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1965 Shelby Cobra

Frame Off Built Factory Five Cobra 392 Stroker V8 Tremec 5 Speed 3.73 Posi
Stock #
135408
Body Style
Roadster
Engine
392 V8
Exterior Color
Metallic Blue
Interior Color
Black
Miles
837

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  • Ford Racing small block / Stroked to 392 cubic inches
  • 4-inch DOM frame
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Leather interior
  • Tremec 5-speed manual transmission
  • Independent front and 5-link rear suspension
  • 17-inch OE Racing wheels
  • Ford 8.8-inch rear axle / Posi-traction differential / 3.73 gears
  • Rack-and-pinion steering
  • Factory Five composite body / Metallic Blue paint / Pewter racing stripes

SUMMARY

  • Factory Five Racing MK4 Roadster / Certificate of Origin dated July 15th, 2011
  • Ford Racing small block / Stroked to 392 cubic inches
  • Tremec 5-speed manual transmission
  • Ford 8.8-inch rear axle / Posi-traction differential / 3.73 gears
  • 17-inch OE Racing wheels
  • Sale includes: Copy of the car’s Factory Five Racing Certificate of Origin / An accessory hardtop
  • Rack-and-pinion steering / 4-wheel disc brakes
  • 4-inch DOM frame / Independent front and 5-link rear suspension
  • Factory Five composite body / Metallic Blue paint / Pewter racing stripes
  • Leather interior

It’s been over 20 years since the first Factory Five Cobra rolled off the assembly line. And FFR’s latest roadster, officially termed the MK4, is poised to continue the firm’s trade of producing the best selling, best-engineered and best-performing replicas of all time. At face value, the formula is simple: take a modern, lightweight chassis, wrap it in high-quality, tight-fitting fiberglass, plant a hot Ford V8 between the fenders and enjoy whiplash-inducing performance. But, as all car enthusiasts know, simplicity and reliability are only achieved through planning and precision. Built, polished and ready to roar, this MK4 roadster combines cool Shelby looks with all the right hardware to turn your knuckles white with excitement! Best of all, it’s a fully sorted, turnkey package that’s available to you for a fraction of the time and money someone else spent building it. If you’ve been searching for the perfect car to maximize your dollar-to-thrill ratio, welcome to your next classic!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Factory Five Racing has long been applauded for their great fiberglass work, and this Cobra is no exception. The car’s virtually flawless profile, modeled on two well-known Shelby classics, is a 1-piece, hand-laid Vinylester shell that was laminated to 3/16ths, CNC trimmed and covered in a .015-inch gel coat. That gel lays excellent groundwork for wet looking Metallic Blue 2-stage. Since pretty much every Cobra worth its salt needs some kind of war paint, the builder added a classy pair of Pewter racing stripes. And today, this super slick roadster is a head-turning classic that’s ready for the track, the boulevard or the show!

Speaking of sophistication, crude detailing is often the downfall of an otherwise excellent build. Not so with this MK4, as every aspect of its design enhances Shelby’s innate style and appeal. At the front of the car, polished overriders reflect chrome-trimmed headlights, bullet-style parking lamps and a requisite Shelby emblem. Behind that emblem, a scooped, 1-piece hood flows to chrome-trimmed glass that’s seated between polished wipers and Factory Five wind wings. Behind those wings, an accessory hardtop fits well over a polished roll bar. Below that top, aluminum air extractors, a bullet-style racing mirror and small “427” emblems float amid polished side pipes and a familiar LeMans fuel filler. And at the back of the car, chrome-trimmed taillights illuminate a polished oval bumper and two more polished overriders.

ENGINE

When the original Cobra stormed the scene, team Shelby’s mantra was all performance, all the way. And, while many reproductions hit the ground as sedate street cruisers, serious road chops require serious motor. Stroked to a whopping 392 cubic inches, this roadster’s serious chops come in the form of a spry Ford Racing small block. The mean mill’s energy mixture is supplied by a big Holley carburetor, which is sandwiched between a traditional Cobra air cleaner, a chrome Holley regulator and an aluminum Motorsport intake. That mixture travels in to free breathing aluminum heads, which hang Cobra-branded valve covers and a Ford Racing breather over coated stainless headers. The fires stay lit thanks to MSD 6AL ignition, which jolts a traditional distributor, an MSD Blaster 2 coil and loomed Ford Racing plug wires. That fire is kept in check by a beefy aluminum radiator, which is mated to stainless water tubes and a big electric puller fan. A billet serpentine drive spins a polished, 1-wire alternator above an aluminum water pump. And first rate details, like trick dipsticks, a polished expansion tank, stainless fuel lines, a Jegs throttle linkage and a liquid-filled Jegs pressure gauge, ensure this classic is more than just a random curbside attraction.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

