There are as many reasons for building a Cobra replica as there are companies offering them, but the fellow who put this brutal black-on-black roadster together did it to get close to the authentic Cobra experience without the 7-figure price tag. Sure, the bodys fiberglass, but the proportions are familiar and instantly recognizable, and the guys at Unique Motorcars did a great job with the overall shape. A lot of Cobra kits take liberties with the original shape, either in the interest of interior space or aesthetics, but not this one. The finish quality is quite good, and you cant really blame the guy for wanting it to be pretty, so the glossy paint got a lot of extra prep. Bright red Cobras arent exactly rare, but nobody will argue that the shape doesnt look like a million bucks here, and even though it was completed a few years ago it still looks predatory yet beautiful. The doors fit snugly, the hood gaps are clean, and even the trunk closes tightly without a wiggle. White stripes, chrome bumperettes, a mesh grille for protection, and a chrome roll bar behind the driver add to the performance vibe. That same attitude was carried inside, where low-back leather buckets were fitted, along with the right style carpets and the simple door panels that characterized the basic early Cobras. That steering wheel is a handsome LaCarrera three-spoke piece with a leather-wrapped rim that looks right at home on a tilt steering column. Vintage-looking Stewart Warner gauges have been fitted throughout and are flanked by auxiliary switches for things like the headlights and windshield wipers. The stubby Hurst shifter makes the 4-speed manual gearbox easy to shift and falls to hand easily. No radio, no tacked-on A/C, no modern seats, just a simple, clean interior that was what a Cobra buyer would have received in 1965. Even the trunk is finished in matching carpets with a battery tucked out of sight. And as a nice perk, this one includes an unusual factory hardtop that fits well and has bee painted to match the bodywork and we have to admit it looks pretty darned good on this Cobra. The engine bay is also highly authentic, given that the powerplant is a freshly rebuilt 428 Cobra Jet instead of the more common 427 or even a Windsor-based small block. A handful of 428-powered Cobras slipped out of Shelby Americans Los Angeles facility, most of which looked exactly like this. Looking ready for combat, it wears finned Cobra valve covers and an authentic air cleaner for the carburetor, plus a lot of braided stainless hoses that give it a racetrack look that works best in a Cobra. Theres a big Holley up top, a big aluminum radiator, and a lopey cam inside, and it snarls to life through a set of great-sounding side pipes. The transmission is Ford Toploader 4-speed feeding a Jaguar independent rear suspension with 3.54 gears on a limited slip. The chassis is a heavy-duty ladder-style with an independent A-arm front suspension, rack-and-pinion steering, and coil-overs all around. Four wheel disc brakes keep things from getting too out of hand and it sits on handsome Halibrand-lookalike Compomotive wheels with staggered 225/60/15 front and 255/60/15 rear Goodyear radials. Cobra replicas remain just about the biggest bang for the buck in motoring, and with a lot of new parts, a clean, classic look, and that big block thumping away up front, this Cobra delivers 95% of the original experience for 5% of the price. Call today!
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys Arizona event, 17 - 18 January 2019. Estimate:$1,350,000 - $1,450,000 Formerly of the Otis Chandler CollectionFresh, fully documented concours-quality restorationWidely recognized as one the most significant performance cars ever produced, the muscular, fire-breathing Cobra succeeded in capturing the hearts of enthusiasts like few of its contemporaries. Texan Carroll Shelby had gone racing in Europe in the late 1950s and realized that a combination of a lightweight American V-8 engine and a proven European chassis was a winning combination. He had a Ford V-8 installed in the chassis of an AC Ace, named it the Cobra, and proved his point.Shelby contracted with AC Cars to ship Cobras (with empty engine bays) from England to be completed at his shop in California. The 260-cu. in. prototype first ran in January 1962, with production commencing later that year. In 1963 the more powerful 289-cu. in. Ford engine was standardized. Rack-and-pinion steering was the major Mk II update; then in 1965 a new, stronger, coil-suspended Mk III chassis was introduced to accommodate Ford s 427 and later 428-cu. in. V-8s, which in