The big block Shelby Cobra is considered by many to be the most
iconic American sports car in history. When GM began to work on a
new big block Corvette and Ferrari increased the power of the V12
powered GTO's, Shelby and Ford Motor Company decided to shoehorn
the mighty 427 FE motor into the Cobra.
To fit the 427 into his Cobra, Carroll Shelby completely redesigned
the frame, body and chassis. Shelby developed a new independent
suspension, fortified the frame to handle the increase in torque
and modified the body to fit bigger wheels and tires. Shelby
American resumed production of the Cobra 427 S/C (originally as the
CSX4000-series) in 1997 and they're available today in aluminum or
CSX6000's embrace Dual A-arms and four wheel coil-over independent
suspension. Continuation Cobras feature improvements while staying
true to its originality. New improvements also include a stronger
steel frame, better alloys and better cooling and heating.
CSX6113 is painted in 1965 Championship Guardsmen Blue with
Wimbledon White Stripes. Finished with Quick Jacks, Side Pipes,
Roll Bar, Leather Interior, and a Heater, it makes this cobra
capable on the track and comfortable on the street. This Cobra
didn't always look like this. CSX6113 was born a beautiful
Guardsmen Blue Roadster with undercar exhaust and street bumpers.
An unfortunate accident lead this Cobra to meet the one and only
Have you ever been wrenching on a car in your front yard, only to
have Carroll Shelby stop in as he's riding by on his motorcycle and
offer you a job? Probably not, unless your name is Mike McCluskey.
At 20 years old, and in the middle of acquiring his mechanical
engineering degree at UCLA, McCluskey found himself working
alongside Carroll Shelby restoring Shelby Cobras. After working
with Shelby for some years McCluskey started his own workshop. Over
time, McCluskey became the go-to guy for all things Cobra.
CSX6113 is a stunning representation of what a 427S/C should look
like. how do you know, because the best cobra restorer made it
CSX6113 has 2,345 miles, CA SB100 Smog Exempt registration, and is
available for $149,950.
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