Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Shelby American 50th Anniversary 427 Shelby Cobra on sale as of this morning

But the limited edition, in Guardsman Blue with Wimbledon White stripes is probably already sold out by the time you read this, as they’re only making 50 of the big block Cobra. Or maybe not, as some assembly is required.

“The big block Shelby Cobra changed the way the world viewed American manufacturers when Carroll Shelby introduced it in January 1965,” said Joe Conway, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American. “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.”

And they’ve been making versions of it ever since. If you want to get your hands on one, you can either have an authorized dealer put it together for you, or do it yourself. It comes as a rolling chassis, minus the drive train, with a 1965 MSO. Sounds like the ultimate garage project. Pricing starts at $119,995 for a fiberglass version and $179,995 for the aluminum one. Naturally, they come with special badging, and will be entered in the World Registry.

The press release I got had no photos, but for photographs and more details, check the Shelby American website.

[SOURCE: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20141230005057/en#.VK1d6CvF_ng]

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