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Classic Cobra
Debut Series The Hot Ones
Produced 1983 - Present
Designer Larry Wood (Hot Wheels Model)
Number 3923
Classic Cobra BluBW


Description

This model is also known as Shelby Cobra 427 S/C for the same casting. It is based on Carroll Shelby's modified version of the British AC Ace sports car, itself a Pre-WWII design by BMW. The Hot Wheels casting is designed by Larry Wood. It is powered by a Ford V8 engine and constructed of ultra lightweight aluminum, this American sports car icon was made to push American racing to a new level!


Versions

The Classic Cobra has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color/Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes Photo
N/A 1983 Mainline
Hot Ones
Blue White stripes Unpainted / Metal Clear Black BW 3923 Hong Kong Classic Cobra BluBW
N/A 1983 Real Riders Blue White stripes Unpainted / Metal Clear Black 'Goodyear' Gray RR 3923 Hong Kong Classiccobra
N/A 1985 Real Riders Blue White stripes Unpainted / Metal Clear Black 'Goodyear' White RR 3923 Hong Kong Classic Cobra BluRR
N/A 1985 Mexican Release Blue Yellow stripes Unpainted / Metal Clear Black 'Goodyear' Gray RR Mexico CIMG0702
N/A 1985 Mexican Release Blue Yellow stripes Unpainted / Metal Clear Black BW Mexico Image Not Available
N/A 1985 Mexican Release Blue White stripes Unpainted / Metal Clear Black 'Goodyear' Gray RR Mexico Image Not Available
N/A 1985 Mexican Release Blue White stripes Unpainted / Metal Clear Black BW Mexico Image Not Available
31 1986 Real Riders Red Yellow & Black Stripes on top and '427 COBRA' on Hood Unpainted / Metal Clear Black 'Goodyear' Gray RR 2535 Malaysia Red Classic Cobra - 3091df
31 1986 Mainline Red Yellow & Black Stripes on top and '427 COBRA' on Hood Unpainted / Metal Clear Black BW 2535 Malaysia Classic-cobra-1986-red-BW
31 1988 Mainline Red Yellow & Black Stripes on top and 'COBRA' on Hood Unpainted / Metal Clear Black BW 2535 Malaysia Cobra redbw
N/A 1989 Park 'n Plates Black Orange & Red Stripes on top and 'COBRA' on Hood Unpainted / Metal Clear Red BW 2055 Malaysia Cobra blackbw
N/A 1990 California Customs White Salmon and Black Stripes, 'COBRA' and '7' Unpainted / Metal Clear with Black 'Cal Customs' Blue Gray (Chrome Rim) RR 1296 Malaysia Shelby Cobra 427 (1990 California Custom-black cal custom)
N/A 1990 California Customs White Salmon and Black Stripes, 'COBRA' and '7' Unpainted / Metal Clear with Yellow 'Cal Customs' Blue Gray (Chrome Rim) RR 1296 Malaysia Cobra calrr
N/A 1990 California Customs White Salmon and Black Stripes, 'COBRA' and '7' Unpainted / Metal Clear with Yellow 'Cal Customs' Blue BW 1296 Malaysia Classic Cobra CalCus
N/A 1990 California Customs Fluorescent Yellow Red and Black Stripes, 'COBRA' and '7' Unpainted / Metal Clear Red BW 1296 Malaysia Shelbycobra.yellow
N/A 1993 Revealers 10-Pack White Blue Stripe on Hood, Orange Snake on Hood and Sides Unpainted / Metal Clear with 'Revealers' Red BW 3923 Malaysia 10-Pack was a prize Classic Cobra WhtRev
1993 25th Anniversary Ford 5-Pack Light Blue Orange & Red Stripes on top and 'COBRA' on Hood Unpainted / Metal Clear White BW 10790 Malaysia Classic Cobra LtBlu
