For Sale: 1965 Shelby Cobra in Lutz, Florida

Vehicle Description

This is the ideal 1965 Backdraft Shelby Cobra 427 for both show and go. After all, who doesn't love a shimmering version of a timelessly attractive color combo? But beneath the surface lies a fully independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, beefy six-speed gearbox, and performance-built fuel-injected 418 stroker motor dyno'd to make 425 horsepower at the rear wheels.


This Cobra has an instant touch of sophistication. After all, black is the color of intimidation. But when it's this glossy, and paired with champagne gold racing stripes, there's a lot of style within its aggression. And of course, this high-luster finish does a terrific job of highlighting all the rounded panels that make every enthusiast fall in love instantly. It also helps that Backdraft offers one of the highest quality bodies in the Cobra industry. Plus, you're looking at a 2006 build that has averaged under 300 miles annually. That's why the fit and finish on this particular car is worthy of all the extra scrutiny it's likely to get at shows. It's set up as an SC, so it has the fender flares, jacking stubs instead of bumpers, chrome roll hoop, and all the other fixtures that define the Cobra today. And the Halibrand-style wheels have the kind of shine that perfectly represents the style and substance that this car is all about.


The interior is an eye-catching package. After all, most Cobras are done in black, but this has a distinctive and premium supple tan leather. And you'll even spot nice details like the Backdraft racing carpeting and good bottom bolstering to the classic-style bucket seats. This even comes with a full racing tonneau. The racing harnesses, a grippy A/C sports steering wheel, toggle switches, and a dash dominated by gauges are all part of a package designed to keep you going faster. Plus, there are cool classic Cobra touches, like the forward-tilted gearstick.


The engine bay has an awesome appearance with a ton of tidy style, plenty of polish, and the Cobra valve covers. And we just know your eyes were immediately drawn to those velocity stacks. But while this looks like a classic racing motor, it's a true modern powerhouse. This is a professionally built 418 cubic-inch stroker V8. Not only does it give you a big block displacement in a small block weight, but it's also a fortified build. It includes an Eagle forged steel crank, Eagle rods, a Comp Cams camshaft, and Yella Terra rockers. And below the velocity stacks is really a modern fuel injection system. Plus, headers are feeding those growling side pipes. There are also the right supporting components, like an MSD ignition, an electric fan, March pulleys, and the battery mounted over the rear axle for good weight distribution. You are in complete control of the V8's symphony thanks to the Tremec six-speed manual transmission. On the road or racetrack, you'll feel the added confidence from the fully independent suspension borrowed from a BMW M3. Add in four-wheel power disc brakes, cross-drilled rotors, a limited-slip rear end, and wide sport tires, and you have the full fun package built for power and control.


This comes with the dyno sheet that shows this is a 425 RWP juggernaut. So you know this is your dream Cobra done right. Hurry before this Backdraft falls into someone else's hands. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1965 Shelby Cobra
  • Listing ID: CC-1603034
  • Price: $74,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Shelby
  • Model:Cobra
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:4538
  • Stock Number:3587-TPA
  • VIN:AA9BMAAHV61CN1083
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Lutz, FL 33559

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