In 1962, Carroll Shelby took the sports car world by storm when it
introduced the CSX2000 Cobra. Shelby American took the AC "Ace"
chassis, inserted a new small block Ford engine and re-engineered
the car to handle all the additional power. Weighing only 2,020
pounds, the Cobra easily vanquished sports cars from Jaguar,
Chevrolet, Porsche, Aston Martin and others.
Light, nimble, and reliable, the small block Cobra combines iconic
good looks with sharp handling and an amazing power to weight
ratio. The roadsters incorporate safety and performance
improvements without sacrificing originality. Five decades after
the first one was unveiled at the New York Auto Show, the Shelby
289 Cobra is still capturing hearts.
In 1996, it took to the streets as the CSX8000 continuation series
Shelby Cobra. The Cobras retain the authentic style leaf spring
suspension, but are upgraded to contemporary standards; the bodies
are available in fiberglass or aluminum. Each car is built to order
with the customer choosing body color and stripe configuration; it
is delivered as a rolling chassis, less drive train.
CSX8048 is painted in stunning Princess Blue with Period Correct
Red Interior with Black Dash and Rear Map Pocket. Sitting on Chrome
Dayton Wire Wheels, CSX8048 looks as beautiful as ever. over 50
years later and still turning heads.
CSX8048 is available a brand new rolling chassis for $112,716