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1963 Shelby 289 Cobra in Midnight Blue

The 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster with a new look has been reconditioned to bear astonishing power and handling. Find out more.

Feb 14, 2018 | By LUXUO

1963 Shelby 289 Cobra in Midnight Blue

Bearing the car serial number CSX2135, the stunning 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 listed for sale is finished in Mercedes midnight blue with black leather, rack and pinion car with roll bar, side pipes, Webers and Halibrands at an estimated cost of $167,500.

Prior to this, Shelby had gone through several hats and received different paint styles in White Lucite, including five new 6-inch painted wire wheels installed, with new carpets, soft top, side curtains and seat belts; a new windshield, rear bumper overriders and mufflers, all at an estimated cost of $1,125.

The CSX2135 was purchased by Milton Janzen of San Francisco in 1989, and the owner commenced a restoration that included refinishing the Cobra in Dark Blue paint with a contrasting Saddle leather interior and fitting Weber downdraft carburetors and PSE reproduction Halibrand 6-spoke knock-off wheels. In June 1993 the car was purchased by John Duffield of Bakersfield, who changed the upholstery to Black.

After remaining California for 35 years, Cobra found a new home in the hands of Jim Carrolo of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, who bought it as a regular driver. In 2006 the original 289 HiPo engine was replaced by a 347 CI “fun motor” and the 289 was placed in proper storage.

Today CSX2135 is presented in beautifully pristine condition, completely ready for its new home with a committed Shelby Cobra enthusiast. The original 289 CI engine as well as a set of 5.5-inch Shelby knock-off wire wheels are included with this exceptional and rare early rack-and-pinion demonstration Cobra.

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