1965 Shelby Cobra 427 SC CSX4000 series - 821 Miles - immaculate

1965 Shelby Cobra SC for sale in Riverside, California, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Riverside, California, United States
Make: Shelby
Model: Cobra
Type: Roadster
Trim: SC
Year: 1965
Mileage: 821
VIN: CSX 4813
Color: Black
Engine size: Aluminum 427 FE V8
Number of cylinders: 8
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Shelby Cobra 1965

CSX4813 • 821 original miles • Immaculate
The Shelby Cobra 427 is arguably one of the world's most famous and recognizable sports cars in history. Between 1965 and 1967, only few hundreds the original Cobra CSX 3000 series were produced (343 427s).
Like her older sister, the Cobra CSX 4000 series was a limited production car by Shelby Automobile Inc., and it's everything the 1965 models were, and more.

The authenticity of each vehicle is documented by Shelby CSX numbers and a manufacturer's Statement of Origin (MSO). Improvements include a stronger steel frame and better alloys used in the components, plus better cooling and additional heat shielding to make these cars safer and more drivable without losing any of their original character.

With 0-60 MPH under four seconds, and 12-second quarter mile performance, you'll know exactly what it's like to drive a true American legend.

This Shelby CSX4000 series roadster is finished in Black Diamond (stripes deleted) over Black Leather interior. It was built in March 2005, and the final assembly was performed by ZAAPS, Inc. in North Carolina (engine, transmission, headers installation).

It has a high strength fiberglass body and is equipped with four wheel independent suspension with dual A-Arms and coil-over shocks, Shelby aluminum Salisbury limited slip differential with Dana 44 gears, 3.54 to 1 ratio, rack and pinion steering, Baer brakes, and 15-inch Trigo pin drive wheels mounted with GoodYear Billboard tires.

A 427 FE side oiler Shelby aluminum block, built by Keith Craft, was installed in the car and it is stamped 4813 (matching serial number of the car). Stroked to 482 CI, it develops 628 HP, 626 FT/LBS of torque.

The engine is pretty faithful to the original look with its turkey pan, expansion FE tank, Shelby valve covers, intake, headers and polished side pipes. The engine is cooled by a 4-core aluminum radiator and dual electric fans. The Holley 850 cfm in "classic gold" is fed by 2 electric fuel pumps from a 23 gallon fuel cell.

The dashboard follows the S/C layout with Shelby signature series gauges, Lucas toggle switches and a splendid hand signed Carroll Shelby autograph.

A 15" original style wood rim steering wheel, windshield wipers, heater / defroster, ashtray, wind wings and sun visors, chrome driver roll bar, dash-mounted mirror and side view mirrors, 2-point Simpson lap belts, adjustable premium black leather seats, door map pockets and Shelby Cobra floor mats complete the cockpit of the car.

Overall condition of this vehicle is excellent. The exterior shows no imperfections aside from few typical minor rock chips (pinhead size) on the front of the rear fenders by the doors.

The interior is in great shape and shows no use, all gauges and accessories are in working order. Recent Service Performed by V'S Performance in Orange, California includes: New alternator, 2 new batteries, new slave cylinder, oil change and tune-up.
The car is sold with set of Keys, documentation, car cover, factory photos, gaskets set, original brake vents, Lucas ventilation pull knobs, and a "surprise Gift package".
A faithful continuation of Carroll Shelby's Iconic 427 S/c.
Forget about assistance, corrector, and all the helps from modern cars, this car is a Demon, the myth is true and could be dangerous, a snake that bites and hypnotize its prey. She's the queen of the track, an amazing beauty.
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To avoid any payment problem / scam, payment will be made to an escrow company.

• 427 stroked to 482 cid all aluminum side-oiler, built and dyno-turned by Keith Craft
• Output 628 HP and 629
• Powerplant is outfitted with the optional Stage 1 Performance Package which includes:
• Cast steel crankshaft
• CNC head porting with hand bending of ports and bowl area
Premium stainless steel valves with 11/32" valve stems
• Hydraulic roller cam and lifters, special proprietary Shelby custom grind on cam

• Shelby aluminum FE engine block # CSX4813 - serial number matches Cobra's S/N CSX4813
• Shelby aluminum cylinder heads with 2.25" intake valves, 1.75" exhaust valves, main air bleeds, et al
• Holley 850-cfm double-pumper carburetor - Gold

• Polished cold air box (turkey pan)
• Shelby Signature Series forged pistons with 10.5:1 compression ratio - 91 octane
• Forged H-beam connecting rods
• Shelby valve covers
• Shelby Signature Series roller rocker arms
• Shelby double roller timing set
• Shelby cast aluminum timing cover
• Oil pump blueprinted in-house at Shelby American
• Shelby alloy water pump, billet aluminum pulley
• Billet aluminum intake manifold oil breather
• Breakerless MSD distributor and fitted plug wires
• MSD coil and MSD 6AL control box with interchangeable rev-limiter chip
• Aviaid 9 quart Cobra oil pan with windage tray
• Overflow tank
• Jet-Hot Coated headres and sidepipes

Gear Train
• Lakewood 'scattershield' steel bellhousing
• 12" clutch
• TKO-600 5 speed gearbox with Shelby shifter
Transmission ration:

• 1st - 2.87
• 2nd - 1.89
• 3rd - 1.28
• 4th - 1.00
• 5th - 0.82
• Reverse 2.56
• Shelby Salisbury original-reproduction limited-slip IRS - aluminum housing; rugged & reliable Dana 44 gearing - 3.54:1 final ratio
• Shelby shift knob

Chassis / Suspension / brakes
The chassis is of course all Shelby and as such is an improved version of the '60s vintage big block.

• 4" diameter round-tube frame with 0.120" wall thickness - much beefier than the 3000 Series Cobras

• Dual A-arm, adjustable coil-over shocks

• 4 wheel Shelby independent suspensions (includes IRS)

• Rack and pinion steering

Front brakes: 1”x11 7/16 Baer Racing dual piston disk brakes, Shelby emblazoned on the calipers

Rear brakes: ¾”x11 7/16" Baer Racing dual piston disk brakes, Shelby emblazoned on the calipers

• 23 gallons / 87 liters fuel cell

Rolling stock
• 15" Trigo aluminum pin-drive wheels fitted with stainless steel winged knock-offs and shod with Goodyear Eagle Sportscar Special tires - "Billboard”:
Front: 26.5 high x 8.0 x 15 - Rear: 26.5 high x 10.0 x 15

• Premium grade leather seats black

• Adjustable driver seat
• 3" Simpson lap belts

• Shelby steering wheels
• Dashboard hand signed by Carroll Shelby

• Instrument gauges are all Shelby, the are following the original S/C layout and include:

• Oil temperature
• Oil pressure
• Tachometer
• Speedometer - reverse winding
• Water temperature
• Amp meter
• Fuel level - original Cobra and many 4000 series cars have only fuel pressure gauge

• Heater/ defroster
• Lucas toggle switches
• Door map pockets

• Ashtray (never use)
• Dash mounted rear view mirror

• Driver and passenger sideview mirrors
• Driver and passenger fresh air vents to foot box

• Full Shelby Custom Carpeting - include trunk
• Dual aircraft-style batteries behind passenger seat as per original

• Shelby floormats with Cobra logo
• Shelby Automobile Inc. serial number plaque

• Shelby custom car cover with Cobra logo on front


• High Strength Fiberglass Body
• Diamond Black paint with deleted stripes
• Driver chromed rollbar mounted on chassis
• Driver and passenger sideview mirrors
• Shelby wind wings and visors
• Chromed quick jack points front and rear• Polished sidepipes

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