race trim could produce well in excess of 400 bhp. Wider bodywork, extended wheel-arch flares, and a bigger radiator intake combined to create the legendarily aggressive and often mimicked Cobra Mk III persona. The Cobra raised the bar of performance for road cars and was highly effective in competition. Approximately 1,000 Cobras of all types were built between 1962 and 1967. As with all his cars, Shelby intended to see that they were winners on the track. In order to qualify as a production car under FIA rules for the GT class, manufacturers were required to produce a minimum of 100 cars. With Shelby s strong relationship with privateer racers, he was confident he could sell that many, and as a result, a competition-spec version of the new 427 was developed. Competition features included a wider body to accommodate wider wheels and tires, an oil cooler, side exhaust, external fuel filler, front jacking points, roll bar, and a special 42-gallon fuel tank.Regardless of the model full competition, S/C semi-competition, or regular street specification Shelby s big block Cobra was a sports car unlike any that preceded it. Performance was mind-blowing, with the extraordinary power-to-weight ratio allowing for tire-shredding sprints to 60 mph in about four seconds.The Cobra offered here, CSX 3281, is fully documented in the Shelby American Registry. It left Shelby American painted green with a black interior, powered by a 428-cu. in. V-8. The car was billed to Don Seelye Ford of Kalamazoo, Michigan, in September 1966, with the only added option being a radio. Records show Seelye Ford received a freight credit, and because of this the car was most likely trucked out to the dealership in Michigan. Its first known owner was Timothy H. Parker of Houston, Texas, from whom it was purchased in the early 1970s by Donald Mansker, also of Houston. Thereafter, the car went to Sacramento in 1976, as it was acquired by Rick Reese. Reese, who worked at Cobra Performance in Sacramento, replaced the car s original 428 engine with a 427-cu. in. big block and modified the car with a full roll cage, rectangular taillights (instead of the original twin round ones), and enlarged rear flares to fit wide Jongbloed wheels. Finished in red, the car also received a hood scoop, S/C dash layout, and side pipes. It was offered for sale in 1977 after an eight-month restoration. It went unsold, however, and was traded back to Mansker in exchange for a 289 Cobra the same car Reese traded CSX 3281 for in the first place.In 1979 CSX 3281 was acquired by Don Blenderman and Larry Wheeler of Oklahoma before being advertised for sale with the same S/C upgrades and a 42-gallon fuel tank. Its next owner was another Texan, Sloan Kritser, who sent the car to Bill Murray in Colorado for a full restoration, where the roll cage was removed and replaced with the correct S/C roll bar. Refinished in black, it was fitted with chrome side pipes and quick jacks as well as 7.5/9.5 Halibrands and a competition gas cap. The enlarged rear flares remained in place. Mr. Murray is widely recognized as one of the foremost Cobra experts and restorers in the country. He also has significant racing experience, having driven Cobras, GT40s, and a Cobra Daytona Coupe in historic racing competition.With the restoration completed in 1984, Kritser never returned to pick up the car, and it was sold to Courtney J. Catron Jr. of Colorado before it was acquired in the fall of 1987 by renowned collector Otis Chandler of Oxnard, California, for his Vintage Museum of Transportation. CSX 3281 was photographed for the cover of the 1990 fall/winter Classic Motorbooks catalogue and was also photographed with Chandler s other cars in Randy Leffingwell s American Muscle as well as the Cars & Parts 93 Collector Car Annual.After nearly 20 years in Mr. Chandler s respected collection, it changed hands several times before being purchased by Motorcars International in Illinois who conducted a comprehensive restoration back to its original green and black livery before being acquired by its current owner. Every effort was made to correctly restore CSX 3281 to how it looked when it was delivered new in 1967. The entire restoration was carefully documented with photos and receipts detailing every aspect of this beautiful Cobra s return to its original glory.Restored authentically to concours quality, it has been driven only test miles since restoration and has yet to be exhibited, presenting an exciting opportunity for its next owner to display and enjoy this crisp, like-new iconic Shelby Cobra. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/az19.
