Friday, July 24, 2020

1967 Shelby 427 S/C Cobra Roadster

1 of 27 original factory 427 S/C Cobras produced. 10,760 original miles. Professional restoration. CSX3042 is regarded as the most original and correct 427 S/C Cobra in existence.

Every part on CSX3042 was original or NOS down to the smallest detail, including service items. CSX3042 retains its original magnesium Halibrand wheels and original factory installed Goodyear Bluestreak tires.
A clean, original, authentic Shelby Cobra is one of the most valuable American cars. Add the S/C “Semi-Competition” package and you have yourself a $2 million car.

The few S/C models used competition chassis intended for racing. Being a racecar for the street, the Shelby 427 S/C Cobra was the fastest road-going car in the world.
To contain wider wheels and tires, the body swelled with menacing fender bulges, as if it could barely conceal the throbbing 500 hp being produced by the cast-iron 427 V-8 within.

In 2005, CSX3042 underwent another professional restoration. In the world of 427 Street Cobras, the 29 factory S/C examples will always be regarded as the ultimate version. And in the world of 427 S/C Cobras, CSX3042 is the best there is. This 427 Cobra S/C made $2.8m in 2019 at Mecum's.
Shelby intended to race the 427 Cobra, and planned to produce 100 examples in competition trim.

In 2018 RM Sotheby's sold a 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra 'Semi-Competition' for $2.9m.