Car Catcher: A Copper-Bodied 427 Shelby Cobra

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What makes this 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra—chassis number CSX 4602—special? It’s exterior, which is finished in polished copper.

The copper body was formed by hand by Kirkham Motorsports, who were often commissioned by buyers looking to make their own 4000-series Cobra that much more exclusive—though usually in aluminum.

Powering this copper Cobra is a 468 cubic-inch 427 FE V8 engine that features Mahle pistons, Holley Double Pumper carburetor and a number of Shelby-specific internals that help to produce a reported 550 horsepower and 580 lb.-ft. of torque.

This 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra is available as a private sale through RM Sotheby’s with a price tag of $475,000.

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