1988→2010 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C Continuation Series

The Shelby Cobra is arguably one of the world’s most famous and recognizable sports cars in history. Today’s CSX 4000 / CSX 6000 Series 427 S/C component vehicles from Shelby Automobiles, Inc. are everything the 1965 models were, and more. The authenticity of each vehicle is documented by Shelby CSX numbers and a manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO) from Shelby Automobiles signed by Carroll Shelby himself. Improvements include a stronger steel frame and better alloys used in the components, plus better cooling and additional heat shielding to make these cars safer and more drivable without losing any of their original character. With 0-60 MPH under four seconds, and 12 second quarter mile performance, you’ll know exactly what it’s like to drive a true American legend. Bodies are available in fiberglass, carbon fiber and aluminum. Performance specifications listed are derived from a CSX 4000 / CSX 6000 component vehicle equipped with a customer installed aluminum block Shelby 427 cubic inch V8.

Standard Equipment:

* High Strength Fiberglass Body
* Show Quality Paint (assorted colors available)
* Original Frame Configuration: 4″ round tube main rails, .120 wall thickness, 90″ wheelbase
* Original Four Wheel Independent Suspension with Dual A-Arms and Coil-over Shocks
* Rack & Pinion Steering
* Baer Brakes with Shelby Inscribed Calipers
* 15″ Halibrand Style Pin Drive Wheels
* Headers & Side Pipes
* Shelby Aluminum Differential with Dana 44 Gears, 3.54 to 1 Ratio
* S/C Dash Layout with Signature Series Auto Meter Gauges
* 15″ Original Style Wood Rim Steering Wheel
* Windshield Wipers, Wind Wings, and Sun Visors
* Aluminum Fender Closeout Panels, Front and Rear
* Full Carpeting, Including Trunk
* Chrome Roll Bar
* 4 Core Aluminum Radiator
* 23 Gallon Fuel Cell

Options:

* Aluminum or Carbon Fiber Body
* Choice of FE Big Block, 351 Windsor, or 302 Exhaust Headers
* Jet Coated Headers and Side Pipes, Side Pipe Heat Shields
* Leather Interior Package
* Street Car Interior with Glove Box and Side View Mirrors
* Chrome Bumper Over Riders, Front and Rear
* Chrome Hoop Bumpers, Front and Rear
* 16″ & 17″ Wheel and Tire Packages
* Differential Oil Cooler System
* 42 Gallon Racing Fuel Cell
* Lemans Striping Package
* Heater/Defroster
* Door Map Pockets
* Floor Mats, Tonneau cover, Custom Car Cover

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1988 – 2010
built at Las Vegas, USA
engine Ford 427 Side Oiler V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Cast Iron
valvetrain OHV 2 Valves / Cyl
fuel feed Dual 4-Barrel Holley Carburetors
displacement 6964 cc / 425 in³
bore 107.4 mm / 4.23 in
stroke 96.0 mm / 3.78 in
compression 11.5:1
power 305.7 kw / 409.9 bhp @ 5600 rpm
specific output 58.86 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 396.04 bhp per tonne
torque 626.39 nm / 462.0 ft lbs @ 2800 rpm
body / frame Aluminum over Tubular Steek Frame
driven wheels Front Engine / RWD
wheel type Top-Loader
front tires 185×15 Goodyear Blue Dot
rear tires 195×15 Goodyear Blue Dot
front brakes Girling Discs
rear brakes Girling Discs
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension Unequal Wishbones w/Coil Spring over Dampers
r suspension Unequal Wishbones w/Coil Spring over Dampers
curb weight 1035 kg / 2282 lbs
wheelbase 2286 mm / 90.0 in
front track 1397 mm / 55.0 in
rear track 1372 mm / 54.0 in
length 3962 mm / 156.0 in
width 1727 mm / 68.0 in
height 1245 mm / 49.0 in
transmission 4-Speed Top-Loader Manual
gear ratios 2.20:1, 1.66:1, 1.31:1, 1.00:1
final drive 3.54:1
top speed ~265.5 kph / 165.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.5 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~10.3 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~12.4 seconds

Auction Sales History

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C Continuation Series CSX6062 – did not sell for $550,000

Carroll Shelby proved the old axiom “don’t mess with success” by introducing the Continuation Series 289 and 427 Cobras, the latter an iconic example of which is offered here in classic Guardsman Blue with White Le Mans stripes. Serial number CSX6062 comes direct from an authorized Shelby dealer with a Shelby cast and built 427 CI side oiler equipped with medium riser heads, correct Weiand intake and single Holley 4-barrel, producing 550 HP on pump gas. Like all CS Cobras, the car features a fully modernized chassis with 4-wheel independent suspension, 4-wheel disc brakes and rack & pinion steering, in this case cloaked in a fiberglass-composite body. Sold on the original MSO, this brand new 427 Cobra is documented with a copy of the original MSO, engine build sheet and dyno reports, all signed by Shelby, who also autographed the glove box.

Auction Source: 2010 Mecum at Monterey