We are pleased to offer 1965 Shelby Cobra continuation s/n CSX4204. This is a rare hand–formed aluminum–bodied one–owner Cobra continuation built by Shelby in 2002, with a well–documented build and ownership history. CSX4204 is fitted with a fresh dyno–tested aluminum big–block engine taken out to 482 C.I.D. and dyno tested at 511.7 hp at 6,000 rpm. Needless to say, performance is simply staggering. Additionally, CSX4204 comes with a spare fresh period–correct 427 C.I.D. big–block side oiler engine. CSX4204 has a near flawless black on black finish and has only 246 one–owner miles since new—literally a new car.
Only 31 original Cobra 427 S/Cs were produced—not nearly enough to quell the demand for this rocket–sled that took the racing world by storm. In the late 1980s, Shelby American, Inc. decided to build their own continuation vehicle of the mighty Cobra 427 S/C. The Shelby Cobra CSX4000 component vehicle is a faithful continuation of the character of the original S/C Cobra, but utilizes the improved materials of today, to make the CSX4000 an authentic Cobra 427 S/C. With improved cooling, a stronger chassis, better heat–shielding and better steels and alloys, it is a safer and more satisfying drive without losing any of the original’s skateboard–on–steroids sensation.
Shelby Cobra CSX4000s were all produced as “Rolling Chassis” and delivered to Authorized Dealers for engine/transmission selection and final fitment. Most of the rolling chassis were ordered with the fiberglass bodywork, with only a few ordered with the much more expensive hand–formed aluminum bodywork. Carbon fiber bodywork was also an option. In 2009, CSX4999 was produced, concluding the CSX4000 series, and production has continued with the CSX6000 series, with coil–over suspension.
Each CSX4000 comes with a Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO) from Shelby American, signed by Carroll Shelby, and each is also registered as a genuine Cobra by its CSX number.
1965 Shelby Cobra continuation s/n CSX4204. Rare hand–formed aluminum–bodied one–owner Cobra continuation built by Shelby in 2002. Well–documented build and ownership history. Fitted with a fresh dyno–tested aluminum big–block engine taken out to 482 C.I.D. and dyno tested at 511.7 hp at 6,000 rpm. Additionally, comes with a spare fresh period–correct 427 C.I.D. big–block side oiler engine. Near flawless black on black finish and only 246 one–owner miles.
S/n CSX4204, built by Shelby as a Cobra CSX4000 Component Vehicle. From new with Aluminum bodywork, black with black vinyl. Fitted with a fresh dyno tested aluminum big block taken out to 480 C.I.D. and dyno tested at 511.7 hp at 6,000 rpm.
2001–2002, built new by Shelby America Inc.
2002, 07 Jan., Shelby alloy heads with Stage II porting and Shelby Stainless rockers ordered from Carroll Shelby Enterprises, Inc., 19021 S. Figueroa St., Gardena CA 90248. Total invoice: $4,081.02.
2002, 03 May, sold by Shelby America, Inc. to Industrial Metal Craft, Inc., 4515 W. Harman Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89103. Invoice # 0204. MSO issued from Shelby America, Inc. to Industrial Metal Craft, Inc.
2002, 12 May, sold new by Industrial Metal Craft to current owner. Delivered as a complete roller. All gauges, fuel system, painted, upholstered, with wheels and tires, complete minus engine and transmission.
2002, 20 Aug., original big–block 427 steel–block side–oiler engine casting # C7 AC 14 with casting date 14 Oct., 1966 supplied by John Turner of Leber Coach, 12603 Sr 471, Webster, FL 33597-5113. Sold with an invoice listing all new internal parts with date codes. Delivered with a new–old–stock top–loader gearbox. Total invoice: $13,650.00.
2002, 02 Nov., drivetrain components (motor mounts, transmission mounts, shifter linkage, knob, etc.) ordered from Motorsport International, 10298 Hawley Rd., El Cajon, CA 92021. Total invoice: $460.36.
2002, 17 Dec., drivetrain components (bellhousings, carburetor, water pump, clutch fork, slave cylinder, etc.) ordered from Motorsport International. Total invoice: $4,185.00.
2003, January, big block 427 C.I.D. side–oiler installed by owner but never used.
2005, all new alloy block 482 C.I.D. engine built by Mike’s Speed & Machine, 12741 Los Nietos Rd Ste C, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670. Total invoice: $11,000.00.
2005, 06 Apr., all new alloy block 482 C.I.D. engine dyno tested by SuperFlow Corporation, 3512 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80907. Produced 511.7 hp at 6,000 rpm and 450 plus lb–ft of torque from 3,800 rpm to 5,900 rpm with 480 lb–ft from 4,500 rpm to 5,300 rpm.
2006, 19 Jul., original 427 C.I.D. big–block side oiler freshened up/rebuilt and blueprinted by Mike’s Speed & Machine, 12741 Los Nietos Rd. Ste. C, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670, total invoice $2,785.68. Still with CSX4204 as a spare original engine.
2010, March, offered by Mike Sheehan’s Ferraris-online.com.