Shelby American Cobra CSX7078

As it’s now 50 years since the first Shelby Cobra turned a wheel, 2012 has seen a raft of events to celebrate the immortal Anglo-American hybrid. Shame the price of 1960s cars has gone through the roof. But wait, Classic Driver dealer ‘Gentleman Car’ is offering ‘CSX7078’ for 180,000 euros...

The black car, with its characteristic ‘Shelby’ yellow stripe, carries a genuine CSX chassis number as it is one of a series of cars produced by Shelby American Inc., a division of Carroll Shelby International, Inc., the company founded by Carroll Shelby.
 

Shelby American Cobra CSX7078
Shelby American Cobra CSX7078Shelby American Cobra CSX7078

This version has a glassfibre bodyshell faithful to the lines of the ‘FIA’ Shelby Cobra racing cars and comes complete with a Ford Racing Boss 302, ‘Stroker 347’ V8.
 

Shelby American Cobra CSX7078
Shelby American Cobra CSX7078Shelby American Cobra CSX7078

Options fitted include door map pockets and a full leather interior, just like the earlier cars. It also has original-style pedals, catches, fittings, gear- and hand-brake levers. And, for that authentic ‘Targa Florio 1964’ look, it also comes with a single rollover hoop, diagonally braced to the passenger footwell.
 

Shelby American Cobra CSX7078
Shelby American Cobra CSX7078Shelby American Cobra CSX7078

Shelby American Cobra CSX7078


Photos: Gentleman Car

 

You can find AC Cobras and Shelby Cobras for sale in the Classic Driver Market