1964 Shelby Cobra 289 Roadster / CSX2436 Chassis Information

1964 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1964 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1964 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1964 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1964 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1964 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1964 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1964 Shelby Cobra 2891964 Shelby Cobra 2891964 Shelby Cobra 2891964 Shelby Cobra 2891964 Shelby Cobra 2891964 Shelby Cobra 2891964 Shelby Cobra 289
Roadster
Chassis #: CSX2436
Sold for $979,000 at 2015 Gooding & Company - Arizona.
Shelby's 289 Cobra remains a highly sought automobile for collectors and investors. The fire-breathing 427 MkIII was on the way. The 289 was drawing to an end. Only a few more would be produced by 1964. Each was special, pieces of automotive history to hold onto. As a result, no stone or barn could be left untouched. Otherwise, one of these priceless pieces of Shelby history could be missed.

Documented as CSX 2436, this particular Cobra would be completed in May of 1964 and would be adorned with a Rouge Iris finish and beige upholstery. Embarking on its first journey aboard SS Diemerdyk, the car would soon arrive in Greenwich, Connecticut and would soon be delivered to Town & Country Motors, Inc.

Little expense would be spared for CSX 2436. Besides being air freighted to Connecticut aboard a TWA aircraft, the Cobra would come with some of the best features there were. This would include WSW tires, a radio, luggage rack and even antifreeze. All told, the sum would total nearly $6,000.

Timothy Crowley was the reason why the Shelby was on its first epic trip. After taking delivery of the car, Crowley would keep the Shelby in his possession for more than a couple of years. Then, the car would pass to James Wallerstein, who happened to live in White Plains, New York. Wallerstein would have the car for only a short period of time before it moved on to Vintage Car Store and Ed Jurist. Based in Nyack, New York, Jurist's Vintage Car Store would take delivery of the Cobra in July of 1971 and would quickly turn around and resell the car to Peter DeSilva of Massachusetts.

By this point in time, CSX 2436 would no longer bare its Rouge Iris finish. Instead, the car would be finished in black. But this would not be the end of the changes from the original. Other changes would include painted wire wheels and a Raydyot rearview mirror. Having accumulated some 30,000 since new, the 289 Cobra was again about to change hands.

Traded to Sy Allen, the car would make its way to Vermont. It would be at this point in time that if one wanted to find CSX 2436 he or she needed to be careful to turn over every stone, or, look in every possible barn.

Allen was not interested in parting with the Cobra. Instead, the car would be placed on jacks and hidden away in DeSilva's barn and workshop for some 40 years.

Rediscovered decades later, CSX 2436 was a virtual time capsule baring to the onlookers its beginnings and what it became. Stored away as it was some 40 years ago, the 289 Cobra remains highly original; even its Rouge Iris finish makes appearances here and there where the black paint has flaked off.

In spite of its need for restoration, the car could not have gifted its next owner any more after 40 years and 34,000 miles. Many restorers of Cobras would do just about anything to get their hands on the original parts that remain on this barn find making 2436 a possible gem within the Cobra family.

Offered as part of Gooding & Company's Arizona auction in 2015, CSX 2436 would draw pre-auction estimates from between $1,000,000 and $1,400,000. It was clear the potential the existed behind the chipped and dust-covered paint.

When the bidding came to an end, the 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra earned a sale price of a very respectable $979,000.

By Jeremy McMullen

2015 Gooding & Company - Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$1,000,000-$1,400,000 
Sale Price :
$979,000

2019 2
2018 2
2017 3
2016 3
2015 4
2014 1
2013 4
2012 3
2011 3
2010 3

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$882,250$1,050,0002
2018$1,409,645$1,774,2902
2017$1,096,333$1,100,0003
2016$1,120,167$1,320,0003
2015$1,013,375$1,155,0004
2014$1,952,160$1,952,1601
2013$1,013,625$1,485,0004
2012$467,475$1,320,0003
2011$521,167$610,5003
2010$699,167$1,595,0003

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1964 sales)
1964 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX2210
Sold for $714,500
  2019 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
 
1964 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX2246
Sold for $1,050,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1964 Shelby Cobra 289ci Competition Roadster
Chassis#: CSX 2430
Sold for $1,774,290
  2018 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
1964 Shelby Cobra 289 image  1964 Shelby Cobra 289 image  
1964 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX2271
Sold for $1,045,000
  2018 Gooding & Co. : Amelia Island
 
