A new car from the collection of Paul Walker goes up for auction. And it is nothing more and nothing less than a exclusive Shelby 427 Cobra classic, but of those conceived in the 90s under the Shelby American continuation program. And like this one from Walker who is now looking for a new owner only two were conceived.
Is with Auction who makes it available to the highest bidder, although without indicating a reserve price. And it is one of the most outstanding jewels that auctioned in Glendale between March 18-20, where 1,200 cars will be offered. Quite a tribute, because precisely this was the Californian city that saw the actor’s birth.
It is Shelby 427 Cobra joins other cars belonging to the deceased protagonist of the saga ‘Fast & Furious’ that have been sold with the hammer in recent times: for example, one of the few Ford Mustang Boss 429 produced, as well as up to 19 cars of his extensive private collection, among which stood out cinco BMW M3 E36 Lightweight o el Nissan 370Z de ‘Fast & Furious 5’.
“Ferrari’s ass is mine”
Although it is indicated that this model is a Shelby 427 Cobra de 1965, was actually conceived in the late 90s. It is one of the 14 models from CSX1000 series continuation: that is, official modern replicas of the North American firm, the Walker being the tenth with frame number CSX1010.
But also, the actor’s is even more exclusive, since it is about one of the two cars with the “FAM” designation that were manufactured within this series. Acronyms that form the acronym for “Ferrari’s Ass is Mine“and which is translated into Spanish as” Ferrari’s ass is mine. “
This name refers to the legendary rivalry between Ferrari and Ford in racing and translates this Shelby Cobra into unique details that set it apart from the rest of its siblings.
So this Walker Cobra wears his hand-rolled aluminum body by AC Cars at rojo Rosso Corsa, also popularly known as Ferrari red. A tonality that is combined with brown leather upholstery of the cabin, a common configuration of the sports cars of the Italian house.
In addition, it also has emblems of the FAM series, a classic steering wheel identical to the original or some beautiful 15-inch Halibrand-style wheels.
The heart that gives life to this delicious roadster is a bloque Shelby V8 de 558 CV, which is managed by a five-speed Tremec manual gearbox and transmits all its power to the rear axle. In the menu we also find a rear and front independent suspension, Wilwood brakes with Shelby calipers or a stainless steel roll bar.
And from what can be seen in the photos it is in perfect condition, as if the years had not passed for this Cobra that, beyond its illustrious owner, is a perfect collector’s item. What astronomical figure will it reach when the deck is lowered?
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