VERY COOL FACTORY FIVE COBRA REPLICA W/ A 347 STROKER, 5 SPEED, 4 WHEEL DISCS
For sheer thrills on the road, nothing beats a Cobra. Built to look traditional, this Factory Five replica delivers big V8 thrills with razor-sharp handling, all wrapped in a package that looks like it should cost thousands more than it does.
Factory Five's fiberglass is some of the best in the industry, and it's worth noting that this car is built from 100% new components, save for the engine and transmission, which are fully rebuilt. However, even the best fiberglass needs expert prep, so this one received hours and hours of sanding and smoothing before the eyeball-searing Burnt Orange paint was applied. And for extra authenticity, a set of Arctic White stripes were added in the correct proportions, giving this roadster the right Shelby look with a bit of a modern twist. Fit and finish are far above average, and it's obvious that this was not done in someone's home garage, but by professionals who really knew what they were doing. The doors fit well, the hood sits flush, it feels rock solid going down the road, and as you can see, the paint is beyond beautiful. And with only a few thousand miles on the clock, it's extremely clean and well-preserved, driven just enough to make sure everything works like it should.
Where so many Cobra replicas go wrong is by trying to modernize the interior. This one, on the other hand, has a highly correct driver's compartment, complete with low-back buckets just like the originals. There's a trick shift lever by your right hand, which now controls five gears instead of four, and a proper wooden steering wheel that really warms up the interior, and a complete set of black carpets helps to control heat and noise. Slick Auto Meter Ultra Lite instruments monitor all the vitals, including oil temperature just like the original setup, while offering a more updated look. Other details include a set of toggle switches for auxiliary systems, a cowl-mounted rear-view mirror, and Plexiglas wind wings and visors, as original. You can forget heat, stereo, and a top, because this Cobra doesn't need them and they only slow it down. It does, however, offer five-point Simpson belts were for safety, so you don't have to be afraid to use this car at the limit.
There's a lot to be said for putting a small block in your Cobra, and the benefits it pays to handling and braking can't be over-stated. This one uses a built 347 cubic inch stroker motor fully dressed in plenty of polished aluminum. You can build big power in these engines today, and having even more cubic inches isn't always an advantage. Instead, combined with the 5-speed transmission, this one is a potent street machine that can cruise effortlessly. With aluminum heads and a big Holley carb atop an aluminum intake, it certainly snarls like a real Cobra and has been dressed with Ford Motorsport valve covers and an aluminum air filter up top that looks a lot like the original. Coil-overs, tubular A-arms, and rack-and-pinion steering handle the front end, while the 8.8-inch rear is supported by a trick setup that does a great job of keeping the rear tires planted. Four-wheel discs are important considering the car's performance, and gray Halibrand-style alloys are just the right size, wearing fat Nitto radials that fill the wheel wells properly.
This is a fully-sorted, fresh, and insanely fast Cobra replica for less than the cost of building your own. Call today!
- Leather Seats
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Exterior Color
- Burnt Orange
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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