1965 Shelby Cobra

Arlington, TX 76017
United States

1965 Shelby Cobra
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1965 Ford Shelby Cobra

In 1961 a retired race car driver had a dream to find a sports car that could fit a more powerful V8 motor. That man was Carroll Shelby and that car became the Shelby Cobra. Shelby wrote to AC asking them to join him on this endeavor and they agreed should a suitable engine be found. He initially contacted Chevrolet but with the recent introduction of the Corvette, they refused to join him on the project. His next stop was Ford who understandably wanted something .....
to compete with the Corvette and thus the Cobra was born. These cars have an extensive history in the automobile world and make for some of the coolest street cars on the road. These factory race cars can fetch in the millions of dollars nowadays which is why car builders are turning towards replicas to create their dream cars. This very nice 1965 Cobra is extremely well built using the best components available. The owner spent around $140K having it built. It was constructed by SMC and although they are no longer in business everything we have read online points to them being very high quality. The body is painted in Yellow with dual Red racing stripes that run the full length of the car. On the iconic front end the car has the chrome piece around the radiator opening framed by the bumperettes. It also has the full bumper in rear. Behind the driver is the single hoop roll bar and the car also received the large chrome gas cap where some manufactures used a smaller version. The windshield is slightly tinted and has both upper and side wind deflectors. The rides on a set of the correct style Shelby Cobra wheels which are true knock offs and have 305/35/18 tires in rear with 245/40/18s up front.

You see some of these with small block Ford motors in them so we were delighted to open the scooped hood to reveal the Shelby Aluminum 427. It has been bored to 496 ci which offers all the power you could ask for delivering 750hp with 690 ft/lbs of torque. These were race cars after all so this one stays true to its heritage. It has been fitted with a Fast XFI 2.0 8 stack fuel injection system which not only improves performance but looks great. The surrounding engine compartment looks good too being all custom finished out and painted Red to match the stripes. The car runs strong and also features Blue Thunder aluminum heads, Crower titanium rods, a Billet Windberg light weight crankshaft, and Race tec pistons (10.5 to 1 compression). It was built by FE Specialties out of California and sounds great through the custom side exhaust. Backing the motor up is a Tremec T-56 Magnum 6 speed transmission. The car has 3:55 gears in the rear so not only is it quick it can cruise down the highway comfortably. The engine is capable of 8000 rpm but has a rev limiter set down to 6500 rpm.

The cockpit of the car is all finished out in an Olive Green color with Yellow accents. It has dual bucket seats and a custom center console which houses the shifter and cupholders. The dash is all custom as well and features Yellow flamed Cobra gauges in Red bezels to tie into the cars exterior. This is also where you will find all of your controls along with the very cool push button start set up. The floors have a diamond plate design and the pedals are from "AC". The trunk is all finished out and although these cars aren't known for trunk space there is still plenty of room for a few tools and your car show gear.

This is a really high end Cobra and you couldn't ask for a better drivetrain in one of these. It comes with a custom tonneau cover and the car is titled as a 1965 Ford Convertible.

Take this Cobra home for $84,000.00!


This car is located in Clinton, Missouri.

4517 Willow Bend Dr
Arlington TX 76017
United States
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