1964 Shelby Cobra 289

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This car was originally billed to Shelby American on February 10, 1964, and it was shipped to Los Angeles aboard the SS Amsteldyk. It was later invoiced to Bill Doenges Ford of Tulsa, OK, on September 10, 1964, and it was originally painted bright blue with a red interior.

The first owner of 2332 was William Faulkner of Tulsa. Faulkner sold the car to Bob Crowder, who reportedly added the sidepipes and beefed up the 289 engine. Crowder sold the car in 1986, with 21,000 miles, to Jamey Mazzotta of Redding, CA, who later sold it to Andy Cohen of Beverly Hills. Cohen was the owner of Beverly Hills Motoring Accessories and featured the car in his 1991 parts catalog. The catalog noted that the car had a “375+ hp 289 motor, which has propelled this particular car to a 12-second-flat quarter-mile time!” The car subsequently passed to Jay Rawitzer of Danville, CA, who had the car through at least 2001. When the car was last advertised, it was noted that the car had 36,000 miles; the odometer now reads 36,798 miles.

Aside from the extensive history in the Registry, CSX2332 is accompanied by a small cache of important original paperwork, including the original Shelby American window sticker.

After acquiring the car, Davis commissioned a full restoration, which has made this example a standout among its peers.