1994 FAO Schwarz Gold Series Collection Red White Hotwheels Logo on Rear Unpainted / Metal Clear Black Gold PC5 12293 Malaysia Classic Cobra FAOR
31 1995 Mainline Red Yellow & Black Stripes on top and 'COBRA' on Hood Several Clear Black 7SP 2535 Malaysia Several Base variations: Black Plastic, Black Metal, Unpainted Metal Classic Cobra Red7spUnpntbsClasic Cobra Red7sp
31 1995 Mainline Red Yellow & Black Stripes on top and 'COBRA' on Hood Black / Metal Clear Black 3SP 2535 Malaysia Classic Cobra Red3sp
305 1995 Roarin' Rods
3/4
Fluorescent Yellow Silver Snake Skin Pattern Several Black tint Black 7SP 13292 Malaysia Several Base variations: Black Plastic, Black Metal, Unpainted Metal Classic Cobra BrtGrn
305 1995 Roarin' Rods
3/4
Fluorescent Yellow Silver Snake Skin Pattern Black / Metal Black tint Black 5SP 13292 Malaysia Rare Image Not Available
363 1995 Treasure Hunts
11/12
Metalflake Green Gold Stripes Unpainted / Metal Clear Tan Gold PC6 13360 Malaysia 10,000 Produced, Limited Edition Treasure hunt 1995 cobra
1995 Shelby Heart Fund Silver 'AP' and '98' Black / Metal Clear Black Goodyear Gray DDRR 14014 Malaysia 10,000 Produced, Limited Edition Classic cobra grey Carroll Shelby LE 1995
1995 JC Penny '24K Gold Performance' 2-Car Set Gold-Plated None Black / Metal Clear Black Gold PC5 14064 Malaysia 5,000 Produced Shelby Cobra 427 (1995 JC Pennys 2-Pack)
1995 '60's Muscle Cars 5-Pack Metalflake Red Gold Stripes, Gold License Plate Black / Metal Clear Tan 7SP 13503 Malaysia Classic Cobra MtRed
1995 '60's Muscle Cars 5-Pack Metalflake Red Gold Stripes, Gold License Plate Black / Metal Clear Tan 5SP 13503 Malaysia Very Rare Image Not Available
1995 '60's Muscle Cars 5-Pack Metalflake Orange Gold Stripes, White License Plate Black / Metal Clear Tan 7SP 13503 Malaysia Image Not Available
1996 FAO Schwarz History of Hot Wheels II Set Yellow Black Stripes Black / Plastic Clear Black Gold RR 15732 Malaysia Shelby Cobra 427 (1996 FAO Schwarz History)
1996 Black Convertible Collection Metallic Black White Hotwheels Logo on Rear Metallic Black / Metal Tinted (Gray) Black Tinted Black 5SP 15171 Malaysia Target Stores Exclusive Cobra targetblack
406 1996 Sports Car
3/4
White Blue Stripes, Soccer Player and Ball Unpainted / Metal Clear Black 7SP 15250 Malaysia Classic Cobra SprtCr
406 1996 Sports Car
3/4
White Blue Stripes, Soccer Player and Ball Unpainted / Metal Clear Black 5SP 15250 Malaysia Rare Image Not Available
1997 General Mills Mail-In (Cinnamon  White Blue, Red, Yellow, Purple "French Toast Crunch" Black / Metal Clear Tan 5SP N/A Malaysia Classic Cobra Whtcerl
1997 Motorin' Music 4-Car Set Red White Stripes Unpainted / Metal Clear Gray 5SP 17279 China Image Not Available
727 1998 Race Team IV
3/4
Metalflake Blue Hot Wheels Race Team deco. "1", "Powered by FORD" Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Gray) White 5SP 18793 Malaysia Cobra - 98 Race Team 4
N/A 1998 12th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention - Race Team IV
3/4
Unpainted Black Hotwheels Logo on Trunk Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Gray) Gray 5SP 18793 Malaysia 500 Produced Image Not Available
N/A 1998 Hot Wheels 30th Anniversary Dark Blue White Stripes Unpainted / Metal Clear Black Gray Goodyear RR 18872 Malaysia Image Not Available
1024 1999

