Classic Cobra
Debut Series The Hot Ones
Produced 1983 - present
Designer Larry Wood
Number 3923
Classic Cobra BluBW.JPG



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!

The casting was retooled in 2020, becoming a post-post design and losing the opening hood.

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
1983 Mainline
Hot Ones
Blue White stripes Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black BW 3923 Hong Kong Classic Cobra BluBW.JPG
1983 Real Riders Blue White stripes Unpainted
Metal
Clear Black Goodyear Gray RR 3923 Hong Kong or Malaysia Classiccobra.jpg
1985 Real Riders Blue White stripes Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black Goodyear White RR 3923 Malaysia Classic Cobra BluRR.JPG
1985 Mexican Release Blue Yellow stripes Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black Goodyear Gray RR Mexico Download-0.jpg
1985 Mexican Release Blue Yellow stripes Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black BW Mexico Image Not Available.jpg
1985 Mexican Release Blue White stripes Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black Goodyear Gray RR Mexico Image Not Available.jpg
1985 Mexican Release Blue White stripes Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black BW Mexico Image Not Available.jpg
31 1986 Real Riders Red Yellow & Black Stripes on top, '427 COBRA' on Hood Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black Goodyear Gray RR 2535 Malaysia Red Classic Cobra - 3091df.jpg
31 1986 Mainline Red Yellow & Black Stripes on top, '427 COBRA' on Hood Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black BW 2535 Malaysia Classic-cobra-1986-red-BW.jpg
31 1988 Mainline Red Yellow & Black Stripes on top, 'COBRA' on Hood Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black BW 2535 Malaysia Cobra redbw.JPG
1989 Park 'n Plates Black Orange & Red Stripes on top, 'COBRA' on Hood Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Red BW 2055 Malaysia Cobra blackbw.JPG
1990 California Customs White Salmon & Black Stripes, 'COBRA' & '7' Unpainted
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Metal
Clear with Black 'Cal Customs' Blue Chrome rim, Gray RR 1296 Malaysia Shelby Cobra 427 (1990 California Custom-black cal custom).jpg
1990 California Customs White Salmon & Black Stripes, 'COBRA' & '7' Unpainted
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Metal
Clear with Yellow 'Cal Customs' Blue Chrome rim, Gray RR 1296 Malaysia Cobra calrr.JPG
1990 California Customs White Salmon & Black Stripes, 'COBRA' & '7' Unpainted
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Metal
Clear with Yellow 'Cal Customs' Blue BW 1296 Malaysia Classic Cobra CalCus.JPG
1990 California Customs Fluorescent Yellow Salmon & Black Stripes, 'COBRA' & '7' Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Red BW 1296 Malaysia Possible Variation: Dark or Light Blue in Tampo Shelbycobra.yellow.jpg
1993 Revealers 10-Pack White Blue Stripe on Hood, Orange Snake on hood & sides Unpainted
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Metal
Clear with 'Revealers' Red BW 3923 Malaysia 10-Pack was a prize Classic Cobra WhtRev.JPG
1993 25th Anniversary Ford 5-Pack Light Blue Orange & Red Stripes on top, 'COBRA' on hood Unpainted
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Metal
Clear White BW 10790 Malaysia Classic Cobra LtBlu.JPG
1994 FAO Schwarz Gold Series Collection Red White Hotwheels Logo on Rear Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black Gold PC5 12293 Malaysia Classic Cobra FAOR.JPG
31 1995 Mainline Red Yellow & Black Stripes on top, 'COBRA' on Hood Several Clear Black 7SP 2535 Malaysia Several Base variations: Black Plastic, Black Metal, Unpainted Metal Classic Cobra Red7spUnpntbs.JPG
Clasic Cobra Red7sp.JPG
31 1995 Mainline Red Yellow & Black Stripes on top & 'COBRA' on Hood Black
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Metal
Clear Black 3SP 2535 Malaysia Classic Cobra Red3sp.JPG
305 1995 Roarin' Rods
3/4
Fluorescent Yellow Silver Snake Skin Pattern Several Black tint Black 7SP 13292 Malaysia Several Variations Classic Cobra BrtGrn.JPG
