Outfitted with the proper cast-iron Ford block 427 side-oiler, this Cobra was offered, when new, directly from Stephen Becker's Planet Shelby Cobra, a factory-authorized Cobra dealer and Shelby American mod shop in 2012. It is fully documented with a copy of the original Carroll Shelby-signed MSO. His distinctive signature plaque also graces the dash. Shelby Automobiles has been manufacturing continuation cars with 4000 and 6000 CSX serial numbers since 1995. Not to be confused with replicas - this is a genuine Shelby American Inc-built CSX Shelby Cobra. This Cobra was special-ordered in a Shelby American color commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Shelby at Le Mans. The fiberglass body is finished in the Guardsman Blue with Wimbledon White Le Mans stripes, a particularly iconic color and one that complements this performance icon well. It's all there, from the distinctive Halibrand wheels to the classic wood-rimmed Shelby steering wheel. This CSX 6000 car is fitted with nearly every available factory option. Power is provided by a vintage Ford 427ci side-oiler V8 engine that sports medium-riser aluminum heads and a Shelby-style side-winder intake backed by a 5-speed manual transmission.
Championship driver Carroll Shelby retired from racing due to a heart ailment to build sports cars. He dreamed of mating a reliable,
powerful American V8 engine to a light, nimble European chassis. He forged a relationship with Ford Motor Company that created performance magic. Shelby sourced the Ace sports car from AC and partnered with Ford Motor Company to use its new small block motor. Attracting talented individuals from California’s aerospace and hot-rod community, along with tapping resources of Ford, he founded Shelby American. His team of Southern California hot-rodders created one of the most iconic streetcars and successful racecar programs of all time, the Cobra.
The Cobra changed the sports car world, winning hearts and earning a world FIA Championship – the only American manufacturer ever to do so.
Today, Shelby American offers continuation versions of the entire family of Cobras. Built as rollers to spec, these Shelby’s are as authentic as the originals. From the 289 variants like the street car roadster and FIA racecars, to the big block 427 S/C models, CSX 6100 is a genuine CSX Shelby American Cobra.
With only 53 ORIGINAL MILES on the odometer and a full recent bumper to bumper service by Stephen Becker Automotive Group including new famed Goodyear/Shelby Billboard tires this Cobra is ready to strike!
The engine is a very special mix of old and new that was built specifically for this car by the famed Don McCain at the Carroll Shelby Engine Company in Gardena, California in 2012.
Full paperwork and documentation included
Do not miss this unique and rare opportunity to pick up a virtually new Shelby American Cobra CSX 427 S/C