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  AC Shelby Cobra 427 Competition
 

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Built in:Los Angeles, United States
Produced in:1965
Numbers built:19
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:January 08, 2016
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Chassis: CSX3002
Chassis CSX3002 was the very first 427 Cobra shipped to the United States. Upon completion, it served as the development chassis. Still pending homologation, it was campaigned by the works team in the USRRC series as a prototype. Even though it was piloted by the likes of Ken Miles, Bob Bondurant and Phil Hill, it was not a real match for the purpose-built sports racer. Following its brief racing career, it starred on the official Shelby calendar and in Ford Total Performance ads.

The only 427 Cobra raced by the works team next served as the camera vehicle for the MGM motion picture Spinout, which starred Elvis Presley as a Cobra racing driver. Following its retirement from active duty, it was sold off and passed through various hands until it was acquired by Cobra-expert Geoff Howard in the 1980s. He meticulously restored the car and it was subsequently raced in historic events. From the late 1990s, it was loaned to the fabulous Shelby American Collection museum in Boulder, Colorado until it was acquired by the current owner.


Chassis details
Manufactured in 1965
First owner Shelby American
Last known location American Private Collection
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2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

  Article Image gallery (66) Chassis (4) CSX3002 Specifications