Newstalgia Motors Presents Car No. 00175:
1965 Shelby Cobra Replica
This Shelby Cobra has found a new home!
However, we'd be happy to locate another one just for you.
Titled in Arizona as a 1965 Shelby Cobra with 1st place trophies to its credit for
Best Roadster at the 2005 Nationals and costing over $90,000 to build, this unique
car sports an incredible flawless black paint job featuring natural flames flowing
over the sculpted hood and fenders. The centerpiece of the flames is a life-like
COBRA about to strike, with venom dripping from right fang. The paint job alone
cost $30,000! You will not see another 1965 Cobra painted like this one.
- Exterior: The total re-paint is a result of the massive storm of
January 2010 that hit the Russo and Steele auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. A tent
was dragged across the vehicle breaking the windshield and all glass. There was
absolutely no damage to the body (photos of the storm damage is available). As you
can see by the photos, the paint restoration took over 8 months to restore with
very high quality workmanship. Entire frame is painted Tangelo Orange.
- Interior: The All NEW interior featuring Black leather heated seats
with Crow 5-point cam-lock harnesses and white-face gauges add both safety and convenience.
The dash is custom leather lined and signed by Carroll Shelby with a certificate
of authenticity. Black double loop carpet.
- Driveline: The 540 hp, 410 cu. in. Windsor motor was re-bored,
stroked and fitted with many high-performance parts. For reliability and greater
performance, a stacked fuel injection system with Ford Motorsports 42-pound injectors
was used rather than carburetion as was coil-on-plug ignition instead of a distributor.
Backing up the power plant, a Ram Heavy-Duty Clutch puts the power through a Tremec
3550 five-speed transmission and an independent rear axle. The car features independent
front and rear suspension with Bilstein coil-over shocks on all four corners. Chrome
side pipes with Lobak Racing auger type mufflers provide the sound (fantastic...
deep, throaty and yet with compliant restraint... certainly quiet enough for around
town and quiet enough for a freeway conversation with your passenger, but nasty
enough sounding for the most ardent enthusiast). Additionally, power brakes and
steering and a one-wire alternator round out the mechanical amenities.
- Wheels & Tires: Halibrand 17" chrome deep-dish wheels are wrapped
in modern Yokohama rubber.
One of the best-prepared Cobras on the market today, this one of a kind roadster
is sure to impress.
Additional images available upon request.
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