For Sale: 1965 AC Cobra in Kentwood, Michigan


Vehicle Description

Perhaps no other American manufacturer gained more international recognition than Carrol Shelby. His thirst for performance and the victory circle has made him a household name in all aspects of motorsports. The A/C Cobra is Shelby's crowning achievement. Large horsepower integrated with a lightweight tubular chassis and sexy hand built aluminum body, With a partnership of AC Motorcars and Ford, Shelby's AC 427 Cobra thundered onto the scene in 1965 offering a big block, high horse power edition over the already popular 289 small block version that came on scene two years prior. To this day, the look, sound, power and feel of the Cobra remains on the bucket list of many motoring enthusiasts and long before original examples far began exceeding 7 figures in value, small independent manufacturing companies began building replica versions of the famed Cobra. Representing the original well, Contemporary Classic replica cobra bodies are very authentic looking and the offered here is one of those excellent examples!

GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this well completed example of the 1965 Shelby AC Cobra Replica for your consideration. With many of these replicas on the market today, the best to find are the ones with a good name or store behind the build and a proper powertrain and this is certainly a shining example from inside to out. Featuring its Ford 428 "CJ" big block engine which has been bored 0.030 over and overhauled by Keith Black internals not very long ago, this mated to a period correct "top-loader" 4-speed manual transmission is sure to bring some thrills to the lucky one behind the wheel. With a 4" OD round-tube frame by Martz Chassis Engineering which is very similar to how they were originally built, the only difference in this vehicles frame is increased thickness to help with the flexing issue that is sure to show up on most examples. Recent upgrades include a new right rear hub, bearings and u-joints as well as a new hydraulic clutch installed. Overall the body and interior stands very tall and has a wonderfully popular red exterior which shows a bit of age but is held together well, the black vinyl shows a little wear as well but looks very much like a real example from any angle. With many more high-end items like its authentic wooden cobra steering wheel, side exhaust, adjustable shocks and rack and pinion steering, call or email us today for even more information on this excellent example!

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Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-881947
  • Year:1965
  • Make:AC
  • Model:Cobra
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:22816
  • Stock Number:B1287
  • VIN:MI0052A249L040286