BUILT 351W, TREMEC 5 SPD, PROFESSIONALLY BUILT LONESTAR BODY, VERY HIGH QUALITY
You want respect on the street? Drive this 1965 Shelby Cobra replica. EVERYONE knows they're fast, and this one is no different, with its 351 cubic inch powerplant, gorgeous silver bodywork, and modern rubber wrapped around vintage-looking wheels. Why waste time building your own when this one is available right now for about what you'd spend building your own.
It's based on a Lonestar kit and was professionally built by North Dallas Motorsports, and with just 1,343 miles since it was completed, you know it's nice. How nice? Well, that silver paint shines like it belongs on a six-figure original, not a fiberglass tribute and the bodywork captures the musclebound stance of the Cobra almost perfectly. The silver paint also makes it easy to forget it's not made of aluminum and black racing stripes keep it from looking naked, as any un-striped Cobra does. Authentic details like the fender vents, hood scoop, and roll bar behind the driver are there just in case anyone needs any reminders as to what kind of car this is, and cackling side pipes just make it look butch. Prep work was nicely done, leading to a car that fits together quite well and definitely attracts attention out on the road.
The interior is how you do a Cobra right. Low-back bucket seats with lots of bolstering and a cool shape mean that this car is actually quite comfortable, and the industrial-strength race vibe is present in mass quantities. A fat Grant steering wheel on a tilt column makes it quite a bit more accommodating than an original Cobra and the aluminum instrument panel with handsome VDO gauges is perfect for the lightweight sports car. You can forget radio and A/C, and if you need those things in your Cobra, well, perhaps you should stick to your Camry instead, because the side pipes provide all the stereo you'll need. A stubby shifter with a white cue ball knob manages the Tremec 5-speed gearbox and the finish of all the major controls is impressive, particularly the instrument panel with its rolled lip. Wind wings are actually a rather useful feature for open-air motoring at speed, and this Cobra includes a decent-sized and usefully-shaped trunk, too.
A stout 351 cubic inch Windsor V8 fits under the forward-tilting hood rather nicely, and with the lightweight small block up front, performance and handling are razor-sharp. With aluminum heads, a big Edelbrock carburetor and intake manifold, and an upgraded cam in the block, it grunts out 425 horsepower at the crank, equal to an original 427 without the mass. As you'd expect, it's scary fast, yet happy to idle in traffic thanks to the oversized aluminum radiator, and it certainly looks right with finned Cobra valve covers and a matching oval air cleaner that simulates dual quads underneath. The front suspension is comprised of tubular A-arms, rack-and-pinion steering, and coil-over shocks, while the stout Moser rear end is filled with 3.73 cogs and hangs on a modified trailing arm suspension, and there are Wilwood disc brakes at all four corners. Those aforementioned side pipes are ceramic-coated for lasting good looks, and while the wheels might look like vintage Halibrands, they're brand new 17-inchers wearing 245/45/17 front and 315/35/17 rear performance radials.
Titled as a 2014 model, this awesome Cobra cackles and rumbles like the real deal, yet you can drive it every day if that's your thing. Don't wait, call today!
- Vinyl Interior
- Tilt Wheel
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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