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1965 Shelby Cobra Backdraft Racing



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1965 Shelby

Cobra Backdraft Racing



Engine Size
302 V8
5 Speed Manual
8,047 (Since Built)
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This is the perfect 1965 Shelby Cobra replica for both show and go. After all, who doesn't love a shimmering version of the iconic blue and white paint scheme on these? But beneath the surface lies a fully independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, beefy five-speed gearbox, and fresh performance-built 302 V8.

When you envision building your ideal Cobra, this is the first picture your mind will always go to. The deep Indigo Blue with white painted dual racing stripes is as much a part of the icon as the curvy roadster body. And the combination of the high luster hue highlighting all the rounded panels is what makes every enthusiast fall in love instantly. It also helps that Backdraft offers one of the highest quality bodies in the Cobra industry. That's why the fit and finish on this particular car is worthy of all the extra scrutiny it's likely to get at shows. It's set up as an SC, so it has the flares, the jacking stubs instead of bumpers, chrome roll hoops, and all the other fixtures that define the Cobra today. Since this one was built to drive, there's even polished heat shields on the side pipes that might save your leg. Perfectly complementing those shiny side pipes is a set of iconic ten-spoke Halibrand-style knock-off wheels.

Curvy bucket seats look right, and more importantly, hold you in place during aggressive driving... and that's exactly what this Cobra was built to do. The four-point racing harnesses, grippy wood rimmed steering wheel, easy reach gear stick, and big VDO gauges fill the instrument panel with information – it's all part of a package designed to keep you going faster.

Sure, the engine bay has that perfect shiny appearance that will certainly attract crowds... but this is a Cobra, and its primary mission is to be the fastest sports car around. That's why beneath the flash is the substance of a stout 302 cubic-inch V8 with less than 500 miles on it since built. Go-fast goodies on this one include aluminum heads, roller rockers, hydraulic cam, electric fan, MSD ignition, and a Holley Street Avenger 650 CFM four-barrel carburetor. It all feeds those side pipes that have the unmistakable growl of performance. You are in complete control of the V8's symphony thanks to the Tremec T56 five-speed manual transmission. On the road or racetrack, you'll feel the added confidence the fully independent suspension gives you, and since these components are borrowed from a BMW 3-Series, you instantly get the feeling of the road transmitted to your fingertips. Add in four-wheel disc brakes and grippy Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, and you have the full fun package built for power and control.

Complete with owner's manual and build documentation that shows only around 8,000 miles on the body, this is your dream Cobra done right. So hurry before this Backdraft falls into someone else's hands. Call now!!

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  • Vinyl Interior
  • Four Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Power Brakes
  • Seatbelts
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  • Build Receipts
  • Owner's Manual
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Exterior Color
Indigo Blue
Interior Color
Transmission Spec
Tremec T56
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Front Brakes
Power Disc
Rear Brakes
Power Disc
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