1966 Shelby Cobra 427 & 1965 AC Cobra 289 , I can't keep up!
Leaving the 50th anniversary Carroll Shelby show in Plano, Texas I follow a
few AC Cobra's and can't keep up! These are pure American Musclecars! 1965
and 1966 models. One is a 427, one is a 289. Which is which? Classic cars
at their best.
My girlfriend takes my 1965 (Factory Five MKIII replica) Shelby Cobra out for a drive.
Sorry about the sound in this video. I mounted the GoPro to the roll bar
but I think it was vibrating or something. She did pretty well driving the
Cobra... minus a couple grinds haha. The Cobra is a bit tempermental and
not really easy on you the first time you take her out. Proud of my girl...
both of them. I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor
427 Cobra test run
Short test run of my Factory Five replica of a Shelby 427 Cobra with a
427W engine producing 515HP/540TQ
Shelby Cobra - 0 to 130 in seconds!
In case you are wondering about the erratic shifting... My Tremmec 600
tranny had bad synchros that had to be rev up before gear would fall into
place. That's why you don't see smooth, power-shifting. If was later fixed
and the car sold. Wished I would have done more vids, specially when the
backfire flames came out of the sidepipes on rev down.
No NOS. No octane Booster. Regular
pump gas. Pedal down 3/5 of the way. 130MPH in a few seconds!!
1965 Shelby Cobra + 700 HP + Kirkham + Fast
Replica 1965 Shelby Cobra owned by Len B, produced by Kirkham Motor Sports.
The car only weighs 2100 pound due to its aluminum body which is made in
Poland at a former MIG aircraft factory. The cars weight is also low due
to aluminum suspension and motor. The motor is a Shelby aluminum block
427fe which produces 700 horse power (i.e., FAST) !!! That is the same
power to weight ratio as a bullet bike.
To the dismay of several bullet bike riders; Len likes to show them who is
"the boss" in a race from time to time.