The car was commissioned in 2004 by Carroll Shelby International Inc. and contracted with AC Motor Holdings Ltd. Jaguar produced continuation cars to complete the missing serial number cars for the fabled Lightweight E-Type, XK-SS and the D-Type. Aston Martin followed suit by producing a limited number of DB-4 GTs. While there have been hundreds of replicas and kit cars based on the legendary 427 Cobra, only 13 cars (known as the 1000 series Shelby AC Cobra) qualify as proper continuations of the famous 427 Cobras from the mid 1960's: In 2004 Carroll Shelby International, Inc. contracted with AC Motor Holdings Ltd. to construct 150 cars, at the rate of 50 per year, using the original AC wooden bucks from four decades earlier. The plan was to produce both 289 and 427 cars. After only 13 427 models were fabricated the manufacturing ceased. CSX 1013 was the last car actually delivered. Perhaps it was the excessive time to fashion the hand rolled aluminum bodies, Shelbyâ??s impatience, or ACâ??s financial collapse, that brought on the sudden curtailment of the run. The real cause is speculation. But the 13 cars produced have become the stuff of urban legend. The car featured for sale was ordered by the late Paul Andrews who, at the time, owned a Cobra collection valued at $10M and was himself a licensed Shelby Cobra dealer. CSX 1007 was specially ordered to duplicate his personal Brewster Green â??427 Streetâ?? car. What makes CSX 1007 even more unique is that it is only 2 of the 13 AC bodied cars that were ordered as â??427 Streetâ?ť models. This fact has been verified by Gary Patterson, the CEO of Shelby automobiles. Whereas the 427 SC cars are famous for their leg cooking side pipes, roll bar, hood scoop, no gas gauge or glove box, huge quick release racing gas cap, and jack holds on all four corners, the â??427 Streetâ?ť was a lesser produced, more user friendly derivative. The â??427 Streetâ?ť featured front and rear bumpers, smaller gas cap, glove box, gas gauge.
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