1967 Shelby Cobra. 523 hp. Lingenfelter specd 406ci. R7004 automatic mated with a B & M Speed shifter. Power steering, Tilt column, power brakes, Corvette drivetrain and independent suspension. Car needs nothing, very comfortable to drive and super fast. Stainless front and rear bumpers included(see last picture)--currently running polished stainless jack pads. New Optima Red Top battery. Two covers included. Driver and show winner. Look at pics and if interested give me a call or drop me note with questions. Odometer shows 21,000 miles Nicest around, no expense spared in building this Cobra. 4 thick binder with history of build and all records. Flash Drive with hundreds of pics of build Stock Number AMS13145 -Vehicle is on consignment and at our clients home -Please Call First and talk to a rep at 231-468-2809 EXT 1 -Showroom is by appointment only Please Call -If you would like a FREE Listing please visit our consignment page or Call
1967 Shelby Cobra Carrol Shelby Cobra continuation series. CSX 4820 Fiberglass body 427 Side Oiler 600hp motor dynod at 530hp to the wheels Engine and body are matching numbers Signed by Carrol Shelby on engine before he passed away. This beautiful car will only go up in value. Registered in Montana. Lifetime registration goes along with Cobra CSX LLC Registered as a 1965 Shelby Cobra.
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1967 Shelby Cobra, 523 hp. Lingenfelter specd 406ci. R7004 automatic mated to a B & M 4-speed shifter. Power steering, Tilt column, power brakes, Car needs nothing, very comfortable to drive and super fast. Stainless front and rear bumpers included(see last picture)--currently running polished stainless jack pads. The C5 Corvette suspension boasts IRS Coil over adjustable shocks and huge 4 wheel disc brakes. High Performance Nitto tires are mated to rare and expensive 17 Compomotive rims. New Optima Red Top battery. Drivers side stainless steel roll-bar, insulated detailed engine compartment with high polished stainless side panels. A Gel Cell Optima battery relocated to the fully carpeted trunk complete with trickle charging system. This Cobra is fitted with German wool carpet and special ultra soft black leather seats and door map pockets. Custom steering wheel and locking glove box complete the interior. Convenience and comfort features include a Wetsounds Bluetooth Sound bar nestled under the dash, two adapter plugs for cell phone and or IPod charging. Tilt steering wheel makes for added comfort. All highlighted by a blue LED under dash light system. Two covers included, soft one for indoor and one tucked inside the trunk in case car is caught in inclement weather. Driver and show winner. Nicest around, no expense spared in building this Cobra. Four inch thick binder with history of build and all records. Please Note The Following Vehicle Location is at our clients home and Not In Cadillac, Michigan. We do have a showroom with about 25 cars that is by appointment only Please Call First and talk to one of our reps at 231-468-2809 EXT 1 FREE Consignment Visit Our Site Today Easy To List Your Vehicle and Get it Sold in Record Time.
1967 Shelby Cobra AC Replica Porshe guards red, black interior. 302 345hp Ford racing crate engine, 4 speed top loader, Ford 9 inch rear end, 4 wheel disc brakes. 1300 miles . Please Note The Following Vehicle Location is at our clients home and Not In Cadillac, Michigan. We do have a showroom with about 25 cars that is by appointment only Please Call First and talk to one of our reps at 231-468-2809 EXT 1 FREE Consignment Visit Our Site Today Easy To List Your Vehicle and Get it Sold in Record Time.
1967 Shelby Cobra Replica. This is a 1967 Shelby Cobra Replica in excellent condition The Kit had been made by Antique & Collectible Autos Inc. Both the Engine and Transmission are from Blue Print Engines as well! The Motor is a 306 Transmission is a 5 Speed Used the Posi Traction 9 inch Rearend and 355 gears This car has an all Leather upholstery and Dash pad Also installed a Heater too...!. Note. Nice Cruiser that is now ready for the Summer Season!. This is a must see American Classic and everything within works well Currently located in Thompsontown PA. Serious inquiries only.. Financing Nationwide Shipping and Warranties available to qualified buyers. This vehicle is located in: Thompsontown, PA Stock Number: C183622L
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 Original Sunburst wheels 427-cubic inch side-oiler V8 engine rebuilt by Roush Performance 4-speed manual transmission Only 11,360 original miles Powerful, lightweight, and an American icon, the Shelby 427 Cobra was the brainchild of sports car builder Carroll Shelby. Realizing that the 289 Cobra had more potential than was currently available, he moved forward with dropping a 427-cubic inch V8 into the aluminum body and tube-frame chassis. While the aluminum body and frame had to be widened and lengthened and the chassis updated to hold the newfound power, the upgrades would yield a car that would become synonymous with lightweight performance and racecar-like handling. According to the Shelby American World Registry, CSX 3279 was billed to Shelby American on June 10th, 1966, and is