Offered for sale is an essentially new Carroll Shelby Continuation Series 4000 Cobra, numbered CSX 4857. Having had just one single commissioning owner, this fiberglass bodied example has accrued only 630 miles since its delivery in 2009 and has full, no-stories documentation with no modifications whatsoever. Everything on the car is certified Shelby, including the engine (no. CSX 1074) from Carroll Shelby Enterprises, Inc. in Gardena, CA. Dynoed before delivery in June of 2009, the engine was built to the following original specifications:
Cubic Inches: 452
Compression Ratio: 10.5 to 1
Horsepower: 513 @ 5800 RPM
Torque: 507 lb. ft. @ 4500 RPM
Finished in timeless Guardsman Blue over black leather seats, this Cobra is cosmetically fantastic, virtually flawless and looks fast even when parked. But when the engine is fired, the legendary beast truly re-defines “fast” for even the most seasoned sports car enthusiast. The roar out of the dual side exhaust is incredible, the transmission shifts flawlessly and the car is as or more fun to drive as anything on the road – truly the undisputed king of American racing.
Everything on the car is as recommended by Shelby and how Cobras originally came, from horizontal across the roll bar securing the driver’s shoulder harnesses to the Firestone Indy 500 tires with the white lettering facing inwards. Everything has been documented, including the all important Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO) signed by Shelby himself. Every single receipt and document will accompany the car. Shelby’s signature is also on the inside of the glovebox, as well as on a photograph taken upon its completion.
The car has documented SB 100 “Forever” California certification and is titled as a 1965 vehicle, allowing it to remain in a far less restricted class when it comes to registration, license, emissions insurance and foreign export.
This represents an incredible opportunity to acquire a virtually new, correctly appointed CSX 4000 continuation car. With Carroll Shelby’s recent passing fresh on car enthusiasts’ minds, the market has recognized the strong collector value of what will always be regarded as his signature car.