Limited Edition - 'The Original' Luxe Bomber Sweater

By Red X Thread

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 The Original - It's 1962…

…you hear the clink of ice in a cool cocktail, music fills the air – a dark figure catches your eye, mysterious, debonair type.
You think to yourself, "that's a real nice sweater". You take in the details and it dawns on you, "HE's the one driving the fab Cobra MKI roadster parked outside". That is one cool cat.
  • 100% cotton fleece
  • Heavy weight, perfect for driving with the top down
  • Mid-century inspired cut
  • The details…where do we even start?
  • We all love large pockets, and with metal grommets
  • Heavy duty zipper with distressed leather pull
  • Superb Canadian craftsmanship

Inspired by Carroll Shelby's original Cobra. In late 1961, the first production car in the legacy of Carroll Shelby ran under its own power. At the time, chassis number CSX 2000 featured a 221-cubic inch Ford V-8 installed in an AC Ace. The chassis was then shipped to America in early 1962. 

CSX 2000 was matched with a new Ford engine, a 260-cubic inch V-8. This special V-8 featured some high performance upgrades, like a four-barrel carb and more aggressive cam. Net result: somewhere between 250-260 horsepower.

The CSX 2000 remained in Shelby’s personal collection for decades, a testament to its importance—he even turned down an all-cash $5 million offer to sell it. As the Shelby CSX 2000 car sits today, it’s breathtakingly original in its execution and an incredible example of the Shelby American craft.


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