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1965 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster / CSX 3006 Vehicle Information

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 photograph

1965 Shelby Cobra 4271965 Shelby Cobra 4271965 Shelby Cobra 4271965 Shelby Cobra 4271965 Shelby Cobra 4271965 Shelby Cobra 4271965 Shelby Cobra 4271965 Shelby Cobra 4271965 Shelby Cobra 4271965 Shelby Cobra 4271965 Shelby Cobra 4271965 Shelby Cobra 4271965 Shelby Cobra 4271965 Shelby Cobra 4271965 Shelby Cobra 4271965 Shelby Cobra 4271965 Shelby Cobra 4271965 Shelby Cobra 4271965 Shelby Cobra 4271965 Shelby Cobra 4271965 Shelby Cobra 427
High bid of £525,000 at 2009 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London. (did not sell)
In 1964 a decision was made by Shelby American to update the aging 289 Competition Cobra to produce 100 updated examples for 1965 FIA World Manufacturers Championship homologation. Known internally as the MKII, the new car was upgraded throughout to accept Ford's fearsome 427 side oiler engine. Shelby American only built 51 of the upgraded 427 MKIIs. When FIA inspectors discovered there were less than 100 units available they denied the new Cobra. Only 19 of the 51 were produced as 427 Competition Cobras. CSX3006 is one of the nineteen pure 427 Competition Cobras produced and one of the first 427 competition chassis sold to a private team. Work order #15060 was opened on 25 January, 1965 to build CSX3006 for William G. Freeman of Muncie, Indiana. Freeman requested it be finished in metallic blue, slightly lighter than the team cars and have gold Le Mans stripes. It was invoiced on 7 April, 1965 to High-Performance Motors of Los Angeles costing $9,600 plus $24.86 for a shoulder harness. Pictures at the time indicated it was delivered without a Cobra emblem on the nose.
High bid of £525,000 at 2009 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London. (did not sell)
Back in 1964 Shelby American decided to upgrade the aging 289 small block V8 Cobra as quickly as possible for 1965 FIA World Manufacturers Championship homologation. In order to do this, they would need to produce a minimum of 100 units. This would be known internally as the Mk. II and it would feature a long list of upgrades, including the fierce 427 cubic-inch side-oiler big block V8 engine.

Shelby American would end up building just 51 MK. II's and thus, FIA inspectors would deny the opportunity to race this new model. They would then build 19 of the 51 as 427 Competition Cobra's, with the remaining built as 427 S/C street cars.

This Cobra, chassis number CSX 3006, is one of the production-competition 427 Cobras developed by Shelby for private racing teams. Work order #15060 was originally assigned to William G. Freeman of Muncie, Indiana. Freeman had sent a $2,000 deposit on January 1st of 1965, requesting a metallic blue Cobra with gold LeMans stripes. The car was invoiced on April 7 to High Performance Motors of Los Angeles at a price of $9,600. The car would then go on to build quite a reputation for nearly 20 years.

The car competed in two races in America before it was taken back to Europe. It was sold to the Chequered Flag garage of London in the summer of 1966 where it was converted to right-hand drive and repainted in Wimbledon White with a glossy black hood and cowl. Its biggest success was a win at Brands Hatch driven by co-drivers David Piper and Bob Bondurant. Like the car itself, the Piper-Bondurant racing duo represented the finest racing talent from England and America.



2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $3,000,000-USD $4,000,000 
Lot was not sold

2009 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London

Pre-Auction Estimates :
£600,000-£790,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)
£525,000

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1965 sales)
1965 Shelby 427 Cobra Mini Car
Sold for USD$31,860
  2021 Mecum : Indy 2021
 
1965 Shelby 427 Cobra FAM
Sold for USD$352,000
  2021 Mecum : Glendale
 
1965 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster
Sold for USD$5,940,000
  2021 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1965 Shelby 427 Cobra
Chassis#: CSX 3104
Sold for USD$1,380,000
  2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 image  
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 R
Chassis#: CSX4007R
Sold for USD$212,800
  2019 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 image  
1965 Shelby Cobra CSX 4920 Roadster
Sold for USD$99,000
  2019 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale
 
