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50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra 427 Goes On Sale On January 13th

Carroll Shelby is unfortunately no longer with us, but his legacy lives on and what you can admire below is the latest vehicle to pay homage to the man. Simply dubbed 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra 427, what you hear is what you get and trust us - the limited-run Cobra is extremely collectible and expensive.
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For starters, we will highlight a detail that will make pretentious car collectors jump with joy: Shelby American Inc. allocated a block of CSX serial numbers for the series in question, more specifically CSX4550 to CSX 4599. Yup, that works out to a mere 50 units of this rather special editon of the legendary Cobra.

The company announces that each and every of these particular roadsters will come with special gold 50th Anniversary badging and logos, as you can see on the steering wheel and front fenders in the photo gallery below. They will be offered with either aluminum or fiberglass bodies, depending on what the customer prefers or rather what he can afford.

Aluminum cars will be offered in super shiny polished aluminum (with or without the wicked-looking brushed stripes), as well as Guardsman Blue with Wimbledon White stripes. As for fiberglass bodied anniversary cars, these are painted only in plain ol' white stripes over Guardsman Blue.

Those vinyl seats, 15-inch wheels, uprated brakes and custom gauges are rather nice, but wait 'til you hear the sticker price. It's $119,995 for the fiberglass, without engine and transmission. So if you want that big-block V8 with up to 700 horsepower with full paperwork and all, prepare something like $250,000, which is more money than a US-spec box standard Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4.

 
 
 
 
 

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