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.jpg
1995 Shelby Heart Fund Silver 'AP' & '98' Black
/
Metal
Clear Black Goodyear Gray DDRR 14014 Malaysia 10,000 Produced
Variation: Chrome DDRR Wheels (25 Produced)
Classic cobra grey Carroll Shelby LE 1995.JPG
1995 JC Penny '24K Gold Performance' 2-Car Set Gold-Plated None Black
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Metal
Clear Black Gold PC5 14064 Malaysia 5,000 Produced Shelby Cobra 427 (1995 JC Pennys 2-Pack).jpg
1995 '60's Muscle Cars 5-Pack Metalflake Red Gold Stripes, Gold License Plate Black
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Metal
Clear Tan 7SP 13503 Malaysia Several Variations Classic Cobra MtRed.JPG
1996 FAO Schwarz History of Hot Wheels II Set Yellow Black Stripes Black
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Plastic
Clear Black Gold RR 15732 Malaysia Shelby Cobra 427 (1996 FAO Schwarz History).jpg
1996 Black Convertible Collection Metallic Black White Hotwheels Logo on Rear Metallic Black
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Metal
Tinted (Gray) Black Tinted Black 5SP 15171 Malaysia Target Stores Exclusive Cobra targetblack.JPG
406 1996 Sports Car
3/4
White Blue Stripes, Soccer Player & Ball Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black 7SP 15250 Malaysia Classic Cobra SprtCr.JPG
406 1996 Sports Car
3/4
White Blue Stripes, Soccer Player & Ball Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black 5SP 15250 Malaysia Rare Soccer5.jpg
1997 General Mills White Blue, Red, Yellow, Purple "French Toast Crunch" Black
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Metal
Clear Tan 5SP N/A Malaysia Mail-In Cinnamon Toast Crunch Classic Cobra Whtcerl.JPG
1997 Motorin' Music Set Red White Stripes Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Gray 5SP 17279 China Motmusic.jpg
727 1998 Race Team IV
3/4
Metalflake Blue Hot Wheels Race Team deco. "1", "Powered by FORD" Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Gray) White 5SP 18793 Malaysia Cobra - 98 Race Team 4.jpg
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 Zamac-0.jpg
1998 HW 30th Anniv Dark Blue White Stripes Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black Gray Goodyear RR 18872 Malaysia Image Not Available.jpg
1024 1999 Show Biz 5-Pack & 
Mainline
27/109
White Black & Orange Flames, 'Celebrity Hollywood Tour' Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Gray) Black 5SP 22379 Malaysia Classic Cobra Whtflmsl.JPG
1999 Pavement Pounders Red Black
/
Plastic
Clear Black 3SP Came with Blown Truck Image Not Available.jpg
40/250 2000 Speed Blaster
4/4
White Blue Stripes, Jet Plane & 'Speed' on side Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Blue) Blue 5SP 26043 Thailand Shelbycobra.white.jpg
240/240 2001 Mainline
144/144
Red Orange Flames on side Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Tan LW 53769 Malaysia 100 4625.jpg
2002 Auto Milestones
8/16
Blue White Stripes & 'Auto Milestones' Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Silver Goodyear DDRR 55932 Thailand Cobra - 02 Milestones.jpg
2002 Japan Tokoro's Collection Metalflake Blue White Stripes Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Black Gray RR 85553 Thailand -427- 2002 Tokoro Collector's Edition.jpg
2003 Hall of Fame: Legends
8/16
Metallic Blue White Stripes Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Black Goodyear DDRR 55932 Thailand Shelby Cobra 427 (2003 Hall of Fame).jpg
2003 Carroll Shelby 80th Birthday Metallic Blue White Stripes, 'Happy Birthday Carroll' & '80' Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Black Goodyear DDRR N/A Thailand 1,000 Produced Birthday.jpg
5pk 2003 B-Day 5-Pack Blue White, Gold, Blue & Black Starburst, '5' & 'Hotwheels Birthday' Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Black 5SP 57018 Thailand Classic cobra blue birthday 5-pack 2003.JPG
186/212 2004 Pride Rides
5/10
Light Blue White Stripes Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Black 3SP B3782 Malaysia AC Cobra - IMGP9898 - red.jpg
