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
1965 Shelby Cobra 289 FIA
The Shelby Cobra needs little introduction as it is easily one of the most
recognizable and most copied sports cars of all time. The 289 "FIA" was
built by Shelby American to beat Ferrari at it's own game in the FIA World
132983 / 1965 Shelby Superformance Cobra
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This 560 horsepower supercharged 427
replica is a fully sorted and expertly detailed show car that wears a
licensed Shelby body and features autographs from both Carroll Shelby
himself and legendary engine builder Jack Roush.
When you take a car to SEMA, you're displaying in front of hundreds of the
most skilled and influential car guys in the world. Every part of the car
has to be flawless and EVERYTHING about the cars build has to be absolutely
perfect. This '65 Cobra began with exceptionally solid fiberglass that
doesn't show any signs of waves or ripples. On top of that fiberglass, an
even and smooth gel coat provides an excellent canvas for the cars wet-look
Pepper Gray paint and a killer set of red and silver racing stripes. Once
that spectacular paint was buffed to a brilliant shine, proper finish work
ensured that this laser-straight re-creation looks every bit as good as the
old school aluminum 427 Cobra it replicates.
But enough about the trim, let's get to the REALLY amazing part of this
Cobra. The cars fresh 351 Windsor V8 has been bored and stroked to 408
cubic inches, features an 8.5 to 1 compression ratio and puts out a dragon
slaying 560 horsepower and 575 lb./ft.
of torque! The top end of the motor is beefed up by a Paxton Novi 1200 Supercharger with seven pounds of Boost, an Aeromotive high performance
electronic fuel pump with dual filters and a Boost adjustable fuel pressure regulator, and
a polished Edelbrock Performer RPM intake. Spark is provided by an MSD 6AL
ignition system, an MSD points distributor and MSD Super Conductor wires,
and slick ceramic coated headers make quick work of the spent gases.
Cooling isn't an issue with the cars fan cooled aluminum radiator and
polished water pump keeping everything in check, and the detailed build
even included grade-A ancillary components like a power brake Booster and engine oil cooler. This Cobras
entire custom fabricated aluminum engine bay is held together with aircraft
style aluminum rivets and features complete satin nickol AN fittings and
stainless steel braided hoses.
Bolted into this car's correct all tubular steel frame is a modern TKO600
5-speed performance transmission that is equipped with a McCleod scatter
shield and a Centerforce clutch and pressure plate. That transmission feeds
a tough Dana 45 limited slip rear end that does an excellent job of
transferring the cars massive power to the ground with very little drama.
At the front of the chassis, modern tubular upper and lower control arms
are equipped with a heavy duty sway bar and coil overs that house
performance Bilstein shocks. Out back, four more modern tubular control
arms are equipped with a second heavy duty sway bar and two more coil overs
with performance Bilstein shocks. Stops come courtesy of a four wheel
Wilwood brake system that sends fluid from a hydraulic clutch master
cylinder via braided hoses to red Superlite big bore four piston calipers
which clamp 13 inch slotted front Wilwood GT rotors and 12 inch slotted
rear rotors. Keeping this Cobra glued to the race track is a custom a set
of 18 inch American Racing Shelby Pin wheels that wear 275/35 front and
massive 335/30 rear Michelin Pilot Sport radials.
Jump inside the car and you'll find nice custom embroidered leather seats
that feature Cobra four point racing harnesses with cam-lock releases. The
cars painted dash is covered in tight black leather and houses an
autographed Carroll Shelby glove box beside correct Smiths black faced
gauges which include a traditional 8,000 RPM no redline tachometer. Below
the seats, new carpet is protected by rugged Superformance floor mats, and
at the sides of the seats, the cars fiberglass doors have been covered in
matching black leather. In front of the driver, a 15 inch leather wrapped
steering wheel features satin aluminum spokes and a correct Superformance
horn button, and beside the driver a chrome shifter and chrome hand brake
sit directly in front of a chrome fire extinguisher.
