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
AC Cobra Shelby Cobra 289 -- The 289 Register.
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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:
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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 GT Championship.
1963 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster Le Mans Racing Car
Chassis no. CSX 2136, this superb Cobra was a 1963 Shelby American Team Car and the 1964 SCCA A/Production National Champion with racing driver Ed Leslie. This piece of racing history will be offered at the upcoming Sporting Classics of Monaco on May 1. Visit www.rmauctions.com for more information.
1964 Shelby Cobra USRRC Roadster
One of our feature cars to be offered at Amelia Island on March 13th, this Cobra, CSX 2557, was built in the final series of six Shelby team factory cars - the "cutback door" 289 roadsters built for the 1964-65 U.S. Road Racing Championship. Brutally fast and highly evolved, they incorporated everything Shelby had learned in three years of intense competition.
CSX 2557 was one of two USRRC Cobras built with dual side pipes on each side and was entered into the season-ending FIA race at Bridgehampton in 1964. Restored to its original Shelby team appearance, it is one of the most original and unmolested of all the famed Shelby Cobra 289 race cars, and it is in exceptional, meticulously maintained condition today. It is an example that exhibits nearly a half-centurys careful preservation, restoration, maintenance and enjoyment. Check out www.rmauctions.com/amelia for more information.