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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ULTRA PREMIUM LISTING
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

PREMIUM LISTING
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

1964 Shelby Cobra
Call for price
                                                                                                                                                                                 

    Accompanied by AC Cars Limited and Shelby American invoicesDocumented with its original window sticker Includes original AC Cobra Chassis Instruction Book in original envelopeFeatures...

RM Sotheby's Private Sales Los Angeles, CA

1963 Shelby Cobra
Call for price
                                                                                                                                                                                 

    This vehicle is being sold at the Indy 2020 as Lot No. R205.
    - CSX2195
    - One of very few Shelby Cobras ordered by Ford for exhibition and demonstration purposes
    - Shipped to Los...

Mecum Auctions Chicago, IL

1967 Shelby Cobra
Call for price
                                                                                                                                                                                 

    This vehicle is being sold at the Indy 2020 as Lot No. R204.
    - CSX3281
    - Previously part of the Otis Chandler Collection
    - Left Shelby American with a 428 CI engine
    - Billed to...

Mecum Auctions Chicago, IL

1964 Shelby Cobra
Call for price 68,000 Miles
                                                                                                                                                                                 

    Should you be looking at this ad you're familiar with this Iconic American automobile. CSX2163 is one of the first 200 AC Cobra's built, all original, one of the first rack and pinion, with a...

2002 Shelby Cobra
Call for price
                                                                                                                                                                                 

    To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' The Elkhart Collection event, 23 - 24 October 2020. Estimate:$175,000 - $225,000 Features desirable aluminum bodyBeautifully finished...

RM Sotheby's

1964 Shelby Cobra
Call for price
                                                                                                                                                                                 

    This vehicle is being sold at the Indy 2020 as Lot No. R275.
    - One of extremely few competition Cobras to retain its original body
    - Billed to Shelby American on July 9, 1964
    -...

Mecum Auctions Chicago, IL

2003 Shelby Cobra
Call for price
                                                                                                                                                                                 

    This vehicle is being sold at the Indy 2020 as Lot No. W187.
    - Never been raced
    - Chromed 454 CI big block Chevrolet V-8 with 10:1 compression producing 485 HP
    - GM high performance...

Mecum Auctions Chicago, IL

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