Original 1964 Shelby Cobra Found in Shed After 33 Years

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We have all heard stories of people finding rare old classic cars with almost no miles on them, sitting in barns collecting dust. If you’re one of the lucky ones, you’ve found an old muscle car sitting in some old lady’s garage or side yard shed that hasn’t been touched for over 30 years.

We’ve seen some pretty crazy cars being pulled out of barns, but this one is ultra rare. We came across a 1964 Shelby Cobra that was discovered tucked away in the back of an old shed. Ever since Carrol Shelby released the Cobra, it has been an American icon. The original Cobra was lightweight and extraordinarily powerful with a rockin’ 427 cubic inch Ford under its hood.

If you where looking to buy an original Cobra you would be looking to drop hundreds of thousands of dollars. Since the end of production for the original Cobras, companies have been producing Cobra clones and replica kits for a fraction of the cost. While they come close, they’re simply not the real thing.

This Cobra that was found sitting for 33 years and is said to be the only unrestored Cobra in blue and red livery.  Amazingly, all those years ago this car begun as Carrol Shelby’s promo car at Californian racing events before finally making it to its resting place in this barn. Now, the wayward Corba is slated to travel to this year’s Scottsdale auction next month in Arizona where it is projected to bring in at least half a million dollars.  Don’t worry though, the Corba is in good company, including a 1965 Shelby GT350R, 1964 Porsche 904, and a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB.

So keep looking for these old classics because you will never know what you might find in your neighbors old barn.

About the author

Jon Carmean

Jon is a hardcore fan of F-bodies and anything drag racing. Owning many F-bodies over his lifetime, Jon works on his own cars himself. Jon started freelancing for Power Automedia in 2009.
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