1965 Cobra 427
Since the company was truly forged from the fires of competition, the Shelby executive team had a flash of inspiration in 2001. They envisioned a new racing series built around the CSX4000-series Cobras, built at Shelby's Las Vegas facility. These spec racers would be identically prepared and raced by an all-star list of veteran drivers, including Mario Andretti, Al Unser, Bob Bondurant, and more. The Cobras would be owned by individuals who would pay for the cars upfront and take delivery after the racing season, possessing Shelby Cobras with fresh-from-the-track racing provenance and also perfectly prepped for SCCA competition.
The Shelby Cobra Challenge Senior Racing Series was announced as a support series for CART, scheduled to kick-off for the 2002 season. Sometimes, however, even great ideas can't catch a break. As things turned out, the series never took the green flag. But a handful of these special Cobras were built. CSX4257 is one of those amazing Challenge Cobras.
Dressed in black and sporting the number 99, Hillbank purchased the car from the original owner. The new owner of this Shelby Cobra will find many opportunities for inspiration thanks to the NASCAR 358ci road racing V8 engine by Roush Yates under the hood. A unique chapter of Shelby's racing history and pure performance come together in this special Challenge Cobra.
This is a competition race car that is sold on MSO and is available for $249,950.