For Sale: 1965 Shelby Cobra in Lutz, Florida

Vehicle Description

This 1965 Shelby Cobra Factory Five is a growling V8 fun competition-style machine. But it's also a quality build with a fresh and sleek style. So when you want both show and go, you need a stunner like this.


Just one glance at this Cobra and you'll understand why this whole package is irresistible. The blue has plenty of gloss and metallic shine that shows off the curvy bodywork. It's a three-owner car completed in 2013 and less than 6,400 miles are on the odometer. So you know it spent more time tucked away under its car cover than out on the racetrack. That's why the paint looks so good. It's a detail-oriented setup where the iconic racing stripes run the full length over the body, and they were painted on before the clearcoat to make sure everything is extra-smooth. Keen eyes will even spot quite useful extras, the thick rear fender chip protectors and strong gas proper pistons to keep the hood up when you're showing off the motor. A true Cobra knows how to earn its racing stripes, and this one does it right with competition-ready pieces that also add to the shining total package. This includes the roll bar, bumper jacks, side pipes, and those wide Halibrand-style wheels.


There's been little seat time on those vintage-style racing seats, and so they retain a terrific look. And the Simpson racing harnesses remind you that this dark interior is built for fun. You have some great classic Cobra pieces, like the wood-rimmed AC sports steering wheel and the shifter curved at the correct angle. And while the AutoMeter gauges are an update, they still feature the correct reversed speedometer. So the atmosphere is both fresh and vintage.


The engine bay has a tidy appearance that goes with the rest of this car. And it has the true Cobra look with the long air grabber and matching valve covers. Plus, this was built to be a properly powerful machine. It starts with Ford's hardy 302 cubic-inch V8. It's upgraded with a Holley four-barrel carburetor, Cobra intake, MSD distributor, and of course those awesome side pipes. One of the big advantages of a Factory Five car is its strong tubular steel chassis. And this also has a tubular A-arm front end with adjustable coilovers and a Hotchkis four-link rear. The five-speed manual transmission gives you full control of all the power. And the wide BF Goodrich T/As and front disc brakes give you a firm feel for the blacktop.


This is an awesome Factory Five Cobra that's sleek, mean, detailed, and absolutely awesome. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1965 Shelby Cobra
  • Listing ID: CC-1609528
  • Price: $61,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Shelby
  • Model:Cobra
  • Exterior Color:Medium Blue Metallic
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:6351
  • Stock Number:3608-TPA
  • VIN:CA961437
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Lutz, FL 33559

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