1965 Cobra Backdraft Racing Cobra

1965 Shelby Cobra

Make: Shelby
Model: Cobra
Type: Roadster
Year: 1965
Mileage: 7500
Color: Blaze Orange Metallic
Engine: 347 Stroker
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Leather Seats

Description for Shelby Cobra 1965

Just In Time for spring / Summer Shows, cruises & Power Tours!

An Amazing 1965 BACKDRAFT COBRA… Right Year, SUPER color, right engine, right sound, right transmission, right look, a Blast to Drive and is in super like New condition!


Everybody loves the Cobras and their awesome side-pipe sounds and especially when they are well built! This is one of the rare opportunities that just makes you want it...It has Beautiful Blaze Metallic Orange w/Pewter (Almond) Stripes paint on Tan Leather Interior, Awesome sounding Ford Racing 347 Stroker changing gears flawlessly through a Tremek 5-Speed Transmission (Runs super Cool), drives like it is on rails and destined to be shown!!!

Few vehicles stops people old and young in their tracks like this one does…Don't let this Factory Built Backdraft Cobra (NOT A KIT) build get past you!!!

Exterior: Has an Awesome curb appearance!

  • VIN# AA9BMAAHV61CN1078
  • Paint: PPG Blaze Orange Metallic with Pewter (Almond) Stripes (I would rate it a 9.0 out of 10)
  • Body: Very Slick Deep finish that looks wet when its bone dry with no dings or cracks.
  • Bumpers: (Rear) Show Condition, (Front) Show Quality
  • Other Chrome / Stainless: All is in Show Quality condition.
  • Floor Pans: Very clean, Chassis very clean as well.
  • Overall Body Fitment: The fitment and body lines are fantastic…The doors open and shut flawlessly as does the Hood and Trunk.
  • Front Bra Cover: Fits like a glove with no rips or tears.
  • Car Cover: Fits well and is included


  • Seats: The leather seats are like new with no flaws.
  • Carpet: Excellent sewn-in carpet in excellent condition as well the matching trunk. Has Backdraft Cobra Floor Mats.
  • Dash: The dash paint is flawless and in show condition.
  • Steering Column / Wheel: Wood 3-Spoke AC Wheel.
  • Gauges: Factory VDO and all works as they should.
  • Seatbelts: 3-Point Racing Harness In place and in Perfect condition
  • Door Panels: Show Condition.
  • Glass: Very Nice Windshield and stainless trim. Dash / Courtesy Lights: All work as they should.

Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tires:

  • Front/Rear: 17” True Chrome Knock-Offs wrapped in Good Year Eagle F1 radials sized P235/45ZR17 (Front), and Massive P315/35ZR17 tires (Rear).
  • Frame: Factory Backdraft Produced Square Tube Chassis.
  • Front Suspension: Backdraft Factory BMW independent Tubular A-Arms with Adjustable Coil Overs.
  • Rear Suspension: Backdraft Factory BMW M Series Independent Rear Suspension.
  • Power Brakes: Power Disc Brakes (Front) & Disc (Rear).

Drive Train: (Very Cool!!!)

  • Engine: Ford Racing 347 Stroker (500 HP) Ford Hi-PO Roller-Rocker Heads, very nice and fast!
  • Transmission: Tremek 5-Speed.
  • Rear-end: Independent Rear Suspension (Runs out perfect even at highway speeds)

Overall Condition: Very nice with approximately 7,500 Proven miles!!!

It’s what everybody wants now And a Great Investment As Well!!!

If you know these Factory Produced Backdraft Cobra’s with high-end craftsmanship, you know a few important key points… They are Very Hot, HARD TO FIND, Very Collectable, Eye-Catching, offers an unbelievable driving experience, trendy and extremely fast! While it looks, rides and drives like a new almost 6-figure priced Backdraft, it will be bought for a fraction of that and little expense was spared during its build. Well maintained and everything works as it should.

This Backdraft Cobra body & chassis was completed in 2006 and went in to service with its drivetrain.

To sit in the seats is a Serious RUSH and while it gets the job done quickly, it is engineered to drive anywhere with confidence. Take it to shows, cruises short and long, power tours, etc… drive with complete confidence!

Things work as they should including but not limited to Headlight/Taillights, Signals, Interior dash, Gauges, Wipers, Horn, etc… Get in, hit the key, smile at the rumble and hit the road smiling…that is all it takes to have fun in this one… Note: It comes with a great fitting bra and car cover that allows you to travel with confidence.

Is this Cobra perfect? No and none of them are… the only thing that comes to mind is a rubbed paint blemish in a place or two from driving under the nose… you have to search to find it. I am stretching to find something here. I am selling two or three of my cars due to space.

I reserve the right to end this auction early due to having it for sale locally... I am pricing my Cobra to sell and believe it will not last long so do not hesitate to bid and please do so with absolute confidence! Please have finances in order prior to bidding as well. Purely as a hobby, I have been blessed to sell cars to buyers all over the country and internationally and take tremendous efforts in keeping a 100% feedback…that said, I have tried to be honest and accurate in all descriptions. I encourage however all to inspect this vehicle if possible prior to bidding so that you can confirm my notes above or contact me with any questions at mdescamp@comcast.net or (865) 384-6017.

Note: I have a clear Tennessee Title in my name and the car is titled per its production in 2006.

If you are the winning bidder, please expect to send a $2,500 deposit within 72 hours and have plans to pick the car up within 7 days. Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer but I can assist with local direct carriers with both enclosed and open hauling available. If you have less than a positive 2 feedback, please contact me before bidding.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my car and GOOD LUCK!