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 byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
production years1988 – 2010
built atLas Vegas, USA
engineFord 427 Side Oiler V8
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
block materialCast Iron
valvetrainOHV 2 Valves / Cyl
fuel feedDual 4-Barrel Holley Carburetors
displacement6964 cc / 425 in³
bore107.4 mm / 4.23 in
stroke96.0 mm / 3.78 in
compression11.5:1
power305.7 kw / 409.9 bhp @ 5600 rpm
specific output58.86 bhp per litre
bhp/weight396.04 bhp per tonne
torque626.39 nm / 462.0 ft lbs @ 2800 rpm
body / frameAluminum over Tubular Steek Frame
driven wheelsFront Engine / RWD
wheel typeTop-Loader
front tires185×15 Goodyear Blue Dot
rear tires195×15 Goodyear Blue Dot
front brakesGirling Discs
rear brakesGirling Discs
steeringRack & Pinion
f suspensionUnequal Wishbones w/Coil Spring over Dampers
r suspensionUnequal Wishbones w/Coil Spring over Dampers
curb weight1035 kg / 2282 lbs
wheelbase2286 mm / 90.0 in
front track1397 mm / 55.0 in
rear track1372 mm / 54.0 in
length3962 mm / 156.0 in
width1727 mm / 68.0 in
height1245 mm / 49.0 in
transmission4-Speed Top-Loader Manual
gear ratios2.20:1, 1.66:1, 1.31:1, 1.00:1
final drive3.54:1
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