Riviera MotorSports is proud to present the 1966 Shelby AC Cobra CSX3351 first delivered 12/66. By 1965, Shelby needed more power still, and driver and constructor Ken Miles thought a big block V-8 was the best choice. The big-block, 510-hp, 427-cid “side-oiler” V-8 that Shelby was going to use, however, needed a new approach. The answer was a much bigger tube frame that was five inches wider, with coil spring suspension and flared fenders to accommodate the wider wheels. These cars were numbered in the CSX 3000 series.The rest of the package remained the same minimalist, lightweight sports racer, and with the huge new motor, more racing successes followed. Shelby built 348 427 Cobras from 1965 to 1967, though about 100 of them had the less powerful, but cheaper 355-hp, 428-cid V-8.Both 289 and 427 Shelby Cobras are the apogee of bare-bone sports racers, and demand is fierce for these cars. They are one of the few blue-chip collectible American cars, with eager buyers residing the world over, so provenance is vital. Luckily, Shelby records are remarkably complete and correct cars will be accurately documented. Enthusiasts debate whether the sheer brute force of the 427 cars is preferable over the 289’s superior livability, but either way there is a Cobra to suit any taste (provided the taste is towards hair-raising motoring in one form or another). This is an all original rare Shelby Cobra, it looks runs and drives like Carroll Shelby envisioned. Please ask about our
1963, 1964 Shelby AC Cobras and our F1 and Le Mans classic race cars that are in our private portfolio. Contact Marvin For questions.
1966 Shelby AC Cobra CSX3351
4 Speed Transmission
Original color Silver now Black
Additional Notes: We also have a 1963 Cobra delivered 4/30/63 289 4 speed Guardsman Blue with White stripes and a 1964 AC Cobra delivered 7/31/64 with a 289 4 speed Wimbledon White for sale. The 1963 is matching numbers and the 1964 had a period correct engine swap completed in the mid 70's. Do to the request by our customers to keep the sale discreet the CSX vin numbers, images and prices will be provided upon request.
1964 Shelby Cobra CSX2262 Chassis for sale - $200,000.00 Complete Restoration with period correct 289 engine, transmission, rack and pinion steering with new body. $495,000. Please contact Marvin for the complete details or our list of private portfolio sale vehicles. You can reach Marvin at +1 415-601-7060 for additional images and supporting documents