Shelby Cobra For Sale Scottsdale, AZ

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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1964 Shelby Cobra 289
$925,000 1 Miles
                                                                                                                                                                                 

    1964 Shelby 289 Cobra

    Even before he started racing professionally and won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Carroll Shelby had a dream of building sports cars under his own name. In 1961, he...

Classic Auto Mall Philadelphia, PA 2,028 mi

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
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Canepa San Francisco, CA 620 mi

1965 Shelby Cobra
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    This vehicle is being sold at the Chicago 2021 as Lot No. F74.
    - Chrome 454/485 HP big block Chevrolet V-8 engine
    - 10:1 compression
    - GM tech performance heads
    - Tremec...

Mecum Auctions Chicago, IL 1,406 mi

1965 Shelby Cobra
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    This vehicle is being sold at the Las Vegas 2021 as Lot No. S120.
    - CSX4221
    - Believed to be 1,800 miles
    - Signed by Carroll Shelby
    - Racing set up including suspension, brakes...

Mecum Auctions Chicago, IL 1,406 mi

1965 Shelby Cobra
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    This vehicle is being sold at the Kissimmee 2022 as Lot No. R620.
    - CSX4837
    - Fiberglass body
    - Aluminum 427 V-8 stroked to 468 CI
    - 501 HP and 548 lb-ft of torque
    - Holley...

Mecum Auctions Chicago, IL 1,406 mi

1965 Shelby Cobra
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    This vehicle is being sold at the Kissimmee 2022 as Lot No. R308.
    - 1 of 5 factory-built 289 Cobra Dragonsnakes
    - The only Stage III factory-built customer Dragonsnake
    - Ordered new...

Mecum Auctions Chicago, IL 1,406 mi

1967 Shelby Cobra
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    This vehicle is being sold at the Chicago 2021 as Lot No. S52.1.
    - 460 CI Ford V-8 engine
    - 3-speed automatic transmission
    - Edelbrock Torquer II intake manifold
    - Holley...

Mecum Auctions Chicago, IL 1,406 mi

1967 Shelby Cobra
Call for price
                                                                                                                                                                                 

    This vehicle is being sold at the Kissimmee 2022 as Lot No. R309.
    - CSX3281
    - Previously part of the Otis Chandler Collection
    - Left Shelby American with a 428 CI engine
    -...

Mecum Auctions Chicago, IL 1,406 mi

1965 Shelby Cobra 427
$349,900 272 Miles
                                                                                                                                                                                 

    1965 SHELBY COBRA 427 ROADSTER FINISHED IN BLUE OVER BLACK SEATS NEW ARRIVAL! NEW TIRES! RECENT SERVICE! This chassis was bulit by SHELBY AUTOMOBILES, INC. It is the new CSX6000 series...

2007 Shelby Cobra
$59,900 285 Miles
                                                                                                                                                                                 

    2007 FORD SHELBY COBRAClassic RacecarCobra Blue over Black Interior*About*FFR Roadster427 EngineOval CarburetorManual Transmission4 Tube FrameAluminum Body5 Point Simpson HarnessFront and Rear...

Toy Barn Columbus, OH 1,647 mi

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