This Incredible All-Bronze Shelby Cobra Is Being Sold For $475,000

Bronze Shelby Cobra

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.

Bronze Shelby Cobra

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.

Bronze Shelby 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.

Bronze Shelby Cobra

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.

Bronze Shelby Cobra

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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