1965 Factory Five Roadster Cobra Shelby Cobra

1965 Shelby Cobra

Technical specifications of Shelby Cobra 1965

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Antigo, Wisconsin, United States
Make: Shelby
Model: Cobra
Type: Convertible
Year: 1965
Mileage: 10
Color: Red
Engine size: 5.0
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: Leather Seats
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

This is a Factory Five Racing MKll Shelby Cobra Replica. It was built and never driven more than a few miles. After the car was built, I needed to get it out of the facility and I had just built the facility in Northern Wisconsin to store it, so I shipped it here and this is where it has been. It doesn't get driven as I am on a gravel road and that's just not going to happen. Health issues and divorce have me re-evaluating my priorities and since this is never used, time to move on.
The engine started out as a Ford 5.0 H.O Roller Motor. We sent it to Faster 5.0 and they did the long block. Trick Flow Twisted Wedge Heads and Cam. New Crank, Bored with New Pistons and Rods. I have any build sheets that came with work performance and parts and it will go to the new owner. That should answer many questions. We had the Tremec rebuilt using a Rousch gear set. It's an excellent improvement over the stock gears...it's much more long legged now. I wanted to stay more true to the original and opted for a carb to keep it simple. The carb was ordered built to the engine specs and powder coated red to match. The build sheet goes with it. Since the donor car started out as a 1988, it had the 4 bolt everything, including the 8.8 rear end. It was immediately converted to 5 lug spindles and rear axles also. Of course all brakes and parts were new. Wheels are staggered and I thought, a great looking enhancement to the overall look. Of course wheels/tires were all new. The hood had a hinge kit installed, but I didn't like the unfinished look of the under side of the hood, so I had that finished as well. The crappy external trunk hinges were tossed in favor of hidden hinges that actuall work and won't end up rusty and cracking. The inside of the trunk lid was finished as well. The instruments are Dolphin and are electronic, the build sheets are included. Much effort was taken to get the car body straight and gaps nice. I've seen a zillion Cobra replicas and most fall sadly short in this area. It's why I spent the extra money to get this nice.
All this being said, the car only has a few miles on it and a few things should be attended to. I never did the speedo calibration. It's a matter of pushing buttons along with your gps or chase car to get the mph right on. Directions are in the build sheet. It was also never put on a Dyno. The carb and timing could be optimized somewhat beyond where it is now. It was never tweaked mostly because it wasn't broken in to where it could be safely pushed. Lastly, the engine has not been broken in so when the lucky new owner gets it, following the builders directions for breaking in should probably be observed.
Car has a clear title, in my name, in hand. It is titled as a 1965 Shelby Cobra.
I am also putting the car up for sale locally and reserve the right to end this listing early.
Terms:Successful Purchaser will be required to put a non refundable deposit in the amount of $1000 within 24 hours of commitment to purchase. Car is to be picked up within 2 weeks of that sale date. Balance of purchase will be delivered in person when the car is delivered. We can work out the details at that time. Balance will need to be in the form of cash or wire transfer. A word about ethics here. We're all adults, If you have to ask your mom, or get a bank loan or are just daydreaming out loud, or if you DO NOT have the money, and I mean cash in your hand right now, please do us both a favor and lets not waste each other's time. Cash only buyers need apply.

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