Frame Off Built Factory Five Cobra Roadster 347 V8 5 Speed Manual

1965 Shelby Cobra

Condition: Used
Make: Shelby
Model: Cobra
Type: Other
Doors: 2
Year: 1965
Mileage: 11,866
Color: Orange
Engine: 347 V8
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Description for Shelby Cobra 1965


2-year build that was completed in 2005
347 cubic inch Ford stroker motor
Tremec TKII 5-speed manual transmission
Ford 8.8-inch rear axle with 3.27 gears
Upgraded Factory Five Racing suspension
Upgraded power rack-and-pinion steering / Upgraded 4-wheel disc brakes
Alpine audio system
17-inch Bullitt wheels
Factory Five Racing fiberglass body
Sale includes highly detailed specs

The world of Cobra roadsters is much like the world of street rods: there are nice cars and then there are cars that take things to a whole new level. That means Cobra enthusiasts don't have to look very hard to find a great variety of aftermarket support, nd that makes it pretty easy to build a roadster any way they like it. The problem then becomes the amount of time and money that such a massive undertaking requires. After spending years writing check after check to shop after shop, he enthusiast finally gets to enjoy a car that, y that point in time, hey might not even want. Fortunately, here is a better solution! Why not let your friends at RK Motors Charlotte sell you a top-notch custom like this killer Factory Five stroker for half the price, nd a fraction of the time, f building it yourself?


Factory Five Racing has long been applauded for their great fiberglass work, nd this Cobra is no exception. The car's virtually flawless profile, howcasing the typically tight tolerances that have become a Factory Five hallmark, ays excellent groundwork for a wet looking coat of glossy PPG Copperhead Pearl 2-stage. That 2-stage was applied at a professional finishing shop as part of a 2-year assembly that wrapped up in late 2005. Since Copperhead Pearl is always best when mixed with something else, he car's slick profile was detailed with Sherman Williams White Pearl stripes. And today, his super slick Cobra is a race-bred street king that's puts a refreshing twist on a timeless American classic.

Detailing is crucial on a replica because that's where a lot of cars start to disappoint. Fortunately, ou can tell the overall impression of one of these Cobras from about five feet away. And naturally, ince were featuring it, his roadster hits all the right visuals! At the front of the car, sculpted nose hangs a Dark Water Customs air splitter between satin quick lifts, esh grilles and Cobra Valley Crystalite headlights. A sculpted hood anchors an integrated scoop between locking latches and billet Anvil Auto pins. Behind that hood, stainless-trimmed windshield hangs a small mirror in front of clear wind wings and dark-tint visors. At the sides of the car, atin Black exhaust pipes frame stylish 427 emblems, inishline air extractors and a familiar, onza-style fuel filler. And at the back of the car, polished roll bar leads the eye to chrome-trimmed taillights, locking trunk and two more satin quick lifts.


Great looks are only part of this Cobra's appeal: it also does a very good job of going really fast and making lots of awesome noise! Remove the car's tidy hood and you'll find a 347 cubic inch Ford stroker motor that utilizes a cast SCAT crank, orged SCAT rods, eith Black hypereutectic pistons and a custom-grind hydraulic roller cam to churn big horsepower into ample torque. At the top of the balanced and blueprinted mill, familiar Cobra air cleaner funnels wind in to a 1,200cfm Accel throttle body that's cinched to an Edelbrock Victor EFI intake. That intake is wired to 30 lb./hr. injectors, hich siphon a Holley 250 pump, AN fluid lines and Edelbrock fuel rails. At the front of those rails, n Accel Dual Sync distributor utilizes Accel DFI 6A ignition and thick MSD Super Conductor plug wires to sequentially fire eight massive cylinders. Those cylinders combust under Dart Pro1 heads, hich hide Chromoly pushrods, RP bolts and Comp Pro Magnum roller rockers under a polished breather and Ford Racing valve covers. At the sides of those covers, oated Ford Racing headers feed high-flow Factory Five cats and stainless DNA mufflers. At the front of those headers, oller timing components back a billet March accessory drive, hich spins a rebuilt alternator at the side of a reverse-rotation water pump. And that pump feeds a custom Tri-State Motorsports radiator, hich fronts a large electric puller fan and Zoops expansion tank. Electronically, resh American Autowire wiring works with Accel DFI Thruster EFI engine management to ensure miles of smiles. And niceties like Clevite bearings, astings rings, Melling oil pump and a Forte's dual master cylinder add to the car's form and function.


Rule number one of hot rodding: an excellent drivetrain isn't worth the metal it's built from unless it's paired with a competent chassis. Behind this Cobra's hot small block, poly-mounted, cLeod- shrouded Tremec TKII 5-speed pairs a steel Ford Motorsport flywheel with a Weber clutch and Centerforce pressure plate. That tough transmission spins a custom Forte's driveshaft, hich is hooked to a spry Ford 8.8-inch axle stuffed with 3.27 gears. That axle pushes a Factory Five 3-link that's outfitted with Koni coil-overs, Vintage Performance Motorcars sway bar and a Vintage Performance Motorcars banana bracket. Opposite that rear end, n independent front-half hangs tubular control arms and two more Koni coil-overs between SN-95 Mustang spindles and a second Vintage Performance Motorcars sway bar. That suspension is guided by ATSCO power rack-and-pinion steering, hich mixes a Flaming River lower shaft and Breeze Automotive bushings with Whitby's FAI modification and Forte's bump steer elimination. Stops come courtesy of manual disc brakes, hich pair aluminum PBR calipers with two 13-inch drilled and slotted rotors and two 11.65-inch drilled and slotted rotors. Power meets the pavement through anthracite Bullitt wheels, hich twist 255/40ZR17 Nitto NT05 street radials in front of 315/35ZR17 Nitto NT05 drag radials. And items like a high-torque mini starter, custom driveshaft hoop, quality Canton oil pan and a Trick Flow differential cover round out the car's impressive build.


Take one look at the accompanying specs sheet and you'll see that this roadster was built to keep. And even though its cockpit still honors the purist nature of a no-nonsense, rack-shredding sports car, any well-planned details ratchet up both comfort and appeal. Lightweight Kirkey seats stretch tight leather hides under heavy-duty safety harnesses. In front of those seats, super clean dash founds reliable Auto Meter Pro Comp Ultra Lite telemetry between a 12-volt outlet, wo brake proportioning knobs and a self-canceling Russ Thompson turn signal switch. At the sides of that dash, ightweight doors hang Herb's custom panels inside Dark Water Customs sill trim. Below those doors, ustom Loop Carpet anchors a North Racecars e-brake and Pro-5.0 shifter between a custom-dropped foot box and piped Factory Five floor mats. At the center of that carpet, custom console balances stainless cupholders beneath crisp Alpine Type-S speakers. The driver feels the asphalt through a polished steering wheel, hich laps assorted Russ Thompson foot pedals. The passenger stows cargo in a carpeted trunk, hich balances a modern Alpine CD player opposite a brand new, illet-cinched Optima battery. And high quality Second Skin insulation works with power-operated Cobra Earl's foot box vents to combat the big engine's heat.


An extensive specs list
An AFR Tuning Guide
A car cover
A spare Mobil 1 oil filter

Carefully assembled, hrilling to drive and ready to deliver the ride of your life, his Cobra is sure to satisfy anyone who has a pulse. Why waste valuable time waiting for a car to be built when we have a first-class roadster sitting right here in our RK Motors Charlotte showroom? Don't miss your opportunity to own this spectacular turnkey classic!