1963 AC Shelby Cobra CSX2047

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Shelby
  • Model: Cobra
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Black Leather
  • Year: 1963
  • Mileage: 33116
  • VIN: CSX2047
  • Color: Red With White Stripes
  • Engine size: 260 V-8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Location: Santa Clara, California, United States


1963 AC Shelby Cobra CSX2047

One of 75 early 2000-series Cobra’s fitted with a 260 V8, Casting number C20E6015J. Shelby American World Registry 2008 listed on Page 90. The car is currently owned by the Robert P. Schiro, Sr. Trust. Mr. Schiro, who recently passed away, owned the car for 46 year. The car has resided in California for all of its life, the last 46 years in a climate-controlled three-story warehouse that housed Mr. Schiro’s collection. Mr. Schiro purchased this car from C.W. Coyle on August 1, 1973. At that time, the 5-digit odometer read 60,000. The car now shows 33,116.

On December 16, 2014 all fluid levels were checked and topped off, the car was filled with new gas and the battery was charged. The vehicle started right up. We drove this car in and out of the display area to take pictures and the car ran very well. The car has not been started since this date. All systems should be checked prior to regular use of this car.


Kit Coyle, La Jolla, California; Bob Schiro, Los Gatos, California acquired from Mr. Coyle in the early 70’s. Current owner is The Robert P. Schiro, Sr. Trust. The Trust is offering this vehicle for sale.


Shelby American World Registry 2008, listed on Page 90.

This Car

Documented in the Shelby American World Registry 2008 and documented CSX2047, this 1963 260 Cobra was billed to Shelby American 11/13/62; shipped to L.A. 2047 was invoiced on 02/20/63 to Dave Grubbe Ford (Burbank, CA): “1 Shelby AC Cobra, CSX2047” ($5,095); with sun visors ($15.04); wind wings ($13.97); front bumper ($23.97); rear bumper ($26.97); aluminum rocker covers ($35.40); chrome exhaust tips ($4.25); and chrome hood latches ($14.09); for a total of $5,228.69”. The car’s first known owner was Kit Coyle (La Jolla, California) who offered the car for sale in the early 70’s: “1963 Cobra, CSX2047. 60,000 mi. BRG/ black interior. New rugs, battery, exhaust system, F-60x15 Polyglass on 8” spokes, hood scoop. Beautiful car. Best offer over $5,000.00” Its purchaser, Bob Schiro (CA) advertised it for sale in late ’72 with “60,000 miles, many new parts, $5,000.00” But rather than sell the Cobra, Schiro decided to keep it. In fact, as a car dealer in the Santa Clara area, Schiro acquired additional Cobras as well as Corvettes, Shelby’s and other vehicles as new car trade-ins, and he correctly speculated that some of them might be worth more in the future. He therefore acquired a warehouse and stored his collection in it. 2047 was repainted red with white stripes and maintained, while rarely driven.