1965 Shelby Cobra 289 Roadster / CSX 2540 Chassis Information

1965 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 289 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 2891965 Shelby Cobra 289
Roadster
Chassis #: CSX 2540

History of CSX 2587

White/black. Invoiced to Shelby America 10/12/64. Shipped to L.A. 10/23 aboard the 'SS Pacific Fortune'. 2587 was invoiced on 12/11/64 to Archway Motors (Baltimore, MD) as '1 Cobra-Ford, chassis #CSX2587, white/black' ($5,195.00); with Class A accessories, including WSW tires and a luggage rack (uninstalled) ($280.00); a radio and antenna ($45.00); a hardtop ($169.00); side curtains ($77); 5 chrome wheels ($105); an automatic transmission ($173); antifreeze ($3.55); and freight ($310), for a total of $6,358.55. The car was delivered to MD via Shelby truck. Its first owner was Gaines Allen of Bricklaying, Inc. (Washington DC.), who purchased it from Archway in 5/65. The car came back in 7/65 for warranty repairs to the tachometer, heater core, radio, and apparently loose or defective lower engien mounts, which allowed the driveline to contact the body. Allen sold 2587 in 1967 to Sun Motors, from whom it was bought by Wendy Hobson (DC). A good friend, Dodge Olmsted (Arlington VA), installed a 289 engine and 4-speed transmission he had removed from the wrecked CSX 2348 in 6/68. In 1969 Hobson offered the car for sale: 'Cobra roadster 1965. Second from last 289 built. Original white paint has some minor dents, otherwise cherry. Always garaged, never raced, rallied or abused. $4800.'

Ron Brown (Laurel, MD) purchased the car, and advertised it in 1971: '1965 Cobra 289, pure Shelby. New paint on perfect body, low mileage, F60-15's, mechanically perfect. Never raced. $6,000 firm.' It was sold to Don Fechner (Madison, WI). Duane Lehnert (IL) was the car's next owner, and from him it was acquired by Bill Kemper (Barrington, IL) in 1975. Kemper restored the car, giving it new white paint, headers with side pipes, a finned aluminum oil pan and completion 289 heads. The car was advertised for sale in 12/75 at a price of $12,000. Mark Woodward (IL) bought 2587 and kept it until 1980, at which point he offered it for sale in the $40,000 range. The price was reduced to $32,000 by 9/80, and Bill Kemper repurchased it. In 1981-1982 the car again appeared in classifieds, for the 'best offer over $42K'. Kemper sold the Cobra to Quinton Dobbs (Atlanta, GA), who son, Wesley, came to Illinois to pick it up and drive it home. There is a street in Atlanta named after Dobbs.

In May of 1998 he put it up for auction with The Great Gatsbey's Auto Auction Co. The car was purchased by Sidney Tarwater of Northport, AL. Dr. Tarwater had it taken to Cobra Restorers of Crenshaw, GA., where he had a complete restoration done. He then sold the car to James Fillback of Montfort, WI., December of 2001.

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2019 1
2018 2
2016 4
2015 3
2014 3
2013 7
2012 7
2011 3
2010 8
2009 4

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$912,500$912,5001
2018$552,500$995,0002
2016$896,125$957,0004
2015$740,600$1,300,0003
2014$661,500$990,0003
2013$578,357$1,320,0007
2012$460,814$792,0007
2011$344,158$909,2753
2010$147,513$550,0008
2009$251,625$467,5004

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1965 sales)
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX2448
Sold for $912,500
  2019 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra CSX 8036
Chassis#: CSX 8036
Sold for $110,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Auburn Spring
 
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX 2442
Sold for $995,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster
Chassis#: CSX2549
Sold for $950,000
  2016 Mecum : Monterey
 
1965 SHELBY COBRA 289
Chassis#: CSX2524
Sold for $880,000
  2016 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1965 Shelby Cobra 289 image  1965 Shelby Cobra 289 image  
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra CSX2495
Chassis#: CSX2495
Sold for $957,000
  2016 Worldwide Auctions - The Houston Classic
 
