You know we love Cobras at Streetside Classics, because they represent the most fun you can possibly have on four wheels for not a lot of cash. This nasty satin black Cobra is beautifully finished with a snarling fuel-injected V8, combat-ready interior, and a lot of upgrades that make it the total package.
You really can't go wrong with basic black, but knock the shine off it and suddenly you have something that looks ready to fight on the most primitive levels. Even if you have an original Cobra, people are still going to think it's a replica, so if you're building one like this, you may as well give it a paint job that will get it noticed by everyone, not just the purists. Fortunately, Factory 5's workmanship is consistently excellent, and the composite body was prepped and smoothed to the standards that black demands. Panel fit is quite good, particularly the hood and trunk, and with that satin black paint, there's no place for bad workmanship to hide. The gloss black stripes were expertly painted in place, making it so that you only notice them when you're up close, and reminding you that this car is finished, not a work-in-progress. Twin black roll hoops, shiny jacking stubs fore and aft, and matching black side pipes all make this Cobra stand out, adding to the race-ready appearance. Also note the extra details like the flip-up gas cap, subtle hood scoop, and correct Lucas-style taillights that all help make it stand out.
The interior sticks to the basics with wrap-around low-back buckets flanking a wide center tunnel. That stubby shifter is very much like the original, and it's linked directly to the 5-speed manual gearbox that's one of the best-shifting transmissions ever invented. The instrument panel has been wrapped in matching black leather and stuffed full of Auto Meter gauges that look right in the 1965 surroundings. A wood-rimmed steering wheel lends the right amount of old world charm to the snake's driving environment, and you'll appreciate thoughtful details like twin cup holders, leather check straps on the doors, and 5-point Simpson harnesses for both driver and passenger. There's no stereo (are you kidding? Who needs it?) but it's comfortable enough if your goal is going fast. There's also a neatly finished trunk with ample space for your gear on the road or at the track.
The Factory 5 Cobra is built on the massive 5.0 Mustang market, so this one packs a fuel-injected 5.0 that's got enough power to make it worthy of the Cobra name. The lightweight Cobra makes the most of the relatively stock motor's power, and it still feels like a rocket ship when you get on it, but it also idles smoothly and gets surprisingly good fuel economy. A Cobra dress-up kit with blacked-out details and red valve covers gives it a proper 1960s vibe, and there's a giant aluminum radiator with electric fan up front. Underneath, it has a tubular chassis just like the original, manual rack-and-pinion steering for maximum road feel, and long-tube headers and side pipes that cackle like an insane god. Out back, a 4-link setup on the 8.8 rear end mean that it rides and handles well without any vices and there are disc brakes up front to keep the fun under control. Gorgeous Superlight wheels fill the fenders and wear track-ready 245/45/17 front and 315/35/17 rear Nitto performance radials.
Fast fun is what the Cobra is all about, and this very nasty snake delivers in every regard. Call today!