1967 Shelby 427 Cobra Barn Find

Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy of Gooding & Company

Presented in as-found cosmetic condition, the dust and patina of long-term static storage remain, visually conveying its nearly 30-year slumber. This 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra retains many features that are often lost to time or restoration. These include the remains of the warning sticker on the speedometer, its Beclawat windshield badge and its fuse-box covers. The chassis number is hand-etched on its Shelby American foot-box tag and remains on the hood and trunk latches and the transmission tunnel.

Other details include its Serck radiator tag and correct Sunburst wheels with Goodyear Wingfoot tires. The Cobra’s engine casting code of C6ME-A and date code of 6A15 correctly correspond to a 428-ci engine from this period. Recently, a vintage sports car specialist was able to get the car running, but given its years in static storage, it will require further mechanical attention before any road use. The Cobra is accompanied by its chassis instruction manual and top bows.

Presented in its original colors and configuration, and displaying just over 18,000 miles, this Cobra represents a unique opportunity to acquire an extremely pure example of one of history’s most iconic cars, and it must be considered one of the most compelling 427 street Cobras in existence.

 

Dale Novak

Dale Novak - SCM Contributor

Dale started his love of cars by collecting Hot Wheels as a child. His first car was a dead 1970 Dodge Challenger 440 R/T, acquired for the princely sum of $500. He’s been buying, selling, restoring, collecting and otherwise obsessing over classic cars ever since. Dale serves as the voice of Auctions America as well as Tom Mack and Carlisle Auctions. He also serves as a Contributor and Senior Auction Analyst for SCM and ACC. Dale’s collection includes a 1966 Sunbeam Tiger, a “Mister Norm’s” 1970 Dodge Challenger 440 R/T and an ultra-rare 1940 Plymouth convertible (to name a few). When he’s not immersed in the world of classic cars, Dale applies his talents as a seasoned marketing and advertising consultant.

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