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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1965 Shelby Cobra

    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,...

1965 Shelby Cobra CSX4948
$139,750 247 Miles

    This 1965 Shelby Cobra 2dr CSX4948 features a 427 V8 8cyl Gasoline engine. It is equipped with a 5 Speed Manual transmission. The vehicle is Wimbeldon White with a Black Leather interior. It is...

Celebrity Cars Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV

1965 Shelby Cobra
Call for price

    This vehicle is being sold at the Kissimmee 2021 as Lot No. R208.
    - CSX3178
    - Carroll Shelby's personal 427 Cobra since new until his passing
    - Purchased from Shelby's estate in...

Mecum Auctions Chicago, IL

1964 Shelby Cobra 289
Call for price 1,511 Miles

    1964 Shelby 289 Cobra

    The original iconic, badass American sports car
    Authentic rack & pinion street Cobra
    Concours-level cosmetic restoration by Canepa, mechanical...

Canepa San Francisco, CA

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 Convertible
$47,995 4,915 Miles


Hanania Exotics Jacksonville, FL

1964 Shelby Cobra
Call for price

    This vehicle is being sold at the Kissimmee 2021 as Lot No. R430.
    - CSX2498
    - Invoiced to Hellertown Motors in Hellertown, Pennsylvania on March 29, 1965
    - Originally ordered with...

Mecum Auctions Chicago, IL

1967 Shelby Cobra
Call for price

    This vehicle is being sold at the Kissimmee 2021 as Lot No. R431.
    - Invoiced to Shelby American on October 11, 1966
    - First sold through Marshall Motor Co. in Mayfield Heights, Ohio

Mecum Auctions Chicago, IL

1965 Shelby Cobra Superformance Mk III
$79,950 5,145 Miles

    *1965 Shelby Cobra - Superformance Mk III**Vehicle Highlights:* * Royal Blue with White Racing Stripes * Black Interior * Only 5,145 Miles * 460c.i. V8 Engine * Bored to 466c.i. * with...

Park Place Ltd. Seattle, WA

1965 Shelby Cobra
Call for price

    This vehicle is being sold at the Kissimmee 2021 as Lot No. R286.
    - CSX4564
    - No. 15 of 50 produced
    - Polished aluminum body, $60,000 upgrade
    - 99 miles since completion

Mecum Auctions Chicago, IL



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