Auction Block: 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra

Jun 16, 2017

Category: Rides

Carroll Shelby is one of the greatest vehicle designers of all time. Period. And every single car he got his hands on was special in its own unique way. Apparently, some of them are even more unique than other, as evidenced by this 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra “CSX 20175” that was signed by the man himself. And it’s headed to auction.

Though the chassis of this beautiful ride is very much in the style of a British racing roadster, it’s actually powered by American muscle – more specifically, a Ford short-stroke V8. At the time of its creation, this Cobra would’ve rolled off the lot with 271 horsepower and 312 foot-pounds of torque, giving it the ability to hit 139 mph and go 0-60 in 5.3 seconds – which are very impressive numbers for its time. While those figures may have waned a bit with age, it’s more than made up for by the car’s sleek black facade with subtle brown leather interior accents and a very large Carroll Shelby signature on the door to the glove box. This classic collector vehicle is set to go to auction at RM Sotheby’s August 2017 auction in Monterey, California.

Learn More: RM Sotheby's

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Rides

Win Her Heart With A Lab-Grown Diamond Engagement Ring From Clean Origin

Ethically-sourced settings that go big on value without breaking the bank.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner

This Lightweight & Thin G-SHOCK Watch Is Still As Rugged & Capable As Ever

The thinnest in the series, it's marked by a slim module and carbon core guard structure.

Posted By Sean Tirman

Partner
Featured Image

Mletzko Rolls Out A 911 Restomod With A Fully-Bespoke Ultra-Luxe Interior

A carbon fiber-laden Porsche with a custom Öhlins-developed suspension setup.

Posted By

Jul 30, 2021

Featured Image

Prodrive & BRX Unleash An Upgraded Callum-Designed ’22 Dakar Rally Racer

With more suspension travel, wider bodywork, and bigger wheels, tires, & brakes.

Posted By

Jul 30, 2021

Featured Image

Chase The Horizon In Land Rover’s 4×4 Kitted Trophy Edition Defender SUV

Upgrades include a roof rack, undercarriage protection, an integrated air compressor, and more.

Posted By

Jul 29, 2021

Featured Image

The 20 Best Electric Cars You Can Buy

The finest electron-powered rides currently available on showroom floors.

Posted By

Jul 29, 2021