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1967 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX 3000 4 Miles Ivy Green 2D Coupe 4 Speed

Make: Shelby
Model: Cobra 427 CSX 3000
Type: 2D Coupe
Year: 1967
Mileage: 4
VIN: 0000000000CSX3000
Color: Green
Engine: --
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 4 Speed
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: --

1967 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX 3000 Additional Info:

Earth MotorCars is Proud to Present This: 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX 3000 Series.Features Include:CSX3281Previously part of the Otis Chandler CollectionLeft Shelby American with a 428 CI engineBilled to Don Seelye Ford of Kalamazoo, Michigan in September 1966First known owner was Timothy Parker of Houston Texas before being sold in the early 1970s to Donald Masker, also of HoustonSold in 1976 to Rick Reese of Sacramento, and employee of Cobra PerformanceOriginal 428 CI replaced with a 427 CI engine by ReeseAcquired by renowned collector Otis Chandler in 1987 and held in his collection for 20 yearsPhotographed for the cover of the 1990 Fall/Winter Classic Motorbooks CatalogueConcours restored back to original spec with only test miles since completion.4-speed manualSunburst knock-off wheelsWood-rimmed steering wheelHistory listed in the Shelby RegistryCarroll Shelby's 289 Cobras in both roadster and coupe form dominated the competition like few cars before them, resulting in the World Manufacturer's Championship for GT cars in 1965. The pinnacle of the Cobras was the 427 Cobra. Without question, one of the fiercest, yet most beautiful four-wheeled conveyances ever conceived, the 427 perfectly embodied the Shelby/Miles "Bigger Hammer" approach to performance, and it remains the quintessential American muscle machine, one once lovingly described as "a Rubens nude with a big engine."Previously part of the highly respected Otis Chandler Collection, this arresting 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra, CSX3281, was billed to Don Seelye Ford Inc. of Kalamazoo, Michigan, in September 1966. Records show Seelye received a shipping rebate of $285, suggesting it arrived at Seelye by truck. With a final invoice price of $6,730.69, it arrived equipped with the 428 CI Police Interceptor big-block V-8 and finished in green metallic acrylic lacquer with a black interior.The first known owner, Timothy H. Parker of Houston, Texas, sold the car to fellow Houstonian Donald Mansker in the early 1970s. In 1976, Mansker traded the car for CSX2174 and cash to Rick Reese, an employee of Cobra Performance in Sacramento, California. Reese then modified CSX3281, replacing the original 428 with a 427, installing a full roll cage, rectangular tail lights in place of the original twin round lights, and enlarging the rear fender flares to accommodate wider Jongbloed wheels. Reese also repainted the car red, installed a hood scoop, an S/C dash layout and side exhaust.Reese advertised the car for sale in December 1977 Shelby American, noting an "8-month restoration." Reese eventually traded the Cobra back to Mansker in exchange for his 289 car, and, in September 1979, Mansker once again advertised the 427 for sale. Oklahomans Don Blenderman and Larry Wheeler closed a deal on CSX3281 before advertising it once again, citing the Reese S/C upgrades and a 43-gallon fuel tank.Its next owner, Sloan Kritser of Dallas, Texas, commissioned renowned Cobra and GT40 expert Bill Murray of Longmont, Colorado, for a professional restoration. Repainted in black, the Cobra retained the larger rear flares and received a correct S/C roll bar in place of the roll cage; chromed side pipes and quick jacks, 7.5- and 9.5-inch Halibrands and a competition fuel filler cap were also added. Murray completed the restoration in 1984, but when Kritser never returned for the car, Murray offered it for sale in May 1986 priced at $95,000 and sold it to J. Catron Jr. of the fall of 1987, collector Otis Chandler purchased CSX3281, eventually maintaining it in his collection for nearly 20 years, during which it was photographed for the cover of the 1990 Fall/Winter Classic Motorbooks Catalogue, Randy Leffingwell's "American Muscle" and the 1993 Cars & Parts Collector Car Annual. After a number of subsequent owners, Motorcars International restored to original factory specs making this one of the fin