CSX3015 Vehicle Information and History: The Cobra To End All Cobras. CSX 3015 is one of only 23 427 competition roadsters built. On September 7, 1965, CSX 3015 was shipped and invoiced to Ford Advanced Vehicles, England, as a 427 Cobra Competition roadster together with CSX 3014 (another 427 Cobra Competition) and two R-model Shelby's (5R107 and 5R209) for a … [Read more...] about 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 “Super Snake” CSX3015
Original Shelby Cobras w/ CSX Chassis
For all of its fame, the original Cobra was produced in surprisingly low quantities–just 998 were assembled from 1961 until 1968 (655 leaf-spring 289 Cobras and 343 coil-spring 427 Cobras). These numbers include street cars, competition cars, semi-competition roadsters, etc.)
The first 75 Cobra Mk1 models (including the prototype) were fitted with the 260 cu in (4.3 L). The remaining 51 Mk1 models were fitted with a larger version of the Windsor Ford engine, the 289-cubic-inch (4.7 L) V8.
In late 1962, Alan Turner, AC's chief engineer completed a major design change of the car's front end to accommodate rack and pinion steering while still using transverse leaf spring suspension. The new car entered production in early 1963 and was designated Mark II.
(CSX3001–3100) Competition models
Cobra Mark III production began on 1 January 1965. Only 56 of the 100 planned cars were produced. Of those, 31 unsold competition models were detuned and fitted with windscreens for street use. Called S/C for semi-competition.
(CSX3101–3360) Production models
Some Cobra 427s were actually fitted with Ford's 428-cubic-inch (7 L) engine, a long stroke, smaller bore, lower cost engine, intended for road use rather than racing.
CSX2000 Vehicle Information and History: CSX 2000, the legendary and very first Shelby Cobra The most important American sports car in history 260 bhp, 260 cu. in. OHV V-8 engine Single four-barrel carburetor Four-speed manual transmission Front and rear independent suspension with upper transverse leaf springs and lower A-arms Front disc and rear inboard … [Read more...] about 1962 Shelby Cobra 260 CSX2000
CSX2216 Vehicle Information and History: Documented with AC Cars Limited and Shelby American invoices Documented with its original window sticker Original AC Cobra Chassis Instruction Book in original envelope Features rack-and-pinion steering Restored to its original specifications On October 28, 1963, AC Cars Limited … [Read more...] about 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 CSX2216
CSX3237 Vehicle Information and History: Fully restored by Curt Vogt’s Cobra Automotive Upgraded with a side-oiler 427 cu. in. V-8 Slotting a Ford V-8 engine into the chassis of an AC Ace proved to be a brilliant idea for Carroll Shelby, and the Shelby Cobra quickly proved to not only win on the track on Sunday but sell on Monday, becoming one of the most iconic … [Read more...] about 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX3237
CSX2421 Vehicle Information and History: The invoice date is November 6, 1964 Listed in RM’s 2014 Amelia Island catalog Colour Restorations, overseen by Glenn Watts, expertly restored 41,000 miles on the odometer According to the SAAC World Registry, chassis number CSX 2421 was shipped to Los Angeles aboard the SS Dintledyk, and it … [Read more...] about 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 CSX2421
CSX3279 Vehicle Information and History: Full body-off concours restoration by Canepa One of 359 original Shelby 427 Cobras SAAC Registry documented Cobra Original Sunburst wheels 427-cubic inch side-oiler V8 engine rebuilt by Roush Performance 4-speed manual transmission Only 11,360 original miles According to the Shelby … [Read more...] about 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX3279
CSX2445 Vehicle Information and History: Billed to Shelby American on May 26, 1964 Shipped to Los Angeles aboard the USS Loch Loyal on June 6, 1964 Invoiced to Broadway Motors on April 28, 1965 In the spring of 1969, the Cobra was in an accident that required extensive repairs to the suspension, frame rail, sheet metal, left foot box, … [Read more...] about 1965 Shelby Cobra 289 CSX2445
CSX2588 Vehicle Information and History: The last Shelby 289 Cobra sold to the public and second-to-last built, the latter CSX2589 having been retained by Carroll Shelby and his family since new CSX2588 is the last 4-speed 289 Cobra Roadster built, CSX2599 is an automatic CSX2588 retains its original chassis, body, engine and drivetrain 289 CI … [Read more...] about 1965 Shelby Cobra 289 CSX2588
CSX2518 - Shelby Cobra Vehicle Information and History: Documented in the Shelby Cobra Registry Authentic rack & pinion street Cobra Restored both mechanically and cosmetically Concours-level black paint work performed by Canepa 1,511 miles since restoration Shelby Cobra, chassis number CSX2518, first came through Canepa's … [Read more...] about 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 CSX2518
CSX3173 Vehicle Information and History: Impressively original with known ownership history since new Original window sticker Delivered new to Archway Motors in Baltimore, Maryland Original 427 CI 2x4 BBL engine 8 documented owners from 1966-1987 Exported to Japan in 1987 Shipped back to the United States and purchased by Steven … [Read more...] about 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX3173
CSX3169 Vehicle Information and History: CSX3169 was built on work order #18044 opened on 10/1/65 and finished 12/1/65. Upon completion, the car was delivered to Hayward Motors and sold on 12/13/65 to J.S. Toma. This car was brought back to Hayward in April of 1966 for warranty work. The next known owner was Kevin Nugent, who sold the car in 1976 to Bob Able with 27,000 miles. … [Read more...] about 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX3169
CSX2427 Vehicle Information and History: 1 of 5 factory-built 289 Cobra Dragonsnakes The only Stage III factory-built customer Dragonsnake Ordered new by Don Reimer of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Painted in a special yellow that matched the color of his Thunderbird tow car Raced successfully through the summer of 1965 and parked Stage III 289 engine with Weber … [Read more...] about 1965 Shelby Cobra 289 Dragonsnake CSX2427
CSX2416 Vehicle Information and History: The only factory Stage III 289 Street Cobra ever built One of the most highly optioned 289 Cobras ever with a staggering original 1964 MSRP of $8,684.05 Original engine Delivered new to Frye's Ford of Belleville, Kansas Originally finished in Princess Blue but changed to Rangoon Red for the original owner by Shelby … [Read more...] about 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 CSX2416
CSX3042 Vehicle Information and History: 1 of 29 Original Factory 427 S/C Cobras Produced Five owners since new 10,760 original miles Original engine Delivered new to Grappone Ford in New Hampshire John Grappone retained ownership of the car until 1982, making CSX3042 the last 'New' Cobra ever sold Dan Turman of Connecticut purchased the car in 1982 … [Read more...] about 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C CSX3042