1965 Shelby Cobra by Factory Five MKIII

Make: Shelby
Model: Shelby Cobra
Type: Convertible
Trim: by Factory Five
Year: 1965
Mileage: 100
Color: Grey / Black Boot Stripe
Engine: 351 Windsor
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gas
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: Rear wheel
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Nesconset, New York, United States

Description of 1965 Shelby Shelby Cobra by Factory Five

1965 Factory 5 Cobra MKIII Specs

Car itself has 1177 miles,

New motor has under 100 miles on it.

Transmoission: HD 5-speed

Rear-end: 8.8inch Posi 3.55:1 gear

Brakes: Cobra 13 inch front, 12 inch rear

Suspension: All tubular steel with coil overs

Wheels: 17x9 fronts, 17x10.5 rear, 5 spoke

Tires: Sumitomo 315/35/17 Rear Sumitomo 245/35/17


Engine, Transmission, and Rear-end

This car consists of all new components not donor parts.

The drivetrain is rounded out by a Centerforce SS2 heavy-duty clutch and a new world-class Tremec 5-Speed with short throw shifter. The rear-end is composed of a new 8.8 inch with 3.55:1 gears. All in all, this thing runs awesome while sounding fierce.

Suspension & Brakes

I was never a fan of Muscle cars although I am in love with sports cars. When building this car we were after the full sports car package. I wanted a car that was insanely fast on a straight away but also would handle and brake like a Ferrari. This was accomplished using the best in modern day technology. The front suspension is compiled of full tubular steel control arms with coil over Bilstein shocks. Meanwhile, the rear received a 3 link suspension with a panhard bar, also made of full tubular steel, while also using Bilstein coil-overs. The brakes were upgraded not just for performance, but also for appearances. The 13 inch Cobra Racing, cross-drilled, on the front and the 12 inch on the rear really make an awesome touch to the car’s overall look.

Wheels & Tires

The wheels and tires only add to the theme of the car, which in this case, is performance. Choosing the 17x9 fronts and 17x10.5 rear 5-spoke wheels The rear tires look like steam rollers and show that this car means business. The wide rear was an option that I simply would not do without. The tires have incredible grip and the deep V groove tread looks good too.

Body & Frame

Speaking of looking good, the body and frame really shine on this car. Just like the originals, the frame is made of 4 inch round tube main rails and the black powder-coat adds to its look. The body is made of fiberglass. The cars paint work is absolutely stunning. It is silver with charcoal stripes with accents. The paint work equated to $7,000 of the $70,000 it cost to build this car.


Tremec 5 Speed

Center force SS2 Clutch (Indestructible)

This car is a beast...It pulls incredibly through every gear and is so much fun to drive. All of this in a car that weighs roughly 2000 lbs and has a light weigh motor to maintain weight distribution and insane handling! Anyways back to the description.

Fully adjustable coil over suspension

Cobra Big brake kit 13" Cross drilled Rear rotors 12" Cross Drilled Rear rotors

255 Sumitomo Front tires

315 Sumitomo Rear tires on 11' rims (This is a necessary option when building a Cobra)

Vintage style Autometer gauges

Windshield wipers

Powder coated racing style quick jacks front rear

$7,000 dollars of paint

Leather seats

Simpson 4 point racing harnesses

I have never been in or around a car that gets more looks. It is an absolute show stopper and an instant conversation starter. I have driven in Ferraris

ENGINE $10,000 more this year

Run down:

Ford 351 Windsor

Engine is New with under 100 miles on it.


It's actually a very nice build, from the aluminum heads to roller cam and forged pistons.

Run down:

Aluminum Heads

New ARP Head Bolts

New Pro Comp Roller Rockers

New Lifters

New Comp Cams Roller Kit

New Moly Push Rods

New KB Forged Pistons (.030" Over) w/ Moly Rings

New Main, Rod, Cam Bearings

New Roller Timing Set

Gasket Kit

New Oil Pump

New Freeze Plugs

Oil Pan

PP Hurricane Power Plus Intake Manifold

Fresh labor:

Magnafluxed Block/Heads

Vat/Clean Block & Accessories

Bore/Hone Block

Deck Block (Square)

Install Bearings

Install Freeze Plugs

Crank Grind

Balance Entire Rotating Assembly

Build Long Block

Build Heads w/ New Rockers

Custom Garage Cover included (See Picture)

Black snap in cover for cockpit area included (for those moments where you get stuck in the unannounced rain )

Deposit required and transaction must be done in person.