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)
Shelby Cobra 289 "Real"
We are loading up our real Shelby Cobra 289 onto a truck and sending it off
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AC Cobra Shelby Cobra 289 -- The 289 Register.
The 289 Register. For owners and enthusiasts of the AC Cobra 289 and all
its derivatives. A UK based club with members worldwide, including owners
of original and tribute cars.
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ORIGINAL AC Cobra - Start up and Accelerate
DT records an original 1964 AC Cobra at Cars & Coffee. You'll see the
interior and engine along with other features, then you'll hear it start up
and accelerate many times. It's great to see this car being used!
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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:
0-60 in 5 secs
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
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
289 COBRA 48IDA First Start_28April2012
"First Start" video of ERA#2124, FIA COBRA replica with LeMans hardtop
after the addition of 48IDA Webers and a new cam. This FIA Replica was
built in 2008 and has a 347 ci smallblock mated to a TKO600 transmission.
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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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.