NICE FACTORY-FIVE, BUILT 302 V8, BEST COLOR COMBO, COBRA R WHEELS, SUPER FAST!
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 302 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 just as important, 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; and everyone loves the competition-style driver roll hoop. Plus, the quick jack bumpers and flip-up gap cap are great reminders of this car's track ability.
The interior definitely gets the Shelby attitude right, with wrap-around buckets and Simpson racing seatbelts. The driver gets the full Cobra experience with the three spoke wood steering wheel and a 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 a competition machine that's all about the driving experience and nothing else needs to get in the way.
When you look under the hood of a Cobra, there's nothing better to see than big bold Ford power. This 302 cubic-inch V8 looks show-ready with the all the polished components such as the K&N air filter, pulleys, and Ford Racing valve covers. The wiring even looks professional and tidy. But what you really care about is the substance beneath the style. This small-block has go-fast goodies that include a Holley four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock Performer intake, and ceramic headers. The speedy motor is supported by the right competition components, too, like dual oil filters and braided hoses. This V8 does a great job of moving the lightweight fiberglass body, and you can stay in the powerband with ease thanks to the five-speed manual transmission. Of course, power is nothing without control. That's why this Cobra comes with an independent front suspension and coilover rear. It's backed up by a four-wheel disc brake package that is connected to the expensive and grippy Goodyear Eagle F1 tires mounted on those cool five-spoke Cobra R wheels.
This one is competitive fun on the street or track. A Cobra is a dream for a lot of us, so hurry up before one of the most affordable and complete Factory Five builds gets snatched up by someone else. This car is titled as a model year 2000 Factory Five, with a clear Florida title. Call today!!!
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 302 V8
- Transmission Type
- 5 Speed Manual
- Fuel Specification
- Body Style
- 602 (Unknown)
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console