1964 Shelby Cobra
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Shelby American and Shelby Legendary Cars have offered a limited number of Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupes and FIA roadsters honoring world champion driver Bob Bondurant. Based on Cobras raced by Bob Bondurant, only 50 total cars will be built with even fewer FIA Roadsters and each will bear a CSX2000 Shelby serial number. Owners of the new Shelby Cobra roadsters and Daytona’s will also receive driver training at the Bondurant Racing School.
In 1963, Bondurant joined Carroll Shelby’s racing team for the final three races of the season. He won all of them in a 289 Cobra roadster including the LA Times Grand Prix pre-race; he could not qualify in time for the grid, so he started last and still came in 8th overall against the prototypes. Bob then went to Europe in 1964 to win the GT class at Le Mans with teammate Dan Gurney in a Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. He drove both Shelby Cobra roadsters and Daytona Coupes during 1965, winning seven out of ten total FIA World Championship races. His incredible feat secured the FIA GT Championship title for Ford and Shelby.
The Bondurant edition Shelby FIA Cobras roadsters and Daytona Coupes will bear a CSX2000 series serial number and will be supplied as a turn key car, minus the engine and transmission.
The FIA Shelby Cobra continuation roadster is based on CSX2345, which competed in seven FIA events, more than any other convertible. CSX2345 had five first-place wins and is the only Cobra to compete in both the 1964 and 1965 racing seasons in Europe; it was also the only roadster on the team in 1965.
The tribute Cobra roadsters include a laid-back windscreen, driver’s door knee-pad, high beam activation switch, diagonal roll bar and Shelby American CSX2000 serial numbered Dash Plaque and original style engine bay chassis number plate. Available in aluminum and fiberglass, specifications include:
Original frame configuration with 3-inch round tube main rails and a 90-inch wheelbase
Independent front and rear suspension with upper transverse leaf springs and rack & pinion steering
Shelby Brakes with Shelby inscribed calipers
Shelby aluminum differential housing with Dana 44 gears and a 3.54 ratio
Original style wood rim steering wheel
Period correct gauges
14-Gallon fuel tank
Shelby will offer the Cobras in liveries used by Bondurant during his racing career. Owners can choose between:
Roadster CSX2345 as the #3 car when he won his class at the 1964 Grand Prix de Spa
Roadster CSX2345 when it was the #21 in the 1965 Rossfeld Mountain Hill Climb
The Bondurant edition Shelby 289 FIA Cobra Roadster Rolling Chassis in fiberglass will start at US$149,995.00 and the aluminum version will begin at $249,995. A roadster set up to HTTP FIA specifications is available. Each will be built to order and delivered with a Shelby American serial number for documentation in the Shelby American Worldwide Registry.
CSX2771 is a 1964 #3 Livery Bondurant Tirbute CSX. It has been completed with an Shelby Aluminum 331 Cubic Inch Small Black with Webers making 500HP. The transmission is a Tremec TKO-600 5 Speed Manual. This Cobra is available as is for $186,315. Please see the attched order form for more information. This CSX has never been registered and is still on its Original Shelby MSO.
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Classic Car ID100961350
Transmission5 Speed Manual
Custom ColorBob Bondurant 1964 Spa Livery
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