FIA Shelby 427 Cobra offered for sale by Redline Engineering UK.
Regarded as one of the all-time iconic cars, the muscular Shelby Cobra succeeded in capturing the hearts of enthusiasts around the world, in fact it’s the most replicated sports car in the world.
Do not be mistaken this is no replica but a full blown “continuation FIA Shelby 427 Cobra” produced by Shelby American bearing the legendary CSX chassis number.
Complete with fresh FIA HPT papers for the next ten years making this Cobra not only a car to enjoy on the road but also on the race track, eligible for some of the biggest and most iconic races in the world.
All aluminium body by Bill Leahy who only made two bodies for Shelby with this being one, in fact Shelby was so overwhelmed with aluminium bodied orders he struggled to get bodies produced using the hand crafted skills and so later cars were produced by Kirkham in Poland making CSX4125 a very special car indeed.
Finished in the iconic Guardsman blue with white centre stripe, black interior featuring all original Smiths instruments, switches and hand made Mota–lita wood rim steering wheel.
The dashboard carries the signature of the great man himself Carrol Shelby as well as being signed by the employees of Shelby American on the reverse side.
A True “Continuation Cobra” produced by Shelby American Aluminium body built to original specification, Ford 427cu – 7.0 ltr side oiler engine mated to a 4 speed gearbox.
The Shelby Cobra was purchased new in 1999 and shipped to Jim Harrell at Nostalgia Motor Cars (a Shelby dealer) for completion.
CSX4125 was fitted with the correct 427-side oiler engine, dyno tested first and then installed. Nostalgia Motorcars supplied and assembled everything else.
Once completed the Cobra was taken back to Shelby American to be painted in Guardsman blue with white centre stripes.
Once completed CSX4125 went on display at the Shelby American Museum in the summer of 2002.
Documented in the Shelby “World Registry of Cobras & GT40s 4th Edition”
CSX4125 aluminium body. Completed 06/06/1999. Dealer Shelby Cobras by Midwest Motorsports (Holland M1). Brushed aluminium body. Black interior. Powered by 427 side oiler, 1 x 4V. 4 speed top-loader transmission. Trigo wheels; black headers/side pipes; black quick jacks; black roll bar; 9th [of12] hand formed aluminium bodied cars; body by bill Leahy (Chicago IL). Completion of the car was done by Nostalgia Motorsports (Rock Hill, NC) with rivets on the hood scoop and rivets on the leading edge of the hood. Purchased by Robert Seay (Albuquerque, NM). Seay decided to have the car painted blue/white Le Mans stripes. Work was carried out by SAI (Las Vegas NV). Displayed at the Shelby American Collection (Boulder, CO) through the summer of 2002.
Cobra Vehicle specification
New 15″ Halibrand wheels with polished wheel spinners, new GoodYear Billboards, spare set of 15” wheels with Avon CR6ZZ, smoked perspex sun visors, perspex wind wings, black drivers roll bar, 4 point driver & passenger harness, bullet racing rear view mirror, 427 side oiler engine, 4 speed gearbox.
MOT until December 2021.
Mechanical overhaul by ourselves Redline Engineering UK in 2020
A Well documented history file with correspondence as follows: original certificate from Shelby American, documented build from Nostalgia Motorcars with a photo file, handbook, old MOT’S, invoices & receipts.
The Cobra is issued with a current Appendix K FIA HTP papers 2030 making this racer eligible for some of the most iconic races: Le-Mans Classic – GoodWood Revival – Spa 6 hours – Silverstone Classic or road rallies like the Tour Auto.
Today presented immaculately throughout with only 845 miles from new, 1 UK owner (2 in total). There is no better time to own something as exciting as a Shelby 427 Cobra.
. UK LHD
. Guardsman blue / white centre stripe
. Black interior
. Document history file
. MOT December 2020
. Ford 427 7.0 ltr side oiler engine
. Manual gearbox (4 speed)
. New 15″ Halibrand wheels GoodYear Billboards / second set of 15” wheel rims on Avon CR6ZZ
. 1 UK owners from new
. Simpson harnesses for both driver & passenger
. Black side pipes
. Dashboard signed by Carrol Shelby
. New FIA HTP papers 2030
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