2004 The Bruce Wayne Collection 3-Car Set Metalflake Blue White Stripes & '17' Black
/
Metal
Clear Black RRMag G4407 Malaysia 10,000 Produced Shelby Cobra 427 (unknown).jpg
2004 18th Annual Collectors Convention Burgundy White Stripes, Convention Logo & '18' Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear White RR H1525 Thailand 4,000 Produced Classic-cobra-2004-convention.jpg
2005 Target California Dreamin' Set Red White Stripes Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Tan 5SP H7048 Malaysia Shelbycobra.jpg
160/187 2005 Mainline
25/50
Red White Stripes & '29' on Hood Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Black WSP H9068 Malaysia DSCF1975.jpg
160/187 2005 Mainline
25/50
Matte Gray (Primer) White Stripes & '29' on Hood Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Black WSP H9068 Malaysia K-Mart Exclusive Shelby Cobra 427 (matte gray).jpg
160/187 2005 Mainline
25/50
Matte Gray (Primer) White Stripes & '29' on Hood Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Tan WSP H9068 Thailand Rare
K-Mart Exclusive
Image Not Available.jpg
2006 Ultra Hots Metalflake Blue Silver Ghost Flames Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Black RLRR J2851 Thailand 100 4642.jpg
2006 Ultra Hots Burgundy Silver Stripes on Top Unpainted
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Metal
Clear Silver RLRR J2833 Malaysia Shelby Cobra 427 (2004 ultra hots red).jpg
2006 Ultra Hots Burgundy White Stripes on Top Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Silver RLRR J2833 Malaysia Image Not Available.jpg
212/223 2006 Mainline
90/96
Grey Silver Stripes Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Blue 5SP J8038 Thailand Shelbycobra.grey.jpg
2006 Hot Wheels Classics 2
20/30
Chrome Red Stripes on Top, '68' on hood & sides Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Gray) Black Goodyear 7SP J2776 Thailand Shelby Cobra 427 (2006 HW Classics-Chrome).jpg
2006 Hot Wheels Classics 2
20/30
Spectraflame Red Silver Stripes on Top, '68' on hood & sides Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Gray) Black Goodyear 7SP J2776 Thailand Shelby Cobra 427 (spectraflame red-GY7SP).jpg
2006 Hot Wheels Classics 2
20/30
Spectraflame Blue Orange Stripes on Top, '68' on Hood & Sides Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Gray) Black Goodyear 7SP J2776 Thailand Shelby Cobra 427 (spectraflame blue-GY7SP).jpg
2006 Hot Wheels Classics 2
20/30
Spectraflame Antifreeze Silver Stripes on Top, '68' on hood & sides Unpainted
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Metal
Tinted (Gray) Black Goodyear 7SP J2776 Thailand Shelby Cobra 427 (spectraflame antifreeze-GY7SP).jpg
2006 Hot Wheels Classics 2
20/30
Spectraflame Gold Red Stripes on Top, '68' on hood & sides Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Gray) Black Goodyear 7SP J2776 Thailand Shelby Cobra 427 (spectraflame gold).jpg
2006 Hot Wheels Classics 2
20/30
Spectraflame Black Red Stripes on Top, '68' on hood & sides Unpainted
/
Metal
Tinted (Gray) Black Goodyear 7SP J2776 Thailand Black-0.jpg
97/180 2007 Code Cars
13/24
Metalflake Dark Blue Light Blue stripes on hood Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Grey 10SP K7648 Malaysia CobraDkBluRF.jpg
97/180 2007 Code Cars
13/24
Magenta Pink Stripes Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Grey LW K7648 Malaysia Possible Variation: Magenta or Light Purple Shelbycobra07.jpg
97/180 2007 Code Cars
13/24
Magenta Pink Stripes Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Grey Chrome 10SP K7648 Malaysia Classic Cobra CIMG1904.JPG
2007 Ultra Hots
17/36
Yellow Orange & White Stripes on Top, '39' on hood & sides Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear White RR L0077 Thailand DSCF1968.jpg
2007 Since '68: Top 40
30/40
Black Yellow Stripes Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Gray RL L2844 Malaysia Since68.jpg
154/196 2008 TEAM: Engine Revealers
2/4
Matte Green White Stripes & Stars Variations Tinted (Gray) Black 3SP M6868 Malaysia Base Variations: Chrome Plastic, Unpainted Metal
