After the Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS from Carroll Shelby came under the hammer was also a different vehicle released for auction. And a very special one Cobra. And that went for the insane sum of nearly six million dollars over the table. And why? Because the roadster from day one Carroll Shelby himself belonged. But it wasn't even Shelby's most expensive Cobra. Because a copy with the chassis number CSX2000 was launched in August 2016 for 12,5 (including all fees even 13,8) Million dollars (around 10,1 and 11,2 million euros respectively) sold. It was a blue roadster that he owned until Carroll's death in 2012, and it was the first Cobra ever built was. The currently presented Cobra with the chassis number CSX3178 was founded on January 15, 2021 by Mecum Auctions auctioned in Kissimmee.
Carroll's 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra!
The 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra (EZ: March 1966) belonged continuously to Carroll Shelby Collection and was thus the only 427 variant in his possession. In contrast to the “first” vehicle with a small block version and 4,2 liters displacement mentioned at the beginning, the was originally available for this copy large motor with 427 cubic inches (7-liter) displacement. The V8 has two quadruple carburetors installed and delivered from 416 HP and 651 NM Torque. The motor was coupled to a manual one Four-speed gearbox and of course the Cobra had rear-wheel drive. And typically Carroll Shelby, there have even been a few over the years amendments. For example one 427 engine with aluminum head and unfortunately not further specified technical data. Shelby hooked him up to automatic transmission and also colored the Texan has a few Refreshments performed. In 1972 the Cobra, which was actually painted "charcoal gray", received a blue coloring and a golden nose.
now back in its original state
Thirty years later, Carroll let the outer skin in strong red diving. And after Shelby's death and the subsequent first auction of the vehicle, there was that again in 2016 Original state back by the new owner. Both the body in "Charcoal gray“As well as the 427 engine in original configuration with Four-speed manual transmission have since been installed in the vehicle again. There was also an elaborate one restoration Outside as well as Interior. The result was 5,94 million dollars (almost 4,9 million euros) proceeds and a happy new owner. If we get more information about the vehicle, there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply use ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
Photo / s: Mecum Auctions
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The one and only 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra!
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