Shelby Cobra For Sale

Shelby Cobra For Sale

The original 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 Cars 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.

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 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, 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 deal. 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 the 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 chassis number is indeed in the CSX Registry.


  • Price: $82,995
  • Engine: 427 c.i. Ford, 7.0 L Naturally Aspirated engine OHV V8
  • Horsepower: 525 hp
  • 0-60: 4.0 seconds
  • Quarter Mile: 10.5 seconds
  • Top Speed: 248 mph
  • Transmission: 4-speed manual


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1967 Shelby Cobra 427
Call for price 11,360 Miles

    1967 Shelby 427 Cobra
    VIN: CSX 3279

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

Canepa San Francisco, CA

1966 Shelby Cobra ERA Roadster
$69,950 842 Miles

    *1966 ERA Shelby Cobra 427SC Roadster* * 427c.i. FE 'Side Oiler' V8 Engine - bored to 468c.i. * 4-Speed Toploader Trans * Extremely well-built example with expert finish work*Vehicle...

Park Place Ltd. Seattle, WA

1965 Shelby Cobra
Call for price

    This vehicle is being sold at the Kissimmee 2020 as Lot No. J91.
    - 1963 date-coded Ford 427 CI engine
    - Toploader 4-speed transmission
    - Blue paint with Black interior
    - Dual...

Mecum Auctions Chicago, IL

1963 Shelby Cobra

    Automotive history has had its fair share of interesting characters and Carroll Shelby will go down in history as one of the most colorful of them all. He had a successful albeit short-lived...

Hyman Ltd. St. Louis, MO

1965 Shelby Cobra
$73,950 295 Miles

Prestige Imports Miami, FL

1988 Shelby Cobra
$139,995 4,136 Miles

    SPECTACULAR 1988 AC Mk IV Cobra in EXCELLENT Condition! Finished in STUNNING British Racing Green over Tan Leather, this MK IV comes BEAUTIFULLY Equipped with: 5.0L Ford EFI Small Block, Borg...

The Porsche Exchange Chicago, IL

1965 Shelby Cobra
$47,900 15 Miles

    1965 West Coast Customs Cobra This stunning recreation has a 429 Cobra jet motor and all top components in the build. Replacement builds are well into the 80's. See it at

Professional Automobile Exchange Philadelphia, PA

1965 Shelby Cobra
Call for price 513 Miles

    • Genuine registered Shelby Cobra, made and authenticated by Shelby American, Inc., with original Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO). • Listed in the official World Registry of Cobras,...

Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom Phoenix, AZ

1965 Shelby Cobra
$76,900 2,334 Miles

    Royal Blue MKIII - $54,900 Options: -Twin Le Mans Stripes - $895 -Silver Ceramic Coated Headers - $575 -Silver Ceramic Coated Side Pipes - $675 -Tonneau Cover - $725 -Soft Top w/ Side Windows -...

Premier Sports Cars Co. Springfield, MO

1964 Shelby Cobra 289
Call for price 1,511 Miles

    1964 Shelby 289 Cobra
    VIN: CSX 2518

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

Canepa San Francisco, CA



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