For Sale: 1965 Shelby Cobra Replica in Lutz, Florida

$96,995

Vehicle Description

Take a moment to understand how different this 1965 Shelby Cobra replica is from the rest of the pack. Tempurpedic seats, ice-cold A/C, three tops, and a Steeda 400+ hp supercharged 5.0-liter V8. So while most Cobras are about giving up creature comforts, this ultra low mileage one has everyday usability and still has the power to beat up on the bare-bones knuckle draggers.


If you really pay attention, you might be able to pick up that this car is a bit longer and lower than a standard Cobra replica. It's because this is one of the few built by Excalibur. Yes, the same manufacturing firm that's famed for giving the Mercedes SSK a very American twist also made Cobras by the handful. In fact, they were the only company in the 90s that could deliver a fully-built road-legal car, and so it was not assembled from a kit but instead bought new in 1994 from Delray Lincoln Mercury in Florida. But while this was already an expensive purchase, the owner had it immediately sent to a restoration shop so that the low-batch build quality could get a lesson in precision restoration. The brand new roadster was treated to $30,000 of paint and bodywork. That's why the red is so deep it looks like Cobra is fresh from the kill. But more than just super slick paint highlighting the now uniform panels, the investment gives this Cobra a confidence that you won't find in its siblings. The doors can be shut with authority, the trunk stays aligned, and an overall precision build quality that makes this more useful than just a toy.


Inside is the same feeling of added luxury not seen in other Cobras. The longer wheelbase makes entering the car and getting comfortable an easy process. The bucket seats have been sculpted using Tempurpedic material so you get a feeling of all day comfort you never expected from a Cobra. There's even features like R-134a air conditioning, GPS (removable), and an AM/FM/CD stereo, so you can truly want for nothing. This one even comes with a tonneau cover, full soft top (including side curtains), and a removable hard top so you can choose the level at which you want to be exposed to the elements. But even with all these comforts, it's still a Cobra at heart. So you get a grippy VIP three-spoke steering wheel, and your hand naturally falls right onto the five-speed shifter.


All the added comfort does not sacrifice performance. That's because under the hood is a fuel-injected 5.0-liter Ford V8 with a Vortech V1 supercharger. The famed Ford craftsmen at Steeda Autosport built the engine from top to bottom. So it not only looks great with the Cobra valve covers and chrome superchager kit, but also this 400+ hp powerplant was made bulletproof. This includes fortified components such as a Ford Racing Cobra short block, Steeda 18 camshaft, Cobra roller rockers, J/E forged pistons and plenty more. So every time this roadster fires up, there there's a sense of excitement that radiates through the side exhaust. Best of all, special attention was made to make sure that adding monstrous horsepower did not detract from the main goal of having a Cobra that idled well and remained composed enough for easy use. And that's the true place where this very unique Cobra excels. It has race ready features like the competition-inspired suspension, Wildwood four-wheel slotted disc brakes, BF Goodrich ZR rated tires, and cool knock-off style wheels.


Complete with the original dealer invoice, maintenance records, restoration photos, and restoration receipts, you're looking at the finest example of a Cobra that gives up nothing and gives you everything. The current owner has spent $200K+ on the build of this car! Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-829450
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Shelby
  • Model:Cobra Replica
  • Exterior Color:Ferrari Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:10866
  • Stock Number:0324-TPA
  • VIN:1XACA2310RM123046