View high resolution photosThe original iconic, badass American sports car Authentic rack & pinion street Cobra Matching numbers engine, hood and trunk lid Concours-level cosmetic restoration by Canepa, mechanical restoration by Cobra Automotive Approx. 400 horsepower 289 HiPo V8 engine, 4-speed manual transmission Documented in the World Registry of Cobras and GT40s 1,511 miles since restoration There was one name in the world of American sports cars that made your head turn when heard: Shelby. The American-blooded racing car driver turned car manufacturer, Carrol Shelby created one of the most iconic and authentic sports cars of all time: the Shelby Cobra. Powerful, agile, and lightweight, these American icons took to the tracks and racked up wins which quickly spread their popularity throughout the world. Driven by the likes of Dan Gurney, Steve McQueen, and many other celebrities and racing drivers, the Shelby Cobra was an instant classic which today is now considered one of the best sports cars of all time. The combination of accessible performance, drop-dead looks, and its everyday usability allowed it to become one of the most desirable American cars in history. Channeling the American ingenuity that Lance Reventlows Scarab racing builders did in the late 1950s, Carrol Shelbys Cobras were hand crafted from aluminum for an extremely lightweight body. Practically shrink-wrapped to the steel frames underneath, the street Cobras had curves and beauty that were most often reserved for only some of the finest hand-built race and coach-built cars. Powered by the mighty Ford 289 V8 engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission, the Shelby Cobra 289s power-to-weight ratio was approaching race car territory, all in a road-legal package. This raw performance coupled with the Cobras winning streaks on the race track boosted them into the stratosphere, and becoming the de facto best American sports car ever made. This 1964 Shelby Cobra 289, CSX2518, was billed to Shelby American on June 21st, 1964, and was shipped to Los Angeles on July 30th aboard the SS Dongedyk. On November 3rd, 1964 once the Cobra was completed at the Los Angeles headquarters it was invoiced to Reynolds Motors, Inc. in Syracuse, New York, delivered by a Shelby transporter. According to the World Registry of Cobras and GT40s, the cars MSRP was $6,150.05. The 289 Cobra first appeared with its owner Ray Danton in Colorado in the late 1970s who in 1981 brought the car to Bill Murray of Longmont, Colorado for racing preparation where after he entered the car in the SCCA races at Road Atlanta. John Baldwin became the next owner of the car who commented that it was one of the best-handling Cobras he had ever driven. The Cobra was later acquired by its most recent owner, Roger Werner Jr. of Greenwich, Connecticut. The founder of Speedvision and the Outdoor Life Network, he made sure the Cobra was properly cared for by Cobra Automotive in Wallingford, Connecticut during his ownership. Before the Shelby left Cobra Automotive for the last time, it was completely mechanically restored to ensure that it was in excellent running order, ready to drive without question. During this time the matching-numbers 289 HiPo V8 engine was completely rebuilt, now producing an estimated 400 horsepower. When he decided that it was time for the Cobra to be enjoyed by a new owner, he spoke to Bruce Canepa after being longtime friends. The 289, being the rare automobile that it is, took no time in finding its way to Canepa. Immediately after arriving, the car was put through the Canepa Difference process. The Canepa Difference process is an intensive scrutineering of all mechanical systems and cosmetic finishes. This attention to detail ensures that all systems are addressed as needed and that ever surface is inspected, making sure that
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