1965 Shelby Cobra
1965 Backdraft Racing Shelby Cobra Roadster
Backdraft Factory Build- 427R/500HP - 3,200 Miles - No Expense Spared
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Yes, we'd all love to own a real Cobra but with prices breeching $2 million, it's not that plausible. That's why companies like Backdraft Racing have helped fill the void, and this particular Backdraft, has done it to perfection. The car you see here is indeed a tribute but unlike other kit cars, it was built to spec in the Backdraft Racing factory, with top-end options selected by our client. Since completed in 2013, he has been the only owner and has driven it 3,200 miles.
The car was ordered in true Shelby fashion with Avis Blue paint and White stripes over a Black interior. The option list in lengthy, which we will get into later as the most important option ordered was under the hood. This car is powered by a Roush 427R with 550HP mated to a TKO 600 Tremec 5-Speed Gearbox, both professionally built by Speedfanatix. To say this car has balls is an understatement. It fires on command and purrs heavenly exhaust notes. Other options ordered include upgraded 18-inch Knock-Off Staggered Wheels, complete Paint Protection film, Ceramic Headers and Sidepipes, Glove Box, Heater, Limited Slip Differential with 3:46 Gears, Mota-lita Styled Steering Wheel, Oil Cooler, Ray Dot Mirror, External Front Fans, and Wilwood Big Brake Kit. The car has been on the Dyno and at the crank, its pushing 550HP. A full folder of build information, receipts, records, car cover, and tonneau cover accompany the sale.
The car is as good as new and worthy of any collection. You will not find a better built nor performing Cobra tribute at this price point. No excuses, just tons of fun behind the wheel. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.