Don't miss this opportunity to own a spectacular turn-key car that's just
as nice as an original Cobra, and probably more fun to drive, at a fraction
of the price.
$7.25 Million Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe - Lovely Exhaust Sounds!
This video shows an extremely rare and original 1964 Shelby Daytona Cobra
Coupe, only six Daytona original coupes were ever built between 1964 and
1965. In 2009 a Daytona Coupe (chassisnumber CSX2601) was sold for
$7.25million US dollars, with such a ridiculous value it's even more
incredible to see one being driven very fast around track!
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1966 Shelby AC Cobra 427
Another fine American Muscle Car, this is a tribute built Classic Roadster
427 kit to commemorate the iconic 1966 - 7 Shelby AC Cobra 427 cars. This
example showcases Stewart Warner Gauges, Racing wheels & tires and is
powered by a 425 horsepower 351 high
performance smallblock Ford V8 paired with a T-5 manual transmission.
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In 1959 following worsening heart problems, Carroll Shelby retired from his
world-class racing career and opened a driving school. In 1962 he founded
Shelby-American company and began building cars using what he learned from
his racing successes.
He contracted a lightweight British AC roadster chassis to fit an American
V8 engine, outfitting it at first with a Ford 260 cid (Mk I Cobra). Later
changes brought 289 (Mk II) and 427 ci blocks (Mk III) with racing heads,
huge manifolds and sidepipes that make an unmistakable sound when they pass
They were the fastest American production cars sold at the time, and his
contributions ignited every enthusiast. Everyone wanted to see what he'd
build next... but production of the original cars ceased due to a lack of
Nobody had any clue what these would later be worth.
An original Cobra is one of the most valuable and collectible cars, having
sold one in excess of $5,000,000 USD. But no matter if it's an original or
a replica, it's certainly the most recognizable in all of the world, and
that's thanks to the legend Carroll Shelby.
2012 marks the 50th anniversary of both the AC and the Shelby Cobra. One
of the worlds most iconic automobiles This video showcases a huge
gathering of owners and enthusiasts in celebration of both an American
legend, and the car that earned him his notoriety. A beautiful 64° sunny
day at the Monterey Rolex Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca, CA.
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.
1965 Shelby Cobra Replica Factory 5 Classic Muscle Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
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1965 Cobra -- Factory 5 Mark 3 Roadster
Shelby American was founded by Carroll Shelby in 1962 to build and market
high performance parts and modified cars for individuals. Some of the
automobiles produced by Shelby American were the Ford Mustang-based Shelby GT350 and Shelby
GT500. Shelby American also installed the engines of US-market examples of
the legendary AC Cobra which was an AC Ace with a Ford V8.
Factory Five Racing was founded in 1995. They are the world's largest
manufacturer of component car kits. Factory Five Racing is located in
Wareham, Massachusetts. Their products are made right here in the USA, in
the heart of New England, where American manufacturing was born.
Titled as a 1965 Ford
Donor Parts Used Include: Motor, Transmission, Rear Axle, 4 Wheel Disc
Brakes, Steering Rack, Wiring Harness, Computer and All Required
Electronics, Fuel Tank and Radiator. 43,000 Miles on Donor Car.