When it’s time to put your hair in the wind, forget about outdated Toploader 4-speeds because this modern-day Cobra blisters the pavement with a fresh Tremec 5-speed. That world-class transmission utilizes a Tremec twin-disc clutch to spin a fresh, 8.8-inch pumpkin, which is fitted with 3.73 gears and a posi-traction differential. That drivetrain rides in a fabricated steel chassis that distills a 4-inch DOM frame into modern independent front and 3-link rear suspensions. Those suspensions, which make good use of tubular control arms and Koni coli-over-shocks, are connected to four big calipers that squeeze four drilled discs. At the front of the car’s aluminum floor, modern rack-and-pinion steering makes low speed cruising almost as easy as high-speed sweeps. Power meets the pavement through attractive OE Racing wheels, which twist 245/45ZR17 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs in front of 315/35R17 Nitto NT555R Extreme Drags. And details like a deep-sump oil pan and color-keyed fender coating round out the car’s impressive build.

INTERIOR

Cobra interiors have always been stylish and simple, and one look inside this roadster reveals just how serious the car’s aspirations are when it comes to being driver-focused. British-style bucket seats stretch tight leather hides under 5-point Simpson safety harnesses. In front of those seats, a wrapped dash hangs Auto Meter Pro-Comp Ultra-Lite telemetry between a small fire extinguisher and pedestal-mount mirror. At the sides of that dash, lightweight doors hang polished poppers behind pleated leather panels. Below those doors, clean carpet centers a booted e-brake and small shifter between metal foot pedals and colorful Cobra mats. The driver feels the asphalt through a polished steering wheel, which twists an authentic wood rim around a red, white and blue Factory Five logo. And the passenger stows cargo in a fully finished trunk.

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

  • A Factory Five Racing marketing brochure
  • A copy of the car’s Factory Five Racing Certificate of Origin
  • Miscellaneous build receipts
  • Miscellaneous component literature
  • Paperwork for the car’s title
  • A Factory Five Racing parts list
  • A Factory Five Racing assembly manual
  • Paperwork for the car’s accessory hardtop
  • The car’s accessory hardtop
  • Two Cobra patches

An appealing union of vintage design and modern, CAD-based engineering, this MK4 roadster combines all the nostalgia of a proper Cobra with a dramatically enhanced driving experience. In the words of Factory Five: “There is no better way to honor a legacy than to continue it”. Don’t miss your chance to own this striking, turnkey hot rod!

Basic

Year
1965
Make
Shelby
Secondary Make
n/a
Model Name
Cobra
Secondary Model
n/a
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Hobby Segment
Sports Car
Mileage
837

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
392 V8
Engine Number
n/a
Heads
Stock
Fuel Specification
n/a
Fuel Delivery System Type
Single 4 Barrel
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
Transmission Spec
Tremec
Transmission Number
n/a

Misc

Entertainment System Type
No Radio
Battery Location
n/a
Battery Shut Off
n/a
Battery Charger
n/a
Power Steering
No
Air Conditioning
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Leather
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
No

Body

Body Style
Roadster
Doors
2
Safe Body Color
Metallic Blue
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat
Stripes
Yes

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Double A-arm
Rear Suspension Type
3-Link
Axle Specification
Ford 8.8"
Front Wheel Specification
17"
Rear Wheel Specification
17"
Front Tire Specification
245/45ZR17
Rear Tire Specification
315/35R17
Front Brakes Specification
Disc
Rear Brakes Specification
Disc
Spare
n/a
Exhaust Type
Side Pipes
Muffler Type
n/a

History

Restoration Status
Unknown
Mileage Since Restoration
n/a
Awards Summary
n/a
Historical Documents Summary
* FFR brochure. * Copy of FFR Certificate of Origin. * Build receipts. * Component literature. * Paperwork for the car’s title. * FFR parts list. * FFR assembly manual. * Paperwork for accessory hardtop. * Two Cobra patches.

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