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Crossing the Block: 1965 427 Cobra
Carroll Shelby's Personal 1965 427 Cobra
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Carroll Shelby. The name alone is enough to make your heart race. Lover, (he was married seven times) Racer, (he won Le Mans as a co-driver in 1959) and all around Maverick.
Shelby is probably best known for his AC Cobras and Shelby Mustangs. It should come as no surprise he owned a 1965 427 Cobra.
His personal Cobra, CSX3178, recently crossed the block at Mecum for a whopping $5.4 million at the final hammer.
This 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra was owned by Carroll Shelby from the day it was assembled in March 1966 until his passing in May 2012. CSX3178 is the big brother of CSX2000, the original small-block Cobra. CSX2000 recently sold for almost $14 million.
Jake schools Kris on the history of one of the most important American race cars, the legendary Daytona. Conceived to improve top speed along the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans, the enclosed Daytona Coupes used the leafspring chassis and running gear of the AC/Shelby Cobra Mark II.
With all the excitement of a Baptist revival, Carroll Shelby's personal 427 Cobra sees the hammer drop at $5.4 million. The final price with the buyer’s premium winds up at $5.94 million.