A 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra once owned by current Ford CEO Jim Farley is for sale on online auction site Autohunter.
The car, with chassis number CSX3195, started out as a regular road-going 427 Cobra but was later converted to S/C (semi-competition) specification. It was originally billed to Johnny Bolton Ford of Maitland, Florida for a total of $6,383.
According to the listing, Farley purchased the car in 2012 and then restored it, at which point it was painted in its current blue and white stripe combination. According to the current owner and seller, who acquired the car in 2015, the color combination is the same as Farley’s on the FIA 289 Cobra, which he previously owned and sold to Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose.
Motor Authority Senior Editor Kirk Bell drove this 427 Cobra with Farley at a Ford event in 2014, and can attest that Farley didn’t like it, despite its collectible value. Farley has been driving vintage cars for over a decade and also regularly tracks a 1966 Ford GT40. He describes retro racing as his form of yoga.
His previous 427 Cobra was powered by Ford’s FE V-8. The engine was developed by Roush Industries and even has Roush founder Jack Roush’s signature on its air filter cover. The engine is mated to a 4-speed manual transmission and spins the rear wheels. According to the seller, the engine makes between 525 and 550 horsepower to the wheels.
At the time of writing, bids for the car were $536,000, 10 days before the auction.