FACTORY FIVE, BEAUTIFUL GRAPHITE BLACK, 302 V8, 5-SPEED TRANS, 4-DISC BRAKES!!
Equally at home on the track or as a weekend cruiser that's sure to monopolize attention wherever it goes, this 1965 Shelby Cobra from Factory Five Racing is one awesome specimen. It's clad in a great color and carries plenty of dependable power to make your experience behind the wheel an absolute blast. Its manufacturer has garnered a stellar reputation for both workmanship and construction process, so you can count on this '65 to be one rock-solid ride.
The ultra-sharp Graphite Metallic shade this Cobra wears gives it a magnetic yet understated appeal. The paint has a strong shine and a very smooth finish and really holds up under scrutiny. The precision that comes part and parcel with Factory Five's process is evident here - the panels line up nicely and you can get a strong sense that the fiberglass body is well made. Save for the front and rear fender wells, which have been modified to accommodate wider rubber, everything remains in its original configuration. The array of chrome on board here is in top notch condition and the inclusion of an additional passenger roll cage provides an added measure of safety. A closer inspection will reveal that the big sturdy tube frame employed by Factory Five has done its job well - there's no sagging to be found here, nor are there any stress cracks to detract from the undeniable curb appeal this Cobra has.
Despite the very spirited driving this car lends itself to, you can see that it's been navigated with respect from inside the cabin. The black vinyl interior is in consistently fresh condition, with no pronounced signs of wear on the pair of racing buckets with their proper 4-point harnesses or any heel marks on the black carpeting below. The woodgrain-handled shifter beckons you to grab ahold and put this performer through its paces, and as you do, you'll notice that the array of AutoMeter gauges on the dash are all in good working order, with the monitoring unit for the fuel injection system neatly mounted just below.
The drivetrain has been configured with ample dependable power in mind. A 302 cubic inch small block serves as its foundation, dressed with a pair of Cobra-branded valve covers and a matching oblong air cleaner and armed with a Weiand intake manifold and an FI Tech Electronic Fuel Injection system to amplify its output and provide both adjustability and dependable operation in all sorts of weather. The pair of BBK headers reduce exhaust back pressure and lead right into a pair of side pipes that broadcast a great rumbling exhaust note. Farther forward, a sizable aluminum radiator teams with an electric fan to keep operating temperatures under control and an MSD distributor, coil and spark plug wires have also been added to maximize available spark. The engine pairs with a 5-speed manual transmission that puts maximum control of this Cobra's power in the hands of the driver, while coilovers in both front and back provide agility you'll notice on both asphalt and track alike. Power steering is far from a given in this niche, but it's on board here for effortless handling, while disc brakes at all four corners that feature Wilwood calipers bring prompt, fade resistant stops. A set of 17" Eleanor-style wheels wrapped with extra wide Goodyear tires that show plenty of remaining tread provide a nice finishing touch.
Sporting plenty of eager power to go along with its outstanding curb appeal, this 1965 Shelby Cobra from Factory Five Racing is a very well-configured representative of this niche that holds the promise of many fun-filled miles ahead. Call today!
- Power Steering
- Fuel Injection
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Vinyl Interior
- Exterior Color
- Graphite Metallic
- Interior Color
- Rear End
- Front Suspension
- Rear Suspension
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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