1965 Shelby Cobra in Irvine, California


Founder Carroll Shelby introduced an all-new big block version of
the race-winning small block Shelby Cobra in January 1965,
significantly enhancing its performance. The mighty 427 Shelby
Cobra boasted numerous upgrades, including a computer-designed
independent suspension, a stronger frame, voluptuous bodywork, and
a powerful engine. It surpassed the 289 roadster in every aspect of
speed and capability.

In 1996, Shelby American revived the production of big block Shelby
Cobras, and one standout example is CSX4319. Completed in 2005,
this aluminum-bodied CSX4000 series roadster was expertly crafted
by Shelby specialists at McCluskey Ltd. Adorned in anniversary
blue, it features polished quick jacks, a roll bar, and Shelby
Cobra badges on the nose and trunk.

CSX4319 showcases impressive features such as resonant ceramic
coated side pipes, 15" Halibrand-style knock-off wheels with AVON
Tires, Wilwood disc brakes, and coil covers. Powering this beast is
a 462 C.I.D. Kroyer racing engine built with genuine Shelby parts,
along with a TWM throttle body fuel injection system and Motec
controller. The big block Ford V8 engine delivers power through a
David Kee aluminum top loader transmission to an OEM-style alloy
differential unit housing 3:31 gears. The suspension was upgraded
with AP front and rear brake calipers, as well as period-correct
vented rotors for SC 427 spec cars.

The wood-rimmed steering wheel complements the Smith and Lucas
gauges. As a 'Semi-Competition' model, it forgoes the
streetcar-inspired glove box. CSX4319 even includes the optional
tonneau cover.

Shelby Cobra CSX4319 has only 997 miles on the odometer, is titled
as a 1965 in California, and is currently available for purchase at

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