Possible Variation: 5DOT Wheels
CobraAGreenRF.jpg
2008 Since '68: Top 40 Set
30/40
Metalflake Blue Silver Stripes Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Grey RL N4608 Thailand Date Code(s): Shelby Cobra 427 (Top 40 Set).jpg
2008 HWC.com 7: Neo-Classics Spectraflame Red White Stripes & 'COBRA' Chrome
/
Metal
Clear Black RL L8686 China Date Code(s): 2008hwcneoclassicsshelbycobra427sc-1.jpg
2008 MEC (Mattel Engineers of China) White Yelllow Stripes & 'MEC' on side, Mattel Logo & 'MEC' on Hood, '2008' on Trunk Black
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Metal
Clear Black LW Date Code(s): Image Not Available.jpg
2009 23rd Annual Collectors Convention
4/4
Blue Yellow Stripes, Convention Logo on Trunk Black Clear Black Goodyear RR P2198 China 2,000 Produced
Date Code(s):
-427- 2009 Convention Ticket Car (16-2500).jpg
2009 Color Shifters Grey (warm)
Red (cold)
2 Red Racing Stripes down middle of car, Silver Flames on side Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Black 5SP P2859 Thailand Plastic body
Date Code(s):
Cobra - 09CS Warm-Gray.JPG
Cobra - 09CS Cold-Red.JPG
165/214
(INT)
2010 Hot Auctions
7/10
White Blue Stripes Chrome
/
Plastic
Clear Black 10SP R7590 Malaysia Avaliable in both USA & INT Series
Variation: Pink Tinted Glass
Date Code(s): C16, C17, C20
Cobra HotAuction White.JPG
163/240
(USA)
2010 Hot Auctions
7/10
Maroon White Stripes Chrome
/
Plastic
Clear Black 10SP R7590 Malaysia Avaliable in both USA & INT Series
Date Code(s): C31
2010-165b.jpg
2011 HW Garage
6/20
Unpainted Red, White & Blue Stripes & '66', Sponsors Logos Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Black Chrome Rim, Black RR10SP T8265 Malaysia Date Code: C41 P1100663c 1000.jpg
2011 HW Garage
6/20
Dark Gray Red, White & Blue Stripes & '66', Sponsors Logos Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Black Chrome Rim, Black RR10SP T8321 Malaysia Date Code(s): Shelby Cobra 427 (hw garage).jpg
107/244 2011 Muscle Mania
7/10
Metalflake Light Grey Black & Gold Stripes & Badges Black
/
Plastic
Brown Tint Black Gold Chrome MC5 T9814 Malaysia Named Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
Date Code(s): D20,D22, D23
Shelby Cobra 427 SC 010 50.jpg
107/244 2011 Muscle Mania
7/10
Red Yellow Stripes & Badges Black
/
Plastic
Clear Black Gold Chrome MC5 V0051 Malaysia Named Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
Kmart Exclusive
Date Code(s):
Shelby cobra kmart 2011.jpg
107/244 2011 Muscle Mania
7/10
Teal White Stripes & Badges Chrome
/
Plastic
Clear Black 5SP V5228 Malaysia Named Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
Date Code(s): D30
Shelby Cobra 427 2011 Teal.jpg
2011 Color Shifters: Water Revealers Green (cold)
Yellow (warm)
Blue & White tampos, '66' on sides & hood Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Chrome 5SP V0595 Thailand Date Code(s): DSCF1973.jpgShelby Cobra 427 (2009 Colour Shifters).jpg
2012 The Hot Ones Turquoise Red Zig-Zag & '42' Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Black HO W3790 Thailand Date Code(s): Shelby Cobra 427 (hot ones).jpg
5pk 2012 Shelby 5-Pack Yellow Aqua & Blue Stripes, '427' Chrome
/
Plastic
Tinted (Blue) Black 10SP W4254 Thailand Date Code(s): E34, E39 IMG 0377.jpg
2013 RLC Special Commemoration Edition Spectraflame Blue White Stripes on Top, Shelby Heart Fund Logo on Trunk Chrome
/
Metal
Clear Black Chrome Rim, Goodyear Gray RR10SP Y0467 Thailand 4000 Produced
Date Code(s):
-427- 2013 Special Commemorative (3239-4000).jpg
2015 Color Shifters White (cold),
Gold (warm)
Flames on top Unpainted
/
Metal
Clear Black 10SP CFM48 Thailand Date Code(s): Classiccobra427.jpg
191/244 2020 HW Roadsters Black Red stripes on sides, front, hood & rear. Chrome
/
Plastic
Tinted (Smoke) Red Chrome rim, Black 5SP GHC75 Malaysia Named Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
Date code(s): N08, N09, N11, N19, N20
Updated tooling.
3D910A8A-01B9-4AF3-8503-39C7C072A308.jpeg

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