Our Shelby American™ Collection is inspired by Carroll Shelby and his legacy of high performance vehicles.
Bob Bondurant’s very first hill climb was on August 8th 1964, in front of 60,000 spectators at Frieberg. Driving CSX2345 (#66), he set a new course record for his class. Beating Scarfiotti in a Ferrari GTO, he finished 4th overall against specially developed machinery driven by Europe’s best.
The 1964 FIA Cobra Roadster CSX2345 is one of five original 289 factory Shelby team race cars – it has won more class titles than any other Cobra. Amazingly, it has survived, unrestored. It remains as it was in 1965 when Bob Bondurant drove it to a 1st place GT Class win at The Rossfeld Hill Climb.
The 4.0-liter CSX2345 and team of drivers, Bob Bondurant, Phil Hill, Sir John Whitmore, Roy Salvadori, Jack Sears and Jochen Neerpasch formed a vital part of the Shelby American team that won the 1965 Manufacturer’s World Championship.
The details tell a story
It's a fascinating process, the building of a garment. It starts with fabric, cut into pieces that passes through many hands, stitched thousands of times and scraped with ink.
But in the end, it becomes greater than all its parts. It tells a great story of design, craftsmanship and passion.