1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster / CSX 3283 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

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Roadster
Chassis #: CSX 3283
Sold for $1,457,500 at 2018 Gooding & Co. : Amelia Island.
This Cobra is one of 260 coil-spring Cobras built in period. It originally featured a 428 CID engine, standard fender flares, Sunburst wheels, a competition oil-cooler mouth, no hood scoop, and a paint finish in green over a black interior. It was dispatched from England on July 9th of 1966 and shipped to Carroll Shelby's Los Angeles performance shop to be equipped with several upgrades that would transform it into a Cobra.

This Cobra was sold in September 1966 to Hi-Performance Motors in Los Angeles. Two months later, it was acquired by William Huber of Bellflower, who traded in a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427. Mr. Huber quickly began outfitting the car with upgraded competition equipment.

In April of 1967, a 427 CID V-8 engine was installed by tuners Holman Moody. A month later, Huber purchased racing tires from Parnelli Jones Firestone and, in July, he sourced performance tube headers from the Jardine Header Company. In September of 1968, it was fitted with Halibrand magnesium wheels from Carroll Shelby Enterprises.

It is believed that Mr. Huber never entered any formal racing events with the Cobra, though he did drive it in local tours staged by the Foreign Car Club of America.

In 1970, it was placed into storage, having accrued modest mileage. When Mr. Huber offered the car about a decade later, it was advertised as having 22,000 miles on the odometer. In 1981, it was purchased by Jon Stockholm of San Diego, and within two years it passed to Keith Harvie of Los Angeles. It remained with Mr. Harvie for six years before selling it around 1989 to Miles d'Arcy-Irvine of Salisbury, UK.

Mr. D'Arcy-Irvine commissioned a sympathetic restoration including a full refurbishment of the cylinder heads with new stainless steel valves, springs, bearings, rings, and gaskets. Another mechanical refurbishments were also made, including to the suspension, brakes, and exhaust system.

In December of 1996, the car was re-acquired by Mr. Harvie, with the odometer displaying 29,415 miles. It remained with Mr. Harvie in Southern California until at least 2012.

While in the care of the current owner, the Cobra was treated to a full restoration. A new 427 CID block was sourced and the engine was built using components from the Holman Moody engine. All mechanical and chassis systems were rebuilt. The car was refreshed in the original color scheme, and the cockpit was re-trimmed with black leather and carpets. It was given a bare-metal repaint in the original shade of green.

Currently, this Cobra 427 has 29,534 miles on its odometer.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2018


2018 Gooding & Co. : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,100,000-USD $1,400,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,457,500

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
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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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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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