noted as being originally finished in green acrylic paint with a black interior. It was then billed from Shelby to Rons Ford Sales of Bristol, Tennessee, for a total cost of $6,386.50. Geoff Howard of Danbury, Connecticut, would become the Cobras first known owner, after acquiring it in 1975 and restoring it from 1975 to 1976. It was at this time that the present 427-cubic inch, side-oiler V8 engine with medium rise heads and dual quad carburetors were installed, replacing the original 428-cubic inch power plant at the time. The car was refinished in dark green acrylic, but retaining its original interior and Sunburst wheels. Following the completion of its restoration, the Cobra was offered for sale in early 1977 by Howard. The cars next owner would be Ken Brenneman of Clarendon Hills, Illinois. CSX 3279 would see limited street usage by Brenneman, and it was well preserved in his custody. In 2000, it received a cosmetic and mechanical refreshening to the tune of $30,000, and during this time it was finished in blue with a single silver stripe and chrome side pipes, as well as adding a competition fuel filler. Shortly thereafter, it was acquired in early 2002 by Donald C. Fort of Jacksonville, Florida, and it is believed that the car was repainted in green with a single white stripe during his ownership. The Cobra would then be purchased from Fort by Sam Pack in 2008. CSX 3279 was then acquired by Canepa in November of 2014, where it would then begin a two year, body-off concours restoration. The Cobra was disassembled down to every last nut and bolt, cataloging each and every piece to ensure that they would be restored back to their period correct finishes. The hand-formed aluminum body was carefully removed from the steel chassis and placed on a special wooden support, and then was then stripped of its paint, cleaned and restored. Meanwhile, the tube-frame chassis was cleaned, restored and refinished before the body was placed back together. All new aluminum interior panels were fabricated, including the dash, floors, trunk, inner fender and firewall. The 427-cubic inch V8 engine, 4-speed manual transmission and rear end were completely restored down to the smallest pieces. The engine was rebuilt by Roush Performance, ensuring that the Cobra had all of its horsepower on tap that the engine originally provided when it left the factory. All of the suspension components were crack checked, restored and refinished to new condition. All of the original hardware was carefully replated and restored back to their original factory finishes. The wheels are the original Pete Brock designed Sunburst cast aluminum wheels. The Cobra received all new upholstery material on the seats, dash, doors, and side panels. The leather seats were restored using the original seat frames. All of the Cobras instruments and switches were restored back to factory new condition. It also received a brand new, period correct soft top along with side windows to accompany it. Canepas experience with 427 Cobras is not only through completing more than 6 ground up restorations of the famous Shelby sports car, but also from Bruce Canepas personal experience and ownership history. With his very first 427 Cobra remaining in his ownership for 20+ years and his current Cobra of 5+ years, this familiarity with the brand has allowed us to engineer improvements into the car that make them drivable in all conditions. The Ford engines are rebuilt to run efficiently on todays modern 91 octane fuel and ensure they make all the performance that they did in 1967. An electric engine fan is added as an upgrade which does not interfere with the originality, and in turn gives such efficient cooling that even driving on the hottest day in the worst traffic is no problem. Electric air blowers are installed into the existing fresh air intake hoses, which are standard on a Cobra, and provide an ample amount of fresh air into the lower foot wells. The original alternator is rebuilt and upgraded to a higher amperage to support these added features. Heat management inside the cabin is also addressed through insulating the entire cockpit with state-of-the-art materials and titanium heat shielding. This ensures that the driver and passenger do not experience heat higher than the normal ambient temperature. The original exhaust manifolds are hot coated with a cast iron finish inside and out, and the entire exhaust system from manifold to tail pipes are black hot coated to further reduce heatsink underneath the car. This 427 Cobra is one of the finest in existence, a SAAC documented Cobra brought back to its period correct condition, and is cosmetically ready to win a concours, and mechanically sorted to drive across the country.
1967 Shelby Cobra kit car. Low mileage and originally saw $50,000 invested into it when it was built by the owner. This is a one-owner vehicle with a 460 engine and his widow is selling the car. The drive train is basically a large block Ford V-8 professionally built by a racing engineer, the transmission is a race-built automatic and of course, it is a rear-wheel drive. I suspect the suspension came from a Jaguar because they were typically used for kit car suspensions in those days.