For Sale: 1965 Shelby CSX in Buford, Georgia

Vehicle Description


1965 Shelby Cobra CSX "Phantom Cobra" - VIN: CSX4209

In the SAAC (Shelby American Automobile Club) registry and fully documented!

977 original miles.

Exclusively offered is this beautiful 1965 Shelby Cobra CSX 4209 "Phantom Cobra"! This Phantom Cobra was presented at the special 2003 Barrett-Jackson 80th Birthday Party for Carroll Shelby and it's # 1 of only 2 ever made! This 1965 is also the only red 80th Birthday Phantom Cobra built (the other unit being black and NOT owned by Carroll Shelby personally), making this a documented one-of-one super rare CSX Shelby Cobra! 

This special roadster was on the 2003 Shelby American Inc Victory Tour circuit, traveling across the nation while also being exhibited at shows and turning heads wherever it went! Lenny Kravitz even drove this beautiful Cobra in Nashville, TN. This Phantom Cobra has an Aluminum Body,  glossy Red Paint finish, Black Leather Interior, Custom Painted Cobra along both front fenders, Carbon Fiber Hood Scoop, Ceramic Coated Side Pipes, Shelby Knock Off Wheels, Chrome Roll Bar and Bumpers, Polished Aluminum Fuel Cap, along with Carroll Shelby's Autograph on the nose that's protected underneath the clear coat. 

Under the hood sits a Carroll Shelby Engine Company aluminum 427ci FE V8 Engine with Dual Holley 4 Barrel Carburetors on top. Power is sent to the BF Goodrich Radial T/A Tires through a Top-loader 4-Speed Manual Transmission and a Dana Independent Rear End with Limited Slip! This Phantom Cobra is an absolute blast to drive and there's plenty of power on tap too! Stop on a dime thanks to the equipped Disc Brakes on all four corners of this amazing automobile!

The interior of this Phantom Cobra looks brand new! Take a look inside to see this roadster sporting Bucket Seating, Simpson Lab Belts, Black Leather Upholstery, Black Carpeting, Floor Shifter, Polished Aluminum and Wood Steering Wheel, Shelby Gauges, Carroll Shelby's Signature on the dashboard, Fire Extinguisher, along with a beautifully finished Aluminum Trunk. The underside of this Phantom Cobra looks amazing! You won't hesitate to place a set of mirrors underneath this 1965any day of the week to display the beautiful condition of the Frame, Bracing, Floors, Fuel Tank, Fuel and Brake Lines, Disc Brakes, Driveshaft, Independent Rear End, Independent Front Suspension, Coil Overs all around, Top-loader Transmission, Explosion Proof Bellhousing, Large Oil Pan, Aluminum Radiator, along with the Dual Side Pipes that rumble beautifully with the V8 up front!

This 1965 Shelby aluminum body CSX Phantom Cobra is a gorgeous roadster inside and out! Traveling along with this Cobra is a Plaque with Carrol Shelby's Autograph, a Photo of Carroll Autographing the Shelby-American dash plaque, Dyno Sheets, Carroll Shelby Birthday Magazines, along with Manuals and Receipts from the build! 

Originally Carroll Shelby had intended to produce just 10 Phantom Cobra's and thru the design process Carroll wanted to come up with something very special & the means to give the vehicle a (factory) custom paint job that included an image of a Cobra faintly etched to the vehicle skin on each side with Carroll himself signing the nose of the hood and his autograph clear-coated into the finish

Carroll, realizing the exterior of this one-off CSX car, had never been exploited beyond the deletion of the normally seen Shelby dual LeMans racing stripes so Carroll and his team commissioned artist Kenny Vaughn and it took Kenny four months to complete the automobile custom paint work

The car was revealed to Carroll at the Scottsdale Barrett Jackson VIP dinner & auction in 2003 as a surprise as he did not know that his car had been finished days prior to the event

When Carroll saw the car for the first time he fell in love, as it was exactly how he had envisioned it and this car was then auctioned off at Barrett Jackson at the opening night gala celebrating Carroll’s 80th birthday with a portion going to the Carroll Shelby‘s Children’s Foundation

After the car was purchased by the new owner that gentleman asked Carroll to include the car in the 40th anniversary Shelby American victory tour were the car won many trophies & press coverage. Included in the victory tour this car was on display at Amelia Island, 12-hours of Sebring, Lowes speedway, The New York International auto show, the SAAC nationals, the Ford centennial, mid-American Ford-Shelby meet, Monterey historic races and the Denver grand prix

Car was also featured in Auto Week magazine at the time.

Carroll even wrote a letter dated January 29, 2003 to the buyer to personally thanking him for purchasing the special one of a kind car and thus contributing to the Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation

Any collector or enthusiast would love to own this super rare CSX 427 S/C Shelby Cobra 

This Cobra is registered in the Shelby World Registry as Carroll Shelby's 80th Birthday Cobra. Titled as a 1965 CSX 427 S/C Shelby Cobra. Car has had resent full bumper-to-bumper service by the nationally known and recognized mechanical, restoration & sales facilities of Stephen Becker Automotive Group, in Georgia, and is ready to be enjoyed for many years to come. 

This is a concourse, documented, pedigree piece of Shelby American history.

FOB Sugar Hill, Georgia 30518

Vehicle Details

  • 1965 Shelby CSX
  • Listing ID: CC-1624823
  • Price: $395,000
  • Location:Buford, Georgia
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Shelby
  • Model:CSX
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:977
Listed By:
Stephen Becker Automotive Group
By Appointment Only
Sugar Hill, GA 30528

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