Show Biz 5-Pack 

and 
Mainline
27/109

White Black and Orange Flames, and 'Celebrity Hollywood Tour' Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Gray) Black 5SP 22379 Malaysia Classic Cobra Whtflmsl
40
/
250
2000 Speed Blaster
4/4
White Blue Stripes and Jet Plane and 'Speed' on side Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Blue) Blue 5SP 26043 Thailand Shelbycobra.white
240
/
240
2001 Mainline
144/144
Red Orange Flames on side Unpainted / Metal Clear Tan LW 53769 Malaysia 100 4625
8
/
16
2002 Auto Milestones Blue White Stripes and 'Auto Milestones' Unpainted / Metal Clear Silver Goodyear DDRR 55932 Thailand Cobra - 02 Milestones
N/A 2002 Japan Tokoro's Collection Metalflake Blue White Stripes Unpainted / Metal Clear Black Gray RR 85553 Thailand -427- 2002 Tokoro Collector's Edition
8
/
16
2003 Hall of Fame - Legends Metallic Blue White Stripes Unpainted / Metal Clear Black Goodyear DDRR 55932 Thailand Shelby Cobra 427 (2003 Hall of Fame)
N/A 2003 Carroll Shelby 80th Birthday Metallic Blue White Stripes, 'Happy Birthday Carroll' and '80' Unpainted / Metal Clear Black Goodyear DDRR N/A Thailand 1,000 Produced Image Not Available
5pk 2003 B-Day 5 Pack Blue White, Gold, Blue & Black Starburst, '5' and 'Hotwheels Birthday' Unpainted / Metal Clear Black 5SP 57018 Thailand Classic cobra blue birthday 5-pack 2003
186
/
212
2004 Pride Rides
5/10
Light Blue White Stripes Unpainted / Metal Clear Black 3SP B3782 Malaysia AC Cobra - IMGP9898 - red
2004 Bruce Wayne 3-Car Set Metalflake Blue White Stripes and '17' Black / Metal Clear Black RRMag G4407 Malaysia 10,000 Produced Shelby Cobra 427 (unknown)
2004 18th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention Burgundy White Stripes, Convention Logo and '18' Unpainted / Metal Clear White RR H1525 Thailand 4,000 Produced -427- 2004 Convention
2005 2005 Target California Dreamin' Set Red White Stripes Unpainted / Metal Clear Tan 5SP H7048 Malaysia Shelbycobra
160
/
187
2005 Mainline
25/50
Red White Stripes and '29' on Hood Unpainted / Metal Clear Black WSP H9068 Malaysia DSCF1975
160
/
187
2005 Mainline
25/50
Matte Gray (Primer) White Stripes and '29' on Hood Unpainted / Metal Clear Black WSP H9068 Malaysia K-Mart Exclusive Shelby Cobra 427 (matte gray)
160
/
187
2005 Mainline
25/50
Matte Gray (Primer) White Stripes and '29' on Hood Unpainted / Metal Clear Tan WSP H9068 Thailand

Very Rare

K-Mart Exclusive

Image Not Available
N/A 2006 Ultra Hots Metalflake Blue Silver Ghost Flames Unpainted / Metal Clear Black RLRR 32851 Thailand 100 4642
N/A 2006 Ultra Hots Burgundy Silver Stripes on Top Unpainted / Metal Clear Silver RLRR J2833 Malaysia Shelby Cobra 427 (2004 ultra hots red)
N/A 2006 Ultra Hots Burgundy White Stripes on Top Unpainted / Metal Clear Silver RLRR J2833 Malaysia Image Not Available
212
/
223
2006 Mainline
90/96
Grey Silver Stripes Unpainted / Metal Clear Blue 5SP J8038 Thailand Shelbycobra.grey
2006 Hot Wheels Classics 2 Chrome Red Stripes on Top, and '68' on Hood and Sides Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Gray) Black Goodyear 7SP J2776 Thailand Shelby Cobra 427 (2006 HW Classics-Chrome)
2006 Hot Wheels Classics 2 Spectraflame Red Silver Stripes on Top, and '68' on Hood and Sides Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Gray) Black Goodyear 7SP J2776 Thailand Shelby Cobra 427 (spectraflame red-GY7SP)
2006 Hot Wheels Classics 2 Spectraflame Blue Orange Stripes on Top, and '68' on Hood and Sides Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Gray) Black Goodyear 7SP J2776 Thailand Shelby Cobra 427 (spectraflame blue-GY7SP)
2006 Hot Wheels Classics 2 Spectraflame Antifreeze Silver Stripes on Top, and '68' on Hood and Sides Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Gray) Black Goodyear 7SP J2776 Thailand Shelby Cobra 427 (spectraflame antifreeze-GY7SP)
2006 Hot Wheels Classics 2 Spectraflame Gold Red Stripes on Top, and '68' on Hood and Sides Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Gray) Black Goodyear 7SP J2776 Thailand Shelby Cobra 427 (spectraflame gold)
2006 Hot Wheels Classics 2 Spectraflame Black Red Stripes on Top, and '68' on Hood and Sides Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Gray) Black Goodyear 7SP J2776 Thailand Image Not Available
97
/
180
2007 Code Cars
13/24
Metalflake Dark Blue Light Blue stripes on hood Unpainted / Metal Clear Grey 10SP K7648 Malaysia CobraDkBluRF
97
/
180
2007 Code Cars
13/24
Magenta Pink Stripes Unpainted / Metal Clear Grey LW K7648 Malaysia Shelbycobra07
97
/
180
2007 Code Cars
13/24
Magenta Pink Stripes Unpainted / Metal Clear Grey Chrome 10SP K7648 Malaysia Classic Cobra CIMG1904
17
/
36
2007 Ultra Hots Yellow Orange and White Stripes on Top, and '39' on Hood and Sides Unpainted / Metal Clear White RR L0077 Thailand DSCF1968
30/40 2007 Since '68 Series Top 40 Black Yellow Stripes Unpainted / Metal Clear Gray RL L2844 Malaysia Image Not Available
154
/
196
2008 TEAM: Engine Revealers
2/4
Matte Green White Stripes and Stars Variations Tinted (Gray) Black 3SP M6868 Malaysia Base Variations: Chrome Plastic, Unpainted Metal CobraAGreenRF
30
/
40
2008 Since '68: Top 40 Set Metalflake Blue Silver Stripes Unpainted / Metal Clear Grey RL N4608 Thailand Base Code(s): Shelby Cobra 427 (Top 40 Set)
2008 HWC Series 7: Neo-Classics Spectraflame Red White Stripes and 'COBRA' Chrome / Metal Clear Black RL L8686 China Base Code(s): 2008hwcneoclassicsshelbycobra427sc-1
4/4 2009 23rd Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention Blue Yellow Stripes, Convention Logo on Trunk Black Clear Black Goodyear RR P2198 China

