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1966 Shelby Cobra 427

Chassis number : CSX 3192

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Sold for $1,050,000 at 2022 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island Auction.
This Shelby Cobra 427 is fitted with S/C features with a 427 low-rise engine, twin Holley four-barrel carburetors, chrome pent-roof valve covers, and a rear-exit exhaust system. It wears the 'wide-hip' rear fender flares, an oil-cooler intake, Pete Brock-designed 7 1/2' Kelsey-Hayes Sunburst aluminum wheels, and small rectangular AC taillights. When new, it wore silver paintwork with black leather upholstery and was one of 26 big-block Cobras finished in this livery.

AC Cars Ltd. of England prepared this vehicle in September of 1965 for delivery to Shelby American Inc. in Los Angeles. The official Shelby work order was opened on December 8th of 1965 and closed when the completed Cobra received its finishing touches on January 11, 1966. That same day, it was invoiced to Larsen Ford Sales in White Plains, New York, at a cost of $6,413. Upon receiving the vehicle, Larsen made several minor warranty repairs.

In February of 1966, the car was purchased by its first owner, Chris Keefe and it is believed that he retained it until he purchased CSX 3041 in 1967. Chris Hartwig of Appleton, Wisconsin owned it during the late 1960s, and advertised it for sale in 1974, with the ad reading '1966 427 Cobra, CSX3192. Mint condition, 14,000 miles, side pipes, roll bar, oil-cooler, plus many parts from wrecked CSX3202.' Richard De Jarld of Illinois purchased it in 1975. John Leonard of Georgia owned it by 1990, who sent the car to Torrance, California, for a nearly 1,000-hour concours restoration. The work included paint and bodywork by Bruce Kimmins and a mechanical rebuild by Dave Dralle.

CSX 3192 was offered for sale in 1999 with an ad that read: '980 hour concours restoration of an original, excellent history, 19,000 mile car, all S/C mods completed to original specs, body prepared by Kimmins, suspension by Dralle, 590 Dyno hp by Kasse. If you want the best nut and bolt restoration, this is the car.' It was purchased by the current owner in 2000.

This 427 Cobra is currently finished in black over a black interior and has a hood scoop, side pipes, and a roll bar.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2022

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2022 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,200,000-USD $1,400,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,050,000

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Shelby Cobra 427

(Data based on Model Year 1966 sales)
1966 SHELBY 427 COBRA
Chassis#: CSX 3192
Sold for USD$1,050,000
  2022 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island Auction
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 image  
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX 3242
Sold for USD$1,050,000
  2021 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 image  1966 Shelby Cobra 427 image  
1966 Shelby Cobra 427
Chassis#: CSX3205
Sold for USD$995,000
  2021 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 image  
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
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1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster
Chassis#: CSX3301
Sold for USD$735,000
  2013 Mecum Auctions - Kissimmee, FL Auction
 

Shelby Cobra 427s That Failed To Sell At Auction

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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