1964 Shelby 289 'Lindauer Cobra'
Chassis#: CSX 2344
Sold for $1,100,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1964 Shelby Cobra 289 image  1964 Shelby Cobra 289 image  
1964 Shelby Cobra 289
Chassis#: CSX2328
Sold for $1,089,000
  2017 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1964 Shelby Cobra 289 image  1964 Shelby Cobra 289 image  
1964 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX2411
Sold for $1,100,000
  2017 Gooding & Co. : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1964 Shelby 289 Cobra 'CSX 2326'
Chassis#: CSX 2326
Sold for $968,000
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1964 Shelby Cobra 289 image  1964 Shelby Cobra 289 image  
1964 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX 2433
Sold for $1,320,000
  2016 Gooding & Company : The Amelia Island Auction
1964 Shelby Cobra 289 image  1964 Shelby Cobra 289 image  
1964 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX 2561
Sold for $1,072,500
  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
 
1964 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX2208
Sold for $902,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
 
1964 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX2390
Sold for $1,155,000
  2015 Gooding & Company - Arizona
 
1964 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX2436
Sold for $979,000
  2015 Gooding & Company - Arizona
1964 Shelby Cobra 289 image  1964 Shelby Cobra 289 image  
1964 Shelby Cobra 289
Chassis#: CSX2570
Sold for $1,017,500
  2015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction
 
1964 Shelby 289 Competition Cobra
Chassis#: CSX 2430
Sold for $1,952,160
  2014 RM Auctions - London
1964 Shelby Cobra 289 image  1964 Shelby Cobra 289 image  
1964 Shelby 289 Cobra Competition Roadster
Chassis#: CSX2430
Sold for $1,485,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach
1964 Shelby Cobra 289 image  1964 Shelby Cobra 289 image  
1964 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX2393
Sold for $819,500
  2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach
 
1964 Shelby 289 Independent Competition Cobra
Chassis#: CSX2487
Sold for $925,000
  2013 Mecum Auctions - Monterey
 
1964 Shelby 289 Cobra
Sold for $825,000
  2013 Auctions America - California
 
1964 Shelby 289 Competition Cobra
Chassis#: CSX2290
Sold for $1,320,000
  2012 RM Auctions - Monterey
1964 Shelby Cobra 289 image  1964 Shelby Cobra 289 image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1964 Shelby Cobra 289's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1964 Shelby Cobra 289CSX 23282019 Bonhams : Amelia Island $900,000$1,100,000
1964 Shelby 289 CobraCSX 22162018 RM Sothebys : The Petersen Automotive Museum $850,000$950,000
1964 Shelby Cobra 289CSX 23282018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge $1,100,000$1,300,000
1964 Shelby 289 CobraCSX 23112017 RM Sothebys : London $775,000$900,000
1964 Shelby 289 Cobra CSX 2216CSX 22162016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall$700,000$825,000$875,000
1964 Shelby 289 Cobra CSX 2473CSX 24732016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey $2,200,000$2,600,000
1964 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster 2016 Mecum Indianapolis   
1964 SHELBY COBRA REPLICA 2012 McCormicks Palm Springs Auction 52$30,000  
1964 Shelby Cobra USRRC RoadsterCSX25572010 RM Auctions Automobiles of Amelia Island$1,275,000$1,500,000$1,900,000
1964 Shelby 427 Cobra Flip-Top RoadsterCSX21962010 RM Auctions Automobiles of Arizona$1,450,000  
1964 Shelby Cobra Era Replica 2009 Mecum Kansas City Auction$41,000  
1964 Shelby Cobra 289 CSX2430CSX24302009 Mecum Original Spring Classic Auction 22nd Year$1,300,000  
1964 Shelby Cobra 289CSX22422008 Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction$510,000  
1964 Shelby Cobra 289CSX22712008 Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction   

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1964 Shelby Cobra 289 vehicle thumbnail image  1964 Shelby Cobra 289 vehicle thumbnail image  
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1964 Shelby Cobra 289 vehicle thumbnail image  1964 Shelby Cobra 289 vehicle thumbnail image  
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Sold for $781,000
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1964 Shelby Cobra 289 vehicle thumbnail image  1964 Shelby Cobra 289 vehicle thumbnail image  
1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta
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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: 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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