This 427 Cobra in Stunning Guardsman Blue is Selling at Mecum Indy

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With an extensive restoration and original parts, this Guardsman Blue 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster, CSX3220, is expected to fetch between $1.5 million and $1.75 million.

A meticulously restored 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster, VIN CSX3220, is scheduled to be auctioned on Saturday, May 18th, at the Indy 2024 event. This exceptional vehicle is expected to draw significant interest, with an estimated price range between $1.5 million and $1.75 million.

The Cobra, powered by a 427 CI V-8 engine paired with an original 4-speed manual transmission, has undergone a comprehensive Comp/SC spec conversion restoration completed in March 2024. It has been restored to its original Guardsman Blue, a color that enhances its iconic design and broad appeal.

Notably, this Shelby Cobra retains its original aluminum body, including the doors, hood, and trunk, all of which are undamaged—a rare feat for vehicles of this age and type. Additionally, the original rear differential and the un-damaged frame further confirm the car's authenticity and superb condition.


The vehicle’s provenance is well-documented in the Shelby Registry, ensuring its clean history and notable pedigree are well known. It has also gained media attention, having been featured in both "Cars and Parts Magazine" and "Classic Sports Car Magazine," which speaks to its significance in the collector car community.

Key restoration efforts focused not only on the vehicle’s aesthetics but also on its hardware and fasteners, ensuring that all components were restored to their original conditions where possible. This attention to detail ensures that the Cobra not only looks exceptional but operates at a level that is expected of such a prestigious and powerful machine.

This Shelby 427 Cobra is not just a car but a piece of automotive history, combining high performance with significant collector appeal. It represents an opportunity for collectors to own a fully documented, impeccably restored piece of the Shelby legacy. With its stunning looks, documented history, and top-tier restoration, this Cobra is expected to be a highlight of the Indy 2024 auction.

This vehicle is being sold at Dana Mecum’s Spring Classic in Indianapolis May 10-18th. Visit to see additional collector cars.

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