jackson, MS and traded the car straight across. MacDowell got the itch less than a year later, and 5S517 was swapped again, this time to Mississippi lawyer and racer Sam E. Scott for a 1967 Shelby GT350 #097. Scott was a partner with Car and Driver editor William Jeanes in the legendary Southern good times racing team, Bolus & Snopes. Known for their lighthearted attitude towards professional racing,
1967 Shelby 427 Cobra VIN: CSX 3279
This 2009 Shelby Cobra Replica (VSE) is in Tangerine Metallic with Black. Professionally built by suspension engineer and author of Chassis Engineering Herb Adams. Herb designed the monocoque chassis. His ability and knowledge to get the maximum out of a chassis design for cornering, weight distribution, Roll angel etc is second to none. The chassis is all aluminum. The front end (also aluminum) was cast in a foundry here locally. Finished in Lamborghini Tangerine Metallic. Paint is nice and consistent over the entire car. 427 cu in motor with 550 HP. Features include: - Rodeck 350 alluminum block. - Billet Crank by Scat Cranks (41/8" bore x 4" stroke) - Connecting rods - Track Lite by Manley. Ross custom pistons. - Compression ratio of 10.2 to 1 - Aluminum 210cc cylinder heads by Air Flow Reasearch - Solid Roller cams by Crower, Jesel Rocker Arm Shafts and Cam Drive kit - Jones Front Pulleys - 4 Weber 48 ida' Carbs - Intake Manifold by Pierce Manifolds Rare Tremec 6 Speed transmission. Front suspension is a 4 link design with Coil over Shocks. Rear suspension is a solid Axel by Winters. Gear ratio 4:11 California titled and SB 100 smog exemption, A unique car, contact us for furth
The Shelby Cobra needs little to no introduction, it’s the reason we have many of the performance cars we have today, it broke all the rules and firmly planted the Unite States in the international racing scene as a serious contender. Carroll Shelby’s contribution to automotive history will always be one of the greats. As such the competition 427 cars have retained iconic status and today are must haves for collectors privileged enough to find and afford one. It is no surprise that the Shelby Cobra today is the most replicated car of all time, and is offered by many different companies. The car on offer here however represents an opportunity above and beyond the usual “replica” as we know it. This is a true CSX Shelby Cobra, completed by Shelby American from the same jigs, hands, and workshops of the original cars. Utilizing every component the originals had, but with up to date and stronger alloys, tighter fitting accessories, and overall extraordinary build quality. These continuation CSX4000 cars are certainly a special offering from the Shelby works, and are as real and true as the originals producing all of the same smiles on those fortunate enough to enjoy one. Offered in the
Many people know the tales and allure that surround the odd partnership between the “go fast” Texan Carroll Shelby and the national car rental brand of Hertz. Shelby delivered right around 1000 of his race bred pony cars to the rental company throughout 1966. This fabled partnership however has its roots almost eight years prior in 1958 when Hertz began a national program entitled the “Hertz Sports Car Club”. The innovative new idea behind this club was to provide the traveler looking for rented transportation, a more exciting option then the standard array of droll four door sedans that are and were common place on most rental lots. The adventurous renter would have had his choice of a number of sporty two-door, low slung sport cars in the form of Triumphs, Jaguars as well as the Corvette. It was an innovative idea but the large upfront cost of purchasing the sports cars translated into increased rental costs, which unfortunately led to a decrease in the number of renters. The program struggled its way through many years barely hanging on, waiting for an infusion of excitement and power. It was in 1965, shortly after winning the SCCA B-Production Championship, that Shelby America
1964 Shelby Daytona Coupe Recreation s/n CA950243 Guardsman Blue with Wimbleton White stripes One of the most remarkable cars ever assembled, the Shelby Daytona Coupe rightfully takes its place at the pinnacle of the Cobra legacy. Carroll Shelby’s passion to beat Ferrari at Le Mans came with the realization that the most powerful Cobra roadster lacked the body design to achieve 180+ mph along the Mulsanne straightaway, making it incapable of competing against the formidable Ferrari GTO. Undaunted by the challenge and eager to meet the coming season, young Peter Brock and the Shelby team set about designing an all new aerodynamic body over the roadster chassis. The genius of the Brock design resided primarily in the truncated tail, adapted from Brock’s interest in the 1930s German aerodynamicist Dr. Kamm, who developed the Kamm Tail. With little time to spare, Brock built an intuitively shaped body, capturing both aerodynamic functionality and brutal beauty in a way no other car had done before. Uniquely American in construction and design, the car hit the racetrack proving over and over again with GT class wins in 1964 and 1965 at Sebring, Le Mans, capturing the World Sportscar Cha
Here's your chance to own a well sorted and setup Cobra with less than 2000 miles on the clock! This Cobra features a Fiberglass body, 4-speed transmission, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity from Shelby American, Inc. This absolutely stunning Cobra is ready to be driven, raced, and shown at your favorite Concours or racing event!
