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Anniversary Shelby Cobra

If you like sports cars you gotta love the classic Shelby Cobra. Without any doubt, the car was the performance icon of the 60s and it still is very popular when we think about the fact that it still is being manufactured by not only Shelby American, but also by many other companies that keep this car very much alive. The kit-car Shelby Cobras are available in a variety of price ranges for all pockets. A similar situation can be found in the replicas domain where the cars range from awful imitations to reasonably authentic models. The good replicas can cost just as much as the continuation series launched by Shelby American.

For those of you that have always dreamed about owning a Shelby Cobra that you can actually take for a spin and not just exhibit it in a museum, the best models will have to be the CSX8000 series cars. These look very much alike like the original car, but come fitted with modern components, including efficient brakes, upgraded amenities and a stronger frame. Shelby American will roll out a new Shelby Cobra model in order to commemorate 50th years since the first model was launched.

Anniversary Shelby Cobra

Built in a very limited series of 50 units, all of the cars will benefit from anniversary badging, Wilton wool carpeting, a leather interior, commemorative serial number plate, wire wheels and special “Shelby Black” paintwork. As optional features, you can choose either an aluminum body or a fiberglass body, if you can afford it.

The roller models (minus the transmission and the power unit), the fiberglass variants of this special edition Shelby Cobra will have a starting price of $69,995 while the aluminum body will set you back $134,995. The cars are quite expensive if we take into consideration the fact that once bought, the customer will have to spend another 20,000-30,000$ for the engine plus gearbox. However, it may cost you a bundle of money now; you will get them back (and more) in the years to come as the appreciation rate of these cars is very high in comparison to replicas which lose their value over the years, like your regular Focus or Golf.

Anniversary Shelby Cobra

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