Pacific Automotive Group

1965 Shelby 427 Cobra


shelby cobra 427

1965 Shelby Cobra
Matching number 427 'center oiler' with dual 4-barrel carburetors
1 of only 33 'narrow hip' 427 cars
Complete frame off restoration completed June 2017

Carroll Shelby fitted the original AC Cobras with the Ford 260 V8.  After the first 75 cars were

 produced the engine was upgraded to the Ford 289  In early 1964 Shelby fit a 390 Ford V8 into a racing Cobra in order to be more competitive against the Ferrari 250GTO and the Grand Sport Corvette, but lack of development hindered the car.  Shelby, with the assistance of Ford, then upgraded the Cobra to the 427 V8.  The 427 sported a larger grill opening, larger tube frame chassis, coil spring suspension all around, and wider fenders.  The 427 produced 425 HP in the street version.