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Frame Off Built Factory Five Cobra 392 Stroker V8 Tremec 5 Speed 3.73 Posi

For sale: 1965 Shelby Cobra

Technical specifications

Item location:
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Engine size:
392 V8
Interior color:
Vehicle Title:
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Factory Five Racing MK4 Roadster / Certificate of Origin dated July 15th, 011
Ford Racing small block / Stroked to 392 cubic inches
Tremec 5-speed manual transmission
Ford 8.8-inch rear axle / Posi-traction differential / 3.73 gears
17-inch OE Racing wheels
Sale includes: Copy of the car's Factory Five Racing Certificate of Origin / An accessory hardtop
Rack-and-pinion steering / 4-wheel disc brakes
4-inch DOM frame / Independent front and 5-link rear suspension
Factory Five composite body / Metallic Blue paint / Pewter racing stripes
Leather interior

It's been over 20 years since the first Factory Five Cobra rolled off the assembly line. And FFR's latest roadster, fficially termed the MK4, s poised to continue the firm's trade of producing the best selling, est-engineered and best-performing replicas of all time. At face value, he formula is simple: take a modern, ightweight chassis, rap it in high-quality, ight-fitting fiberglass, lant a hot Ford V8 between the fenders and enjoy whiplash-inducing performance. But, s all car enthusiasts know, implicity and reliability are only achieved through planning and precision. Built, olished and ready to roar, his MK4 roadster combines cool Shelby looks with all the right hardware to turn your knuckles white with excitement! Best of all, t's a fully sorted, urnkey package that's available to you for a fraction of the time and money someone else spent building it. If you've been searching for the perfect car to maximize your dollar-to-thrill ratio, elcome to your next classic!


Factory Five Racing has long been applauded for their great fiberglass work, nd this Cobra is no exception. The car's virtually flawless profile, odeled on two well-known Shelby classics, s a 1-piece, and-laid Vinylester shell that was laminated to 3/16ths, NC trimmed and covered in a .015-inch gel coat. That gel lays excellent groundwork for wet looking Metallic Blue 2-stage. Since pretty much every Cobra worth its salt needs some kind of war paint, he builder added a classy pair of Pewter racing stripes. And today, his super slick roadster is a head-turning classic that's ready for the track, he boulevard or the show!

Speaking of sophistication, rude detailing is often the downfall of an otherwise excellent build. Not so with this MK4, s every aspect of its design enhances Shelby's innate style and appeal. At the front of the car, olished overriders reflect chrome-trimmed headlights, ullet-style parking lamps and a requisite Shelby emblem. Behind that emblem, scooped, -piece hood flows to chrome-trimmed glass that's seated between polished wipers and Factory Five wind wings. Behind those wings, n accessory hardtop fits well over a polished roll bar. Below that top, luminum air extractors, bullet-style racing mirror and small "427" emblems float amid polished side pipes and a familiar LeMans fuel filler. And at the back of the car, hrome-trimmed taillights illuminate a polished oval bumper and two more polished overriders.


When the original Cobra stormed the scene, eam Shelby's mantra was all performance, ll the way. And, hile many reproductions hit the ground as sedate street cruisers, erious road chops require serious motor. Stroked to a whopping 392 cubic inches, his roadster's serious chops come in the form of a spry Ford Racing small block. The mean mill's energy mixture is supplied by a big Holley carburetor, hich is sandwiched between a traditional Cobra air cleaner, chrome Holley regulator and an aluminum Motorsport intake. That mixture travels in to free breathing aluminum heads, hich hang Cobra-branded valve covers and a Ford Racing breather over coated stainless headers. The fires stay lit thanks to MSD 6AL ignition, hich jolts a traditional distributor, n MSD Blaster 2 coil and loomed Ford Racing plug wires. That fire is kept in check by a beefy aluminum radiator, hich is mated to stainless water tubes and a big electric puller fan. A billet serpentine drive spins a polished, -wire alternator above an aluminum water pump. And first rate details, ike trick dipsticks, polished expansion tank, tainless fuel lines, Jegs throttle linkage and a liquid-filled Jegs pressure gauge, nsure this classic is more than just a random curbside attraction.


When it's time to put your hair in the wind, orget about outdated Toploader 4-speeds because this modern-day Cobra blisters the pavement with a fresh Tremec 5-speed. That world-class transmission utilizes a Tremec twin-disc clutch to spin a fresh, .8-inch pumpkin, hich is fitted with 3.73 gears and a posi-traction differential. That drivetrain rides in a fabricated steel chassis that distills a 4-inch DOM frame into modern independent front and 3-link rear suspensions. Those suspensions, hich make good use of tubular control arms and Koni coli-over-shocks, re connected to four big calipers that squeeze four drilled discs. At the front of the car's aluminum floor, odern rack-and-pinion steering makes low speed cruising almost as easy as high-speed sweeps. Power meets the pavement through attractive OE Racing wheels, hich twist 245/45ZR17 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs in front of 315/35R17 Nitto NT555R Extreme Drags. And details like a deep-sump oil pan and color-keyed fender coating round out the car's impressive build.


Cobra interiors have always been stylish and simple, nd one look inside this roadster reveals just how serious the car's aspirations are when it comes to being driver-focused. British-style bucket seats stretch tight leather hides under 5-point Simpson safety harnesses. In front of those seats, wrapped dash hangs Auto Meter Pro-Comp Ultra-Lite telemetry between a small fire extinguisher and pedestal-mount mirror. At the sides of that dash, ightweight doors hang polished poppers behind pleated leather panels. Below those doors, lean carpet centers a booted e-brake and small shifter between metal foot pedals and colorful Cobra mats. The driver feels the asphalt through a polished steering wheel, hich twists an authentic wood rim around a red, hite and blue Factory Five logo. And the passenger stows cargo in a fully finished trunk.


A Factory Five Racing marketing brochure
A copy of the car's Factory Five Racing Certificate of Origin
Miscellaneous build receipts
Miscellaneous component literature
Paperwork for the car's title
A Factory Five Racing parts list
A Factory Five Racing assembly manual
Paperwork for the car's accessory hardtop
The car's accessory hardtop
Two Cobra patches

An appealing union of vintage design and modern, AD-based engineering, his MK4 roadster combines all the nostalgia of a proper Cobra with a dramatically enhanced driving experience. In the words of Factory Five: "There is no better way to honor a legacy than to continue it". Don't miss your chance to own this striking, urnkey hot rod!

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