Classics Revealed: The Shelby Cobra
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The Shelby Cobra is perhaps the World's most
iconic and thus copied car. Less than 1000 original Ford AC Cobras were
built by Carroll Shelby. Tens of Thousands of copies of the original 289
and 427 AC Cobras exist with most of them being "kit cars" copies. In this
exclusive TFLcar video we visit Superformace in Southern California to
learn why the Shelby Cobra is such an iconic race car and automobile.
Superformance along with Carroll Shelby's own Shelby Automobiles, Inc build
what many call "Continuation Cars". These are brand new Shelby Cobra
roadsters and coupes that have official Shebly CSX serial numbers. They are
of course not the original series of Shelby Cobra cars which now demand
hundreds of thousands of dollars by collectors when they do come up for
sale , but they are also not copies. They are simply new Shelby Cobras
built as a continuation of the original series of cars. In other words,
these are new Shelby Cobras. If you are a fan of Carroll Shelby and his
cars you'll like this video as we get deep into the history of what many
believe is America's most beautiful and iconic race car.
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.
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 Engine Dyno Test
Finally got my Cobra engine on the Dyno. It is a 351W 408 stroker
bored "0.030, roller cam, roller lifters, and 2,100 CFM air flow.
Preliminary results are over 500HP and 400 ft lbs torque. I will add final
numbers when I fix a small oil leak.
Donuts in a 1966 Cobra - /BIG MUSCLE
It's a 1966 Shelby Cobra replica that was built by a Father and his two
sons more than 10 years ago. It's faded fiberglass shell is chipped and
spider-webbed. The stainless trim is pitted and tarnished and the wheels
are coated in a thick layer of brake dust. The carpet is also coming up and
every now and then it blows flames from its side-pipes due to it running a
little rich. Some may think these are problems. Me personally - I think
it's one of the coolest cars I've ever driven. This episode of "Big Muscle"
is about the drive, those project cars that we work on, and the
exhilaration we get when we wring them out for the first time on the open
Polished 1200HP Shelby Cobra SC1 AWESOMENESS VALVES
This Cobra was built by the team at Highlands Racing in Newland, NC. It is
twin supercharged and produces around 1200HP. This is a demonstration
video for the Exhaust cut-out valves.
These valves route the Exhaust through
mufflers under the car or allow the Exhaust to be straight piped. Check out the
other videos to see engine bay, burnouts, and to learn more about the car.
1965 Backdraft Racing Shelby Cobra
This is a beautiful car that can be relied on to drive anywhere. This is
the most beautiful replicas out there, anywhere it is driven it draws a
crowd. This is no cheap kit car, the frame is a square frame construction
with a great suspension. It was built by Backdraft Racing in South Africa
and then completed by Backdraft in their Florida facility. It has 17"
Halibrant style wheels and low profile Nitto tires. The car is a brilliant
Metallic Maroon with Silver racing stripes. The motor is a 351W that has
been bored and stroked to 427ci. The motor is a Ford SVO block that I
rebuilt a few months ago to change to a full hydraulic roller Lunati cam to
make the motor more streetable as it had a solid roller cam in it
previously. No expense was spared on this build all new lifters, timing
gear set, pistons, bearings, valve springs, valves and seals. The motor is
easily making 500 hp on pump gas with a safe compression ratio of 10.5:1.
The motor also has Victor Jr heads and intake from Edelbrock. The pistons,
crank and rods are all forged units. The motor was balanced and
blueprinted to maximize performance and longevity.
The transmission is a Tremec 5 speed with a .82 overdrive. The suspension
and rear end are from a BMW M3 E36. An Autowerkz rearend bracket has been
added to prevent rearend failure. The driveshaft has also been upgraded
with new u-joints and a take apart yoke to allow future replacement without
the removal of the transmission. Options from Backdraft are a heater, oil
cooler, the Halibrant wheels have the polished lip, chrome bumpers front
and rear (the over riders are available and will be included in the sale),
there are 3M paint protectors in front of the rear wheels as well and the
toneau that covers the cockpit is included. The car rides smooth and
handles like a go cart that will make any trip a joy. The car has 11575
miles on it currently and will be a great car for cruising, car shows and
trips. For sale or trade for 65-67 Corvette.
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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427 Cobra test run
Short test run of my Factory Five replica of a Shelby 427 Cobra with a
427W engine producing 515HP/540TQ