• Condition: Used
  • Make: Shelby
  • Model: Cobra
  • SubModel: Factory Five
  • Type: Other
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 267
  • VIN: FFR1004342RD
  • Color: Other
  • Engine size: 427 V8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Other
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1965 Shelby Cobra Description

You know we're fans of Cobras here at Streetside Classics, and if you want one that brings the hardware to match its looks, this Factory Five Cobra roadster will definitely get your heart racing. With a 427 inch stroker motor, a fantastic color combination, and just 267 shakedown miles, this is a pro-built combat ready Cobra that definitely brings the fury.Admit it, you like this bright yellow Cobra, don't you? A little different from the usual blue but still flashy as all get-out and sporting a pair of white racing stripes, it looks fast just sitting still. The Factory Five Cobras are pretty darned nice and someone spent a ton of time and money prepping the new body for paint and then laid down some of the glossiest yellow urethane we've ever seen. Fit and finish are absolutely first-rate, and if you've priced out the cost of getting your Cobra finished, then you can start to see what a bargain this finished car represents, even at this price. Check out the alignment of the stripes from panel to panel, and note that they extend into both the hood and trunk jambs for a very cool effect. That doesn't just happen by accident. You don't need a lot of chrome with that bright yellow paint work, so things like the roll bar behind the driver's head, the jacking stubs, the side pipes, and even the gill inserts in the front fenders were give a goat of satin black to make it look truly menacing. You'll note that even the windshield is black chrome; someone was clearly sweating the details here.Most Cobras get black interiors, and that's what you'll find here; what else would you put in a yellow car? The buckets are correct Cobra-style low-back units with vertical pleating, and the matching carpets help control noise and heat. 5-point harnesses for both driver and passenger suggest that this car was intended to do only one thing, but the overall interior look is fairly traditional, right down to the forward-canted shifter just like the original. Auto Meter Ultra Light gauges keep an eye on the engine's vitals and live in a cool hammer-tone instrument panel that is a nice switch from the same-old, same-old stuff. There's a wood-rimmed steering wheel to really add to the vintage feel and that shifter manages a 5-speed Tremec TKO600 transmission. The trunk was also upholstered black tan carpeting and the new Optima gel-cell battery lives underneath to help with weight distribution. The engine is a small block 351 Windsor punched out to a big block stomping 427 cubic inches. Balanced and blueprinted internally, it sports a forged crank, Eagle steel rods, SRP forged pistons to make it bulletproof on the bottom end. Aluminum Edelbrock heads and a matching intake topped by a big 4-barrel Holley carburetor give it that vintage sound with instant throttle response. It lives happily on a diet of high-octane pump fuel, and the clever MSD ignition system certainly helps. Ceramic-coated headers and side pipes render the correct Cobra soundtrack, and along with a Cobra dress-up kit, the mechanicals have a very authentic look and sound. Factory Five's round tube chassis is one of the best in the business, and it has been powdercoated white for a very trick look. It's also very functional with tubular front control arms and a 9-inch rear end for durability. There's a vented, cross-drilled disc brake at each corner, and those 17-inch Torque Thrust wheels are exactly right on a Cobra, with these wearing 275/40/17 front and 315/35/17 rear Yokohama radials.Complete with build manuals, invoices, and other Factory Five paperwork, plus receipts from the build, this is an expertly built Cobra that's ready to run without the wait. Call today!