Original 427 S/C Cobra Will Sell For More Than $2 Million

The Cobra is a favorite among died-in-the-wool petrolheads, and the one pictured here might as well be one of the best examples of the most frightening, yet awesome sports cars to ever set foot on public roads.

Chassis number CSX 3040 is one of the most well-preserved examples of the family, with four long-term owners painstakingly maintaining it, not to forget a “sympathetic restoration” performed by Cobra expert Mike McCluskey, who noted that “upon stripping and disassembly of the car, it was determined that all body panels were original, as well as the engine, drivetrain, interior, and accessories.”

The original cast-iron 427 V8 engine was rebuilt and blueprinted during the restoration, while all engine accessories and the entire electrical system were replaced with the correct OEM parts.

The infamous 427 S/C Cobra features a five-inch wider chassis with coil springs all around in order to handle the massive Ford 7.0-liter engine with its near 500hp in competition spec. It also features the oil cooler, side exhausts, dual batteries and the 42-gallon fuel tank of the race cars.

The ultimate street-legal Cobra is heading to RM Sotheby’s Arizona auction on January 18, with the price estimate currently standing between $2 and $2.4 million.

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  • Six_Tymes

    very cool, love it in this color. I would have thought 4 million.

    • In average big block Cobra is selling up to 2,5 millions so the estimate does make sense. But again this is auction, anything can drive up the price.

  • Bo Hanan

    Drool…

  • Good condition, well maintained, complete history Cobra, Definitely good investment on anyone who pay top price for this Cobra.

  • Vassilis

    What a car. Blue with white stripes is the perfect colour combo for me. Good thing there are video games!

  • Six Thousand Times

    If McCluskey took the whole thing apart, that’s a little more than a “sympathetic” restoration.

  • brn

    Beautiful, but overpriced.

    • Ummm no, 2 million is normal trading price for big block original Cobra, with this car actually properly maintained and has clear ownership records, 2 million estimate is rather conservative.

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