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For Sale: 1965 Shelby Cobra in Charlotte, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

In the collector car world, stylish convertibles with incredible power usually command big attention and serious money. Need proof? Check out all those dual-quad Impalas and Sting Ray roadsters that routinely pull six-figure prices simply because they exist. That begs the question: how do you get breakneck performance that's wrapped in a jaw-dropping shell without draining your kid's college fund? Well, you take a serious look at a gem like this fantastic Superformance Cobra! A modern spin on a timeless sports car, this rad roadster mixes 351 cubic inches of iconic Ford power in a modern chassis and jaw-dropping aesthetics. In the market for a storied classic that's destined to lead the pack? You've found your pride and joy!


As the only Shelby-licensed replica of the original 1965 Cobra, this roadster's sublime Superformance body utilizes high quality, hand-laminated fiberglass to create a rock-solid drop-top that provides a first-rate driving experience. Naturally, those stiffly reinforced panels feature the smooth surfaces and typically tight gaps we've come to expect from top tier Cobra replicas. And those clean aesthetics found rich Indigo Blue two-stage under a roster of show-stopping details.

At the front of the car, an aggressive yet familiar nose-clip hangs stainless-trimmed headlights over polished Quick Lifts and bullet-style marker lamps. A rivet-lined hood anchors a small scoop in front of locking latches and polished stainless wipers. Behind those blades, Superformance-branded glass tilts clear wind wings and dark-tint visors between polished roll bars and a polished, bullet-style mirror. At the sides of the car, polished air extractors complement tasteful fender emblems and a familiar, Monza-style fuel filler. And at the back of the car, stacked tail lamps join a chrome tag light to illuminate a locking trunk handle and two more polished Quick Lifts.


Check this classic's tidy engine bay and you'll find 351 cubic inches of proven Ford power! That storied mill roars to life when a polished Ford Motorsport air cleaner drops air into a coated Holley 4-barrel. That pot rides a proven Edelbrock Performer 351-W intake, which feeds lightweight Ford SVO heads. Those heads tilt trick Ford Racing valve covers and a polished Ford Motorsport breather over rowdy, long-tube headers, which feed brightly coated side-pipes. Fires get lit by a hot MSD Blaster 2 coil, which jolts an MSD Pro-Billet distributor and loomed MSD Super Conductor plug wires. Body matched serpentine components spin an aluminum water pump next to a modern alternator. And cooling comes courtesy of a big aluminum radiator and requisite puller fans.


Rule number one of hot rodding: an excellent drivetrain isn't worth the metal it's built from unless it's paired with a competent chassis. Behind this Cobra's hot powerplant, a proven Tremec 5-speed, tamed by a smooth hydraulic clutch, spins a familiar 8.8-inch axle that ensures whiplash-inducing acceleration while still allowing the car to loaf along at highway speeds. That taut drivetrain rides a Superformance heavy wall Jig-welded frame, which is married to a fully independent Superformance suspension. Turns come courtesy of manual rack-and-pinion steering. Stops are provided by power-assisted discs at all four corners that, thanks to this car's featherweight construction, are virtually impervious to fade. And power meets the pavement through attractive Knock-Off Wheels, which twist 255/60R15 Cooper Cobra Radial G/Ts in front of 275/60R15 Nitto NT555R Extreme Drags.


Between the doors, it's all purpose all the time, as monochromatic leather and fade-free carpet culminate in a simple yet attractive driving environment. Front and center, deep buckets pin soft pleats between three-point R.J.S. Racing harnesses and flashy Superformance floor mats. Looking forward, a leather-clad dash props an appropriate combination of Smiths and Lucas telemetry under a color-keyed top and a polished mirror. An angled shifter joins a polished E-brake between leather door panels, polished door latches and a polished fire extinguisher. And the driver carves curves through a polished and wood-rimmed steering wheel.

There simply aren't that many chances to own a first class sport car - especially at this money. With its modern chassis, proven 5-speed and iconic power, this Cobra is guaranteed to be a blast to drive. Why waste valuable time waiting for a car to be built when we have a first-class roadster sitting right here in our RK Motors Charlotte showroom? Don't miss your opportunity to own this spectacular turnkey classic!


Awesome Superformance MKIII roadster that's fully sorted and ready to roll

351 cubic inch Ford V8 with Ford SVO heads

Tremec 5-speed manual transmission with a hydraulic clutch

Ford 8.8-inch rear axle

Rack-and-pinion steering

4-wheel power disc brakes

Superformance jig-welded chassis

Superformance fully independent suspension

Leather interior

Superformance fiberglass body with Indigo Blue paint

15-inch Knock-Off Wheels

Side-pipe exhaust

Titled as a 2000 Superformance Shelby

All RK Motors vehicles receive a comprehensive, multi-point inspection

We can arrange shipment of your purchase anywhere in the world

Vehicle Details

  • 1965 Shelby Cobra
  • Listing ID:CC-1529341
  • Price:$59,900
  • Location:Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Shelby
  • Model:Cobra
  • Exterior Color:Blue
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Odometer:12819
  • Stock Number:137107
  • VIN:AC9CSLK1399AM1646
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