1965 Shelby Cobra Backdraft Racing

Condition: Used
Make: Shelby
Model: Cobra
SubModel: Backdraft Racing
Type: Roadster
Trim: Backdraft Racing
Year: 1965
Mileage: 4,986
Color: Blue
Engine: 351 Windsor V8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: --
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only

Description for Shelby Cobra 1965

Imagine a Shelby Cobra replica so impressive in all respects that it would stand out in even the most distinguished of automotive company and you're likely to conjure up an image pretty close to this 1965 Shelby Cobra from Backdraft Racing. It harbors outstanding power under its hood and features an array of top end components from front to back to provide an incredible driving experience. And, of course, there are few cars more capable of drawing a crowd than... a well configured Cobra. It's a car that makes an ever more powerful impression on you the closer you get. The Avis blue color it sports is looking its finest, with a consistent hue and smooth texture everywhere you look and the pair of broad white stripes running the lengths of its hood and deck lid add just the right era-appropriate look. The assembly of chrome this '65 carries is well represented throughout - from the headlight casings and minimalist bumpers up front to the deck lid hardware and taillights in back - and even the driver's side roll bar looks a cut above. Backdraft Racing takes a number of extra steps to ensure that their work withstands the stresses of the road while remaining in alignment - their one-piece body has extra reinforcing at the wheel arches as well as steel inserts strategically placed for even more support. That attention to detail has served this exceptional sports car well - you won't find any stress cracks anywhere and you can easily see just how strong the fit and finish is when circling the car. You can work your way through a long line of its counterparts and not come face to face with a specimen as nice as this one. <BR. There's plenty of "wow" factor inside the doors as well. The black leather interior features a pair of low-backed bucket seats that are in great condition, with no signs of creasing or wear marks on them, as well as a host of other finishing touches to give the surroundings a special look. The commonly-encountered OEM Style Cobra shifter sits between the bucket seats in a reversed position to provide more comfortable navigation of the gears, while on the black leather dash the extensive array of VDO gauges provides a more comprehensive monitoring of engine functions than you normally find in this coveted segment of performance cars. The leather door panels have a lot of detailing to them, as does the trunk area in back, which sports heavy duty hinges and a sturdy strut for support in its upright position. Carroll Shelby often noted that his original creations were made to be driven and not just gawked at and this replica certainly follows that philosophy, as it provides an unbeatable driving experience. An exceptionally prepared 351 cubic inch Windsor V8 sits under the hood, and it's been bored .030 over and features forged pistons, a polished Edelbrock Victor Jr. intake manifold and a Holley 750 Mighty Demon carb to arrive at an otherworldly 542 horsepower. It's paired with a Tremec TKO 5-speed transmission, one of the few transmissions up to the challenge of handling such an output. With BMW coilover suspensions in both front and back, this Cobra's corner carving abilities are on a par with its straight ahead acceleration, while disc brakes at all four corners provide fade resistant stops on its 17" spinner style wheels outfitted with Nitto NT05 tires. The view from below provides quite a sight - having logged under 5,000 miles in its lifetime and being well cared for, the undercarriage looks outstanding. This 1965 Shelby Cobra from Backdraft Racing features both world class performance and curb appeal and must be seen to be fully appreciated. Call today!