Shelby Cobra For Sale

The Shelby Cobra has a history that starts in England and ends in the United States, beginning with a letter from Carroll Shelby asking AC Cars to create a car he could fit a V8 engine into. AC Cars agreed, and it was up to Shelby to find an engine. After being denied an engine from Chevrolet, hope was found after hearing that Ford wanted a car to compete with the Corvette. All of this lead to the original Shelby Cobra being created.

Production of the Shelby Cobra was simple, as AC Cars provided Shelby with bodies that were trimmed, painted, and complete, leaving him with the job of inserting the engine. At the time, those looking for a Shelby Cobra for sale were out of luck, as they were almost exclusively created for the track and professional racing.

The Cobra was triumphant on the track, winning races left and right. Eventually, Shelby upped the ante with a 427 cu. in. engine, resulting in Shelby Cobra 427 as we know it today. Unfortunately, the 427 did not sell well. This caused Ford to fit a majority of road-going AC Cobras with smaller bore engines that were lower in cost.

Come 1967, Ford and Carroll Shelby decided to call it quits and stopped importing the cars from England. Many thought this would be the end of the Cobra, but with so many fans of the car worldwide, that would never happen. If you look at the market today, it’s easy to find a Shelby Cobra kit for sale or Shelby Cobra replica. However, there are continuation cars also available. For example, one can find the Cobra CSX for sale, which is a fantastic representation of the original.

But, if you are someone looking to add a priceless automobile to your collection, nothing beats the real Cobra. While these are few and far between, they are out there and they will most certainly be available in our magazine and website.

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1965 Shelby Cobra
Call for price 302 Miles

Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Maserati and Rolls-Royce of Chicago Chicago, IL 10,000 mi

1966 Shelby Cobra 427
$69,950 5,626 Miles

    1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster Re-Creation by Everett Morrison with only 5,626 miles. This is a very special car for a number of reasons, primarily being the powerplant that's stuffed into the...

Park Place Ltd. Seattle, WA 10,000 mi

1965 Shelby Cobra Roadster
$169,900 4,620 Miles

    Lake Forest Sportscars is proud to present this 1965 Shelby Cobra!Finished in 2000 in the 427 S/C configuration.CSX4188 is an aluminum body/chassis built by Kirkham and supplied to Shelby...

Lake Forest Sportscars Chicago, IL 10,000 mi

2015 Shelby Cobra Pacific Roadster BIG and TALL
$59,000 900 Miles

    This 2015 Shelby Cobra 2dr Pacific Roadster BIG and TALL features a SMALL BLOCK 427 8cyl Gasoline engine. It is equipped with a 4 Speed Manual transmission. The vehicle is Green with a black Full...

Celebrity Cars Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV 10,000 mi

1965 Shelby Cobra 427
$52,900 6,663 Miles

    This Superformance Mk III Cobra has just 6,600 miles on the odometer. It is a 2-owner Bay Area car from new. The power plant is a Cobra Jet aluminum head equipped SVO 460 cube big block making 535...

San Francisco Sports Cars San Francisco, CA 10,000 mi

1965 Shelby Cobra Replica
Call for price

    Cats Exotics is open to trades of all makes and models! We also offer a wide variety of lease and purchase options. Please call us for more details. 1965 Shelby Cobra "Factory Five" finished in...

Cats Exotics Seattle, WA 10,000 mi

1965 Shelby Cobra Shelby Cobra 427
$69,995 88 Miles

    1965 SHELBY COBRA 427 V8 Roadster Replica by Backdraft, Grigio Telesto (Lamborghini Color) GLOSS BLACK STRIPES, BLACK LEATHER BUCKET SEATS w/CUSTOM DIAMOND STITCHING, Iconic Custom 427, Holly 4bbl...

Naples Motorsports Naples, FL 10,000 mi

1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe Recreation
$149,427 6,037 Miles

    Built By Shelby Automobiles, Inc. Series: CSX9000 - A Recreation built by Shelby of the 1964 Daytona Coupe Call, text or email Fraser for a full PDF packet on car/build. Clear/clean California...

CNC Motors Riverside, CA 10,000 mi

1965 Shelby Cobra

    Factory Five Racing MK1 Chassis Number 2646 SB100 Registration California Special Construction Title Multiple Showing-winning car which was built to be driven Certified Carroll Shelby Signature on...

CNC Motors Riverside, CA 10,000 mi

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