1966 Shelby GT 350 s/n SFM6S1433, Engine no. 6R09K172853 (included) Red with White Stripes and Black Interior More than fifty years ago Carroll Shelby put his name on the first K-coded Mustang fastback, packing the potent 289/271 hp engine and just a handful of other changes, making the now legendary GT 350. And while individual modifications were seemingly minor to an already potent Hi-Po package, the collective difference was remarkable. Shelby knew how to market the new cars, his team knew how to drum up media interest, and with Ford race support, the word was out – if you wanted a capable American performance car that could compete against any of the high priced European offerings, the GT350 was a great choice. Not only was the GT350 a performance car, utilizing the proven Mustang platform, enthusiasts could enjoy American reliability and sports car handling without worrying about costly maintenance or difficulty acquiring parts. By 1966 successful sales and racing momentum with Ford had grown significantly. Both Shelby and Ford increased their marketing efforts, expanding the Shelby offering, beginning with a range of paint colors including red, blue, green, black, as well as
Specifications Year of manufacture: 1969 Chassis number: 9F02R480741 Exterior color: Black Jade Interior color: Black Mileage: 84 250 miles Engine displacement: 428ci Hp: 335 hp Gearbox: Manual History Restored vehicle in excellent condition. It has its Marti Report. Built on January 31st, 1969 in Dearborn and delivered new to its first owner on April 22nd, 1969 by Sud Automobile Inc. in Longueuil Canada. Only 314 vehicles produced in this color and one of the 448 cars with the 428ci engine (code R) and 4-speed manual transmission (Code 6)! We also have its user manual as well as the original presentation document of the Shelby GT 350 / GT 500 1969. Car report in the French magazine Torque #22. Warranty The vehicle will be sold revised and guaranteed 3 months or 5000 Km Price 175 000 euros Ad link http://www.jeanlainvintage.com/vehicule/12738-shelby-gt-500/ Find us and contact us Jean Lain Vintage – Showroom / +334 79 88 66 36 – Jérôme Millias +337 60 14 73 07 11 Rue de la Dent du Chat 73 420 Voglans France Jean Lain Vintage – Workshop and restoration / +334 50 84 21 80 9 Rue de la Californie 74 100 Ville-la-Grand France email@example.com http://jeanlainvintage.com/ Opening hours From Monday to Friday, 8am to 12am and 2pm to 7pm Saturday and Sunday on appointment only
Description This highly desirable example of an FIA Shelby registered Fastback is a 1966 example presented in the correct Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue stripes and FIA’d in April 2012 and thus is ready for the most prolific of race series’ including HSCC, Masters et al. Although not a matching numbers car we believe this may have been built originally as a GT350 and later re-shelled. However, we cannot confirm this and are selling this car as a GT350 recreation this is a cost effective way into the most prolific of race series’ notably the Spa 6hrs where in 2012 two GT350’s recorded a first and second in class. With the very best genuine Shelby GT350’s now commanding north of £200,000, this particular car represents fantastic value and will provide many seasons of fantastic racing for its new owner.
This stunning blue with white racing stripe Shelby GT350 is called a “Carry Over Shelby” and was built in 1965, but was held over, and titled as a 1966. It was dispatched 10/26/1965 to City Motors in National City, CA and its first owner was W. R. Evans. It has been set up for vintage racing with an R-Model apron, fuel cell, and fire system, as well as a race clutch and locker rear end. Even though it is driveable on the surface streets, it would not be as much fun. It is presently race prepped, and was race prepped before every race. It was repainted in 2001 and won 2nd place in the Shelby Competition class by popular vote at the SAAC-27 California Speedway in the summer of 2002. It ran the GT350/Trans Am Race at SAAC-27, and at the same event, it qualified 26th, finishing 22nd. It ran the high speed even at SAAC Does Vegas-8 in July of 2004, and the SAAC Does Vegas-10 in February 2006. Since 2001 it has raced at thirteen Coronado Speed Festival events (San Diego, CA); seven Wine Country Classics (Infineon Raceway); eleven Monterey Historic (Laguna Seca, CA); three Seattle Historic races (Pacific International Raceway Seattle, WA); two Portland Historics (Portland, OR); and multip
(SOLD) Here's your chance to own a well sorted and setup Cobra with less than 2000 miles on the clock that includes all of the upgrades you'd want in a high performance race car! This Cobra re-creation has been the subject of a recent no-expense-spared restoration. This roadster features a 408/456hp Keith Craft Racing engine with alumicated headers, side exhaust, 4 barrel carbs, polished engine accessories full instrumentation, and a battery cutoff switch. In addition, the Cobra includes racing belts, electronic ignition, alloy wheels (with 3 eared knockoffs) and a set of Goodyear Tires. With great attention to detail, this absolutely stunning Cobra build is ready to be driven, raced, and shown at your favorite Concours or racing event!
1966 Shelby GT350H This is perhaps the best, unmolested, original Shelby GT350 we have ever seen or driven. Other than a paint color change from black to red in the early 1970's, this car is all original. The body has never been damaged or rusted, paint condition is still excellent after all these years, and the interior is all original and perfect. Always maintained to the highest standards it drives flawlessly. These days you're seeing more and more Shelby Mustangs on vintage rallies, and for good reason. They are fantastic to drive and are supremely reliable. Asking $145,000.