CREDIT : ORLANDO SENTINELRobert Duffer, Contact Reporter
You can land another one from Planet Shelby Cobra, an authorized Cobra dealer and modification shop that specializes in Carroll Shelby cars. This one had a manufacturer’s statement of origin (MSO) -- a certificate of authenticity from the automaker to the dealer -- signed by Shelby. The fiberglass body (aluminum is available) sports a blue and white LeMans coat.
But this Cobra is a thing of beauty. Even though it failed to capture much of the market, the Shelby Cobra beat the Corvette -- it beat everyone -- on the track in 1962 and fueled an era that put the muscle in cars.
1965 Shelby Cobra CSX6000 Roadster at a glance
Bid price: $134,200
Engine: 427-cubic-inch side oiler
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Potent notable: Planet Shelby Cobra's fiberglass 1965 is capable of hitting 60 mph in under 3 seconds, faster than most of today's muscle cars.