1965 Shelby Cobra
Year of manufacture1965
Chassis number: ESX505
Engine: Shelby 428, V-8 cylinder
Transmission Manual 4 speed
Replica version of the marvelous Shelby Cobra Daytona
It was marketed under various names, initially as Shelby A.C. Cobra to later become A.C. Cobra and finally Ford Cobra.
The originality of this model came from the combination of an American Ford V8 engine and the English bodywork weighing only 1311 kg, according to the intuition of Carroll Shelby, with the intention of merging the agility of the English chassis with the power of American engines.
In 1964, in an attempt to oppose the overwhelming power of Ferrari, the new 7-liter Ford type 427 Side Oiler engine, originally developed for NASCAR racing, was mounted on the Cobra.
Also structurally, the car abandoned the leaf spring suspension system for a double triangles configuration in order to better manage the car's power.
The first prototype of the Cobra 427 was built in 1965 and after the production of the first 100 units required for FIA homologation, the car took part in the 1966 SCCA championship in class A.
The final production was of 348 specimens, of which 88 in the Corsa or Test set-up.
Among the rarest versions is the 427SC, Semi-Competition, a road model with racing set-up produced in 31 units.
- Car built and registered the first time in the USA, about 25 years ago
- Italian documents and papers will be soon available
- Engine, transmission and bodywork are in good condition
- Classic blue paint with white stripes
It is possible to view the car online, booking a call with one of our commercial operators, via Skype, Zoom, Whatsapp and Google Meet platforms.