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1965 Shelby Cobra Superformance MKIII



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1965 Shelby

Cobra Superformance MKIII



Engine Size
427 V8
11,761 (Actual)
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On the outside this just looks like a beautifully built 1965 Shelby Cobra, but then everybody else out there starts wondering why you can smoke them all. That's because this is a Superformance MkIII Cobra. That means a fully independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. Add in a Roush fuel-injected 427 V8 pumping out 540 hp, and a whole host of other goodies to make this one of the baddest Cobras you've ever laid eyes on.

The paint alone instantly makes this one a shining star. The Sunset Red metallic with gray painted stripes is a modern hue interpretation of an iconic application, and underneath the skin you'll see the same kind of spirit, too (but more on that in a moment). If you know the Superformance cars, you know that their workmanship is one of, if not the highest regarded in the Cobra industry. Built in 2008 and less than 11,500 miles on it since, the fit and finish on this particular car is worthy of all the extra scrutiny it's likely to get at shows. The shine of the bumpers and dual roll hoops, and those iconic Halibrand wheels all add flare when it's time to show off. But those coated side pipes tell you this one is still a serious performance machine.

The red and gray theme is continued with the interior upholstery (and even in the trunk, too). It's this kind of attention to detail that tells you this is a cut-above Cobra. After all, these roadsters spend most of their time exposed to the world, and this one does a particularly nice job of showing off a great total package. It keeps all the traditional components in place, including the low-back bucket seats, racing harnesses, and forward curved gearshift. A wood-rimmed steering wheel re-creates the Cobra look, and the dash offers a full array of proper Smiths gauges with the correct reversed speedometer. For the driver this feels like a pure performance machine, but just in case your passenger needs a little more refinement, you have the addition of heat/defrost and a Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo with aux input for your iPod.

You'll love popping the hood at a moment's notice and showing off all the shiny components and the cool eight-stack air grabber. It looks like the racing vertical stacks we all expect to be under the hood of these competition machines, except these have filters to keep your motor safe on the streets. But as great as they looks, it's what's underneath them that's even better. It's a Roush-built 427 fuel-injected V8. If that sounds like the potential for some serious power, you'll love it when we show you the 540 hp dyno sheet. And you better believe those header-fed side pipes do a fantastic job of announcing this power supremacy to the world. But this build is far more than just a monster motor. He power reliably gets to the ground thanks to the stout Tremec TKO600 five-speed, feeding a Dana limited slip spicer axle running versatile 3.46 gears. On the road or racetrack, you'll instantly feel the confidence the fully independent suspension with adjustable coilovers gives you. There's even four-wheel disc brakes so your stopping power will match your performance driving.

This Cobra is sold with a host of great components – everything from an extra set of wheel and tires, to a convertible top and side curtains (call for the full list). It also comes with plenty of documentation such as the build receipts, original bill of sale, dealer invoice, and original window sticker. You know what it would cost to have this done today, and this one is barely broken in! So we'd tell you to call us for all the details, but with the kind of attention this turnkey street-eating Cobra commands, you might also want to ask if it's still here! Call now!!

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  • AM/FM Radio
  • CD Player
  • Heat
  • Four Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Power Brakes
  • Defrost
  • Coil-Over Suspension
  • Fuel Injection
  • Seatbelts (Front)
  • Numbers Matching
  • iPod Compatible
  • Manual Convertible Top
  • Vinyl Interior
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  • Build Receipts
  • Original Window Sticker
  • Dealer Invoice
  • Dyno Sheet
  • Original Bill of Sale
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Exterior Color
Sunset Red
Interior Color
Transmission Spec
Tremec TKO600
Rear End
Dana Spicer Axle (Australia PTY LTD)
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Front Brakes
Power Disc
Rear Brakes
Power Disc
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