1965 Shelby Cobra Slalom Special 289 | Racing and Cars

1965 Shelby Cobra Slalom Special 289

Location: Oakdale California, United States

Transmission:Manual

Condition: Excellent

Exterior:

Interior: Red Leather

Price: $1,400,000.00

Seller’s Description:

Seller’s Description: 1965 Shelby Cobra, “The Slalom Special” was offered by Shelby American in December of 1964. Made for Autocross, gymkanas, time trials and other sports car competitive games, CSX2522 was the Prototype Slalom Snake! Outfitted with many race options: front and rear anti-roll bars, Koni Shocks, Magnesium wheels with Goodyear Blue Streak tires, chrome roll bar, air scoops for the brakes and a hood scoop. Campaigned by Shelby American employees, Chuck Green and his wife Helen, they proceeded to take numerous top time of the day in both mens and womens competition in Southern California. Chuck and Helen were also founders of the Southern California Cobra Club. After hitting a parking lot light pole and being accused of Pro Sponsorship, Shelby told Chuck and Helen to “buy their own car”! The car was repaired and invoiced to Hayward Motors in Northern California where it was purchased by Herbie Holt and continued to win many autocross contests for the next few years. The present owner acquired the car in 1969 and has now owned it for 50 years. Autocrossed and drag raced in the early 70s, a restoration was started in 1975. After many years on a rotisserie, the car was completed by Drew Serb of Cobra Performance in time to participate in the Rolex Monterey Cobra 50 year celebration race in 2012. It has since been on display at the Cobra Experience Museum. CSX2522 is outfitted with Weber Carburetors, Shelby supplied ported Valley Head Service cylinder heads, Stainless Steel headers (mufflers and open side pipes), oil cooler, and fuel cell. The original numbers matching engine with a pump gas compatible 9.5:1 compression ratio, is 370hp motor that offers strong street performance. A beautiful, 289 with extensive factory options, Shelby American history, unique paint scheme and long term caring ownership. Price: $1,400,000

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Location: Oakdale, California, United States

Seller Name: Shawnee Blocker

Seller Phone: 9728549109

Seller Email: shawnee@racingandcars.com

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