1965 Shelby 289 CobraSOLD

1965 Shelby 289 Cobra

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To be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM’s The Don Davis Collection event, April 27, 2013. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/Don Davis.

Chassis No.
CSX 2332

Estimate:
$650,000 - $850,000 US

OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

Est. 271 bhp, 289 cu. in. Ford OHV V-8 engine with Holley four-barrel carburetor, four-speed manual transmission, ladder-type steel tubing chassis with independent front and rear suspension via A-arms, transverse leaf springs, and tubular shock absorbers, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 90 in.


Recent, outstanding, show-quality restoration
Listed in the World Registry of Cobras & GT40s
With original documentation, including Shelby & dealer invoices
Desirable rack-and-pinion specification

The notion of producing a hybrid sports car in the 1960s was, at its core, quite simple. While British manufacturers retained the edge in styling, road holding, and superb braking, American firms held a distinct horsepower advantage. This best of both worlds concept was, of course, nothing new. Post-war Allards, Cunninghams, and Nash-Healeys used the same basic premise. Carroll Shelby, however, considered chassis from Austin-Healey, Jensen, and Bristol before settling on AC, after hearing that the builders of the stylish and sturdy Ace had lost their engine supplier when Bristol ceased production..

Reference Number 213227

as of 4/28/2013

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Car 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra
VIN CSX 2332 
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