Shelby Continuation Series

1965 A/C Shelby Cobra CSX4000

Technical specifications of A/C Shelby Cobra 1965

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Northport, New York, United States
Make: A/C Shelby
Model: Cobra
SubModel: CSX4000
Type: Convertible
Trim: CSX4000
Year: 1965
Mileage: 1,500
VIN: 4297
Color: Black
Engine size: 427 Side Oiler
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: Convertible
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

FOR SALE: 1 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C, CSX 4000 Series
Hello Everybody !
Back in 2005 I wanted, (ALWAYS wanted) a real Shelby Cobra 427 S/CI knew that I could never hope to buy a OMotor Cars in Freeport. He put me in touch with Shelby American in LasVegas.riginal REAL LIVE Cobra.BUT I did the next best thin, so I went looking for one.I was very lucky, because I lived on Long Island and on Long Island there is a premier Cobra builder, Bill Andrews of H R E
I ordered the chassis from Shelby American and waited and waited and waited... almost 2 years later.
When the chassis was finally shipped to HRE Motor Cars, I had the finished ORIGINALSPEC 427 Side Oiler engine shipped to HRE as well, Bill began the final assembly,mating the tranny, and the Engine to the Chassis.
This Cobra is ORIGINAL IN EVERY WAY and is in the Cobra Owner's RegistryCSX # 4 2 9 7
Chassis Specs:
Standard Equipment:
High-Strength Fiberglass Composite BodyShow Quality Paint (Black)Original Frame Configuration with 4" Round Tube Main Rails.120 Wall Thickness - 90" WheelbaseOriginal Four Wheel Independent Suspension with Dual A-Arms and Coil Over ShocksRack and Pinion SteeringBaer Brakes With Shelby Inscribed Calipers 15"Halibrand Style Pin Drive WheelsHeaders and Side Pipes (black)Shelby Aluminum Differential Housing, Dana 44 Gears, 3.54 Differential RatioS/C Dash Layout with Signature Smith Gauges15" Original Style wood Rim Steering WheelWindshield Wipers, Wind Wings and Sun VisorsAluminum Closeout Panels, Front and RearFull Carpetin, including TrunkLeather SeatsChrome Roll Bar - Driver4 Core Aluminum Radiator23 Gallon Fuel Cell
Glove Box with LockSide View MirrorHeater DefrosterDoor Map Pockets

For the motor, I wanted a REAL 427 Side Oiler, after much searching, I found one in Michigan,After checking many references for engine builders, I gave the motor to Mr. Kurt Gardiner to properly rebuild my engine.Here are the engine and build specs.: ( You can see Kurt's Dyno sheet in picture #20)
Engine Details:
Ford 4V Dual Plane Manifolds ( Medium Rise F-427 )Edelbrock Aluminum Heads2.090 intake, 1.65 ported Competition Valve JobFel-Pro Head GasketsCarburetor - Holley Demon 750 CFMStainless Steel USA MFG ValvesSwirl Polished, Undercut & Chrome Stem tipsCrane Valve Springs, Titanium/ 10-degree loks, retainers, spring seats, keepers & P.C.Crane Cams (solid Lifters)Pistons Federal MogulsCrankshaft Assy rebalanced with Rods, Pistons & Harmonic BalancerHarmonic Balancer Ford - ReconditionedCam Thrust Plate- NewTiming Chain & Sprockets Mildon Double #35 Solid RollerCam Bolt & Washer - New A.R.P.Crankshaft Spacer- ReconditionedEdelbrock High Volume Aluminum Water Pump (Ford)Oil Pump Melling Hi-Pressure 60 PSIOil Pump Drive Ford A.R.P. Chrome MolyIgnition Pertronix ConversionValve Covers- Chromed Penta Roof
Transmission: Top Loader Lakewood Bellhousing modified for 427 S/C Clutch/Pressure Plate - CenterForce II 11"

This Cobra only has 1500 miles, The tires still have the little rubber nubs on them ! Never driven in the rain, or even cloudy days !Built to the exacting standards, with an eye towards originality, Heck, the car doesn't have a gas gauge or a radio as per original.!The paint is absolutely flawless, please look at Pictures 6, 7 & 8.It's not an over the top Cobra, the 427 Side Oiler producesabout 460 Horses with plenty of giddy yap in ALL gears, of courseit doesn't weigh more than 2000 lbs.
You can smoke the tires, but why ? Once you realize that you can,you find out there is so much more to this car
If you are still reading this, then you must appreciate what this carrepresents. It is a wonderful example of one of the greatest car designsof any era. It's really a time machine !There you have it, I love this car, I enjoyed this car, now it's time andI'm hoping that it finds the right home.
I'm here to answer any questionsPlease email me,I will try to be as truthful as I can

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