• Year of manufacture 
  • Mileage 
    285 mi / 459 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
  • Engine number 
  • Competition car 
  • Drive 
  • Condition 
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Mercedes Benz Silver
  • Interior colour 
  • Interior brand colour 
    English Black Leather
  • Interior type 
  • Number of doors 
  • Number of seats 
  • Location
    United States
  • Exterior colour 
  • Gearbox 
  • Performance 
    515 BHP / 523 PS / 385 kW
  • Drivetrain 
  • Fuel type 


Offered here for the discriminating race car enthusiast is CSX-3012, one of the original 19 production competition 427 Cobras. . Of the 348 "big block" Cobras produced by Shelby American in the mid 60’s, Only 21 cars, including 2 prototypes, were designated “Competition Cobras” and thus carried the mantra and status of "factory built and prepared race car". These Comp 427 Cobras, as they are referred to, are among the very upper echelon of high performance, investment grade, collectible, race cars. Ownership of one of these venerable Comp Cobras is to possess a distinctive segment of Automotive history and a wise investment choice on many levels. With a short production run of only 19 examples, not including the 2 prototype cars, these fat fendered, 500+ horsepower, coil sprung monsters, are a wonder to behold, continue to appreciate in value, are very competitive in Vintage Racing events, and draw crowds of admirers wherever they appear.
The mere mention of this Cobra's serial number evokes dialogue of epic proportions regarding rumor, lore and legend. The legacy of CSX-3012 begins over 51 years ago in April 1965. This Cobra was delivered from Shelby American to a well nown California racer and campaigned in various SCCA and USRRC races, with several wins and top 5 finishes.
MGM Studios selected CSX-3012 to star in the 1966 feature film "Spinout", costarring Elvis Presley and Shelly Fabares.
This car has also graced the cover and pages of several enthusiast books and magazines.
Since its early competition days CSX-3012 was returned to AC Cars, in England, the factory that constructed this Cobra, , and totally and completely rebuilt and restored to its original impressive persona, including the Silver livery. Upon its arrival back in the US it was shown and received a first in class in every exhibit it has entered.
As CSX 3012 has always been a race car, it has never been titled or registered and still remains on the original Shelby Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin. Since its return from restoration in UK, and being fitted with all legal street accessories, it was once again prepared for competition, including fuel cell, master switch, on board fire system, drive shaft hoop, etc. It competed at the Monterey Historic at Laguna Seca Raceway in the 90’s driven by Rick Titus.
Recent upgrades include replacement of the fuel cell, tires, carburetor and fuel system service, fluid service and ceramic coating the exhaust headers and side exit exhaust system.
The complete documented history on this competition Cobra is available in the Shelby Registry or via email by request. Original 45 gallon fuel tank included with the sale. CSX-3012 has an unbroken chain of ownership from new.