• Stock:

    2927-CHA

  • Engine Size:

    427 V8

  • Transmission Type:

    5 Speed Manual

  • Body Color:

    Viper Red

  • Interior Color:

    Dark Charcoal

  • Miles:

    3,283 (Since Built)

  • Location:

    Charlotte, North Carolina

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KEITH CRAFT 427 V8, 711 HP, TREMIC 5 SPEED, 4 WHL WILWOODS, PROFESSIONALY BUILT

Cobras have remained cool for decades because they are pure racing machines. So when it comes to buying a replica, make sure yours was built to be the fastest.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the big block Cobra, and there is a simple reason these cars have never needed to change their appearance in five decades – performance never goes out of style. This roadster has bulging fenders that look like they are trying to keep the beast within contained. The Viper red paint is a tribute to a later creation by Cobra engineer Carroll Shelby. Just in case the whole package wasn't trying to hide any notion of inconspicuousness, it's topped off with the attention-getting white double racing stripe running the full length of the car. This is a 60s-style street/track machine, so there is an obligatory touch of chrome. Some pieces are expected like the jacking stub bumpers and roll hoop, but there are also places that were upgraded to standout like the side exhaust pipes and 17-inch knock-off style wheels.

The interior is straightforward and ready to race, just like a good Cobra should be. The three-spoke, wood-rimmed steering wheel is such an icon of 1960s racing that it feels like a time machine. One of the more interesting touches is the reverse-mounted Mustang stick shift, which is an original Cobra feature often skimped on lesser rebuilds. The full white-on-black gauge package keeps the driver informed on all the vitals of the car. Beyond the functional side there are some upgrades such as power steering, leather seats, and a heater/defroster – a big plus for anyone who is up for a great drive no matter the time of day or year. For those looking for even more weather usability, this Cobra has a few nice included options that go beyond a bare-bones racer. There is a two-stage cockpit tonneau cover for year-round racing, or for even more protection, a full canvas top is provided complete with side curtains.

The real distinction in Cobra reproductions comes from the heart of the beast. This one pays tribute to the original big block roadsters by having a 427 cubic inch Ford V8 under the hood, but it benefits from a half-century of evolution. For starters, the aluminum block motor has traveled less than 3,300 miles since renowned race specialist Keith Craft built it. Want to know how much power came from this performance build? Check out the included dyno printouts, reaching 711.8 HP! This engine is mated to a Tremic five-speed transmission and sent to the ground via a stout Dana 44 rear end running a 3.73 gear. The four-inch tube chassis and coilover suspension make sure that torque does not interfere with this beefy equipment. Plus, a Wilwood disc brake package at every corner means all this power can be corralled. Even with all of these performance upgrades, this roadster is still a blast just standing at idle. After all, the side exhaust pipes will provide a better sound right next to your ears than any speaker ever could.

Owing a Cobra like this means setting aside some time in your schedule. It will be a tough decision choosing between pouring through the included build sheets and production manuals, or just immediately tearing up the streets in this turn-key roadster. It has already got many of the staff, and visitors, at the showroom hooked. Call today!!

Features

Coil-Over Suspension, Defrost, Four Wheel Disc Brakes, Heat, Leather Seats, Manual Convertible Top, Power Brakes, Seatbelts

Documentation

Dyno Sheet, Factory Buildsheet, Reproduction Build Sheet

Drivetrain

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
427 V8
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
Fuel Specification
94 Octane +
Rear End
3.73 Posi

Body

Body Or Basic Color
Viper Red
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat

Basic

Year
1965
Make
Shelby
Model
Cobra
Miles
3,283 (Since Built)

Interior

Interior Or Basic Color
Dark Charcoal
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Leather
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
No

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