1965 Shelby Cobra 289 Roadster / CSX2522 Chassis Information

1965 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 2891965 Shelby Cobra 2891965 Shelby Cobra 2891965 Shelby Cobra 2891965 Shelby Cobra 2891965 Shelby Cobra 2891965 Shelby Cobra 2891965 Shelby Cobra 2891965 Shelby Cobra 2891965 Shelby Cobra 2891965 Shelby Cobra 2891965 Shelby Cobra 2891965 Shelby Cobra 2891965 Shelby Cobra 2891965 Shelby Cobra 2891965 Shelby Cobra 2891965 Shelby Cobra 2891965 Shelby Cobra 2891965 Shelby Cobra 2891965 Shelby Cobra 289
Roadster
Chassis #: CSX2522
The slalom Special or 'Slalom Snake' as it became known, was announced in a press release by Deke Houlgate on December 8th of 1964. As the Slalom Snake, it was promoted as a 'Cobra equipment for slalom, gymkhanas, autocrosses, time trials and other sports car competitive games.' Listing at a hefty $6,995, the Slalom Snake came with front and rear anti-roll bars, Koni shock absorbers, magnesium wheels, high performance Blue streak Goodyear tires, competition roll-bar, air scoops for the brakes and ahood scoop for the carburetor. They also had the bumper bars deleted, side exhausts and a 1964 Chevrolet SS badge attached to the boot lid.

Two cars were invoiced by Shelby American as 'Slalom Specials,' CSX2522 the prototype and CSX2537. Hired as a 'Kelly Girl,' Helen Green worked at Shelby American in the high performance parts department. She and her husband Chuck Green were active auto-crossers with their 1964 Stingray. Shelby became aware of the success they had been experiencing and managed to meet Chuck and hire him to manage the aftermarket parts department. He was then offered CSX2522 to autocross and promote the Slalom Snake. This he and Helen did with much success. Chuck was the father of the Cobra Owners Club and organized many competition, rally and touring events. Helen was extremely active as well, running a driving school at SA for women and competing in the cobra as well. Many times Chuck and Helen shared Top time of the day for men and women at autocrosses from Los Angeles to Phoenix.

Chuck attacked a light pole at an event, damaging CSX2522 in the passenger side enough that Shelby told him to 'get his own car.' The autocross competitors were complaining of professionalism and sponsor ship, so perhaps it was best for Chuck and Helen to do just that. CSX2526 was purchased as a street car and Chuck then began modifying it to his standards. For two years he and Helen competed almost every weekend, winning hundreds of trophies. In 1967 they sold the car to Steve Schuler who still has the car to this day. While not a factory prepared SS, it is part of the Slalom Snake story.

The prototype was repaired and sold to Hayward Ford in San Francisco bay area on December 29th of 1964. Roy Miller, the Sales Manager drove it for a number of months as a commuter until it sold. It was owned by Rich Kotz of San Jose from 1967 to 1969 when purchased by Ron Tredway in December of 1969. Ron auto-crossed and drag raced the car until 1974 and it has been in restoration since.

CSX2537 Cobra was prepared for SCCA racing in the late 1960's and eventually became a vintage race car for the last 25 years. Sustaining damage at Steamboat in 1996 it was sold to Bill Murray of Murray Racing then purchased back by Patrick Hogan in 2001. During the next four years the car was painstakingly restored by Bill Murrary.


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1965 Shelby Cobra 289 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1965 sales)
1965 AC Cobra 289 roadster
Chassis#: COB6027
Sold for $822,256
  2020 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra CSX2588
Chassis#: CSX2588
Sold for $1,045,000
  2019 Mecum : Monterey
 
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster
Chassis#: CSX2445
Sold for $412,500
  2019 Mecum : Monterey
 
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX2448
Sold for $912,500
  2019 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra CSX 8036
Chassis#: CSX 8036
Sold for $110,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Auburn Spring
 
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX 2442
Sold for $995,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster
Chassis#: CSX2549
Sold for $950,000
  2016 Mecum : Monterey
 
1965 SHELBY COBRA 289
Chassis#: CSX2524
Sold for $880,000
  2016 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
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1965 Shelby 289 Cobra CSX2495
Chassis#: CSX2495
Sold for $957,000
  2016 Worldwide Auctions - The Houston Classic
 
1965 SHELBY 289 COBRA ROADSTER CSX2495
Chassis#: CSX2495
Sold for $797,500
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra 'Dragonsnake' CSX2472
Chassis#: CSX2472
Sold for $1,300,000
  2015 The Auburn Auction
 
1965 Shelby Cobra CSX4185 Challenge Series
Chassis#: CSX4185
Sold for $63,800
  2015 Russo & Steele : Monterey
 
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX2315
Sold for $858,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1965 Shelby Cobra 289 image  1965 Shelby Cobra 289 image  
1965 Shelby Cobra CSX
Sold for $147,500
  2014 Leake Auction : Dallas
 
