Legendary American Muscle Car Shelby Cobra 427 Receives Commemorative Edition
|   Tuesday, January 13, 2015
In January, the Shelby Cobra 427, an American roadster powered by a V8 engine displacing 7.0 liters, received a commemorative edition that marks the 50th anniversary of the launch.

To celebrate this, the Shelby American company, a subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International - a company founded by the pilot with the same name - will provide 50 units of the special iconic roadster in an auction.

All copies use the original chassis and are delivered in a configuration with no engine and no body to be able to access a loophole in the law, which allows the sale of a vehicle manufactured in 1965 as new.
The price includes bodywork, interior and powertrain, but the engine and transmission are not supplied in this package.

A 7.0-liters V8 engine in the Shelby 427 FE specification starts from 27,000 dollars and delivers between 500 hp and 750 horsepower, depending on the power level selected.
Depending on the chosen bodywork, the Shelby Cobra 427's anniversary edition starts at 119,995 dollars for the fiberglass version, or 179,995 dollars respectively for the aluminum version, without including the V8 engine, built from zero depending on the desired specifications of the customer.

Each copy will receive a special certificate of authenticity attesting originality and value, which is expected to increase over time. Each of the 50 anniversary units receives a set of special badges, special mats, a body bag, and a plate inside, which specifies the serial number of the engine and the unique number of the limited series vehicle.

The Shelby Cobra 427 anniversary edition is offered in two exterior colors: blue with white stripes, for the fiberglass bodywork, and polished aluminum for variants which choose this body material.

"The big block Shelby Cobra changed the way the world viewed American manufacturers when Carroll Shelby introduced it in January 1965. While the small block cars were successful, the all new FE-powered Cobra took everything to the extreme. Far more powerful and sophisticated, the big block Cobra represented the bold American spirit. Shelby American's goal was to create the world's first hyper car and the Cobra lived up to its potential.

Shelby American built the big block Cobras specifically to conquer all other sports cars, both American-made and European. With an all new coil spring independent suspension, larger passenger compartment, upgraded brakes, wider track, fatter tires and a big block Ford engine, the Cobra rocked the world" declared Joe Conway, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American.

The 50th Anniversary Editions will bear serial numbers from CSX4500 to CSX4599. Special exterior and interior signs will customize the model. Premium materials are used on the seats, carpets and board. A racing style fuel tank of 23 gallons, powder coated frame, racing brakes and custom sizes come as standard.

"Genuine Shelby Cobras are very rare and desirable. We wanted to honor Cobra's unique heritage, while incorporating a few upgrades that Carroll personally approved before his death in 2012. These 50 limited edition cars keep the flame sparked by the race-winning Cobras burning bright. There just isn't anything like a real Shelby Cobra" Gary Patterson, Shelby American Vice President of Strategic Sales and Media Relations, said.
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