Go to: http://www.kitcarconnection.com - I spotted my first Shelby Cobra 427 S/C back in the summer of 1979. I knew INSTANTLY that one day I had to have one of these cars. I have now enjoyed mine since 2005 and she is way more fun than I ever would have expected.
The car is a Factory Five Racing MkII Roadster and was hand-built in Calgary, Alberta throughout 2004 and delivered to my driveway January 2005. The car is powered with a 302 crate engine from Western Motorsports in Calgary, Alberta.
I based the *look* of the Cobra replicar on Allen English's car in Portland, Oregon. That car was unfortunately wrecked in a crash in the summer of in 2008. Not too worry, he's okay and now driving a beautiful blue CAV GT40 (aka Ford GT 40 replica).
This video was captured by my son Justin as we cruised around South Surrey and White Rock, BC Canada. It was produced for me as a gift by a good friend Phil Watkins.
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James Martell is the Publisher of KitCarConnection.com, a website devoted to kit cars and replicas. James Martell has long been an admirer of Carroll Shelby and his cars. As an avid fan, he owns a Shelby Cobra kit car that he drives in his leisure time. In his spare time he attends car shows, works on his website, and spends time with his family.
Shelby Cobra LOUD start and acceleration!!
I spot this vicious facroty 5 shelby cobra in Wrentham, MA. the owner was
really cool, and as you can see from the video, offered me a ride in his
beast of a car! i love the way this V8 gurgles when he starts up, then how
it backfires after he accelerates down that straight! Comment, rate, and
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Son Takes Cobra for a Cruise - Yikes!
http://www.kitcarconnection.com - Dad let's son take the Shelby Cobra for a
Justin Martell takes his Dad's Shelby Cobra replica for a drive in
beautiful White Rock, B.C. Canada. The car was built in 2004 in Calgary,
Alberta by Peter Jacobsen using car a Mk2 Roadster kit from Factory Five
The car is powered with a 302 crate engine from Western Motorsports in
Calgary, Alberta. This is the full spec.
FRAME & CHASSIS: FACTORY FIVE RACING
Base: Original style 427 4 round tube frame, powder coated
Perimeter: ¾ cold rolled tubing with 40 CNC cut pre-formed aluminum panels
for cockpit, trunk, and engine bay race car type
Suspension: Fully adjustable front and rear racing suspension
Brakes: Baer disc brakes, power brake Booster
Steering: Flaming River 15:1 rack & pinion
DRIVE TRAIN: WESTERN MOTORSPORT
Engine: Western Motorsport 5.0 short block, vintage look EFI with ceramic
coated intake, aluminum fuel rails, Mallory high pressure fuel pressure
regulator, SDS digital injections system, MSD coil and ignition system,
polished AccuFab 4-barrel throttle body, TFS twisted wedge heads, push rods
and Track Heat cam shaft, Crain roller rockers, Ford Racing Cobra air
filter and valve covers, Nitrous system
including ZEX TPS switch, HPM solid motor mounts, oil cooler and dual fans
Transmission: T5 transmission with Pro 5.0 shifter with an original style
chromed reverse canted shifter
Rear End: 3.73:1 Ford Racing gear set
Exhaust: 4 into 4 headers with chrome
side pipes, heat shields
WHEELS & TIRES
Rim Sizes: 17" x 8" and 17" x 9.5"
Types: Team III wheels with lug cover caps and spinners
Material: Polished aluminum
Tires: Kumho Ecsta Supra 712 performance tires
BODY & PAINT
Body: 427 Hand-laid Vinylester composite body
Paint: Indy Blue Pearl Metallic
Trim: Vintage chrome on brass windshield, Aston LeMans gas cap, original
style front and rear bumpers, chrome bullet style racing mirror, rear view
mirror, latches, handles, locks, license plate light, sun visors, wind
wings, side louvers, custom rear fender guards
Lights: Original dash style British and Lucas lighting
Emblems: Authentic hood, trunk, side and center badge emblems, Shelby VIN #
Soft Top: Custom cotton soft top with side curtains, cotton tonneau cover
Dash: Custom dash with Autometer gauges, start button, self canceling turn
signal with original style 14 steering wheel
Carpet: Custom wool carpeting interior and trunk, floor mats
Seats: Original style bucket seats
Trim: seat belts, steering wheel, gear shift and emergency brake trim, cup
holders, heated seats, heater and preformed door panels
Fuel: FUEL SAFE 22 gallon aluminum fuel cell and safety impact cut-off fuel
Seat Belts: Full 4-point Simpson Racing harnesses
Hoses: Steel braided hoses for engine. Front breaks and fuel tank
Other: Frame-mounted roll bar, drive shaft safety hoop and side pipe heat
James Martell is the Publisher of KitCarConnection.com, a website devoted
to kit car and replica enthusiasts, James Martell has long been an admirer
of Carroll Shelby and his cars. As an avid fan, he owns a Shelby Cobra
replica that he drives in his leisure time. In his spare time he attends
car shows, works on his website, and spends time with his family.
The video was recorded in Surrey BC Canada.
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Shelby Cobra Crash
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At a local car show, we were thanking everyone for coming. We decided to
film everyone leaving so we could put a quick video together for
memories... Unfortunately, the story ends badly with this Shelby Cobra.
This car is a monster! Although it is a Replica, it was featured with a
Big Block. The outcome is not good, but THANKFULLY no one was hurt.