1965 Shelby 427 Cobra

View all 16 Photos

Legendary racing driver and car designer Carroll Shelby is an American icon who revolutionized the racing world by introducing the Cobra, a British AC Ace roadster enhanced with a Ford V8 engine. After winning the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans co-driving an Aston Martin with Roy Salvadori, he founded Shelby American in 1962 and imported the English car to the US. The rest is history. Lightweight and powerful, the Cobra won several championships, but also became popular on the road thanks to its distinct elegance and stylish curves. Now, a 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra with the chassis number CSX 3178 is going up for auction at RM Sotheby’s.

The car was owned by the man himself and features a 428 cu. in. V8 engine with dual four-barrel carburetors, offering an impressive 385 bhp. The three-speed Ford C-6 automatic transmission was fitted by Carroll Shelby and makes the car ideal for regular use. This sleek Cobra also features independent front and rear suspensions with unequal-length upper and lower wishbones, a 90 in. wheelbase, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Painted in bright red and maintained in a pristine condition, this fiery beauty will be offered at auction in August at the RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale. For collectors and automotive enthusiasts, it’s a once in a lifetime chance to own a piece of American history. Photography by Darin Schnabel. Images courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

Take me there

  • Dá Licença Hotel In Portugal

    One-of-a-kind, this retreat celebrates the heritage and culture of Alentejo. During their travels, Vitor Borges…

  • The Wuyuan Skywells Hotel

    A 300-year-old traditional Chinese building transformed into a high-end hotel. Nestled in the Yan village…

  • Design Destination: Melbourne

    A complete travel guide to Melbourne, your next design destination. The cultural capital of Australia,…

  • An Eco-stylish Retreat Concept

    Glamping in Quebec for both nature and design lovers. Designed by Bourgeois / Lechasseur architects,…

More for you

                array(5) {
  ["post__not_in"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    int(167440)
  }
  ["tag__not_in"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    int(16203)
    [1]=>
    int(9208)
  }
  ["posts_per_page"]=>
  int(12)
  ["caller_get_posts"]=>
  int(1)
  ["cat"]=>
  int(796)
}
            
  • The First Audi Electric SUV

    Meet Audi’s first-ever all-electric car. Revealed in September 2018, the new Audi e-tron marks an…

  • The Microlino EV Car

    An electrified take on the iconic Isetta bubble car. Over the past few years, the…

  • 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSH 2.7

    A collector’s dream, come true. As dedicated Porsche fans know, the brand’s most iconic models…

  • Old School BR Bronco By ICON

    A custom build that pays homage to a vintage icon. When Los Angeles-based brand ICON…

  • The BMW Concept iX3

    The automotive giant’s first all-electric X model. Recently presented at the Auto China 2018 show…

Close Cart