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1965 Shelby Cobra CSX4000 Serial Number CSX4204
We are pleased to offer 1965 Shelby Cobra continuation s/n CSX4204. This is a rare hand–formed aluminum–bodied one–owner Cobra continuation built by Shelby in 2002, with a well–documented build and ownership history. CSX4204 is fitted with a fresh dyno–tested aluminum big–block engine taken out to 482 C.I.D. and dyno tested at 511.7 hp at 6,000 rpm. Needless to say, performance is simply staggering. Additionally, CSX4204 comes with a spare fresh period–correct 427 C.I.D. big–block side oiler engine. CSX4204 has a near flawless black on black finish and has only 246 one–owner miles since new—literally a new car.
Only 31 original Cobra 427 S/Cs were produced—not nearly enough to quell the demand for this rocket–sled that took the racing world by storm. In the late 1980s, Shelby American, Inc. decided to build their own continuation vehicle of the mighty Cobra 427 S/C. The Shelby Cobra CSX4000 component vehicle is a faithful continuation of the character of the original S/C Cobra, but utilizes the improved materials of today, to make the CSX4000 an authentic Cobra 427 S/C. With improved cooling, a stronger chassis, better heat–shielding and better steels and alloys, it is a safer and more satisfying drive without losing any of the original’s skateboard–on–steroids sensation.
Shelby Cobra CSX4000s were all produced as “Rolling Chassis” and delivered to Authorized Dealers for engine/transmission selection and final fitment. Most of the rolling chassis were ordered with the fiberglass bodywork, with only a few ordered with the much more expensive hand–formed aluminum bodywork. Carbon fiber bodywork was also an option. In 2009, CSX4999 was produced, concluding the CSX4000 series, and production has continued with the CSX6000 series, with coil–over suspension.
Each CSX4000 comes with a Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO) from Shelby American, signed by Carroll Shelby, and each is also registered as a genuine Cobra by its CSX number. Cobra s/n CSX4204 is seriously for sale and priced to sell, including the spare fresh–rebuilt 427 side–oiler engine, at only $119,900.