Why Choose Finish Line

There are several compelling reasons to select Finish Line Motorsports, Inc. as your Shelby Cobra Dealer.  We are located in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas is America’s destination playground, making it easy for you to get here at any time. Our weather is almost always perfect. That means that, like Ford, GM, and Daimler-Chrysler, we have the ability to road test our developments year round. Finish Line Motorsports, Inc. has the only fabrication shop totally dedicated to the development and advancement of the Shelby Cobra.This ensures that your car is built with the utmost precision and hand craftsmanship. Every car that we assemble, whether a street model, challenge model, or racing model, receives the same care and attention to detail and safety. Because our interest is in returning the Shelby Cobra to the American racing scene, your car benefits from the experience and innovation that goes into each of our racing models. Finish Line Motorsports’ expert craftsmen have developed ground breaking improvements on some of racing’s finest components.  Our innovative designs for an improved dry sump and racing brakes are now being manufactured to our own specifications by such racing giants as AVIAD and BREMBO BRAKES.   You can learn more about these and other Finish Line Motorsports developments in our section on innovations. Each of our improvements and developments is rigorously tested on America’s newest and finest race track, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  Our shop is locate only seconds from the track entrance.  This also ensures that you have easy access to a premiere track when you come to claim your legendary Shelby Cobra CSX 4000 or CSX 7000 series...

Finish Line Motorsports, Inc.

Finish Line Motorsports, Inc. has been selected as the restoration expert to bring the “Lost GT 40” back to the racing world. This Mk IIb (chassis number P1047) was found in a shed in Japan. It is now in the process of being restored to its original state by the restoration experts at Finish Line Motorsports, Inc.Follow the progress of our restoration of this beloved piece of automotive history. “The Lost GT 40” is back on American soil after 40 years. Watch it transform from a neglected relic to an icon of racing history. Finish Line Motorsports, Inc. is the largest and finest authorized Shelby Cobra dealership in the Shelby Sales Network.  Located on the grounds of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Finish Line Motorsports is only seconds away from the Shelby American plant. We invite you to explore our site and learn about our efforts to return the Shelby Cobra to the American racing circuit. See exclusive photographs chronicling the construction of street and racing models of the CSX 4000 series cars. Thrill to the excitement of the Arrive and Drive Challenge Series   Learn how you can own and drive a Shelby Cobra race car at selected events around the country. Also, look into our Shelby Challenge Senior Racing series and learn where you can witness the return of this American racing classic. These racing editions of the legendary Cobra are only available from Finish Line Motorsports, Inc. Finish Line Motorsports, Inc. will be offering the Daytona Coupe for sale in the near future. Finish Line Motorsports, Inc. is also the exclusive developer and builder of the Cobra 427 COMP car. They are producing a limited number...

Daytona Coupe

The Daytona Coupe is widely recognized as the ultimate Shelby Cobra. There were only six original coupes built. Each Coupe’s racing history is verified but the original race at the Daytona 24 Hour in February of 1964 was the beginning of what was to become a dominant,, winning racing history for years to come. Hence the name for the car. To this date, the Daytona Coupe is the first and only American made car to ever win the World Manufacturer’s Championship for Grand Touring race cars. This car, CSX 2469 is one of only a very few “second generation” Daytona Coupes built by Mike McCluskey for Caroll Shelby. Based on an original 289 Shelby Cobra chassis, CSX 2469 has been painstakingly built to original specifications. It is a true Shelby Cobra. In fact, it is considered you many to actually be the seventh 289 Daytona Coupe. As with the original Daytona Coupes, CSX 2469 has already established a winning history, having raced and won at such famous tracks as Laguna Seca, California, and Goodwoodl, England. Having been driven by such famous drivers as John Morton, Phil Hill, Derek Bell, and, of course, Caroll Shelby the car is already a winner. The future for the CSX 2469 is bright. Race prepped and crewed by Finish Line Motorsports, Inc. the car will continue to be selectively raced at some of the most famous venues around the country and around the world. 2003 saw it raced at Laguna Seca by Derek Bell as the driver and at Road America with Brian Redman as the driver. More races are planned fro the future;...