1965 Shelby 427 Cobra 'CSX 3178'
Chassis#: CSX 3178
Sold for USD$1,375,000
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 image  1965 Shelby Cobra 427 image  
1965 Shelby 427 Competition Cobra
Chassis#: CSX 3010
Sold for USD$2,255,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 image  1965 Shelby Cobra 427 image  
1965 SHELBY COBRA 427 ROADSTER CSX 3169
Chassis#: CSX3169
Sold for USD$1,595,000
  2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale
 
1965 Shelby Cobra CSX4112, 427 CI, 4-Speed
Sold for USD$170,000
  2014 Mecum - Kissimmee
 
1965 Shelby Cobra CSX4337, #28 of 40 Anniversary Cars
Sold for USD$140,000
  2013 Mecum Auction - Chicago
 
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 Challenge Racer
Chassis#: CSX4185
Sold for USD$50,000
  2013 Mecum Auctions - Monterey
 
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 CI, 4-Speed, CSX4077
Chassis#: CSX4077
Sold for USD$95,000
  2013 Mecum - Dan Mecum's 26th Spring Classic
 
1965 Shelby Cobra Roadster 427 Side Oiler
Chassis#: CSX4108
Sold for USD$92,400
  2013 Russo & Steele - Scottsdale
 
1965 Shelby 427 Competition Cobra
Chassis#: CSX3014
Sold for USD$1,485,000
  2012 RM Auctions - Monterey
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 image  1965 Shelby Cobra 427 image  
1965 Cobra Replica 427/570 HP, 5-Speed
Sold for USD$62,000
  2012 Mecum - Dallas, TX
 
1965 Cobra Replica 427/570 HP, 5-Speed
Sold for USD$62,000
  2012 Mecum - Dallas, TX
 
1965 Shelby Cobra CSX6064 427/550 HP, 5-Speed
Sold for USD$100,000
  2012 Mecum - Dallas, TX
 
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 Convertible
Sold for USD$70,000
  2012 Mecum Auctions - Kissimmee Florida
 
1965 Shelby Cobra
Sold for USD$100,000
  2011 Mecum Auctions - Kissimmee, FL Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1965 Shelby Cobra 427's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1965 Shelby 427 S/C Cobra Sanction IICSX 30672021 RM Sothebys : Arizona $375,000$425,000
1965 Shelby 427 S/C Cobra 1000 SeriesCSX 10172020 RM Sothebys : Open Roads, North America $225,000$275,000
1965 Shelby 427 S/C Cobra Sanction IICSX 30672020 RM Sothebys : Open Roads, North America $400,000$500,000
1965 Shelby 427 CobraCSX 31252019 RM Sothebys : Monterey $1,250,000$1,500,000
1965 Shelby 427 Cobra RoadsterCSX30162019 Mecum : Monterey$550,000$800,000$1,200,000
1965 Shelby 427 CobraCSX 31102019 RM Sothebys : Villa Erba $700,000$1,100,000
1965 Shelby 427 Competition CobraCSX 30062019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island $3,000,000$4,000,000
1965 Shelby American Cobra 427 Twin SuperchargedCSX49232019 Russo & Steele : Amelia Island $150,000$175,000
1965 SHELBY AMERICAN CSX 427 COBRA 2017 McCormick's Auction # 63$85,000  
1965 Shelby America 2017 Silver Auction Sun Valley$85,000  
1965 Shelby 427 S/C CobraCSX40952017 RM Sothebys : Santa Monica $90,000$110,000
1965 Shelby Cobra 427CSX4007R2016 Mecum : Monterey$285,000  
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee$325,000  
1965 Shelby 427 Competition Cobra CSX3016, 1966 Sebring Class WinnerCSX30162014 Mecum Kissimmee$1,700,000$1,900,000$2,400,000
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C Continuation 427/550 HP, CSX6019CSX60192013 Mecum Auction Anaheim 2013$95,000  
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 Challenge RacerCSX41852013 Mecum Auctions Monterey$60,000$125,000$150,000
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C CSX6170 2013 Mecum Houston, Tx   
1965 Shelby Cobra 427/550 HP, 5-Speed 2012 Mecum Houston, Tx   
1965 Shelby 427 Cobra CSX3127 Street 427 PrototypeCSX31272012 Russo and Steele Scottsdale   
1965 Shelby Cobra 2011 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee, FL Auction$82,000  
1965 Shelby Cobra 2011 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee, FL Auction$76,000  
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C RoadsterCSX60622010 Mecum Auctions Monterey$550,000  
1965 Shelby 427 Competition CobraCSX30062009 RM Auctions Automobiles of London$525,000$600,000$790,000
1965 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster 2009 Mecum Original Spring Classic Auction 22nd Year$35,500  
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 2008 Hilton Head Sports & Classic Car Auction $165,000$195,000
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 2008 Mecum St. Charles, IL Auction$60,000  
1965 Shelby Cobra CSX 4179 Roadster Challenge RacerCSX41792007 Mecum High Performance Auction at St. Charles, Il$145,000  
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C Roadster 2004 Michigan International Fall Classic Car Auction$72,000  
1965 SHELBY COBRA 427 SCCSX40202004 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auction February 2004$87,000  
1965 SHELBY COBRA 427CSX41732003 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auction November 2003$29,000  

