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Shelby Salutes Bob Bondurant With Special Continuation Cobra 11
Posted by Carscoops Staff in AC Cobra, Cobra, Replica, Shelby, Superformance on 01 11th, 2018

Want a new Shelby Cobra? Well Shelby American doesn’t make them anymore – but Superformance does, with the original factory’s blessing, under the name Shelby Legendary Cars. And it’s unveiling a new special edition in tribute to Bob Bondurant.

Though known, perhaps, at least as well for the racing school that bears his name as for his own racing career, Bondurant was among the most accomplished of Shelby drivers.

He won America’s first and only FIA GT title in a Shelby Cobra – specifically chassis CSX2345 – and it’s that roadster which Superformance is replicating with this limited run.

“I’m very proud to have been behind the wheel when we won the FIA World Championship on July 4, 1965,” said Bondurant. “That victory was for everyone in America.”

The tribute Cobra features the same frame configuration as 2345, the same suspension setup, raked windscreen, diagonal roll bar, even the driver’s knee pad and high-beam switch. It comes as a kit-car, ready to receive its engine and transmission, but is otherwise all set to go.

Buyers can choose between fiberglass or aluminum bodywork, replicating either the way the car was set up for Spa in 1964 or the Rossfeld Mountain Hill Climb in ’65. There’s a Daytona coupe version available as well, replicating Bondurant’s CSX2601, with aluminum bodywork in either 1964’s Viking or 1965’s Guardsman blue.

Only 50 examples will be offered, each made to order, following their unveiling this week at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale. That level of attention to detail doesn’t come cheap, though: prices start at $149,995 for the fiberglass roadster, climb to $249,995 for the aluminum version, to $289,995 for an FIA-spec track version, and all the way up to $394,995 for the Daytona Coupe.

Factor into that the included day of training at the Bondurant Racing School in Arizona, if it makes the pill any easier to swallow – or the beast any easier to tame.

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Posted by Brad Anderson in Cobra, Renderings, Shelby on 10 7th, 2017

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1965 Shelby Cobra Roadster Could Sell For $1.2 Million 18
Posted by Brad Anderson in auction, Cobra, Galleries, Reports, Shelby on 08 18th, 2017

A very special 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster will be auctioned off during Monterey Car Week in the coming days.
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Jaguar D-Type & Shelby Cobra Set Auction Records For Their Home Countries 21
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, Classics, Cobra, Jaguar, Record, Shelby on 08 21st, 2016

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The Very First Shelby Cobra Up For Auction At Monterey [60 Pics + Video] 1
Posted by Carscoops Staff in AC Cobra, auction, Cobra, Pebble Beach, Shelby on 07 1st, 2016

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1964 Shelby Competition Cobra Could Sell For $3 Million At January Auction 19
Posted by Brad Anderson in AC Cobra, auction, Cobra, Shelby on 12 19th, 2015

In terms of iconic cars of the 20th century, there are few that can rival the original Cobra. Originally produced in the United Kingdom by AC Cars, the Cobra has gone on to become recognizable around the world under the Shelby badge.
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