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX 2567
Sold for $847,000
  2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
 
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX 2421
Sold for $990,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
1965 Shelby Cobra 289 image  1965 Shelby Cobra 289 image  
1965 Shelby Cobra
Sold for $140,000
  2013 Mecum : Schaumburg
 
1965 Shelby USRRC FIA Cobra Roadster CSX7049
Sold for $320,000
  2013 Mecum - Dan Mecum's 26th Spring Classic
 
1965 Shelby USRRC FIA Cobra Roadster
Sold for $320,000
  2013 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1965 Shelby Cobra
Sold for $95,000
  2013 Mecum : Indianapolis
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1965 Shelby Cobra 289's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra CSX2588 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$875,000$1,100,000$1,300,000
1965 Shelby Factory Stage III 289 Cobra Dragonsnake 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$1,400,000$1,750,000$2,250,000
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra CSX2588 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$1,050,000$1,200,000$1,400,000
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra RoadsterCSX25882018 Mecum : Monterey$1,100,000$1,100,000$1,300,000
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$850,000  
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$1,000,000  
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster 2017 Mecum : Las Vegas$925,000  
1965 Shelby 289 CobraCSX24482017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $1,200,000$1,400,000
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra RoadsterCSX25882017 Mecum : Monterey$950,000  
1965 Shelby Cobra 2017 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale $1,000,000$1,150,000
1965 Shelby 289 FIA CobraCSX70512017 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, AZ $140,000$160,000
1965 Shelby Cobra 2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall$110,000$130,000$160,000
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra CSX 2442CSX 24422016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall$800,000$1,000,000$1,150,000
1965 Ford Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster 2015 Mecum : Indianapolis$1,000,000  
1965 Shelby Cobra 2011 Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA The Daytime Auction   
1965 Shelby Cobra 2011 Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA The Daytime Auction   
1965 Shelby 289 CobraCSX 24852011 RM Auctions Automobiles of Amelia Island$425,000$500,000$600,000
1965 SHELBY COBRACSX49832011 Russo & Steele Scottsdale, Arizona   
1965 SHELBY COBRA REPLICA4CRDAK121NF0006312010 McCormick's Auction #49 Palm Springs, CA$30,750  
1965 SHELBY COBRA REPLICA4CRDAK121NF0006312010 McCormick's Auction #49 Palm Springs, CA$30,750  
1965 Shelby Cobra Replica 2010 RM Auctions Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale$24,000$35,000$40,000
1965 Shelby AC Cobra 2010 Mecum Kissimee Auction$42,000  
1965 SHELBY COBRA REPLICA 2009 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions November 22, 2009$55,000  
1965 Shelby Cobra 4000 Series Roadster 2009 Mecum Original Spring Classic Auction 22nd Year$85,000  
1965 SHELBY COBRA REPLICA 2009 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions February 2009$47,000  
1965 AC Cobra 289 Roadster 2009 Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale$422,500  
1965 SHELBY COBRA REPLICA 2008 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions November 23, 2008$47,000  
1965 SHELBY COBRA REPLICAR 2008 Silver Auction Hot August Nights$30,000  
1965 SHELBY COBRA REP. 2008 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions February 2008   
1965 Shelby Cobra 4000-Series RoadsterCSX40002008 Mecum High Performance Auction at Kissimmee, FL$270,000  

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1965 Shelby Cobra 289 vehicle thumbnail image  1965 Shelby Cobra 289 vehicle thumbnail image  
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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Shelby Cobra 2891963 Roadster
Chassis Num: CSX2044
Engine Num: 3011B-524
Chassis information for the Shelby Cobra 2891963 Roadster
Chassis Num: CSX2119
Engine Num: 1296
Chassis information for the Shelby Cobra 2891964 Roadster
Chassis Num: CSX2271
Engine Num: 3161
Chassis information for the Shelby Cobra 2891964 Roadster
Chassis Num: CSX2328
Engine Num: PA4539
Chassis information for the Shelby Cobra 2891965 Roadster
Chassis Num: CSX 2414
Engine Num: 5108
Chassis information for the Shelby Cobra 2891965 Roadster
Chassis Num: CSX 2421
Engine Num: PA 5044
Chassis information for the Shelby Cobra 2891965 Roadster
Chassis Num: CSX 2514
Engine Num: 055
Chassis information for the Shelby Cobra 2891965 Roadster
Chassis Num: CSX2524
Engine Num: BP7777
Chassis information for the Shelby Cobra 2891965 Roadster
Chassis Num: CSX2538
Engine Num: 00041
Chassis information for the Shelby Cobra 2891965 Roadster
Chassis Num: CSX2570
Engine Num: 00034


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