• Cool Car for Sale: 2006 Shelby Cobra CSX1000

It is finished in Le Mans Blue with Wimbledon White stripes on the outside and features a V-8 engine

Continuation models aren’t a new concept. Shelby and AC introduced the CSX1000 in early 2000s and built just 14 of them. One of them is up for sale on Bring-a-Trailer! It features a blue paint with white racing stripes and an all-aluminum V-8 engine under the hood mated to a manual gearbox. This 2006 CSX1000 has 1,700 miles on the odometer and has been in the possession of just one owner so far. The car is going for close to $200,000.

What’s So Special About This 2006 Shelby CSX1000?

Cool Car for Sale: 2006 Shelby Cobra CSX1000 Exterior
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The car features an aluminum body painted in Le Mans Blue with Wimbledon White racing stripes. There are many nice touches on the car, such as side pipes with Cobra-branded heat shields, a single roll hoop, plexiglass wind wings, a Raydot-style aluminum side mirror, and Shelby badging on the body.

The CSX1000 rides on Halibrand-style 15-inch knock-off wheels that feature painted centers that look fantastic.
Cool Car for Sale: 2006 Shelby Cobra CSX1000 Exterior
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They are wrapped in Goodyear Eagle GT II tires measuring 235/60 at the front and 295/50 at the back. Braking duties are taken over by Shelby-branded calipers over cross-drilled and slotted rotors, and discs on all four corners.

On the inside, it is finished in black leather. The flooring, too, gets the same finish. Step into the cockpit and you’re welcomed by a wood-rimmed steering wheel. Behind it is a Shelby-branded instrument cluster sourced from AutoMeter. It includes a 180-mph, reverse-sweep speedometer along with an 8,000-rpm tachometer. Apart from this, there are gauges for oil temperature, coolant temperature, voltage, oil pressure, and fuel level.

Cool Car for Sale: 2006 Shelby Cobra CSX1000 Interior
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The best part about the cabin is the dashboard which features a unique plaque with CSX1006 embossed on it. It is also personally signed by Carroll Shelby.

The other touches include Simpson safety harnesses, plexiglass sun visors, Cobra-branded floor mats, and a fire extinguisher between the seats.

What Powers The 2006 Shelby CSX1000?

Cool Car for Sale: 2006 Shelby Cobra CSX1000 Drivetrain
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Under the hood is a 468 cubic-inch (7.7-liter) all-aluminum Shelby-branded engine. According to a dyno report from 2006, the engine generates a peak power output of 580 horses at 5,600 rpm and 643 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. Power is sent to the wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox. It features:

  • SCAT stroker crankshaft
  • SCAT forged H-beam connecting rods
  • Arias forged pistons
  • Holly four-barrel carburetor mounted on a dual-plane intake manifold
  • An aluminum radiator and front-mount oil cooler.
  • Crower hydraulic lifter camshaft
  • MSD 6AL ignition system
  • McLeod 12-inch clutch
  • Hays steel flywheel
  • Finned Shelby valve covers
2006 Shelby Cobra CSX1000 specifications
Engine 468 cubic-inch (7.7-liter)
Horsepower 580 @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 643 LB-FT @ 4,000 RPM
Transmission five-speed manual

Final Thoughts

Cool Car for Sale: 2006 Shelby Cobra CSX1000 Exterior
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This 2006 car is a rather exclusive model and has just 1,700 miles on the odo. It comes with a clean Kansas title, too. The car has the highest bid of $185,000 at the time of writing this article and is definitely worth being in any car collector’s collection. What do you have to say about this beauty? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: Bring-a-Trailer

Sidd Dhimaan
Sidd Dhimaan
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