Original Shelby Cobras are rare, expensive cars no matter the condition, but a nicely specced one like this example is exponentially more difficult to come by. This green 1966 427 Cobra just underwent a bare-metal restoration, and will be auctioned off during Gooding & Company's Amelia Island event on March 9th. We think it's the Cobra to have.
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Equipped with a competition oil cooler mouth, dual Holley four-barrel carburetors, four-wheel disc brakes, and a four-speed manual transmission, this Cobra went through a handful of owners throughout its life before undergoing a full nut-and-bolt restoration, which involved sourcing the car a new 427 block, new interior trim, and a respray in the original dark green paint. The car was tested on a dyno in February 2015, where it made 433 horsepower and 477 lb.-ft. of torque.
Furthermore, this car is one of 260 Cobras built in-period with an advanced coil-spring suspension, making it even rarer and more enjoyable to drive. A soft top, as well as a host of different in-period documentation, will be included in the sale. The odometer currently reads just 29,534 miles.
Gooding & Co. estimates this Cobra to sell between $1 million - $1.4 million at Amelia Island next weekend. .