A pristine, original 1963 Shelby Cobra is truly collector’s item. Chassis number CSX2023, this freshly restored Cobra will be offered at Auctions America‘s Fort Lauderdale sale on March 14 – 16, 2014. This 23rd production example was billed to Shelby American on October 1, 1962 and sold to Downtown Ford in Los Angeles on November 28, 1962. Its earliest ownership data is unknown, but from 1971 until 2011, it was under the stewardship of one owner, Ruben Garnica.
The car’s body and interior are in remarkable condition considering its age, and the original factory powertrain recently underwent a complete overhaul. According to an Auctions America Specialist, the engine is well-tuned, providing ample power and resonating V-8 tones.
CSX2023 is equipped with AC logo knock-off hub chrome wire wheels with Goodyear cushion poly whitewall tires (including spare), factory correct dual exhaust system, fresh Silver Moss poly paint, four-wheel disc brakes, leather upholstered seats and soft-top with side curtains. Another original aspect of CSX2023 is that the car has not had a hood scoop or side vents added over time. It also retains its original instrumentation and as further evidence of its early production, is still fitted with a mechanical tach-drive off the back of its Lucas generator. Other desirable features include a Motolita steering wheel, Ray Brown three-inch lap belts, an original Ford clock, windwings and sunvisors.
Auctions America‘s first collector car sale of the 2014 season will feature more than 450 American and European classics and sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs, catering to a broad range of automotive tastes and budgets.