Auction Block: 1965 Shelby Cobra 289 ‘CSX 8001’

Undoubtedly, one of the most important motor vehicles of all time — especially in regards to American automotive manufacturing — the Cobra 289 is legendary. Even so, the car did have a limited production lifespan. Thankfully, however, Shelby American decided to revive it with a continuation series — and this one that’s headed to auction is the very first example they ever built.

Crafted to exacting, period-correct specifications, this car comes with the serial number ‘CSX 8001,’ meaning it was the first of the officially-licensed continuation vehicles to roll off the lot. That also means it comes with a historically-accurate Ford 289 K-Code engine with Weber carburetors and a wealth of other performance parts that make it authentic as they come. It also has the benefit of rarity, as it is one of the few to be built with an aluminum body. Expected to go for over $130,000, this absolute stunner of an automobile could be yours.

Purchase: $130,000+