1966 SHELBY COBRA 427 (Original) - Reg. No. COB 3 (1966)




A unique opportunity to acquire one just five genuine 1960’s Shelby 427 Cobras in the UK, the only one in Right Hand Drive, with just four owners and 15,400 miles from new, Reg. No. COB 3 and in total 'Concours’ condition.
CSX 3234 was imported into the UK from California in 1971 and restored and converted to Right Hand Drive by AC Cars Ltd. in Thames Ditton the same year.
It then acquired the Reg. No. 427 COB and was featured in many books and magazine articles.
Subsequently sold to Switzerland and reimported and restored again by AutoKraft/AC Cars in the late 1980’s, still retaining its original chassis and twin-carb. '427 S/C' spec. side-oiler engine, with new panel work, but now with Reg. No. COB 3.
AC Owners’ Club 40th Anniversary ‘Champion of Champions’ Concours outright winner in 1990 - just 500 miles since.
Actively stored from 1995 till the present, just serviced and thoroughly checked over by Thunder Road Speed Shop (including brand new tyres, fuel tank and hydraulics etc.) with new MOT, this spectacular and mind-shatteringly quick Cobra has full weather equipment, car cover and comprehensive documented history containing lengthy correspondence with the original Californian owner etc.
It is still in Show-winning condition in every respect. Unrepeatable!

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  • Mileage: 15,400
  • Year: 1966
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Silver


  • Engine layout: Front Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 7.0
  • Engine configuration: V8
  • Cylinders: 8
  • Engine power (BHP): 485
  • Torque (lbs/ft): 500
  • Top speed (MPH): 165
  • Acceleration: 0 to 62 in 4.1 seconds
  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Previous owners: 4

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