For Sale: 1965 Shelby Cobra in Mesa, Arizona

Vehicle Description

With a serious 427 stroker motor, a five-speed manual, and full sports suspension, this 1965 Shelby Cobra Factory Five is a true driver's Cobra. But this ultra-low mileage fresh build also gives you a show-ready level of style and cool/classic details - right down to the racing wheels with knock-off hubs. It makes for the kind of total package for when your track day also comes with a concours.

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Ivy Green Metallic is a terrific 1966 Mustang color that represents the era perfectly. It's an attractive way to stand out in a crowd while still respecting the heritage of the era. Since it's a fresh clearcoat application, there's under 100 miles on the full build, the finish has a terrific luster that lets the light dance off the body as it highlights the aggressively flared fenders, large hood scoop, and all the other curves you love on an iconic Cobra with distinction. This is a darker color than you often see on a Cobra, and it sets the tone nicely to harmonize with the black performance pieces. This includes the side pipes, quick-jack bumpers, and a roll hoop. It makes for a mean and sporty machine. Factory Five cars have a nice build quality that really gets you in touch with the classic 427 Cobra feeling. And this one is especially faithful with details like the 17-inch Halibrand-style wheels with proper knock-off hubs.

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The low mileage means the interior is also especially fresh everywhere you look and feel, right down to the plushness of the carpeting. It gets that true classic competition Cobra feeling done correctly with low-back bucket seats, Simpson racing harnesses, Classic Instruments readouts, and a grippy factory five wood-rimmed steering wheel. And there are plenty of the best in vintage details, like the toggle switches and side wind wings. But this quality build also likes to have the right touch of cruiser style. And so you have JVC speakers mounted in the rear, and the sale even comes with a modern AM/FM/CD head unit with USB input and Bluetooth.

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The engine bay has the classic Cobra ribbed valve covers, hallmark long Cobra air grabber, and the ultra-tidy setup to really let you showcase it all. And while the 427 callouts aren't lying, this one gets Ford's magic displacement in an interesting way. It's a professionally-built Dart Windsor small block that was stroked to 427 total. So you have a strong setup that gives you big block displacement in a small block weight. The motor was built in 2020, and it's an enhanced and fortified setup with forged pistons, a roller camshaft, roller rockers, Edelbrock Victor Jr. aluminum heads, a Weiand aluminum intake, and topped with a Quick Fuel 750 four-barrel carburetor. It also has the right supporting components, like an aluminum radiator with electric fan, a Mallory ignition, and Optima red top battery mounted in the rear. And the BBK shorty headers feed those side pipes to let this mighty V8 exhale freely with an impressive growl. Best of all, you are in full control of it all with the Tremec five-speed manual transmission. As you look at the undercarriage photos, you'll be reminded of how fresh this build is over every inch. And just like the rest of the car you even love the details, like the Koni adjustable shocks and four-wheel disc brakes with drilled and slotted rotors.

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We have build receipts detailing how they invested properly in making sure this is a fresh and powerful roadster. So if you know how terrific a Factory Five Cobra is, then you know this one has the added power and distinction to be all-around awesome. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1965 Shelby Cobra
  • Listing ID: CC-1614513
  • Price: $77,995
  • Location:Mesa, Arizona
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Shelby
  • Model:Cobra
  • Exterior Color:Ivy Green Metallic
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:63
  • Stock Number:2695-PHX
  • VIN:AZ380922
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Phoenix
614 East Auto Center Drive Suite 101
Mesa, AZ 85204

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