Shelby 427SC Cobra, CSX4373
aluminum alloy coachwork
Nightwatch Blue/WimWhite stripes

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broadside image (passenger side) of Nightwatch Blue 427SC Shelby Cobra for sale, CSX4373Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

If your ‘Bucket List’ includes possessing and driving an original ‘Menace of the Motorways’ 427S/C Shelby Cobra of the 1960s golden years of the FIA and the Cobra/Ferrari duels, this Nightwatch Blue beauty will get you about as close as you can expect to achieve that goal. Without spending a truckload of Krugerrands, that is.

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—Under the Bonnet—

Shelby aluminum 427 V8, block#CSX709
Ernie Elliott block #CSX709

photo of Ernie Elliott aluminum-block 427 V8 in Nightwatch Blue 427SC Shelby Cobra for sale, CSX4373Click on the photo above to see this splendid powerplant at a much larger size.

  • Shelby all aluminum motor [block# CSX709] built by NASCAR engine builder Ernie Elliott—
    delivers 593 raring-to-go and reliable horses @ 6,200 rpm; 557 ft./lbs. torque @ 5,600 rpm
  • Demon 850cfm carburetor (billet aluminum)
  • Shelby medium-riser aluminum manifold
  • original ‘correct’: turkey pan; puke tank; OEM expansion tank & overflow tank
  • large puller-mounted SPAL electric cooling fan [with dash-mounted manual override]

  • braided SS hoses and matching ANSA fittings

  • Fluidyne 4-core radiator

  • smooth-operating ball & socket linkages
  • Shelby ribbed-aluminum valve covers

  • Only 400 miles [650 km] on engine build. Balanced, dynoed and detailed—you get the dyno sheets.

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underhood chassis plaque in Nightwatch Blue 427SC Shelby Cobra for sale, CSX4373Click on the photo above to see that CSX4373 plaque at a larger size.

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—Gear Train—

  • McLeod clutch ensemble
  • Tremec TKO 600 Series 5-speed gearbox
  • original reproduction Salisbury-style IRS pumpkin [3.73:1 final ratio, with rugged Dana gearing]

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3/4-frontal image (passenger side) of Nightwatch Blue 427SC Shelby Cobra for sale, CSX4373Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—In this Legend-faithful cockpit—

cockpit shot of Nightwatch Blue 427SC Shelby Cobra for sale, CSX4373

Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

The cockpit in this Nightwatch Blue reptile is outfitted with:

  • Shelby American original-styled blackfaced instrument gauges  [with ‘Legend-correct’ reverse-winding speedometer]
  • original-correct colour indicator bulbs on instrument panel
  • original replica hardwood-rimmed steering wheel [with ‘correct’ Cobra center emblem]
  • quick-release removable steering wheel & hub assembly [for both track convenience and security]
  • original-correct pushbutton horn [on dash]
  • Lucas toggle switches
  • original-correct forward-facing gearshift lever [with reverse lockout pull-bar]
  • supple black German leather upholstery
  • slide-adjustable seats
  • Simpson lap & shoulder harnesses [for both driver & passenger]
  • rich German (black) velour carpeting
  • spats & mats
  • electrical safety kill switch [on bulkhead behind passenger seat]
  • ‘FIA correct’ red-finished fire extinguisher
  • twin 12V batteries
  • sideview mirror
  • tonneau cover
  • fully-upholstered trunk

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dashboard shot#1 of Nightwatch Blue 427SC Shelby Cobra for sale, CSX4373Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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closeup dashboard shot#2 of Nightwatch Blue 427SC Shelby Cobra for sale, CSX4373Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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 closeup gauge pod shot of Nightwatch Blue 427SC Shelby Cobra for sale, CSX4373Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Rolling Stock—

  • genuine Trigo 15″ wheels with polished SS knockoffs & center caps,
    shod with…
  • ‘Euro T/A Radial’ rubber [245/50Rx15″ rear; 305/50Rx15″ rear]

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head-on frontal shot of Nightwatch Blue 427SC Shelby Cobra for sale, CSX4373
Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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closeup shot of machined aluminum LeMans filler cap of Nightwatch Blue 427SC Shelby Cobra for sale, CSX4373Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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rear-quarter shot (passenger side) of Nightwatch Blue 427SC Shelby Cobra for sale, CSX4373Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Other Particulars—

  • Only 8,423 miles [13,555 km] logged. This beauty is in spectacular condition!
  • ‘correct’ front amber lenses and rear rectangular lenses
  • headlamp stone-guard mesh grilles [chromed steel]
  • billet aluminum brake & clutch reservoirs
  • all Shelby brake componentry
  • Shelby ‘Multi-matic’ adjustable shocks

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head-on rear shot of Nightwatch Blue 427SC Shelby Cobra for sale, CSX4373Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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    $200,000 obo

Serious inquiries only, please!

Contact

Billy Andrews

HRE Motorcars (authorized Shelby Dealer)

Located in Wantagh, LI, New York

516-378-5461

NYShirl@verizon.net

Note: I should mention that my longtime good friend Bill Draffen photographed this Shelby CSX Cobra for me. He used his top-notch Canon EOS 5D digital camera to capture this car’s Nightwatch Blue paint in all its glory. Billy Andrews