Shelby Challenge Owners Arrive

All Challenge Racers are built and maintained by Finish Line Motorsports, Inc. to Challenge specifications thereby ensuring fair competition. Owners will race against each other in equally prepared cars. In some situations, Challenge Racers may run as part of a larger race group (cars other than Challenge Racers will be on the track at the same time.)  However, it is our ultimate goal for this program, along with a related series featuring 289 FIA Cobras, to field our own race groups. Participation in the Owners’ Challenge Arrive & Drive provides you with everything for a successful and enjoyable racing weekend.  We prep all cars and deliver them to the track, along with crews to provide track side support throughout the weekend.  Hotel, meals and track hospitality are all included.  You simply handle your travel arrangements; get to the track or hotel; and bring your approved driving gear. A competition license from a recognized organization is required.  We can help arrange for a school and licensing if required. Unless you can demonstrate your experience with racing Cobras or a similar high powered race car, we also require at least one session in the Challenge Racer with our own instructors in Las Vegas prior to participating in a Challenge race.  Arrangements for practice/sign-off sessions in Las Vegas will be scheduled as needed. Actual track time will be determined by the race organization handling each particular weekend. Track time varies from event to event.  We will average from 4-6 session per weekend including practice, qualifying and race. Our racing schedule provides you with the opportunity to experience many of America’s great tracks and special...

Finish Line Newsletter

The Shelby Cobra returned to the Virginia International Raceway on June 8-10, 2001. Grand Marshal, Caroll Shelby presided over the races at the very track where he won the first Gold Cup race in 1957.  It was a glorious homecoming for the Shelby Cobra.  Challenge Series Racers and FIA cars took to the course and thrilled the crowds. Finish Line Motorsports, Inc. cars took five of the top eight finish positions; including first and second places. Amateur driver Gary Pfeifer of Kiowa, CO took first place.  He was followed by fellow amateur Kevin Rogers of Spring, TX.  Both Pfeifer and Rogers were driving their own Challenge Series Racers which are built and maintained by Finish Line Motorsports, Inc. Pfeifer and Rogers beat out Bob Bondurant of Phoenix, AZ who took the third position in a FIA car. He was followed by Jim Harrell of Asheville, NC and Bob Oltoff of Mt. Ulla, NC, both of whom were also driving FIA cars. The finishing positions were rounded out by Tim Korzan of St. Charles, IL; AC D’Augustino of Breckenridge, CO; and Vincent Dean of Leawood, KS. While all three men are Challenge Racer owner/drivers, AC D’Augustino drove a FIA car for this race while he waits for his Challenge Racer to be finished. The action was furious as the top four cars driven by Bondurant, Harrell, Olthoff, and Pfeifer battled throughout the day for the top position. They were all covered by less than one-tenth of one second in their individual “fastest lap” times. On Sunday, Pfeifer came on strong, passing Bondurant and maintaining his lead. That made the real battle the...

Shelby Challenge Racer Vehicle Specifications

Introducing the ultimate Shelby Cobra Race car from Finish Line Motorsports, Inc. and TMC. This is the only Shelby authorized Spec Series Racer to be developed for the race series. The CHALLENGE RACER is based on the Shelby CSX 4000 Series Cobra from Shelby American and repeatedly proven in development by former racing legends. The CHALLENGE RACER is the first Cobra to be certified an SCCA legal race car in over 25 years. Move your mouse over the image for information about the racer. Detailed specs and features appear below the image.  FEATURES: Limited Number:  Only a limited number out of the total CSX 4000 Series production will be allocated by Shelby American, Inc. for the CHALLENGE RACER series of cars. Body & Chassis:  a) Lightweight fiberglass body shell for durability. b) Specially triangulated CSX4000 Cobra chassis creating a more rigid chassis and allowing for more predictable handling and suspension tuning. c) Adjustable front and rear upper control arms with urethane bushings throughout.  d)  Bilstein Shocks.  e)  Hypercoil coil springs. f) SCCA PRO Racing approved roll bar and side intrusion system. g) Schroeder tubular sway bars. Interior:  a) Single racing bucket.  b)  Woodward collapsible steering column with removable steering wheel collar from Sweet manufacturing.  c)  On board Halon fire system from Safety Systems, Inc.  d)  Shelby signature gauges from Auto Meter.  e)  Simpson 5 point safety harness. Performance Features:  Brembo racing brakes.  b)  351 c.i. Ford engine with Edelbrock aluminum heads, Edelbrock Jr. intake and Holley HP 850 cfm carburetor with approximately 540 h.p. c) Tex Powell road racing 4 speed transmission with Hurst Shifter.  d)  Setrab differential cooler with Speedway Engineering pump....