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Shelby Cobra 427 Vehicle Profiles
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Model Year: 1965
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Model Year: 1965
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Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Model Year: 1965
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Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Model Year: 1965
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Model Year: 1965
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Model Year: 1965
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Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Model Year: 1965
Competition Prototype Coupe
Shelby Cobra 427 Competition Prototype Coupe

Chassis Num: CSX 3002
Model Year: 1965
Profile
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3006
Model Year: 1965
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3010
Model Year: 1965
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3017
Model Year: 1965
Profile
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3021
Model Year: 1965
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3035
Model Year: 1965
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3104
Model Year: 1965
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3125
Model Year: 1965
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3130
Model Year: 1965
Profile
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3178
Model Year: 1965
Profile and Auction History
S/C Replica
Shelby Cobra 427 S/C Replica

Chassis Num: CSX 3198R
Model Year: 1965
Profile

Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX2196
Model Year: 1965
Profile
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3014
Model Year: 1965
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3016
Model Year: 1965
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3018
Model Year: 1965
Profile
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3028
Model Year: 1965
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3108
Model Year: 1965
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Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3133
Model Year: 1965
Profile
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3176
Model Year: 1965
Profile
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3183
Model Year: 1965

Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3195
Model Year: 1965
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX4005LA
Model Year: 1965
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX4007R
Model Year: 1965
Profile and Auction History

S/C Replica
Shelby Cobra 427 S/C Replica

Chassis Num: SFM5S342
Model Year: 1965
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Model Year: 1966
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Model Year: 1966
Profile

Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3012
Model Year: 1966
Profile
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3021
Model Year: 1966
Profile
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3102
Engine Num: C3A3-3059-A
Model Year: 1966
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3157
Model Year: 1966
Profile
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3159
Model Year: 1966
Profile
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3162
Model Year: 1966
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3181
Model Year: 1966
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3221
Model Year: 1966
Profile
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3237
Model Year: 1966
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3242
Model Year: 1966
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3282
Model Year: 1966
Profile
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3283
Model Year: 1966
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3293
Model Year: 1966
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3355
Model Year: 1966
Profile
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3359
Model Year: 1966
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3015
Model Year: 1966
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3022
Model Year: 1966
Profile
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3040
Model Year: 1966
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3104
Model Year: 1966
Profile
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3106
Model Year: 1966
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3131
Model Year: 1966
Profile

Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3165
Model Year: 1966
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3170
Model Year: 1966
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3187
Model Year: 1966
Profile

Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3205
Model Year: 1966
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3210
Model Year: 1966
Profile
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3259
Model Year: 1966
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3287
Model Year: 1966
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3312
Model Year: 1966
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Model Year: 1967

Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Model Year: 1967
Profile
Shelby Cobra 427

Chassis Num: COB 6124
Model Year: 1967
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3045
Model Year: 1967
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3223
Model Year: 1967
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Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3275
Model Year: 1967
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3294
Model Year: 1967
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3307
Model Year: 1967
Profile and Auction History
427 Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3330
Model Year: 1967
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX 3359
Model Year: 1967
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Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3256
Engine Num: 3256
Model Year: 1967
Profile
427 Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3278
Model Year: 1967
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3299
Model Year: 1967
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Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3346
Model Year: 1967
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Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3358
Model Year: 1967
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Roadster
Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

Chassis Num: CSX3360
Model Year: 1967
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