With just 28,000 miles from new, CSX2327 also retains its original aluminum skin and numbers-matching original engine, and it is largely unrestored throughout.
Among it’s notable achievements, CSX2327 took 1st Place in the 289 Cobra class at SAAC-2 in 1977 and did it again at SAAC-6 in 1981. When noted Cobra authority and author of “The Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles” and “Shelby Cobra Fifty Years” Colin Comer purchased CSX2327 in 2003, it came from its owner of 17 years and had fewer than 20,000 miles. During Comer’s ownership, he painted the car in 2004, the finish it still wears today, had a professional top-race engine shop rebuild and dyno tune the engine, and had the restorer of P/1046, the Le Mans-winning GT40, go through 2327 end to end and sort it to perfection. It gained some added little (and easily removable) tweaks, such as correct bolt-on front and rear anti-roll bars, good shocks, stainless steel sleeved calipers and such, that fine tune the experience further.
During the past 17 years, even after selling 2327 to a close friend, Comer has remained responsible for its care and feeding. It has been maintained to the highest standards by the best in the business and is one of the most mechanically fit and exhilarating Cobras one could ever find. It is the veteran of at least six 1,000-mile rallies and countless other Cobra tours, all on which it exhibited the reliability of an anvil. If you want a wheezy show pony to nurse on to the concours lawn on skinny bias-ply tires with pea-shooter tail pipes and a cooling system filled with NOS Shelby Holy Water, this isn’t the Cobra for you. But, if you want a Cobra that has the right bona fides combined with the driving experience one expects from the best sports car ever made, CSX2327 may just be the car you’re looking for.