Shelby 427SC
CSX6108, Rosso F1 Red/Navy Blue stripes

SOLD!

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Shelby 427SC ‘Continuation’ Cobra, CSX6108. If you’re on the fence about executing a lifelong dream of possessing and driving a Shelby Cobra, this is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own the very best of the best. This beauty was built by Shelby American, to Carroll Shelby’s exacting specifications. It’s fully authenticated and documented, and boasts the original Shelby American MSO and ID plaque for CSX6108.

This car is quite literally a show-stopper. Months of research went into its design, inside & out. The paint scheme is glossy and mirror-like; it was custom ordered to my precise specifications, including the rookie stripes. I wanted a paint and livery that remained within the Shelby Racing team tradition, but that at the same time would stand on its own… IMHO, there are too many Guardsman Blue/Wimbledon White striped Cobras out there! Hence, the car maintains the Shelby spirit while establishing her own singular identity. There is nothing like it out there, with perhaps the exception of CSX3024.

The engine is period-correct. Although no two Cobra engines are alike, after long hours of studying books, magazines, and actual cars, I was able to come up with a period-correct engine layout I’m proud to present to you. At the end, the late Bill Parham of Southern Automotive Engines (McDonough, Georgia) made my vision reality with an awesome, extremely reliable and period-correct powerhouse of an engine.

Titled in Louisiana as a 1965 Shelby Cobra, VIN#CSX6108
 —Under the Hood—

original/NOS 427FE cast-iron V8
—stroked to 482″; delivers 518 hp/569 lbs.ft. torque—

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  • block: NOS Ford 1968 427FE side oiler cast iron V8. Date coded 2L26 (period correct); stroker kit [482 cid; delivers 518 hp/ 569 lbs.ft. torque]
  • Edelbrock ‘Performer RPM’ aluminum heads
  • 2.250″ SS intake valves [CNC ported & polished]
  • 1.750″ SS exhaust valves [CNC ported & polished]
  • Holley 750 cfm double-pumper carburetor
  • Edelbrock ‘Victor FE’ aluminum single-plane Intake manifold [CNC port-matched to heads]
  • Eagle Specialty Products crankshaft
  • Eagle Specialty Products H-beam ‘Competition’ connecting rods with ARP bolts
  • Keith Black high-performance forged pistons [fitted with Hastings moly, hand-filed piston rings]
  • 10.1:1 compression ratio (93 octane or higher… it thrives on premium pump gas)
  • Southern Automotive custom-grind solid lifter camshaft
  • TRW aluminum roller-type rocker arms
  • Edelbrock double-row timing chain set
  • Melling high-volume oil pump
  • Aviad 9-qt. oil pan [with windage tray for higher capacity and horsepower]
  • Edelbrock high-volume aluminum water pump
  • March billet aluminum water and crankshaft pulleys
  • Carter high-volume fuel pump
  • Ford starter
  • Ford silver-powder-coated alternator
  • Ford centrifugal advanced electronic distributor modified to appear as original Ford dual-point distributor
  • Blue Thunder valve covers [pentroof-style, polished aluminum without breather holes]
      
  • extras: polished aluminum turkey pan, puke tank, surge tank, reservoir canisters
  • 4-core aluminum radiator (painted in heat-resistant black)

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—Gear Train—

  • Lakewood shatterproof safety steel bellhousing
  • RAM aluminum 12″/184-tooth balanced flywheel
  • clutch & pressure plate: RAM 12″ high-performance 1-3/8, big-spline
  • Ford NASCAR toploader gearbox, 4-speed 1 3/8-spline with aluminum housing 3.56:1 ratio
  • rear end: original style Salisbury type IRS with aluminum housing and rugged Dana 44 gears

—The Cockpit—

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  • Shelby American instrument gauges, including period-correct reversed speedometer
  • 15″ original style Moto-Lita hardwood-rimmed steering wheel
  • Cobra shifter kit in period-correct forward position
  • custom driver-side competition seat built by GT Classics of Austin, Texas [this seat is optional at a price to be determined along with car sale]. Can be swapped with original if you desire); both of the original-equipment seats (driver & passenger) are slide-adjustable.
  • 4-point harness system on both seats, with period-correct aircraft-style quick-release latches
  • 12V electrical port
  • richly carpeted interior, including Shelby American Cobra emblem mats
  • period-correct competition-style battery positioned behind passenger seat [w/emergency cutoff switch]
  • fire extinguisher installed on rear bulkhead
  • a trio of fine, period-correct Raydyot competition mirrors ($220 each, and they’re made in England, just as the originals)

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Above: aerial view of cockpit, dashboard and troika of Raydyot mirrors

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—Body, Chassis, Suspension, Brakes—

  • original-style 4″ round-tube frame
  • 4-wheel independent suspension with dual A-arms and coil-over shocks
  • rack & pinion steering
  • high-strength handlaid fiberglass composite body, reinforced at stress points
  • custom Ferrari F-1 Rosso Red paint scheme with five racing stripes and rookie fender stripes
  • custom/competition headlamp covers (SS & chromed steel)
  • upgraded LED taillights
  • aluminum fender closeout panels in every corner
  • powder-coated black exhaust sidepipes (that sweet sound!)
  • custom-made, black-powder­coated, full-width rollbar (a $2,000 option)
  • original-style quickjacks with custom yellow-painted tow hooks, front & rear
  • Baer 12″ competition 4-piston disc brakes in front, 2-piston in rear with Shelby calipers

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Above: closeup shot of sleek paint finish and black upholstery

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Above: closeup shot of lunging front end

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—Rolling Stock—
You have your choice of two sets of rolling stock:

  • period-correct Halibrand 15″ aluminum wheels with centers painted in Wimbledon White, shod with Goodyear Eagle ‘Billboard’ rubber, or
  • period-correct FIA-style 15″ aluminum wheels finished in custom gold, shod with AVON competition radial rubber (shown in these photos)

After you choose one set, the other is available for a price to be determined.
 

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—Other Particulars—

  • 3M “stone guard” (almost invisible) protective film on front of car and on front of rear fenders
  • you get the full build documentation including body and engine build, and original MSO
  • full service documentation
  • CSX plaque has never been installed, so you get to select where it’s positioned
  • You’ll can also receive most of the original parts that have been removed or exchanged, if you request them prior to the sale.

There’s also a spiffy, custom-made California Car Covers outdoor car cover (with a Cobra logo on the front top). It’s in spendid condition, and it’s available priced separately, or negotiable with the purchase of the car.

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CSX6108 was masterfully finished by Dennis Olthoff of Olthoff Racing in Mt. Ulla, North Carolina; Dennis put together a solid and drop-dead gorgeous driving machine, as only someone who has Cobra racing blood coursing through his veins can do.

This glistening beauty has a few different strokes applied to it that make it more unique. The paint scheme is accompanied by center-painted wheels, a full-width rollbar, tow hooks, competition driver seat and other distinctive touches. Most of these finishing details can be easily reversed to original delivery specs, if you desire.

This is a magnificent Cobra, well sorted in every respect, a solid performer. Always garaged, it has never been raced and only 3,000 miles logged [4,800 km], and it has never encountered any weather other than open blue sky. Don’t let it slip through your fingers!

    $124,900 obo

Serious inquiries only, please!

The terrific serpentine photography you see on this page was brought to you by Hector himself, using his splendid Sony DSC-RX100M3 digicam [with its über-scharf 24–70mm Carl Zeiss lens]. Hector followed this site's 'Cobra Photography Tips'... and handily captured the sleek and aggressive persona of his li'l red reptile!