1964 Shelby 289 Cobra
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This fantastic 289 Cobra, chassis #2242, was sold new by Fergus Ford in Skokie, Illinois in 1964 equipped with all factory Class A options, the ultra rare factory dual quad carburetors (a $194.50 Competition option, the finned aluminum "Roadster" competition oil pan ($85.00), finned aluminum "COBRA" valve covers, and other options bringing the original price to $5,728.55. Since then 2242 has had just three owners from new, an impressive accomplishment on its own! Most notable was the second owner who kept 2242 in his loving care for a whopping 32 years. That's the equivalent to the life span of 150 Hollywood marriages!
Never wrecked, rebodied, blown up, wrapped around a telephone pole or any other such terrible fate that has claimed so many good Cobras, CSX2242 has an air-tight, documented history from new. No stories, exceptions, or skeletons. Unlike most Cobras that make it to market, and typically through an auction, 2242 is a great, honest car that retains its original skin, chassis, and drivetrain. Although cosmetically restored in 1985, its latest custodian wanted 2242 to be perfect and it has recently emerged from a comprehensive, six-figure restoration by the noted Shelby restoration team at Legendary Motorcar in Canada, home of the Dream Car Garage television series in which 2242 can be seen weekly during the opening credits.
CSX2242 is ready to offer its next custodian all of the performance and enjoyment that these cars are legendary for. Incredibly balanced, shockingly fast, and as reliable as a blacksmith's favorite anvil, in my opinion it just doesn't get any better than a good 289 Street Cobra. 2242 is a great Cobra offered at a fantastic price and warrants a close inspection and quick action if you have ever had even the slightest inclination to add one of these incredibly iconic Thoroughbreds to your stable.
Serious buyers are welcome to contact me for full details or an appointment to come visit 2242.