Factory 5 Kit Included: Tube Frame, Body, Front Suspension, Interior
Sale Includes: Factory 5 Build Manual, 2001 Ford Diagnostics, Bolt on
Wiper, Mustang Owner's
Manual, Wheel Lock Key, Spare Tire, The Car Handles Great
Stock 2001 Mustang GT 4.6
SOHC with Fuel Injection
5 Speed Transmission
OBD Port from Mustang Donor
is Accessible Under the Dash
Factory 5 Three Link Suspension Option
Factory 5 Bump Steer Kit
Cold Air Kit
Jet Coated Headers
4 Wheel Disc Brakes
Rear Mounted Battery
Front and Rear Coil Over Shocks
Side Pipes with Mufflers
Moroso Oil Pan
Stock Exhaust Manifolds
Power Rack and Pinion Steering
Radiator with Electric Fan
Beautiful Blue Paint
Factory 5 Kit Included: Tube Frame, Body, Front Suspension, Interior
Powder Coated Frame
Doors Fit and Operate Excellent
Fit and Finish is Beautiful
Powder Coated Aluminum Factory 5 Wheels
Eagle Tires 245/45/17 Front and Rear
Rear Chrome Bumperettes
Finished Aluminum Trunk
Spare Tire and Wrench
Flip Up Gas Cap
Covered Gas Tank
Factory 5 Leather Steering Wheel
Push Button Start
Speedo, Tach, Oil Pressure, Oil Temp, Water Temp, Fuel and Volt Gauges
High Beam and Turn Signal Indicators
Headlight, High Beam and Turn Signal Switches are Under Dash
Cigarette Lighter Under Dash
Horn Button on Dash
Factory 5 Simpson Race Harness
Toggle Switches on Dash Provide Power for Future Needs
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1966 Cobra Super Snake
Carroll Shelbys 1966 Cobra 427 Super Snake
from 2007 Barrett Jackson Auction
Sold For 5 Million Dollars
Lot S97 1950 Chevrolet Half Ton Pickup With Calliope
A calliope is a musical instrument that produces its sound by sending air
through a series of tuned whistles. Based on the train whistle invented for
early locomotives, the calliope was an entertainment fixture on 19th
century riverboats and in traveling circuses, which often advertised their
arrival by parading a brightly decorated horse-drawn wagon through town,
its instrument playing a blaring tune that could often be heard for miles.
Patented in 1855, the calliope was originally operated by a music-box-style
cylinder and later with a keyboard. Eventually it was also adapted to run
like a player piano using music rolls. In the early 1900s compressed air
began to replace steam as the instrument's power source.
The pickup truck replaced the circus' horse-drawn wagon with the advent of
the horseless carriage, and this 1950 Chevrolet half-ton is a delightful
reminder of the magical quaintness of those earlier times. A basic yet
colorful machine, the truck and its calliope have been completely restored
to typical period finery. Brilliant Fire Engine Red paint adorns both truck
and instrument, the latter topped with a glorious cropping of polished
brass stacks. Played automatically or with its keyboard, the calliope's
beautiful music calls the attention of all within earshot, which is quite a
distance, making it perfect for issuing a call to your event or for
entertaining in a parade.
- Restored Red 1/2 ton with real brass whistle Calliope
- Beautiful music calls the attention of all around
- Calliope plays automatically or by keyboard
- Trucks with a Circus Calliope were used for advertising in years past
- Perfect for attention today
- Rust free
- Great for your business in parades, etc. or just for fun
- 54,172 actual miles
- 3-speed manual transmission
- 6 cylinder engine
Top Gear testing a Mustang shelby GT500
Starting in 2008, previous 2007 Shelby GT500 Mustangs could be sent to Carroll
Shelby's Special Performance Plant in Las Vegas to be rebuilt into a Super
Snake, which resembles the 1968 GT500KR, for an additional cost of $27,995.
The Super Snake will offer a 605 hp 5.4LEaton roots type supercharged
version with warranty. A Kenne Bell twin-screw supercharged version with
"over 725 hp" will also be available, without warranty and a 0-60 time of
under 4 seconds. The Super Snake is inspired by the 1967 GT500 Super
Snake, a car made by Carroll Shelby for Goodyear Tires
Automobile racer Carroll Shelby transformed a conventional Mustang into a serious track racer
designated as the "GT-350". The fastbacks were shipped from the San Jose,
California assembly plant and fitted with a "Hi-Po" 289, 4-speed manual
transmission, and included front disc brakes and heavy duty rear drum
brakes. Additionally, shortened hoods and deleted rear seats with
identifying trim were among the visual variations. These select Mustangs were converted to street,
road racing, and drag cars in Shelby's plant at Los Angeles International