2,000 Produced

Base Code(s):

-427- 2009 Convention Ticket Car (16-2500)
2009 Color Shifters Grey when Warm, Red when Cold 2 Red Racing Stripes down middle of car, Silver Flames on side Unpainted / Metal Clear Black 5SP P2859 Thailand Plastic body
Base Code(s):
Cobra - 09CS Warm-GrayCobra - 09CS Cold-Red
165
/
214
(INT)
2010 Hot Auctions
7/10
White Blue Stripes Chrome / Plastic Clear Black 10SP R7590 Malaysia

Avaliable in both USA and INT Series

Variation: Pink Tinted Glass


Base Code(s): C16, C17

Cobra HotAuction White
163
/
240
(USA)
2010 Hot Auctions
7/10
Maroon White Stripes Chrome / Plastic Clear Black 10SP R7590 Malaysia

Avaliable in both USA and INT Series


Base code(s): C31

2010-165b
6/20 2011 HW Garage Unpainted Red, White & Blue Stripes and '66', Sponsors Logos Unpainted / Metal Clear Black Black (Chrome Rim) RR10SP T8265 Malaysia Base Code: C41 P1100663c 1000
6/20 2011 HW Garage Dark Gray Red, White & Blue Stripes and '66', Sponsors Logos Unpainted / Metal Clear Black Black (Chrome Rim) RR10SP T8321 Malaysia Base Code(s): Shelby Cobra 427 (hw garage)
107
/
244
2011 Muscle Mania
7/10
Metalflake Light Grey Black Stripes and Badges Black / Plastic Tinted (Brown) Black Gold Chrome MC5 T9814 Malaysia Named Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
Base Code(s): D20,D22, D23
Shelby Cobra 427 SC 010 50
107
/
244
2011 Muscle Mania
7/10
Red Yellow Stripes and Badges Black / Plastic Clear Black Gold Chrome MC5 V0051 Malaysia Named Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
Kmart Exclusive
Base Code(s):
Shelby cobra kmart 2011
107
/
244
2011 Muscle Mania
7/10
Teal White Stripes and Badges Chrome / Plastic Clear Black 5SP V5228 Malaysia Named Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
Base Code(s): D30
Shelby Cobra 427 2011 Teal
2011 Color Shifters: Water Revealers Green (shifts to yellow) Blue and White tampos, '66' on sides and hood Unpainted / Metal Clear Chrome 5SP V0595 Thailand Base Code(s): DSCF1973Shelby Cobra 427 (2009 Colour Shifters)
N/A 2012 The Hot Ones Turquoise Red Zig-Zag and '42' Unpainted / Metal Clear Black HO W3790 Thailand Base Code(s): Shelby Cobra 427 (hot ones)
5pk 2012 Shelby 5-Pack Yellow Aqua and Blue Stripes and '427' Chrome / Plastic Tinted (Blue) Black 10SP W4254 Thailand Base Code(s): E34, E39 IMG 0377
2013 RLC Special Commemoration Edition Spectraflame Blue White Stripes on Top, Shelby Heart Fund Logo on Trunk Chrome / Metal Clear Black

Goodyear Gray (Chrome Rim) 

RR10SP

Y0467 Thailand 4000 Produced
Base Code(s):
-427- 2013 Special Commemorative (3239-4000)
2015 Color Shifters White (cold), Gold (warm) Flames on top Unpainted / Metal Clear Black 10SP CFM48 Thailand Base Code(s): Classiccobra427

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