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
Factory Five Kit Cars vs a Lamborghini Gallardo! - HOT ROD Unlimited Episode 27
On this episode of HOT ROD Unlimited, the team heads to Vegas to see what's
faster: a Factory Five kit car or
a 542hp rear-wheel drive Lamborghini Gallardo. Associate Editor Jesse
Kiser, Staff Editor Brandan Gillogly and professional driver Mike Essa
pilot four of Factory Five's kit cars to see which one's the best on the
1/4-mile, road course, and street. The Mark IV Roadsters feature a 5.0L
Coyote V8 and a 427ci from Summit Racing's new line of Factory Five
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132983 / 1965 Shelby Superformance Cobra
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/cxheobg
This 560 horsepower supercharged 427
replica is a fully sorted and expertly detailed show car that wears a
licensed Shelby body and features autographs from both Carroll Shelby
himself and legendary engine builder Jack Roush.
When you take a car to SEMA, you're displaying in front of hundreds of the
most skilled and influential car guys in the world. Every part of the car
has to be flawless and EVERYTHING about the cars build has to be absolutely
perfect. This '65 Cobra began with exceptionally solid fiberglass that
doesn't show any signs of waves or ripples. On top of that fiberglass, an
even and smooth gel coat provides an excellent canvas for the cars wet-look
Pepper Gray paint and a killer set of red and silver racing stripes. Once
that spectacular paint was buffed to a brilliant shine, proper finish work
ensured that this laser-straight re-creation looks every bit as good as the
old school aluminum 427 Cobra it replicates.
But enough about the trim, let's get to the REALLY amazing part of this
Cobra. The cars fresh 351 Windsor V8 has been bored and stroked to 408
cubic inches, features an 8.5 to 1 compression ratio and puts out a dragon
slaying 560 horsepower and 575 lb./ft.
of torque! The top end of the motor is beefed up by a Paxton Novi 1200 Supercharger with seven pounds of Boost, an Aeromotive high performance
electronic fuel pump with dual filters and a Boost adjustable fuel pressure regulator, and
a polished Edelbrock Performer RPM intake. Spark is provided by an MSD 6AL
ignition system, an MSD points distributor and MSD Super Conductor wires,
and slick ceramic coated headers make quick work of the spent gases.
Cooling isn't an issue with the cars fan cooled aluminum radiator and
polished water pump keeping everything in check, and the detailed build
even included grade-A ancillary components like a power brake Booster and engine oil cooler. This Cobras
entire custom fabricated aluminum engine bay is held together with aircraft
style aluminum rivets and features complete satin nickol AN fittings and
stainless steel braided hoses.
Bolted into this car's correct all tubular steel frame is a modern TKO600
5-speed performance transmission that is equipped with a McCleod scatter
shield and a Centerforce clutch and pressure plate. That transmission feeds
a tough Dana 45 limited slip rear end that does an excellent job of
transferring the cars massive power to the ground with very little drama.
At the front of the chassis, modern tubular upper and lower control arms
are equipped with a heavy duty sway bar and coil overs that house
performance Bilstein shocks. Out back, four more modern tubular control
arms are equipped with a second heavy duty sway bar and two more coil overs
with performance Bilstein shocks. Stops come courtesy of a four wheel
Wilwood brake system that sends fluid from a hydraulic clutch master
cylinder via braided hoses to red Superlite big bore four piston calipers
which clamp 13 inch slotted front Wilwood GT rotors and 12 inch slotted
rear rotors. Keeping this Cobra glued to the race track is a custom a set
of 18 inch American Racing Shelby Pin wheels that wear 275/35 front and
massive 335/30 rear Michelin Pilot Sport radials.
Jump inside the car and you'll find nice custom embroidered leather seats
that feature Cobra four point racing harnesses with cam-lock releases. The
cars painted dash is covered in tight black leather and houses an
autographed Carroll Shelby glove box beside correct Smiths black faced
gauges which include a traditional 8,000 RPM no redline tachometer. Below
the seats, new carpet is protected by rugged Superformance floor mats, and
at the sides of the seats, the cars fiberglass doors have been covered in
matching black leather. In front of the driver, a 15 inch leather wrapped
steering wheel features satin aluminum spokes and a correct Superformance
horn button, and beside the driver a chrome shifter and chrome hand brake
sit directly in front of a chrome fire extinguisher.
Don't miss this opportunity to own a spectacular turn-key car that's just
as nice as an original Cobra, and probably more fun to drive, at a fraction
of the price.
Top 10 worst car replicas
This is a collection of the worst I have seen so far. I have order them not
just for the lack of craftsmanship and similarity, but also on
aspirationality and "common sense". Ohh, and I personally hate Honda
Civics, lol. I hope iof you don´t laugh at the cars, you would in the
cover that I used in the background.
Quick Drive- 1967 427 Shelby Cobra Replica
I was allowed to borrow a 1967 427 Shelby Cobra Replica. There are few
cars in the world that are scarier. Since it wasn't mine and I didn't want
to buy it, I didn't even risk doing the burnouts. It was interesting to
experience such an iconic car, which so much trepidation. Hope you enjoy
P.S. This car is for sale. Send me a message if you're interested.
Cobra Test Drive
For Sale. Visit my webpage for details:
65 Shelby AC Cobra Replica * SOLD * www.Brondes.com Maumee
* Walk Around Video * Congratulations to Steve of Wisconsin just north of
Chi Town * Just too Awsome not to keep here for everyone to view * This is
Truly One of the Best 65 Replica Mk3 Cobra Roadster's that you will ever
see. All of the Custom work is above and beyond almost any Cobra available.
A Factory5 Kit custom built by MidWest Cobra's and Classics with additional
custom fabrication. Not a Mustang kit car.
This paticular Cobra was part of a two car package for our two stores. We
purchase over the top cars to display in our showrooms, take to car shows
and parades and have included Roush and Saleen Mustangs, GT500's, a GT and these
Cobra's to name a few. The sister to this car sold at Barrett Jackson for
$78,000.00. Showroom floor asking price is $69,900. Ebay auction "Buy It
Now Price" $41,500.
We have showroom displayed this car for a few years and now it is time to
go. Do Not Hesitate to contact us as you may discover that this is the
deal of a lifetime.
Build Items Include:
Factory5 AC Cobra Kit, 4.6L DOHC 32 Valve V8, 5 Speed Tremec Transmission,
Full Powder Coated Frame, Full Powder Coated Aluminum Panels, 4 Wheel Cobra
Disc Brakes, Adjustable Upper Control Arms, Tubular Lower Control Arms,
Coil Over Front and Rear Suspension, Power Steering, Power Brakes HydraBoost System, 8.8 Rear Axle 3:55 Ratio
Narrowed with Moser Axels, Hooker Headers Ceramic Coated, Halibrand Style
Wheels, Goodyear Tires, Wind Wings, Sun Visors, Period Correct Guages, 5pt
Harnesses, Setrab Oil Cooler, Canton OverFlow Tank, Trunk Prop Rod,
Painless Wiring Harnes and more. Fully Powder coated frame, Fully Powder
coated engine compartment fender panels.
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.