1963 Shelby Cobra CSX2000 Frame off Restored - 1 of 580 made

1963 Shelby

Technical specifications of Shelby 1963

Price: US $925,000.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Carrollton, Texas, United States
Make: Shelby
Type: Convertible
Year: 1963
Mileage: 4
VIN: 11111111111111111
Color: Blue
Engine size: 289
Number of cylinders: 8
Transmission: Manual
Drivetrain: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Earth MotorCars is Proud to Present This: Extremely rare and special1963 Shelby Cobra CSX2000. CSX2195 One of very few Shelby Cobras ordered by Ford for exhibition and demonstration purposes Shipped to Los Angeles on October 1, 1963 Transported to S.P. Spaulding Ford in Richmond, Virginia Special-ordered with extruded rear wings to accept wider tires and added roll bar Retired by Ford in 1964 and sold to Tony Fisher of North Carolina who repainted it gold and raced it for two seasons Purchased by a collector and race enthusiast in 1985 and was in his family's care until 2019 Extensive restoration completed over a 12-year span from 2006-2018 Refreshed in original Guardsman Blue Weber carburetor setup 4-speed manual transmission One of only 580 built between 1963-1965 In 1963, the Cobra was upgraded with rack-and-pinion steering, the 289/271 HP Fairlane engine and beefier hubs and suspension. By 1965, the Cobra had proven itself in both national and international competition, scoring a string of SCCA national championships, a first-in-class and fourth overall at the 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the 1965 FIA World Manufacturer's Championship, the first ever for an American manufacturer. This late production 1963 Shelby Cobra 289, CSX2195, will be of special interest to collectors as one of very few Cobras ordered by Ford Motor Company for exhibition and demonstration purposes. Shipped to Los Angeles on October 1, 1963, aboard the S.S. Alblasserdyck, it was invoiced on November 29 to Ford Motor Company General Office Accounting, Dearborn, Michigan. Factory finished in Bright Blue with a black interior, it was special-ordered by Ford with a roll bar, extruded rear wings to accept wider tires, and the "Class A" accessory package including chromed rocker covers, white sidewall tires and a chromed luggage rack. The Cobra was delivered via Shelby transporter to S.P. Spaulding Ford in Richmond, Virginia, for use by the regional sales office. After a season of exhibition at Ford promotional events, it was sold through Lafayette Ford in Fayetteville, North Carolina, to resident Tony Fisher, who refinished it in Gold and drag raced it—with an all-female pit crew—for approximately two years before selling it to Canadian Jim Walker in 1967. Walker, who claimed to have won more than $18,000 in prize money and bets, continued to drag race the car into the early 1970s under the pseudonym Jay Walker, reportedly winning the NASCAR Gold Cup Championship among other titles. Another Canadian, Larry Epworth, eventually acquired and continued to drag race the Cobra, selling it to collector and enthusiast Doug Daniels in Clackamas, Oregon, in 1985. Remaining in the Daniels family collection until 2019, the Cobra received an extensive restoration over a 12-year period beginning in 2006. Now thoroughly restored to as-new condition complete with correct paint, interior and exhaust, and equipped with Weber downdraft carburetors, CSX2195 is offered with extensive documentation that includes an event program signed by the late Carroll Shelby, who added "Chassis CSX2195" to his signature. One of only 580 built between 1963 and 1965, this superb Shelby Cobra was enjoyed as Carroll Shelby intended, as both a racer and a sport car, and it offers its new owner the opportunity to carry that tradition into countless new driving adventures. Welcome to Dallas Fort Worth's Premier Luxury, Exotic and Classic Cars Dealership. We specialize in offering the Finest Vehicles, Providing Outstanding Customer Service, Obtaining the Best Financing Options and Stocking a Large Selection of Luxury Vehicles, Exotics, Classic Cars and More! See for Yourself what Thousands of Customers have Discovered over the Years and Make your Next Purchase from Earth MotorCars! Our Goal is to Make you a Customer for Life! Learn more about us by calling 214-483-9040 or via e-mail at sales@earthmotorcars.com. Visit us on our Website at www.earthmotorcars.com.

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