1965 SHELBY 289 COBRA ROADSTER CSX2495
Chassis#: CSX2495
Sold for $797,500
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra 'Dragonsnake' CSX2472
Chassis#: CSX2472
Sold for $1,300,000
  2015 The Auburn Auction
 
1965 Shelby Cobra CSX4185 Challenge Series
Chassis#: CSX4185
Sold for $63,800
  2015 Russo & Steele : Monterey
 
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX2315
Sold for $858,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1965 Shelby Cobra 289 image  1965 Shelby Cobra 289 image  
1965 Shelby Cobra CSX
Sold for $147,500
  2014 Leake Auction : Dallas
 
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX 2567
Sold for $847,000
  2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
 
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX 2421
Sold for $990,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
1965 Shelby Cobra 289 image  1965 Shelby Cobra 289 image  
1965 Shelby Cobra
Sold for $140,000
  2013 Mecum : Schaumburg
 
1965 Shelby USRRC FIA Cobra Roadster CSX7049
Sold for $320,000
  2013 Mecum - Dan Mecum's 26th Spring Classic
 
1965 Shelby USRRC FIA Cobra Roadster
Sold for $320,000
  2013 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1965 Shelby Cobra
Sold for $95,000
  2013 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX 2332
Sold for $1,001,000
  2013 RM - The Don Davis Collection
 
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX2538
Sold for $852,500
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction
1965 Shelby Cobra 289 image  1965 Shelby Cobra 289 image  
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX2509
Sold for $1,320,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1965 Shelby Cobra 289's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra CSX2588 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$1,050,000$1,200,000$1,400,000
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra RoadsterCSX25882018 Mecum : Monterey$1,100,000$1,100,000$1,300,000
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$1,000,000  
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$850,000  
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster 2017 Mecum : Las Vegas$925,000  
1965 Shelby 289 CobraCSX24482017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $1,200,000$1,400,000
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra RoadsterCSX25882017 Mecum : Monterey$950,000  
1965 Shelby Cobra 2017 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale $1,000,000$1,150,000
1965 Shelby 289 FIA CobraCSX70512017 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, AZ $140,000$160,000
1965 Shelby 289 Cobra CSX 2442CSX 24422016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall$800,000$1,000,000$1,150,000
1965 Shelby Cobra 2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall$110,000$130,000$160,000
1965 Shelby Cobra 2011 Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA The Daytime Auction   
1965 Shelby Cobra 2011 Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA The Daytime Auction   
1965 Shelby 289 CobraCSX 24852011 RM Auctions Automobiles of Amelia Island$425,000$500,000$600,000
1965 SHELBY COBRACSX49832011 Russo & Steele Scottsdale, Arizona   
1965 SHELBY COBRA REPLICA4CRDAK121NF0006312010 McCormick's Auction #49 Palm Springs, CA$30,750  
1965 SHELBY COBRA REPLICA4CRDAK121NF0006312010 McCormick's Auction #49 Palm Springs, CA$30,750  
1965 Shelby Cobra Replica 2010 RM Auctions Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale$24,000$35,000$40,000
1965 Shelby AC Cobra 2010 Mecum Kissimee Auction$42,000  
1965 SHELBY COBRA REPLICA 2009 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions November 22, 2009$55,000  
1965 Shelby Cobra 4000 Series Roadster 2009 Mecum Original Spring Classic Auction 22nd Year$85,000  
1965 SHELBY COBRA REPLICA 2009 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions February 2009$47,000  
1965 AC Cobra 289 Roadster 2009 Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale$422,500  
1965 SHELBY COBRA REPLICA 2008 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions November 23, 2008$47,000  
1965 SHELBY COBRA REPLICAR 2008 Silver Auction Hot August Nights$30,000  
1965 SHELBY COBRA REP. 2008 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions February 2008   
1965 Shelby Cobra 4000-Series RoadsterCSX40002008 Mecum High Performance Auction at Kissimmee, FL$270,000  
1965 SHELBY COBRA REPLICARAR051794SMCK000152007 Silver Auction Sun Valley$40,000  
1965 SHELBY COBRA replica 2006 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions November 1719, 2006   
1965 SHELBY COBRA REPLICACCX339492006 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions November 1719, 2006$51,000  

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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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