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.
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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Shelby Cobra 289 "Real"
We are loading up our real Shelby Cobra 289 onto a truck and sending it off
LA's Premier Classic, Sports and Performance car dealer. Give us a call
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
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
427 Backdraft Cobra 0-120 mph
575 hp 550 tq 2,200 lbs. Scary fast!! 0-60 3.2 secs. Drag radials.
Backdraft #602 Roush 427, 6 speed, Go pro camera,
427 Cobra test run
Short test run of my Factory Five replica of a Shelby 427 Cobra with a
427W engine producing 515HP/540TQ
1965 Shelby Cobra
• Original CSX 4220
• Original 427 side oiler
• Top loader 4 speed
• Salsbury 3.54 rear end
Gen 2 Type 65 Coupe Overview
The Gen 2 Type 65 Coupe features a number of updates including a new glass
rear hatch, an updated front suspension, improved door fitment, and more.
FFR President goes over all the changes in this video.
Ferrari vs Cobra
A Ferrari Faces off against a 427 Cobra on the 1/4 mile at LVMS
Start up of ERA 289FIA December 15, 2010
Doug starts up my ERA 289FIA chassis number 2131. 331 small block Ford
engine built by Dan Dalena, Weber carbs set-up by Jim Inglese, paint by
Connecticut Custom. Ready for road test once the weather warms up a bit.