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 Shelby 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 for sale 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 varying 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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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
Call for price

    Finished in hand-formed bronzeHand-polished, bare-metal body with contrasting brushed stripes650 hp, 511 cu. in. "427 FE" V-8 engine with Borla Induction throttle-body fuel injection...

RM Sothebys Private Sales Los Angeles, CA

1965 Shelby Cobra
Call for price

    Finished in polished aluminum with contrasting brushed racing stripesBody built by the legendary Kirkham Motorsports Powered by a 550 hp, 468 cu. in. carbureted "427 FE" V-8 built by the...

RM Sothebys Private Sales Los Angeles, CA

2020 Shelby Cobra Superformance
$89,900 581 Miles

Miller Motorcars Greenwich, CT

1965 Shelby Cobra Superformance
$73,450 11,004 Miles

    This 1965 Shelby Cobra 2dr Superformance features a 460 COBRA JET ALUMINUM HEAD 8cyl Gasoline engine. It is equipped with a 5 Speed Manual transmission. The vehicle is Royal Blue with a Black...

Celebrity Cars Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV

1965 Shelby Cobra
Call for price

    To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' Amelia Island event, 22 May 2021. Originally used at a Shelby American demonstrator between September 1964 and January 1965306 hp, 289 cu. in. V-8...

RM Sothebys

1965 Shelby Cobra
Call for price

    This vehicle is being sold at the Tulsa 2021 as Lot No. S109.
    - Ground-up restoration
    - Passion Blue Liquid Pearl finish with Silver striping
    - Balanced 427/425 HP V-8 engine

Mecum Auctions Chicago, IL

1965 Shelby Cobra
Call for price

    This vehicle is being sold at the Tulsa 2021 as Lot No. S98.
    - High performance 302 CI V-8 engine
    - Headers and side exhaust
    - Aluminum intake and 4-barrel carburetor
    - 5-speed...

Mecum Auctions Chicago, IL

1967 Shelby Cobra
Call for price

    This vehicle is being sold at the Indy 2021 as Lot No. R323.
    - 1 of 27 Original Factory 427 S/C Cobras Produced
    - Five owners since new
    - 10,760 original miles
    - Original...

Mecum Auctions Chicago, IL



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