While the big bore 427 Cobras typically hog the spotlight, today we feature a beautiful little 1964 289 Cobra Roadster.
This guy (271 of 453 street cars equipped with the 289 V8) was first purchased in 1964 from Service Motors in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin by a man named Elmer Carl (E.C.) Kiekhaefer.
Kiekhaefer was actually the pioneering founder of Mercury Marine.
CSX2271 was optioned with the “Class A” accessory group which added 5.5-inch wire wheels with “AC” knock-offs, radio with antenna, wind wings, a dash-mounted rear-view mirror, chromed bumpers and a quick-fill fuel cap.
Swathed in Silver Mink paint and contrasting beautifully with the deep red leather interior, this might be one of the prettiest Cobra roadsters out there.
The car will be at Mecum’s Indianapolis auction from May 17 to 21 2016.
– 1964 Shelby Cobra CSX2271
– 1 of 453 leaf-spring street Cobras built
– Restored in its factory-original color combination of Silver with Red interior by Dave Wagner
– Purchased new by the founder of Mercury Marine, E.C. Kiekhaefer
– Formerly owned by NHRA World Champion, Bruce Larson
– Documented with a copy of the original invoice and Pennsylvania title
– HiPo 289 CI V-8 engine
– 4-speed transmission
– Delivered new with Class A accessories
– Chrome knock-off wire wheels
– Rear-view mirror, radio and antenna
– Wind wings, chrome bumperettes
– Quick-fill fuel cap
– Collector owned since 1990
– Listed in the Shelby Registry