1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster / CSX 3359 Vehicle Information

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1966 Shelby Cobra 4271966 Shelby Cobra 4271966 Shelby Cobra 4271966 Shelby Cobra 4271966 Shelby Cobra 4271966 Shelby Cobra 4271966 Shelby Cobra 4271966 Shelby Cobra 4271966 Shelby Cobra 4271966 Shelby Cobra 427
Roadster
Chassis #: CSX 3359
Sold for $1,705,000 at 2014 RM Auctions at Monterey.
Sold for $1,792,500 at 2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island.
This Shelby Cobra, chassis number CSX 3359, is the next-to-last 427 Cobra produced. Shelby American billed the car on December 14, 1966. At the time, it was equipped with a 427 V-8 with single 4V carburetor and finished in red with black interior. It was ordered as a road car and sent to Pletcher Ford, of Jenkinton, Pennsylvania at $1,000 off dealer cost, and was trucked to Jenkintown on October 16, 1967. Pletcher Ford repair order no. 2020 records minor storage and shipping damage having been incurred, necessitating repair of the left hand rocker panel, the Cobra emblem on the trunk lid, and replacement of the spare wheel and tire at a cost of $211.95.

The first owner of the Cobra was Frank W. Hultslander, of Norristown, Pennsylvania. It was driven sparingly before being consigned to Hexagon Motors, of London, in November of 1971. Hexagon Motors imported the car and purchased it themselves. It remained in storage from 1972 until 1976. The next owner was Richard Buxbaum, of Hinsdale, Illinois, who kept it for a short time. In 1978, it was advertised for sale with a price of $85,000. At the time, it had just 512 original miles. Jerome A. Shinkay, of Janesville, Wisconsin became the vehicle's next owner. In the early 1980s, it was advertised for sale. It was passed to James S. Ward, of Atherton, California, who resold it to the Ferrari dealer in Los Gatos. From there, it passed through the hands of Timothy Lewy into the ownership of collector John Mozart. In 1998, the Cobra was purchased by Lawrence Bowman.

In 2004, Mr. Bowman had the car restored. The mechanical components were rebuilt to original specifications. The body was left on the chassis, but it was stripped to the bare frame and body shell, metal-finished, primed, and repainted the original Monza Red. Much of the interior remains original. It wears its original 'sunburst' wheels riding on the original Goodyear blue dot tires.

Currently, the car has just 1,819 original miles.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2014


2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,750,000-USD $2,100,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,792,500

2017 Bonhams : Quail Lodge

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,600,000-USD $2,000,000 
Lot was not sold

2014 RM Auctions at Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,400,000-USD $1,800,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,705,000

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1966 sales)
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster
Chassis#: CSX3173
Sold for USD$2,420,000
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX 3359
Sold for USD$1,792,500
  2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 image  1966 Shelby Cobra 427 image  
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX 3284
Sold for USD$882,586
  2019 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX 3102
Sold for USD$995,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 image  1966 Shelby Cobra 427 image  
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX 3283
Sold for USD$1,457,500
  2018 Gooding & Co. : Amelia Island
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 image  
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra 'Semi-Competition'
Chassis#: CSX 3040
Sold for USD$2,947,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az.
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 image  1966 Shelby Cobra 427 image  
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX 3293
Sold for USD$1,100,000
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 image  
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX 3259
Sold for USD$1,210,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 image  1966 Shelby Cobra 427 image  
1966 SHELBY COBRA 427 'SUPER SNAKE'
Chassis#: CSX3015
Sold for USD$5,115,000
  2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 image  1966 Shelby Cobra 427 image  
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX 3102
Sold for USD$990,000
  2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 image  1966 Shelby Cobra 427 image  
1966 SHELBY 427 COBRA ROADSTER
Chassis#: CSX3172
Sold for USD$1,000,000
  2014 Mecum - Monterey
 
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX 3359
Sold for USD$1,705,000
  2014 RM Auctions at Monterey
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 image  1966 Shelby Cobra 427 image  
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra
Sold for USD$962,500
  2014 Auctions America : California
 
1966 Shelby Cobra
Sold for USD$36,000
  2014 Leake Auction : Dallas Spring
 
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX3166
Sold for USD$1,100,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach
 
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX 3259
Sold for USD$836,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 image  1966 Shelby Cobra 427 image  
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster
Chassis#: CSX3301
Sold for USD$735,000
  2013 Mecum Auctions - Kissimmee, FL Auction
 
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX 3293
Sold for USD$819,500
  2012 RM Auctions - Monterey
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 image  
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX 3216
Sold for USD$825,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
 
1966 AC Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster
Chassis#: CSX3249
Sold for USD$566,447
  2012 Bonhams - Paris, La Halle Freyssinet Motocars
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1966 Shelby Cobra 427's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra RoadsterCSX31622020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee$1,500,000$1,500,000$1,900,000
1966 Shelby 427 CobraCSX 32372019 RM Sothebys : Monterey $1,100,000$1,250,000
1966 Shelby 427 CobraCSX31072019 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona $1,100,000$1,400,000
1966 SHELBY COBRA CSX3239 ROADSTERCSX32392018 BarrettJackson : Scottsdale   
1966 Shelby 427 CobraCSX 33592017 Bonhams : Quail Lodge $1,600,000$2,000,000
1966 Shelby 427 CobraCSX31652016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $1,200,000$1,600,000
1966 SHELBY 427 COBRA 2014 Mecum Dallas$300,000  
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra 2013 Worldwide The Houston Classic   
1966 AC Shelby Cobra 427 MkIIICSX32592010 Bonhams Quail Lodge $650,000$750,000
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 RoadsterCSX32092010 Mecum Auctions Monterey$850,000  
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 RoadsterCSX33012009 Mecum Original Spring Classic Auction 22nd Year$600,000  
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company $750,000$850,000
1966 Shelby Cobra 427CSX33012008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions$775,000$800,000$900,000
1966 Shelby Cobra 2008 Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction$80,000  
1966 Ford Cobra 427 2008 RM Auctions Classic Car Auction of Toronto Spring$17,250  
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 2007 Gooding & Company $800,000$900,000
1966 SHELBY COBRA REPLICA 2007 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions February 2325, 2007   
1966 Shelby 427 Competition Cobra 2002 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction$530,000  

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1966 Shelby Cobra 427 vehicle thumbnail image  1966 Shelby Cobra 427 vehicle thumbnail image  
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1966 Shelby Cobra 427 vehicle thumbnail image  1966 Shelby Cobra 427 vehicle thumbnail image  
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1966 Shelby Cobra 427 vehicle thumbnail image  1966 Shelby Cobra 427 vehicle thumbnail image  

Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Shelby Cobra 4271966 Roadster
Chassis Num: CSX 3102
Engine Num: C3A3-3059-A
Chassis information for the Shelby Cobra 4271967 Roadster
Chassis Num: CSX3256
Engine Num: 3256


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