FOR SALE: 1965 Shelby Cobra Replica
Antique/Classic / Concord, North Carolina
The Shelby Cobra is perhaps the purest expression of automotive performance ever put on the streets. But when you look at the time, money, and effort it takes to build your own, you\'ll realize how much you really just want a quality Factory Five replica like this one with a performance-built 306 V8 and an irresistible price. Factory Five got the formula right adding welcomed amounts of room without taking away from the classic Cobra proportions. You\'ll feel the difference the moment you sit behind the wheel, but more on that in a moment. First, just marvel at the company\'s 20+ years of fiberglass Cobra knowledge. They understand the gentle European curves originally created by AC, and the aggressive fenders and hood that Carroll Shelby needed to harness all that added power. This body looks exceptional in deep metallic blue, and as the shine rolls evenly across the whole car, you can instantly see the quality that $8K invested in paint and body gets you. Plus, it also gets the details right. The dual white stripes are an iconic touch; the side pipes have the rumble of a true mean machine; the quick jack bumpers are a great reminder of this car\'s track ability; and the dual roll hoops means you can share this wide-open bare-knuckled wild ride with someone special. The interior definitely captures the Shelby attitude correctly with wrap-around bucket seats and Schroth racing harnesses. The driver gets the full Cobra experience with the three spoke wood steering wheel and the shift lever that\'s been reversed to fit the driver perfectly. All of this looks fantastic, leading us to believe there has been a nice investment in the interior recently. There\'s a full AutoMeter gauge package, which is critical if you\'re using your Cobra on the track. There\'s no radio, no heater, no A/C this is first a competition machine that\'s all about enjoying the open air and the driving experience with nothing else getting in the way. When you look under the hood of a Cobra, there\'s nothing better to see than big bold Cobra air cleaner and valve covers. But beneath this timeless tidy presentation lies enhanced performance. This 302 cubic-inch V8 has a bored .30 over kit (total displacement 306ci), and it also includes go-fast goodies such as an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock Performer intake, forged pistons w/aftermarket rods, and hydraulic roller cam. The V8 was even recently overhauled at Chuck\'s Performance (the one who builds NASCAR motors) and includes new rocker arms and a full valve service. This total investment makes for a strong motor that fires right up, and it even has all the right support components for reliable performance such as an MSD ignition, aluminum radiator, and electric fan. This complete package does a great job of moving the lightweight fiberglass body, and you can stay in the powerband with ease thanks to the T5 five-speed manual transmission. Of course, power is nothing without control. That\'s why this Cobra comes with power steering, an independent front suspension, and three-link coilover rear. It\'s backed up by a four-wheel disc brake package that is connected to the expensive and grippy ZR-rated tires mounted on those cool 17-inch, five-spoke alloys. Complete with owner\'s manual, and we\'ve also got $27K in receipts that was invested in creating this Cobra (not including the initial purchase price of the body and 306 block.) So what might have at first looked like a good value for money, is something that you now know is now one of best Cobra deals you\'re going to see. That\'s why you know you have to hurry to snatch this one up. Call today!!