1963 Shelby Cobra

260 Roadster
Sale Price
$750,000 - $950,000
Est. Range
1 October 2021
Sold Date
Lot Number
Visually maintained, largely original
Auction House
Chassis no. CSX2047. Red over black leather. 260/164hp, 4-speed, chrome wire wheels, grille guard, sun visors, wind wings, full weather equipment.

Evaluation: Good recent repaint. Older upholstery in good condition. Decent chrome and a good largely original engine compartment. The catalog records the engine horsepower as 260hp, an unlikely strong 260 V-8 and probably a typo for the correct 164hp. Known history from new and a real car.

Bottom Line: This Cobra sold for $577,000 by RM at Arizona in 2020 but has been recently repainted and updated with a more correct presentation since then. It’s a real early Cobra that’s never been stolen, disassembled or banged up and despite being below the low estimate this is a healthy price for the early (and less valuable) 260/164hp engine and worm-and-sector steering.

by Rick Carey
23 October 2021
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  • Marc René Yvon says:

    My dream car. Way more than it’s (too) big and loud brother, the 427.
    It would be nicely at home beside my (dream2) Series1 E Type FHC in my dream (3) garage, errr, showroom !

  • Brett Simpson says:

    Always liked the “slab side” cars best. This car would complete my collection and look great next to the 2 Tigers and 66′ Shelby. Congrats to the person that has it now.

  • Jim Harper says:

    The 1963 Shelby Cobra 260 boasted the ability to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. — Google, Dec 25, 2020. That, ladies and gentleman, makes this little Cobra the fastest “muscle car” of them all.

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