1965 Shelby Cobra 289 Roadster / CSX2538 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 2891965 Shelby Cobra 2891965 Shelby Cobra 2891965 Shelby Cobra 2891965 Shelby Cobra 2891965 Shelby Cobra 289
Roadster
Chassis #: CSX2538
Engine # 00041
Sold for $781,000 at 2012 Russo & Steel - Monterey.
Sold for $852,500 at 2013 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction.
The small-block Cobra was built from 1962 through 1965 and achieved an enviable race record and proved instrumental to Ford Motor Company's dominance of international competition during the mid-1960s. This example was shipped from AC Cars Ltd. on September 15th of 1964 to the United States aboard the SS Diemerdyk. It was sent to Shelby American Inc. in Los Angeles. Upon arrival at Shelby's workshop, the car was transformed from a partially assembled AC sports car into a proper 289 Cobra. This leaf-spring Cobra was originally equipped with several noteworthy, late-production features such as rack-and-pinion steering, Ford electronics with an alternator, and American-made Stewart Warner instruments. It was also given the optional twin four-barrel carburetor. It left Shelby American Inc. finished in red paintwork with black upholstery. It was also given a generous selection of Class A accessories including white sidewall tires fitted to chrome-plated wheels and a luggage rack.

The car was invoiced to Ray Hunt Ford in Daytona Beach, Florida on January 11th of 1965 at a cost of $5879.05. It was delivered by a Holman and Moody transporter, it arrived in Florida and was sold in early March to its first owner, Andrew Kreider II of Lake Worth for $7,024.87. During Mr. Kreider's ownership, the Cobra accumulated 1,423 miles on the odometer before returning to Ray Hunt Ford where a new windshield was installed due to pitting. A short time later, Mr. Kreider parted with the Cobra.

The car was offered for sale at Hardy-McNeil Motors in Pensacola, Florida and in June of 1966 was purchased by Richard E. Parker of San Diego, California for $5865.21. Mr. Parker was eventually sent off to Vietnam and the Cobra became Mrs. Parker's driver. Now outfitted with sidepipes, the Cobra accumulated numerous invoices from the Parker's ownership, a testament to the fastidious care for the small sports car. By 1968, after a bump in the right rear fender, the car was reportedly repainted in Firebird metallic green. In 1969, it was offered for sale, and on an unfortunate test drive, the car slid into a curb. The minor incident necessitated the repair of the front right suspension. The car was later purchased by the son of a Phoenix, Arizona, Ford and Mercury dealer in June of 1969.

In the early 1970s, Don Roberts reported that the car was in Mesa, Arizona, in a somewhat disassembled state, having been sold to the then-owner of American Fiberglass. Near the close of the decade, the car was sold to Jim Southward of Marietta, Georgia, who returned the car to its original livery of red with black on chrome wheels.

Buz Benson of Naples, Florida became the car's next owner. In early 1979, the car was offered for sale with The Loft of Naples, recording 78,400 miles on the odometer at an asking price of $36,000. It was soon purchased by John C. Fergus of Columbus, Ohio, who had the car road-registered with the Ohio license plate 'Cobra.' It would remain with Mr. Fergus for 29 years, spending part of that time in long-term storage. It emerged from a dormant state in 2008 before changing hands a number of times, eventually ending up with Peter Schick of St. Louis, Missouri.

The current owner acquired the car in 2011.

This car is one of only 453 street 289 Cobras.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2013

2013 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$850,000-$1,000,000 
Sale Price :
$852,500

2012 Russo & Steel - Monterey

Sale Price :
$781,000

2019 1
2018 2
2016 4
2015 3
2014 3
2013 7
2012 7
2011 3
2010 8
2009 4

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$912,500$912,5001
2018$552,500$995,0002
2016$896,125$957,0004
2015$740,600$1,300,0003
2014$661,500$990,0003
2013$578,357$1,320,0007
2012$460,814$792,0007
2011$344,158$909,2753
2010$147,513$550,0008
2009$251,625$467,5004

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1965 sales)
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
1965 Shelby Cobra 289 image  1965 Shelby Cobra 289 image  
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
 
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX 2332
Sold for $1,001,000
  2013 RM - The Don Davis Collection
 
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX2538
Sold for $852,500
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction
1965 Shelby Cobra 289 image  1965 Shelby Cobra 289 image  
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX2509
Sold for $1,320,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
 

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 : 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$1,000,000  
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$850,000  
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 289 Cobra CSX 2442CSX 24422016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall$800,000$1,000,000$1,150,000
1965 Shelby Cobra 2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall$110,000$130,000$160,000
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  
1965 SHELBY COBRA REPLICARAR051794SMCK000152007 Silver Auction Sun Valley$40,000  
1965 SHELBY COBRA replica 2006 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions November 1719, 2006   
1965 SHELBY COBRA REPLICACCX339492006 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions November 1719, 2006$51,000  

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1965 Shelby Cobra 289 vehicle thumbnail image  1965 Shelby Cobra 289 vehicle thumbnail image  
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1965 Shelby Cobra 289 vehicle thumbnail image  1965 Shelby Cobra 289 vehicle thumbnail image  
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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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