WoW! - 40 Shelby Cobras Racing (Replicas + 1 Original)

http://www.kitcarconnection.com More than 40 Factory Five Racing "Shelby Cobra" and "Shelby Daytona Coupe" replicas / kit cars invaded the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to tear up the race track in late 2004. The event entitled; Western Cobra Round-up was organized by members of the local club with cars coming from Arizona, Utah, California and from a number of other surrounding states. The Shelby American Factory was literally right down the street and it was no surprise to see an original Shelby Cobra (canary yellow #33) arrive and race in style. The race course was also located very close to the Nevada Airforce base and we were buzzed by a number of F16, F18s and even a couple of A10 Warthogs. Levi and Roush Racing were also both represented as was Dave Smith, President of Factory Five Racing who spoke at the closing banquet later in the evening. Thanks to the organizers. James Martell Publisher, KitCarConnection.com http://www.kitcarconnection.com

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1963 Shelby Cobra CSX 2142
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Test Driving 1965 Shelby Cobra 575 Horsepower Muscle Car - 427 Side-Oiler CSX4891
Be sure to check us out on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/RamblinAroundTV I thought you might like a look at this awesome Shelby Cobra CSX4891. This car was built by Shelby American and is about as true to the original as you'll find...except even more powerful. This car is powered by a 575 HP Side-Oiler Ford V8, backed by a Toploader four-speed, and a Dana 44 rear. It even has the true Halibrand pin drive knockoff wheels, with Goodyear Racing Tires. As you can see in the video, this car is amazingly quick. It's hard to imagine ever having more fun in an automobile. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for taking a look! This car was filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Charles, MO www.FastLaneCars.com Special thanks to Tom Abbett from Fast Lane, and Stephen Dunsford from Area Rides, for all their help. Here's a full list of specs on this amazing machine: This 1965 Shelby Cobra CSX4891 has a 427c.i. Ford FE Side Oiler- Rated @ 575hp, Top Loader 4 Speed Close Ratio Transmission, 3:31 to 1 Gear Ratio, 4in Diameter DOM Steel Frame, Complete Factory Assembled Rolling Chassis, High Strength Fiberglass Composite Body, Aluminum Fender Closeout Panels Front & Rear, Show Quality Paint Available in Original Colors, Original Frame Configuration w/ 4in Round Tube Main Rails w/ .120 Wall Thickness, Original 90in Wheelbase, Original 4 Wheel Independent Suspension, Dual A-Arms & Coil Over Billstein Shocks, Windshield Wipers, Wind Wings & Sun Visors, Rack & Pinion Steering, Original Style Pedals, Catches & Fittings, Shelby Aluminum Differential Housing & Dana 44 Gears, Roll Bar, 4 Core Aluminum Radiator, 23 Gallon Fuel Cell, S/C Dash Layout, Shelby Signature Series Gauges, 15in Original Style Wood Steering Wheel, Full Shelby Custom Carpeting, Coated Headers & Side Pipe Exhaust, and High Performance Baer Brakes! The background track used in this video was Open Road by Jason Shaw. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download: http://audionautix.audionautixcom.netdna-cdn.com/Music/OpenRoad.mp3





133217 / 1965 Shelby Cobra Backdraft Racing
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/8rhvpwt If you're in the market for a fresh twist on an old favorite, forget about project cars pieced together from leftovers; and forget about fiberglass builds that exist only to duplicate their outdated aluminum predecessors. What you need is this razor-sharp BDR Cobra that's reliable, fully-sorted and ready to rock and roll! The assembly of this car's professionally finished body began with a steel-lined GRP molding that was hand tweaked and gel coated on a full-size rotisserie rack. Once that gel coating was complete, the body was smoothed by a seasoned fiberglass professional, baked in an even coat of primer and inspected top to bottom to ensure first class quality. When quality control was cleared, a clean basecoat was covered in three layers of ChemSpec clearcoat, baked and cured for three days, and finally, flattened and polished to a head turning shine. Built from the ground up as your ticket to major power and killer speed, this car's stout Roush 427 small block utilizes an iron block, a steel crank, a roller cam, H-beam connecting rods and forged pistons to create a Dyno-proven 487 horsepower and a mind boggling 518 lb./ft. of torque. At the top of that smooth engine, a Roush Cobra Jet-style air cleaner mixes fresh oxygen with 93 octane pump gas via a large Holley 4-barrel carburetor and an Edelbrock Victor Jr. intake. That intake is bolted between lightweight aluminum heads which prop attractive Roush valve covers over mild steel headers that are ceramic coated for longevity. Fire is provided by an MSD Blaster SS high output coil which is connected to an MSD Pro-Billet distributor and high performance Roush 9mm plug wires. Cooling comes courtesy of a heavy duty radiator which circulates water past a large electric puller fan and a polished stainless overflow tank via polished stainless water tubes and a polished Weiand water pump. And at the front of the block, a modern serpentine system spins chrome pulleys in front of a slick Powermaster alternator and a chrome power steering pump. When it's time to put your hair in the wind, forget about outdated Toploader 4-speeds because this modern-day Cobra blisters the pavement with a new Tremec TKO600 5-speed. That world class transmission delivers power to a 3.46 limited slip BMW rear end that creates whiplash-inducing acceleration while still allowing the car to loaf along at highway speeds. That drivetrain, which is bolted to a hot-rolled rectangular steel ladder type chassis, sends power through the same BMW-sourced MacPherson strut front and fully independent rear suspension that's becomes a BDR hallmark. Brakes are massive discs at all four corners that, thanks to this car's featherweight construction, are absolutely impervious to fade on the street, no matter how hard you're running. And there's simply nothing that looks better on a Cobra than a set of Halibrand-style wheels which spin aggressive 245/40/17 front and 315/35/17 rear Goodyear Eagle F1 radials around genuine knock offs. A set of nicely stitched black leather buckets, which are complete with four-point Crow Enterprizes harnesses, form the foundation of this roadster's interior; and they're a massive upgrade over the shells you'll find in both original Cobras and most other replicas. In front of those seats the white and blue dash, which is covered in blue-stitched vinyl trim, hangs a full assortment of electric VDO gauges between a chrome rearview mirror, and switches for the car's lights and wipers. At the sides of those seats, traditional Cobra fiberglass doors have been fitted with leather map pockets, leather handle straps and fresh chrome latches. And at the bottom of those seats high grade carpet, which is protected by color-keyed Backdraft Racing floor mats, frames billet foot pedals, a blue-stitched emergency brake handle and an attractive BDR shifter. In front of the driver, a stylish Teak steering wheel spins around a polished steering column; and behind the driver, a fully finished trunk includes both an onboard trickle charger and a surprisingly large amount of storage space. If you're looking for a reliable, fully-sorted thrill machine that's just as happy on the express way as it is on the straightaway, you've found your next car! Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on this awesome car!




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