Shelby Cobra For Sale

Shelby Cobra For Sale

The original Shelby Cobra for sale 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 Carroll 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 1965 Shelby Cobra for sale.

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

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

Come 1967, Ford and Carroll decided to call it quits and stopped importing the cars from England. Many thought this would be the end, 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 kit car for sale. However, there are continuation cars also available. For example, one can find the CSX Cobra, which is a fantastic representation of the original. If you're looking for a streetable 289 Shelby Cobra for sale, check our local and nationwide listings below.

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

Fifty years ago, Carroll Shelby began work on the most iconic roadster of all time: the 427 Cobra. If you have dreamed of owning a classic Cobra, Shelby American will build you a new one customized to your every liking. Using original tooling, the body is fashioned in either aluminum or hand-laid fiberglass. Reproduction Halibrand 15-inch knock-off wheels wearing Goodyear Eagles complete the nostalgic look. Engine specs are not published because an authentic 427 Cobra is BYOBB, or bring your own Big Block. For under $40,000, your Cobra arrives prepped to receive a Ford FE engine and four-speed transmission. If you dare, Carroll Shelby Engine Company builds an aluminum 482ci stroker that makes 540 horsepower and 565 foot-pounds of torque.

Look for the inventory of Shelby listings to vary in price and quantity depending on the time of year and market demand. There is always a strong inventory of replica Cobras from Factory 5 Racing, Backdraft Racing, and Superformance. If you're looking for a real Shelby Cobra 427 be sure to validate the CSX Cobra chassis number is indeed in the CSX Registry.

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1964 Shelby Cobra 289
Call for price 1,511 Miles
                                                                                                                                                                                 

    1964 Shelby 289 Cobra

    Authentic rack & pinion street Cobra
    Restored both mechanically and cosmetically
    Concours-level black paint work performed by Canepa
    ...

Canepa San Francisco, CA

PREMIUM LISTING
1964 Shelby Cobra
$895,000
                                                                                                                                                                                 

    1965 SHELBY 289 COBRA ROADSTER CSX2445 The legacy of Carroll Shelby in stunningly restored condition. Billed to Shelby American on May 26, 1964, and invoiced to Broadway Motors, Los Angeles,...

1967 Shelby Cobra 427
Call for price 11,360 Miles
                                                                                                                                                                                 

    1967 Shelby 427 Cobra

    Full body-off concours restoration by Canepa
    One of 359 original Shelby 427 Cobras
    SAAC Registry documented Cobra
    Original Sunburst wheels
    ...

Canepa San Francisco, CA

1965 Shelby Cobra
$79,950 2,468 Miles
                                                                                                                                                                                 

    The Backdraft Roadster has been extensively developed and refined over many years as a race proven, high performance sports car. With 60's styling and the use of a modern independent suspension...

Fusion Luxury Motors Los Angeles, CA

1965 Shelby Cobra
Call for price
                                                                                                                                                                                 

    This vehicle is being sold at the Indy 2020 as Lot No. S180.
    - CSX6027
    - Completed by Shelby Automobiles, Inc. in 2009
    - One owner car
    - 20 miles since completion
    -...

Mecum Auctions Chicago, IL

1967 Shelby Cobra
Call for price
                                                                                                                                                                                 

    This vehicle is being sold at the Houston 2020 as Lot No. F57.
    - Generation II Technology
    - Ported and polished Ford 429 CI long block engine
    - Tremec 5-speed transmission with Indy...

Mecum Auctions Chicago, IL

1965 Shelby Cobra
Call for price
                                                                                                                                                                                 

    This vehicle is being sold at the Indy 2020 as Lot No. G153.
    - 347 CI stroker engine
    - High rise aluminum intake
    - Holley 750 CFM double pumper carburetor
    - MSD ignition
    -...

Mecum Auctions Chicago, IL

1965 Shelby Cobra
Call for price
                                                                                                                                                                                 

    This vehicle is being sold at the Indy 2020 as Lot No. S90.
    - 427 Stroker engine built by Roush Performance
    - 5-speed manual transmission
    - Paperwork included
    - Custom built by...

Mecum Auctions Chicago, IL

1965 Shelby Cobra
Call for price
                                                                                                                                                                                 

    To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' Auburn Fall event, 3 - 6 September 2020. 427 cubic-inch V-8 with Cobra valve covers and air cleanerFinished in silver with black Le Mans...

RM Sotheby's

1967 Shelby Cobra
Call for price
                                                                                                                                                                                 

    This vehicle is being sold at the Indy 2020 as Lot No. F66.
    - Build specs and documents are included
    - Citric Pearl (Custom) paint, White Diamond Pearl, Nero Black, Marblehead Metallic

Mecum Auctions Chicago, IL

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