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
Cobra Test Drive
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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)
1964 Cobra Racing at Laguna Seca
Jim Bouzaglou tackles the field at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the 2011
Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion. An incident with another Cobra on his
first lap leaves him having to claw his way back through the field to
regain position. This is an edited version of his first of two races from
Saturday, August 20, 2011. The cars in this race are all part of Group 7A,
1963-1966 GT cars over 2500cc. Jim's car is #59, a 1964 Cobra 289 USRRC
1965 Shelby Cobra
• Original CSX 4220
• Original 427 side oiler
• Top loader 4 speed
• Salsbury 3.54 rear end
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.
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
Classics Revealed: The Shelby Cobra
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The Shelby Cobra is perhaps the World's most
iconic and thus copied car. Less than 1000 original Ford AC Cobras were
built by Carroll Shelby. Tens of Thousands of copies of the original 289
and 427 AC Cobras exist with most of them being "kit cars" copies. In this
exclusive TFLcar video we visit Superformace in Southern California to
learn why the Shelby Cobra is such an iconic race car and automobile.
Superformance along with Carroll Shelby's own Shelby Automobiles, Inc build
what many call "Continuation Cars". These are brand new Shelby Cobra
roadsters and coupes that have official Shebly CSX serial numbers. They are
of course not the original series of Shelby Cobra cars which now demand
hundreds of thousands of dollars by collectors when they do come up for
sale , but they are also not copies. They are simply new Shelby Cobras
built as a continuation of the original series of cars. In other words,
these are new Shelby Cobras. If you are a fan of Carroll Shelby and his
cars you'll like this video as we get deep into the history of what many
believe is America's most beautiful and iconic race car.
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
1966 Shelby AC Cobra 427 V8 Replica Four-Speed Jag Independent Rear
I thought you might like a look at this awesome 1966 Shelby AC Cobra
Replica. It's powered by a big 427 Ford V8, backed by a four-speed manual,
and a Jaguar independent rear. This is one wicked beast for sure. It has
the Halibrand knock off style wheels, Shelby bullet mirrors, chrome roll
hoop, coated side pipes, full custom gauges, and a mega watt stereo system.
This car fires right up and is ready to roll. I hope you find it
interesting, thanks for taking a look!
Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars near St Louis, MO
The first background track used in this video was Open Road by Jason Shaw.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
The next background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin
MacLeod. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
LOUD 289 FIA Shelby Cobra cruising!! PRO SOUND! This car shook my eardrums!!
This car has a race engine in it and is LOUD(No muffler)! For a person who
lives a life filed with loud cars like an Enzo with straight pipes and an
R1 with a race Exhaust...THIS WAS
REALLY LOUD!! I could feel my eardrums literary vibrating when the engine
was revved! In fact, for the first time, I'm thinking about adding ear
protection to my audio gear. As a former audio enthusiasts, I'm well aware
that hearing loss is permanent and gradual (you won't notice until it's too
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