1965 SHELBY CSX "PHANTOM COBRA" W/ 900 MILES, #1 2003 VICTORY TOUR CAR CELEBRATING CARROLL'S 80TH BIRTHDAY
- 1965 Shelby CSX "Phantom Cobra"
- 900 Miles
- 'Red' Exterior over 'Black' Interior
- 2003 Victory Tour Car Celebrating Carroll Shelby's 80th Birthday
- Carroll Shelby-Autographed 80th Birthday Plaque
- Carroll Shelby Signatures on Hood and Dashboard
- Aluminum Body, Engine Block, and Heads
- 427ci Dual Quad Carburated V8 (550hp)
- Top Loader 4-speed Manual Transmission
- 4-wheel Baer Disc Brakes
- Accompanied by All Trophies throughout Past Year
- Registered in Shelby World Registry as Carroll Shelby's 80th Birthday Cobra
- 2 Keys, Extensive Documentation, and Car Cover Included
Available and up for your consideration at JLD Auto Group is this 1965 Shelby CSX "Phantom Cobra!" This marque is, quite simply, one of the most incredible vehicles we have been pleased to offer for sale. Let's jump into the details:
Finished in Red Exterior paint over a Black leather interior, this Cobra is one of the most historically significant Cobras of the 21st century. The significance of this Cobra begins cosmetically, as this example wears Carroll Shelby signatures on both the hood and dashboard, and includes an autographed 80th Birthday plaque--with an accompanying photo showing Carroll signing the piece. However, beyond signatures, vehicle history continues with car show participation in several famed locations, including: Amelia Island, 12 Hours of Sebring, Lowe's Speedway, New York International Auto Show, National SAAC, Ford Centennial, Mid America Ford-Shelby Meet, Monterey Historic Races, and the Denver Grand Prix. To add to this, all trophies the vehicle has been awarded within the past year accompany the car, as do other assorted event and non-event-related publications, including a photo of Lenny Kravitz expressing excitement about the car after driving it at the Nashville Super Speedway.. Finally, this Cobra has also been featured in an exclusive 3-page article in Auto Week, and is registered in the Shelby World Registry as Carroll Shelby's 80th Birthday Cobra.
Beyond its history alone making this Cobra one-of-a-kind, a unique paint scheme has also been applied to the car via the workings of Kenny Vaughn. While appearing to be a simple red over black color combination, two subtly-finished "Phantom" Cobra snakes have been painted into the front quarter panels of the car (see photos), with the Cobra's eyes and fangs finished in silver as a subtle accent to pique viewers' attention. Mechanically, gearheads and Shelby fanatics alike will get even more excited over this car, as a dual 4-barrel carburated 427 V8 sits in the engine bay, connected to a Top Loader 4-speed manual transmission. The engine block, heads, and vehicle body are all aluminum, assisting in significant weight savings, making the 550hp produced by the engine an even more staggering proposition. Ceramic Coated side exhaust pipes give the iconic Cobra look and sound, while 4-wheel Baer Disc Brakes provide excellent stopping power as they rest behind signature 15" knock-off Trigo Aluminum Wheels. In the interior, a 15" steering wheel awaits commands from the driver, while a 4-point driver's seat Simpson racing harness keeps drivers secure.
Amongst the historical photographs and documents accompanying this Cobra, the vehicle's Build Sheets, Clutch Documentation, and extensive service records are also included, as well as 2 sets of keys and a car cover. As can be seen from the wealth of details above, this Phantom Cobra is a significant piece of Shelby history, and is critical to remembering the legendary history of Carroll Shelby himself. For Shelby, Ford, and all car fanatics, this car makes for a prized addition to any collection.
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