1964 Shelby Cobra 289 Roadster / CSX2541 Chassis Information

1964 Shelby Cobra 289
Roadster
Chassis #: CSX2541
Sold for $577,500 at 2007 Gooding & Company.
This A.C. Shelby Cobra with a 289 Cubic-inch V8 engine was completed by Shelby American in October of 1964. It was painted in white with red interior which it still wears today. Holman & Moody transported CSX2541 to Lynch-Davidson Ford in Jacksonville, Florida. It was then delivered to its new owner, Joe LaRose. He retained the car until his death in 1999.

The car was a daily driver and never raced, abused or modified. It still retains the Hi-Po 289 engine, 4-speed transmission, Autolite carburetor and cast iron intake manifold. It has a rack-and-pinion steering, Stewart Warner gauges, six-inch wire wheels, side vents, and Ford electrics.

Mark Winkleman became the cars next caregiver who gave it a cosmetic restoration.

In 2007 the car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Pebble Beach, California where it was estimated to sell for $550,000 - $650,000. Those estimates proved accurate as the lot was sold for $577,500 including buyer's premium.

The A.C Cobra cars are among the most memorable and recognizable cars in history. Their original designs can be traced back to the Touring bodied Barchetta's that clothed Ferrari's 166 and 225 Spyders. That bodystyle would become highly duplicated throughout the years, with the first being the one-off Cooper-MG raced by automobile dealer Cliff David. John Tojiero had conceived the ladder frame with independent leaf-spring suspension and Eric Hall and Bill Rich had clothed the car in the Barchetta-style body.

The one-off was successful in racing, and Davis urged Tojiero to mass-produce the cars. Instead, Tojiero licensed the design to the Hurlock family of A.C. in Thames Dutton. Soon, the two-liter, six-cylinder versions bearing A.C. badges were in production. Dubbed the A.C. Ace, they were an immediate success. A few years later, a Bristol engine became available which improved the vehicles performance.

In the early 1960s, Bristol announced it would discontinue its engine. A Chevrolet V8 unit served as a replacement, and later a 2.6-liter Ford six provided ample power to excite drivers and on-lookers. A long-term solution was found when Texan-based Carroll Shelby dropped a lightweight Ford V8 engine into the engine bay and took it racing. The 260 cid, then 289 cid, and finally the 427 version made the Cobra legendary.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2008

2007 Gooding & Company

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$550,000-$650,000 
Sale Price :
$577,500

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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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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