This beautiful Shelby Cobra is one of only (5) five black cars built, and the only one to be originally shipped to U.S. west coast. (Downey Auto Center, Downey California) It is also the only one of the five black Shelbys built that survives today.
This car was transported back east by its original owner, migrating thru Ohio & Illinois before ultimately being sold and winding up in Rhode Island in 1980.
The car's present owner purchased it in 1981. The vehicle was stored unused in his garage until he brought it to us to begin restoration late in 2007.
The restoration, now nearly complete, is being performed to Original Specifications as built by Ford & Carroll Shelby in 1968. Included in this remarkable and exacting project are correct dates, coded components, and correct finishes, precisely executed even down to "factory orangepeel" on the paint.