We don't have to tell you that this one is special. The shining polished bare aluminum body already makes this a beacon of distinction. But more than just look special, this is 1 of only 50 examples ever made of the 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 50th Anniversary Edition. And since this car has never been titled and has less than 100 miles on it, this is your opportunity to basically be the first owner of this instant classic.
The 427 Cobra crossed the half-century mark in 2015. Shelby American celebrated this milestone with 50 official special edition cars. These were available as either fiberglass bodies or there was a $60k aluminum upgrade. So you can start to see how this one is already in ultra-rare territory even before you think about how there is no name yet on the title! The distinction on this one goes far beyond the mirror-like reflection of the precision alloy body. This celebrates the best of the competition-ready Cobras, and does it with extra style. You see it in places like the brushed aluminum stripe package, and the genuine pin-drive knock-off wheels with Shelby engraved spinners. Plus, there are more great details, like the shining quick jack bumpers, racing-style gas tank, chrome roll hoop, and even the Goodyear tires have the racing-style billboard lettering. It is a highly detailed total package.
A special car like this means they took the time to get the interior authentic. Low-back racing bucket seats are finished in a supple leather; the gearstick is angled forward; and this has a race-ready fire extinguisher system. The dash is dominated by a special Carroll Shelby full gauge package, and this includes the proper reversed speedometer. You even have a heater added, just so that this can be more comfortable on those fall drives. Plus, there are special 50th anniversary markings on the carpeting and wood-rimmed sports steering wheel.
Under the hood is exactly what this car deserves: serious big block muscle. It started out as an all-aluminum FE block with the magical 427 displacement. Then Carroll Shelby Race Engines got ahold of it, and they bored and stroked it to a massive 526ci total. More than just displacement, this was enhanced and fortified with Mahle pistons, Billet crank, Billet H-beam rods, coated bearings, solid roller, fully ported Shelby aluminum heads, Holley four-barrel carb, and more. It was fully balanced, blue printed, and dyno tested for performance. So you have a powerful big block that came directly from the engine company Carroll Shelby established (likely costing around $85k just for the motor.) That gave this one a true pedigree. And the Tremec TKO600 five speed knows how to handle all that big power while also giving you full control of the thunder coming from the side pipes. The undercarriage photos are another reminder of how fresh this car is. Plus, you'll spot the strong powder-coated tubular frame and strong arms of the fully independent suspension. You also have rack & pinion steering and Wilwood four-wheel disc brakes. So this is the collectable that's also built to burn up the track.
The sale comes complete with the original bill of sale, factory buildsheet, and build receipts. This is an exceptional opportunity to be the first recorded owner of rare car built in the tradition of a grand legend. You already know how special this is, so don't let it slip away. Call now!