Carroll Shelby Experimental #2242 is well documented in the Shelby American World Registry. Invoiced on February 27, 1964 to Fergus Ford of Skokie, Illinois, it was equipped with the Class A accessory package, which included chromed 5.5-inch wire wheels with "AC" knock-offs, a quick-fill fuel cap, dash-mounted rear-view mirror, wind wings, radio and antenna and chromed bumperettes.
After a lengthy stay on the showroom floor, the car eventually sold to a buyer from Texas in the mid-late sixties. In 1969 it was purchased from the first owner by Clark Van Norstrum of Greenwich, CT, who added four 2-barrel downdraft Weber carburetors, a roll bar and a hood scoop. Mr. Van Nostrum owned the car for 27 years until advertising it for sale in 1996 as a Red car with Black interior. Van Nostrum sold the Cobra to R. Leblanc of Los Gatos, CA who in turn sold it to the current owner in 2004.
CSX2242 is now fresh from a complete bare-metal restoration during which the hood scoop was removed and a dual 4-barrel manifold and carburetor refitted to return it to its original configuration. An example such as this is very rare and becoming extremely difficult to acquire as more and more disappear into private museums and collections. A classic beauty and a joy to drive, this well-documented no-stories 289 Cobra is ready to thrill and reward its next steward.
- Documented in Shelby American World Registry
- Four owners since new
- "Class A" Accessory Package
- Chromed 5.5-inch wire wheels with "AC" knock-offs
- Quick-fill fuel cap
- Dash-mounted rear-view mirror
- Wind wings
- Radio and antenna
- Chromed bumperettes
- Modified by first owner: four 2 barrel Webers, roll bar, & hood scoop
- Returned to original configuration during recent bare-aluminum restoration
1964/65 Shelby Cobra 289
Kristyn Burtt visits a Shelby show at the Santa Monica pier and talks to
Hank Williams, owner of this Cobra. This is an excerpt of a longer episode
of The Vintage Vehicle Show and includes a music montage of some of the
cars at the show. (www.vintagevehicletv.com)
California: 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra
Lynn Park discusses CSX 2561, a fully documented ex-factory demonstrator
and one of less than 20 factory automatic transmission Cobras built. To be
offered at Auctions America's California Collector Car Auction, August 1-3.
Learn more at auctionsamerica.com
AC Cobra 289 in Action
The AC Cobra 289 at the Heritage Enclosure at the British Motor Show, just
listen to that V8.
AC Cobra 289:
0-60 in 5 secs
My girlfriend takes my 1965 (Factory Five MKIII replica) Shelby Cobra out for a drive.
Sorry about the sound in this video. I mounted the GoPro to the roll bar
but I think it was vibrating or something. She did pretty well driving the
Cobra... minus a couple grinds haha. The Cobra is a bit tempermental and
not really easy on you the first time you take her out. Proud of my girl...
both of them. I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor
Cobra Test Drive
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Test Driving 1965 Shelby Cobra 575 Horsepower Muscle Car - 427 Side-Oiler CSX4891
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I thought you might like a look at this awesome Shelby Cobra CSX4891. This
car was built by Shelby American and is about as true to the original as
you'll find...except even more powerful. This car is powered by a 575 HP
Side-Oiler Ford V8, backed by a Toploader four-speed, and a Dana 44 rear.
It even has the true Halibrand pin drive knockoff wheels, with Goodyear
Racing Tires. As you can see in the video, this car is amazingly quick.
It's hard to imagine ever having more fun in an automobile. I hope you
find it interesting, thanks for taking a look!
This car was filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Charles, MO
Special thanks to Tom Abbett from Fast Lane, and Stephen Dunsford from Area
Rides, for all their help.
Here's a full list of specs on this amazing machine: This 1965 Shelby Cobra
CSX4891 has a 427c.i. Ford FE Side Oiler- Rated @ 575hp, Top Loader 4 Speed
Close Ratio Transmission, 3:31 to 1 Gear Ratio, 4in Diameter DOM Steel
Frame, Complete Factory Assembled Rolling Chassis, High Strength Fiberglass
Composite Body, Aluminum Fender Closeout Panels Front & Rear, Show Quality
Paint Available in Original Colors, Original Frame Configuration w/ 4in
Round Tube Main Rails w/ .120 Wall Thickness, Original 90in Wheelbase,
Original 4 Wheel Independent Suspension, Dual A-Arms & Coil Over Billstein
Shocks, Windshield Wipers, Wind Wings & Sun Visors, Rack & Pinion Steering,
Original Style Pedals, Catches & Fittings, Shelby Aluminum Differential
Housing & Dana 44 Gears, Roll Bar, 4 Core Aluminum Radiator, 23 Gallon Fuel
Cell, S/C Dash Layout, Shelby Signature Series Gauges, 15in Original Style
Wood Steering Wheel, Full Shelby Custom Carpeting, Coated Headers & Side
Pipe Exhaust, and High Performance
The background track used in this video was Open Road by Jason Shaw.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 & 1965 AC Cobra 289 , I can't keep up!
Leaving the 50th anniversary Carroll Shelby show in Plano, Texas I follow a
few AC Cobra's and can't keep up! These are pure American Musclecars! 1965
and 1966 models. One is a 427, one is a 289. Which is which? Classic cars
at their best.
1965 Shelby Cobra + 700 HP + Kirkham + Fast
Replica 1965 Shelby Cobra owned by Len B, produced by Kirkham Motor Sports.
The car only weighs 2100 pound due to its aluminum body which is made in
Poland at a former MIG aircraft factory. The cars weight is also low due
to aluminum suspension and motor. The motor is a Shelby aluminum block
427fe which produces 700 horse power (i.e., FAST) !!! That is the same
power to weight ratio as a bullet bike.
To the dismay of several bullet bike riders; Len likes to show them who is
"the boss" in a race from time to time.