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For Sale: 1965 Shelby Cobra in Palmetto, Florida

Vehicle Description

Please visit for additional photos, information and a video. If you're looking for an extremely rare Cobra, look no further you have found it! This is 1 of only 2 produced with a top of the line set up and Backdraft emblems. Backdraft spared no expense on this build and it is a blast to drive. This AC Cobra replica is powered by a Roush 342 CID V8 Stroker motor. That powerhouse is built with aluminum heads, Forged 4340 Steel "H-Beam" connecting rods, Wiseco Forged Pistons with Plasma Moly Rings & Lightweight Pins, Hydraulic roller lifters, and a Double Roller timing chain.

Additionally, it has an adjustable high volume oil pump, adjustable power steering, MSD HEI distributor and MSD Ignition. An aluminum water pump and aluminum radiator along with an automatic and manual electric fan has been added to keep this Cobra cool on hot summer nights. A Holley 770 double pumper carburetor with vacuum and electric choke, Edelbrock Victor Jr. aluminum Intake, custom side pipe exhaust that has been ceramic coated in black finish off the engine nicely. The engine compartment has been lined with metal for your safety and comfort. The Cobra has a titanium bell housing and a BMW suspension and rear end along with a 5-speed TKO-600 manual transmission to let you rip through the gears and move this puppy along at any speed you choose.

This car makes a statement and will leave you with a lasting impression. It isn't just about power though, it has a very unique look with only 2 produced with the Backdraft team logos and engine set up. This Cobra was used for numerous car shows and along with the performance modifications it also has red LED lights in the engine compartment to light up all the chrome and polished parts for car shows.

The classic curves of this AC Cobra replica have been painted with the Backdraft red with black painted stripes. Removeable vinyl Backdraft team logos are strategically placed on the body. Also the #9 Blackball is present on this Cobra. Don't like the graphics? Remove them and have a clean and smooth black and red Cobra with only the classic racing stripes. 17" magnesium and aluminum wheels have been powder coated in black and are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport tires. Front Tires are 245/40ZR17 and the rears are 335/35ZR17. No part was overlooked on this build and it is incredibly fun to drive around town to car shows and cruises. Or hit the highway and enjoy the wind in your hair in this roadster! There are only 10,742 actual miles on this Roush motored Cobra, and it is ready for anything you throw at it. The interior is done in sturdy black vinyl to match the overall aesthetics and it has the window wings and matching visors. Additionally the front window frame is brass and plated with chrome. Red harness seat belts have been installed to keep you and your passenger safe while you cruise the sunsets in this rare and high quality built Cobra. The trunk is nicely carpeted and houses the battery with its own safety hold bar. This Cobra comes with full documentation, a dyno engine test sheet and a Backdraft owners manual. It also comes with two car covers, and extra steering wheels.

For additional information on this and our other classic and collectible cars for sale, please visit For assistance, please call the office at 941-845-4461, text our cell phones at 813-358-8830, or email us at [email protected] We are located between Tampa and Sarasota. We are 90 minutes from Orlando and Fort Myers. If you are unable to come view the vehicle for yourself, we highly recommend you send in a third party inspector on your behalf.

Vehicle Details

  • 1965 Shelby Cobra
  • Listing ID:CC-1534546
  • Price:$59,995
  • Location:Palmetto, Florida
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Shelby
  • Model:Cobra
  • Exterior Color:Backdraft Red
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:10742
  • Stock Number:0390-TAMPA
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