1967 Shelby Cobra 427 Semi-Competition is available for sale

1967 Shelby Cobra 427 Semi-Competition is available for sale

A racing machine resulted from the smart blend of Ford's 289 block of 4.2-liter and a lightweight chassis. Nevertheless, the engine did not have any more power to give by the mid-60's and this was obvious. Ken Miles, a development engineer and racing driver, was the one who had the idea for the 427 Cobra and his opinion was that the problem would be solved through a bigger engine, also managing the reliability issues. Being originally designed to compete in the FIA GT chassis against Ferrari, this represents one of the 29 Semi-Competition Cobra 427s, having the chassis number CSX 3045. Shelby comprises a cast iron block of the 427 (7-liter) although it was supposed to receive an aluminum block Ford 390, but a dispute cancelled this. AC built only 53 chassis, some of them having been sold to private racing, while the others were transformed into road cars and were marketed by Shelby as "the fastest car ever built". Later this month an exciting rarity will hit the auction block at RM Auctions' Arizona event, which is planned to take place on the 18th of January. Its price is estimated between $1,400,000-$1,700,000 and no one can say that the money is not worth it.


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