1964 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster

CSX-2462 was invoiced new to Shelby American Motors on May 26th, 1964 as a standard, left-hand-drive road-version completed in the standard colors of white with black trim as well as a black soft-top and optional black hard top, AM Radio and 64-spoke, chrome-plated “knock-off” wire wheels.  It was dispatched one week later on June 1st, 1964 and sent by ocean vessel, S.S. Loch Loyal to Shelby American Motors, Los Angeles, California.
 
Upon arrival, instead of being sold, it was instead retained by Shelby and dispatched to the FORD Motor Car Company regional offices in Sebring, Florida where it was assigned demonstration duties.  CSX-2462 would remain in Shelby inventory longer than just about any other road-version completed.  It remained in Florida for more than a year until late in 1965 when it was shipped back to Shelby American Motors in Los Angles. It remained in inventory there again for another six months, until finally being sold for the first time on May 10th, 1966, nearly two years after being completed.
 
The original purchasing dealer was Hi-Performance Motors of Los Angeles, California and the original selling invoice price was $4,300.  The car was purchased as a new vehicle by Arlo Meyer of North Seminole, Florida.  Meyer intern then offered the car for sale in 1973.  At the time of the sale, the car retained both the original soft and hard tops but it was now painted red while retaining the original black interior.
 
The car was purchased shortly thereafter by Randall Almiral of Hemlock, Michigan for a selling price of $8,250.  Almiral, the car’s second owner would keep the car for the next 34 years covering some 40,000 miles during his ownership.  At some point, Almiral had the car stripped and painted silver and fitted with a red interior which was again later changed back to black.  In January of 2007, this Cobra joined a very prominent West Coast collection which then undertook a very sympathetic restoration retaining all of the rare original components.  Work was carried out by the well known specialists, Collin Comer, Mark Allen and Mike McCluskey.
 
Today, this rare, rack & pinion, 289 Cobra remains one of the most correct and original examples in existence having never been raced or damaged in any way.  Interested buyers are welcome to contact me to arrange for inspections and test drives.
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Year: 1964
Make: Shelby
Model: Cobra
Dealer: Symbolic International
Symbolic International
Vendor:Symbolic International
Contact:bill@symbolicinternational.com
Website:http://www.symbolicinternational.com
Symbolic International located in San Diego is one of the premier dealers of classic cars and vintage race cars in the world. All of our spectacular vehicles are available for purchase and worldwide delivery. As one of the premier dealers of Historic and Racing Automobiles in the world, Symbolic has deep roots in the collectible car market. Our knowledgeable team, with over 100 years of combined experience can help you find the perfect car for your collection. You are welcome to visit our dedicated collectible car showroom which is open for business at the new location in San Diego.
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