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
Test Driving 575 HP 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 SC CSX4891
Thought you might like another look at this awesome 1965 Shelby Cobra
CSX4891 continuation model, built by Shelby American. I edited the footage
again and took out all the jingle jangle country music from the last video.
This Cobra is powered by a 575 HP 427 Ford side-oiler V8, backed by a
four-speed manual trans. It's even riding on the correct Goodyear
bias-ply, big-lettered race tires. This is one awesome beast, with more
than enough power. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for watching!
Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Charles, MO
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
Muscle Car Of The Week #81: 1967 Shelby Cobra
http://www.musclecaroftheweek.com - This 1967 Shelby Cobra is an
all-original car, but if it looks a little less aggressive than the
side-piped, roll-barred, hood-scooped 427 Cobras you are used to seeing,
it's because this is a Street Car version. These were a little less racy
than the 427 Competition or Semi Competition cars, but still a legendary
performer on the street or track. Sometimes called the "Gentleman's
Cobra", the street cars often were powered by the Ford 428 big block V8
over the high-strung 427 side-oiler. Watch the episode to learn the story
on this highly-original Shelby!