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.
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 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.
1965 Shelby Cobra + 700 HP + Kirkham + Fast
Replica 1965 Shelby Cobra owned by Len B, produced by Kirkham Motor Sports. The car only weighs 2100 pound due to its aluminum body which is made in Poland at a former MIG aircraft factory. The cars weight is also low due to aluminum suspension and motor. The motor is a Shelby aluminum block 427fe which produces 700 horse power (i.e., FAST) !!! That is the same power to weight ratio as a bullet bike.
To the dismay of several bullet bike riders; Len likes to show them who is "the boss" in a race from time to time.
1966 Shelby GT350 6S151 In-Car Camera Race Footage
A few laps at Road America during the Kohler International Challenge Group 6 race, July 19th 2009, from Colin Comer's in-car camera. Car specs: Original 1966 GT350 "Carry Over" car s/n 6S151, legal vintage race prepared, 289 CID engine (actual 295 CID), Top Loader 4 speed, factory 1966 Lincoln front disc/ rear drum brakes, bias-ply Goodyear Blue Streak tires.
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Promotional Film
This film was prepared by a client and shown at RM Auctions' 2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey immediately before the sale of the 289 Cobra featured. Today, most remaining Cobras have undergone extensive restoration, but this example (CSX 2485) was discovered, as dramatized in the clip, in remarkably original condition. Bidders responded to this example's striking originality and provenance, and vied to own a piece of Carroll Shelby's automotive legacy. The hammer fell on a winning bid of $605,000 for this well preserved American icon. For complete auction results and more information, please visit www.rmauctions.com