This vehicle has been sold

For Sale: 1965 Shelby Cobra in Hermosa Beach, California

$119,890 (OBO)

Vehicle Description

1965 Shelby 427S/C Cobra, CSX4017LA. Dark Blue with Wimbledon White stripes. This garage-kept CSX4000 series Cobra has been titled, registered, and insured as a Shelby 1965 since 2010. This means it is smog exempt in California. Since 2010 this Cobra has been serviced, maintained and upgraded by McCluskey Ltd. and Voss Performance.

“This special Cobra has proven to be rock-solid reliable, fully sorted, and ready to go anywhere.”


Engine is built on a period-correct 1964 427 FE engine and bellhousing

Holley 750 cfm four-barrel carburetor & period-correct Stelling & Hellings air cleaner (K&N included)

Edelbrock Performer aluminum heads

Edelbrock Performer aluminum intake manifold

Crower hydraulic roller cam (260 / 266 duration; 0.524 / 0.537 lift)

Keith Black hypereutectic pistons

Harland Sharp 1.76 roller rockers

Canton eight-quart oil pan

Remote oil filter with period-correct oil cooler lines using Mocal 17 row Oil Cooler

Period-correct coolant recovery tank

Shelby “Fluidyne” three-row aluminum radiator

Period-correct dual pusher fans and a 16” 1,300 cfm puller fan

“COBRA 427” cast aluminum valve covers

MSD 6AL digital ignition and Pro Billet distributor

Kirkham billet reservoirs replace the original tin can reservoirs (included)

High torque mini starter


Shelby leather seats, map pockets, and dash

Both seats are fully adjustable with Shelby bladder inserts for added comfort

Shelby custom black wool carpet

S/C dash configuration with lockable glove box and "Carroll Shelby's" 2010 signature 

Shelby Signature black face gauges with correct reverse sweep speedometer

Lucas toggle switches with tunnel-mounted ignition / push-to-start button panel

Moto-Lita mahogany rimmed 15” steering wheel with “AC” center emblem

Raydyot brushed aluminum reproduction mirrors

Period-correct reverse shifter

Fresh air ducting with 120 cfm wheel well blowers

Simpson four-point safety harnesses (5 point included)

Single, period-correct, black frame-mounted roll bar

Under-dash 12-volt power outlet

Optima REDTOP batteries (two 6 volts in series)

Battery cut-off switch

Adjustable wind wings and sun visors

Original style floor mats

Robbins AC Cobra tonneau cover (long style). Lift-the-Dots installed by McCluskey Ltd.


Ford FE bellhousing

Voss Performance proprietary McCleod clutch assembly

Tremec TKO 600 five-speed transmission with .83 overdrive ratio (excellent highway cruising)

Salisbury Dana 44 aluminum differential with 3.54 gears. Cruises @ 2,650 RPM @ 70mph


Original-style 4” round tube main rail frame with lateral stiffeners and correct configuration bird cage

Unequal length front control arms with Shelby-installed Pro coil-over shocks (#500 springs)

Unequal length rear control arms and trailing links controlling original-style 427 IRS (inter-changeable with original) with single rebound adjustable QA1 coil-over shocks (#500 springs)

Rear Front and rear sway bars with special (Acton) Teflon-bushed pillow blocks on the rear bar

Shelby (Flaming River) manual rack and pinion steering

Signature Shelby (Baer) brakes on all four corners

Rides on 235/60-15 and 295/50-15 tires mounted on six-pin-drive original Shelby-specification wheels

CNC master cylinders for brakes and clutch are under-floor mounted as original CSX3000

Shelby 23-gallon fuel tank with Shelby fuel level gauge

Holley mechanical fuel pump and dual Shelby trunk-mounted, dash-controlled, electric fuel pumps


Hand-laid fiberglass composite with proper rolled edges

Aluminum-lined wheel wells

Insulated foot boxes and tunnel

Period-correct riveted aluminum trunk floor, with “Ron Butler’s” signature

Yellow pit stripes on left front fender (removable)

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1012717
  • Price:$119,890 (OBO)
  • Location:Hermosa Beach, California
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Shelby
  • Model:Cobra
  • Exterior Color:Dark Blue
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:2700
  • VIN:CSX4017LA
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Unrestored
  • Exterior Condition:Mint
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Bucket Seats:Yes
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive