Evaluation: Replacement 289 engine and T10 gearbox. Excellent paint, chrome and interior. The only evidence of use is a barely stretched driver’s seat cushion. The engine compartment is pristine and they’ve even retained the factory-style leaf spring twine wrapping.
Bottom Line: One of many Cobras claiming Shelby American demonstrator status but impressively restored by Mike McCluskey to like new appearance and specifications. The replacement engine and gearbox take a whack at the value but the bidders allowed for that, as did RM in the pre-sale estimates. This is a choice Cobra at a responsible price.