FACTORY FIVE W/ BUILT UP 5.0 FUEL INJECTED V8, 5 SPD, SOUNDS GREAT! SHARP PAINT!
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|Engine:||5.0 Liter V8|
1965 Shelby Cobra Replica
When you catch a glimpse of a Cobra replica on the street, you can't help but be captivated. All that classic style is heaped onto a car that you know almost certainly has a high-powered engine sitting in the bay and, by virtue of its light weight, offers otherworldly performance, as well. Make no mistake, though - there's a huge variation as far as to their quality, and the foundation they're built on plays a substantial part. This 1965 Shelby Cobra replica has decided bragging rights in that area, as its foundation comes from Factory Five, one of the most respected manufacturers in the industry, and from there it was built with precision and care from the ground up to result in a head-turning scorcher that looks and runs great.
Its maroon shade is a welcome departure from the norm, and it complements this roadster well. A careful application has left it with uniform coloring and a nice, even shine from front to back. The broad white stripes running its length are no mere decals - they're painted on and feature a very smooth texture and very sharp edges. That the car is so straight and well aligned comes from more than good fortune - Factory Five uses a sturdy composite body that's light but also very rigid, and with the sturdy steel frame sitting underneath it, this Cobra replica is built to withstand the rigors of time and performance-oriented driving much better than most of its counterparts. Its design is centered around the graceful curvature of its body and sports relatively few chrome accents, but the chrome that is on display - the bumpers and the thick, sturdy driver's side roll protection, as well as the light casings, mirrors and windshield frame - all remain in very nice condition.
Just lowering yourself into the cockpit makes you want to fire it up and tear up some asphalt. The bucket seats have a great vintage racer look, with racing harnesses that sit ready to hold you in place during spirited cornering. Another very definite benefit of its Factory Five lineage lies in the amount of leg room on hand - due to its dropped floors and relatively wide toe box, even taller drivers can get comfortable. Just beyond the woodgrain Cobra steering wheel, a full complement of Stewart Warner gauges sits in the expanse of the black, vinyl-lined dash area, easily readable and clear. Lift the deck lid in back and you'll see that the trunk area is looking straight and clean.
This roadster was built for dependable high performance in real world driving conditions. The 5.0 liter V8 sitting in the engine bay has been bored .030 for some extra displacement and has a lot of great add-ons, including Keith Black pistons, a pair of Edelbrock aluminum heads, an MSD distributor and a Lunati cam that all combine to give it some extra power. It sounds great as it exhales out into its sidepipes. The T-5 manual transmission it's paired with offers a nice balance of gearing for strong off the line acceleration and low-revs at highway speeds. This great looking, strong performing open air street machine sits on a set of 17" Cobra R wheels that are outfitted with Uniroyal tires in front and BF Goodrich radials in back.
With its array of high-end components taking their place on a precisely-built, sturdy foundation, this 1965 Shelby Cobra replica not only has otherworldly curb appeal but it promises an exceptional driving experience, as well. Call today!