1965 Factory Five Cobra
Technology has consistently delivered more value and a lower price.
The same general principles apply to component cars. The
application of new technologies in an old-world industry is what
sets the Factory Five company apart from the crowd. Computers and
CNC technology are the foundations on which the Factory Five
revolution was built. They design their chassis parts, production
tooling, and body shapes with the latest CAD/CAM technology. They
use SolidWorks� computer design software and HP hardware to design
all of their cars. Computer-based technologies drive everything
they do, including design, pre-production quality assurance, pilot
production, product bill of materials and packlists, manufacturing
cut lists, CNC laser cutting, robot trimming, and welding.
For consignment this purple streak Factory Five Replicar Cobra.
Complete with side pipes and wide stripes, and many other goodies
that emulate the original but at a budget that most can take on and
have a really cool driver.
All fiberglass, all Purple (save for the chrome trim and wide white
racing stripes) and all buttoned up this car presents nicely. Save
the bumpers and just the pushers in front and back please we don't
need the extra weight. A wonderful stance with a combination of the
flared fenders which gracefully frame polished 17-inch wheels with
some low-profile rubber, and a hood scoop and we are left in a
purple gaze. Noted is some repair filler on the hood area noting
this car may have sustained some damage in its history but is now
repaired with some evidence left behind. A chromed roll bar, and a
racing hinged rear quarter gas cap, and let the clutch out.
On the dash we see Autometer gauges in what would have been
original CSX layout. These are embedded into a padded black field
and are surrounded by numerous toggles and lights, all fronted by a
wood rimmed steering wheel. Black vinyl bomber style buckets float
in a sea of black carpet all good and sport a Simpson 3-inch safety
harness. Wind wings and tinted see through sun visors are attached
to the curved, raked rearward windshield.
A pop of the clamshell hood, and I could have purple envy be it not
for the 460ci consigner stated 500hp V8. Ford racing Super Cobra
Jet aluminum heads adorn this mill, as does a Holley 850 CFM double
pumper carb which shoots juice through a Ford racing intake. On the
back of the mill is a 5-speed manual transmission in the form of a
Tremec TKO 600 with a blow proof bell housing and a super duty
McLeod clutch. Way back the axle is an 8.8-inch Ford rear with 3.73
All clean underneath with a tubular powder coated frame, and all
aluminum floor pans. All solid and rust free it is all well done
underneath. Disc brakes are on the front, and drums the rear, and
an independent with coilover front suspension, and a 4 link with
coilovers on the rear and we are expertly planted on terra
This candle lit right up and ran strong through the entire test
drive. Snappy acceleration, good handling and our test driver
reported just a little happy on the front end when applying the
power. All functions worked, and it stuck to the road like
Purple would not be a consideration in my initial mind for a Cobra,
however after seeing this example I'm sold! Lots of massive power
in the form of 500 horses, and a clean example. A few faults in the
hood fiberglass but overall a great driver, good handler, and
awesome looker. And did you know purple also represents meanings of
wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur,
devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and magic. Now
that's a Factory Five if I've seen one!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 500 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.