1962 Shelby Cobra 50th Anniversary

Year: 1962

Make: Shelby

Model: Cobra

Type: 50th Anniversary

Details: CSX8970

Engine: 289

Transmission: 5-Speed

Mileage: 3

VIN: 8970

Price: $170,000


  • 50th Anniversary CSX8000 series Shelby Roadster
  • One owner car with 18 original miles
  • Built by Shelby Las Vegas in 2011 from 1962 body molds
  • CSX 8970
  • Hand-laid fiberglass body
  • Aluminum engine and trunk compartments
  • 331 cast iron blocks nd headsengine
  • 5-speed transmission
  • Heavy duty clutch
  • Independent front and rear suspension
  • 3.73 Dana 44 rear with aluminum housing
  • Spicer split spline half shafts
  • Rack and pinion steering
  • Baer caliper dual piston disc brakes
  • Black with Red leather interior
  • 50th anniversary badging
  • 16 gallon fuel tank
  • Tinted windscreen visors
  • Mercedes-Benz Wine wool carpeting
  • Side wind wings
  • Dual tube rear bumper
  • 15 inch chrome spoke wheels and radial tires
  • Special 50th Anniversary car cover included

There are still enough admirers of the original small-block Cobras that Shelby American began building authentic continuation versions in 1996. In January 2011, Shelby American announced that it would celebrate the Cobra’s 2012 50th anniversary by building a limited edition of 50 continuation street Cobras, each painted in special “Shelby Black” and sporting a premium Wine leather interior, special 50th anniversary badges, chromed wire wheels and other specific features. Offered with the choice of either an aluminum or fiberglass body, the cars were fully completed rolling chassis without drivetrains, leaving buyers free to select their own preferred motive power. Less than a month later, Shelby announced that all 50 units of the 50th anniversary Shelby Cobra had been sold just 48 hours after the official introduction. Built by Shelby American in Las Vegas, Nevada, this is 50th anniversary Cobra CSX8953. A one-owner car driven a mere 18 miles. Built with a fiberglass body finished in specific Shelby Black paint, it features high-quality Rosso leather seat and dash trim, Wilton wool carpets, specially made 50th anniversary floor and trunk mats and horn button and Stewart Warner gauges. Cobra lovers will appreciate the choice of a cast-iron 331 small-block V-8 to power the car, which also incorporates a 5-speed manual transmission, rack and pinion steering and power disc brakes, chromed wire wheels and radial tires. This special-edition Cobra is a genuine automotive treasure that will turn heads at every intersection.