If you happen to like the perfect hand-polished all-bronze look, there’s an incredible 1965 V8 427 Shelby Cobra up for grabs but you’ll need $475,000 to seal the deal…
Kirkham Motorsports has been creating beautiful Cobra replicas just like this one since 1994 including variants of famous 289 and 427, with a reputation for pushing the performance envelope without forgetting originality.
This particular Cobra, chassis CSX 4600, draws it’s powerful inspiration directly from the 1965 Semi-Competition (SC) Cobra 427 and steers away from the typically rendered lightweight aluminum the company normally chooses in favour of a more challenging material… crafted from bronze.
The sparkling unpainted body is certainly an eye-catching crowd-pleaser and although incredibly difficult to manipulate, highlighting any minor fluctuations or flaws, is the perfect showcase for such a perfect flowing shape like the Cobra.
CSX 4600’s perfect dazzling bronze bodywork has been hand-polished to a mirrorlike finish and is broken only by a pair of racing stripes meticulously brushed into the metal surface, rather than applied with paint. Stainless steel side exhaust pipes and a chromed roll bar add contrast, and the car is equipped with Halibrand-style pin-drive knock-off wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle “billboard” tyres.
Does it go as quick as it looks?
With an impressive aluminum-block 427 FE V-8, built by the Carroll Shelby Engine Company, stroked and bored to 511 cubic inches of displacement lurking beneath the hood, the answer is rhetorical.
Breathing heavily through eight 58-milimeter Borla Induction throttle bodies, this fuel-injected engine produces north of 650 horsepower and a sniff over 670 pound-feet of torque. It’s also mated to a five-speed manual transmission, which sends power to the rear wheels via a 3.54:1 differential.
The car is being sold privately via RM Sotheby’s for $475,000 and can be found via this link.
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