Carroll Shelby's Ultimate Muscle Car - Yours in a Special Limited Edition
Only one Supersnake® remains in existence, and in 2007 it was auctioned off at a dizzying $5.5 million! Now, the rarest of the rare can be yours for much, much less - in a precision-engineered classic as awesome as the real thing. Built by hand from more than 150 separate components, this superb model is crafted with the same passion as the legendary Carroll Shelby® devoted to the original. Every detail is authentic, down to the side-mounted exhausts and the precise re-creation of the powerful Shelby Cobra 427 S/C® engine under the hood. We've even duplicated the world-famous Cobra logo on the hood. Packed with realistic working features, painted and polished by hand, it's ready to roar its way into your collection now!
The 1966 Shelby® Cobra 427 SuperSnake® is without a doubt the "Cobra to End All Cobras," as it was described by Road and Track magazine in 1968. Earning the title of "SUPERSNAKE®" after being transformed by Carroll Shelby™ into his own personal dream Cobra. To the already legendary Competition 427 Big Block he added twin Paxton Superchargers, raising the horsepower to 800. He joined this power plant to a Super 3-speed automatic transmission. Skinned with its European-styled, lightweight aluminum Competition body, this Cobra was truly the ultimate Muscle Car.
Its history is equally as impressive. CSX 3015 started out as full Competition roadsters without bumpers, mufflers or a windshield, built strictly for the European racing circuit, not public roads. Sometime in early to mid-1967, CSX 3015 was transformed into the SuperSnake® and reclassified as a street-legal 427 Cobra S/C™ (Semi-Competition), while retaining the heart of a full race machine.
History shows CSX 3015 to be one of only two SuperSnakes® ever built. The other, CSX 3303, was destroyed when its owner committed suicide by driving the car into the Pacific Ocean, leaving CSX 3015 the only surviving authentic Shelby® SuperSnake®. On January 20th, 2007, CSX 3015 made history again when it sold at Barrett Jackson for a record-breaking 5 million dollars, making this classic one of the most coveted automotive icons ever.
Now, the 1966 Shelby® Cobra 427 SuperSnake® is re-created in an extraordinary precision-engineered replica from Franklin Mint Precision Models. Authentic in every detail, the 1966 Shelby® Cobra 427 SuperSnake® Limited Edition is a die-cast model you will treasure for many years to come.
We all have our dream cars. The legendary Carroll Shelby® is no exception. Back in the late Sixties, he made his dream come true by taking his blatantly awesome CSX 3015 competition roadster - built for the European racing circuit - and increasing its already formidable power with the addition of twin Paxton Superchargers, boosting the horsepower to a near-mythic 800.
He didn't stop there. The fitting of a lightweight competition body with decidedly European flair infused alluring beauty to the ferocious beast under the hood. With the further addition of bumpers, mufflers and a windshield, Shelby's® magus opus was classified as a street-legal 427 Cobra S/C® (S/C for Semi-Competition). Only two were ever built, and only one remains selling at auction for a nifty $5,500,000!
This is the car re-created for you now by the engineers of Franklin Mint Precision Models. And like the actual Supersnake®, it's a study in pure power and styling that will bring a touch of excitement to any collection.
•Doors: Your model's doors are hinged in the front.
•Steering Wheel: The front wheels can be positioned for display.
•Suspension: Your model comes with a functioning suspension.
•Trunk: Your model's trunk opens.
•Hood: As on the original car, the hood is hinged