VOLO AUTO MUSEUM
Volo, IL 60073
This is a ""real"" Cobra- built, certified and marketed by Shelby Automobiles Inc. Still on Manufacturers Statement of Origin signed by Carroll Shelby himself.
The CSX4000 Series, aka continuation Cobras were built in limited quantities and are in high demand.
6, yes, only 6 were made for racing. Known as the Challenge Racer. While maintaing the character of the original race winning Cobras, many significant improvements were made to the performance. The durability and safety are greatly improved.
MOTOR COMPARTMENT: Race built 351 Windsor with 500 hp. Has Aviad dry sump oil system. Has Edelbrock aluminum heads and intake. 2 ram air hoses from the headlight buckets force cool air into the custom made aluminum air cleaner. Has MSD ignition system and Holley 850 carb. The motor is kept cool with an aluminum water pump, Fluidyne aluminum radiator with electric fan. The custom made headers and side exhaust will literally make your ears ring.
UNDERSIDE: The Challenge cars have a fully triangultaed SCCA certified chassis. It is a Shelby Automobiles 427 Cobra chassis upgraded with fully adjustable coil over shocks, tubular sway bars and control arms. It can be set up to optimize each track's condtions. Independent suspension at all four corners. Has Brembo competition brake system with heavy duty slotted disc brakes at each wheel. The fronts are forced air cooled. Has a Jerico 4-speed trans with external oil cooler. Tilton magnesium competition driveline package- magnesium bell housing, performance pressure plate and clutch. The rear differential has an external oil cooler with a pump. The hoses under the car are all braided stainless steel with AM fittings. The bottom of the car has aluminium shrouding. It's all serious business under this car!
EXTERIOR: Shelby's lightweight fiberglass body with yellow pearl metallic paint and racing graphics. The paint is actually really nice, doesn't have the typical racing scrapes. It has the jacking and tow brackets front and back. The wheels are reproduction 15 in Halibrand with real knock offs. Has yellow lettered Goodyear Stock Car Special racing slicks.
INTERIOR: SCCA approved roll bar system. It has 1 racing bucket seat with 5 point safety harness. There is a collapsible steering column with removable wheel. There is an on board halo fire extinguisher system. Also a hardwired transponder that tracks lap data. Pro comp gauges and a kill switch are on the dash. Has Carroll Shelby signature and Shelby plaque.
TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Has Fuel Safe fuel cell system and gel battery.
This is a race ready car. Its been raced around the country at tracks such as Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Road America, Nashville Speedway, local Autobahn Races at and others. Sold on a bill of sale, not street legal.
4 wheel disc
SCCA roll bars
Rear end cooler
Dry sump system
Knock off wheels