Contemporary Classic 427 Cobra
CCX-3-3422, Signal Red/white stripes

The photographs you see on this page as accurately as possible reflect the way you’d see this car in person. You see, the photographer took the time to carefully follow this site’s Expert Tips for photographing this Cobra with his digital camera. Curt Scott

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3/4-frontal shot (driver side) of Guards Red Contemporary Classic 427SC Shelby Cobra for sale, CCX-3-3422Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

This Contemporary Cobra (Contemporary Classic Motor Car Company, Mamaroneck, New York), chassis# CCX-3-3422 was crafted after the 1965 Shelby Cobra chassis number CSX3045 original Cobra as the “master tooling” to create the one-piece fiberglass mold for Contemporary Classic’s Cobra replicas.

This rarin’ to go reptile has logged only 3,500 miles [5,600 km].

Since the late 1970s Contemporary Classic has been universally recognized as one of those top-rung “Go To” Cobra replicas (alongside E.R.A. of New Britain, Connecticut) for serpent enthusiasts seeking high quality of engineering and all the vestiges of the look, the persona and the spirited performance of Shelby’s original menace of the motorways.

It boasts a round-tube ladder chassis and suspension setup very similar to Shelby’s originals, and the rear end is a rugged Jag/Salisbury setup, also faithfully authentic in performance to those Salisbury setups in the originals. Stir an original cast-iron 427FE engine and a rugged Ford ‘toploader’ gearbox into the mix, and you’ve got the original-faithful beauty you see here!

And as these Contemporary Classic Cobras have matured just a bit, they have also acquired the patina one would expect of a Shelby original, so that the original/ authenticity factor is enhanced accordingly.

Possessing this li’l red reptile is as close as you’ll ever get to owning and driving any original Shelby American 427 Cobra without investing well into seven figures of hard-earned U.S. Dollars.

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—Beneath the Bonnet
Ford cast-iron original 427FE
(the .44 magnum of The Golden Age of Racing)

427FE engine photo of Guards Red Contemporary Classic 427SC Shelby Cobra for sale, CCX-3-3422Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

Ford 427FE big-block engine fitted with Inglese ‘Stack Four’ 2-barrel (48mm) Weber carburetors with ball-bearing & gimbaled carburetor linkage

  • period-correct CNC aluminum brake & clutch reservoirs (no white plastic fluid container here)
  • original-style ribbed aluminum valve covers
  • MSD ignition ensemble
  • SS (stainless steel) braided lines and ANSA fittings

Cooling Department:

  • single-row high-performance aluminum core radiator with large thermostatically-controlled electric fan (puller-mounted)
  • Inglese Weber intake manifold
  • remote oil filters
  • original specification oil cooler
  • hand fabricated SS engine louvers

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Weber carb ensemble atop the 427FE engine on Guards Red Contemporary Classic 427SC Shelby Cobra for sale, CCX-3-3422Click on the photo above to see that Weber ensemble
at a much larger size. Note the CCX chassis plaque.

Nothing responds to pedal nudging more spectacularly than
those legendary Weber stacks.

One tower of power per cylinder: touch the pedal and hold on!

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—Gear Train—

  • Lakewood ‘scattershield’ safety steel bellhousing
  • rugged Ford 4-speed toploader gearbox
  • equally rugged Jag/ZF limited-slip IRS differential [final-drive ratio 3.50:1]

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—In this Legend-faithful cockpit—

cockpit shot of Guards Red Contemporary Classic 427SC Shelby Cobra for sale, CCX-3-3422
Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

The cockpit in this li’l red reptile is outfitted with:

  • Smiths Instruments and Lucas blackfaced gauges
  • Moto-Lita hardwood-rimmed steering wheel and “smoothie” steering column
  • Lucas toggle switches
  • pushbutton horn (on the dashboard, as per the originals)
  • original-correct forward-bent gearshift lever, and with reverse lockout
  • slide-adjustable driver seat
  • rich, supple (and new) leather seat upholstery
  • Wilton Wool carpeting with edge piping

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dashboard shot of Guards Red Contemporary Classic 427SC Shelby Cobra for sale, CCX-3-3422Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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seating area shot of Guards Red Contemporary Classic 427SC Shelby Cobra for sale, CCX-3-3422Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Chassis Particulars—

  • jig-welded mild-steel ladder-type frame of heavy wall 2″x4″ round steel tubing with large diameter outriggers. The frame incorporates front & rear crumple zones. Door hinge, steering column and windshield pickup points incorporated onto the main chassis.
  • frame-mounted rollbar
     
    Suspension & Brakes:
    front: Jaguar XKE fully independent; rear: Jag/Salisbury fully independent
  • rack & pinion steering
  • front brakes: ventilated disc with Alcon 4-piston calipers.
  • rear brakes: Jaguar (Girling) rear with Jaguar vented rotors
  • Alcon 4-piston brake calipers

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—Rolling Stock—

Halibrand pin-drive replica wheels [17″x8″ front; 17″x10″ rear], shod with brand-new Goodyear Eagle F1 rubber [255/45Rx17 front; 315/45Rx17″ rear]

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 “business end” shot of Guards Red Contemporary Classic 427SC Shelby Cobra for sale, CCX-3-3422
Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Coachwork Particulars—

Handlaid fiberglass body panels with steel tube reinforcements in all openings and all stress points. Where the body points carry loads (hinge points, latch points, et al.) they are reinforced with steel bars or panels. The body is bonded to the chassis and is non-stressed. Premium base-coat and clear-coat urethane finish.

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—The Bad News in Enzo’s RV Mirror—

head-on frontal shot of Guards Red Contemporary Classic 427SC Shelby Cobra for sale, CCX-3-3422Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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aluminum-lined luggage compartment shot of Guards Red Contemporary Classic 427SC Shelby Cobra for sale, CCX-3-3422Click on the photo above to see this (highly-polished) aluminum-paneled
luggage compartment at a much larger size.

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rear deck shot of Guards Red Contemporary Classic 427SC Shelby Cobra for sale, CCX-3-3422Click on the rear deck photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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$79,995

Serious inquiries only, please!

Contact

Kennith Stewart, Gen. Sales Manager

Paramount Auto

Located in Hickory, North Carolina

803-283-7289 (cell)

828-855-9131 (office)

KStewart@ParamountAuto.com