1965 Shelby Cobra 427 Street Prototype Photographed by Desert Motors

I think I’m in love with this 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 Street Prototype which was the fourth of just 260 427’s built by Shelby. It’s been beautifully photographed by Desert Motors and has featured on there amazing website showcasing local cars in the area. This isn’t a reproduction or continuation cars its an original Cobra built at Shelby American in 1965 and it still looks as stunning today as it did when it rolled out of the factory. It has to have one of the finest looking engines I’ve every seen, the restoration has been done to a standard that I’ve never seen before.

The CSX 3127 Cobra has a great story behind  it as well making this car almost priceless. This car with chassis number 3127 served as Shelby’s test vehicle and used to gauge customer reactions to the 427 Street cars. After some investigation in the factory records at AC Cars the found that it was listed on their invoice as: “Prototype Mk.II Road Car, Unpainted, Black Leather”, which was completed and shipped to Shelby American in Los Angeles by air in bare aluminium on April 30th, 1965. The 3127 was completed on September 9th, 1965, after which it was also used as Shelby’s demonstrator and public relations car. The car has passed hands many times and has been owned by a long line of celebrities just to add to it’s coolness.

This is a legendary car, it looks amazing and is now highly coveted by collectors worldwide, none can rival the unique Prototype designation, noteworthy and celebrity ownership history, historical significance with detail in both authenticity, quality of restoration and attention to detail, all culminating to establish CSX 3127 one of the few elite collectible pieces of Shelby American automotive history.

Images: desert-motors.com

Website: desert-motors.com

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