1965 SHELBY AMERICAN COBRA 289 ROADSTER


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The V8 weighed only a few more pounds than the six-cylinder Bristol. Ford engineer Dave Evans offered Shelby more good news, a high performance 260 cubic inch version was already in production for Ford’s Falcon and two engines would be on the way to him soon. These were immediately sent by airfreight overseas and on February 1, 1962, Carroll Shelby flew to England to test drive the new Shelby “Cobra.” The rest, as they say, is history!
CSX2328 presents an unprecedented opportunity to acquire the very “best of the best” Shelby American Cobra with absolute, undisputed “no stories”, and most significant is the highly desirable “late” production accouterments including; 289 cubic inch engine, rack and pinion steering, Ford electricals with alternator power, front fender side vents, and all the final incarnation refinement of the last production run of “small block” Cobras.
In addition, to the pristine unblemished, fully documented ownership history, the proven Concours level quality restoration showcases the very best talents of the most notable Cobra authorities on planet earth.  All have contributed for many years to ensure the ultimate level of pristine presentation and quality workmanship exemplified on this vehicle.
1965 SHELBY AMERICAN COBRA 289 ROADSTER
$ 17,900.00
Used
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The V8 weighed only a few more pounds than the six-cylinder Bristol. Ford engineer Dave Evans offered Shelby more good news, a high performance 260 cubic inch version was already in production for Ford’s Falcon and two engines would be on the way to him soon. These were immediately sent by airfreight overseas and on February 1, 1962, Carroll Shelby flew to England to test drive the new Shelby “Cobra.” The rest, as they say, is history!
CSX2328 presents an unprecedented opportunity to acquire the very “best of the best” Shelby American Cobra with absolute, undisputed “no stories”, and most significant is the highly desirable “late” production accouterments including; 289 cubic inch engine, rack and pinion steering, Ford electricals with alternator power, front fender side vents, and all the final incarnation refinement of the last production run of “small block” Cobras.
In addition, to the pristine unblemished, fully documented ownership history, the proven Concours level quality restoration showcases the very best talents of the most notable Cobra authorities on planet earth.  All have contributed for many years to ensure the ultimate level of pristine presentation and quality workmanship exemplified on this vehicle.

Additional information

Make: SHELBY
Model: AMERICAN COBRA 289
Type: ROADSTER
Year: 1965
Doors: 2
Mileage: 1390
Transmission: Manual
Interior Color: Black
Exterior Color: Red
Vehicle Identification Number: CSX2328
United States, California, Los Angeles
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