1965 Cobra Replica inspired 1976 Kellsion Stallion

Price: - Item location: Manhasset, New York, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Shelby
  • Model: Cobra
  • Type: Roadster
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 32,500
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: Big Block V8 460ci
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: CD Player, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1965 Shelby Cobra

1965 Cobra Replica inspired 1976 Kellsion Stallion

The Kellison Stallion was a limited edition luxury sports car, designed and built from 1976 to 1980. 117 of the beautiful cars were built and sold to car collectors all over the world. The cars were powered by 429 Cobra Jet Ford engines and available with a 460 Big Block Option. At 165 mph, they were America's fastest sports cars.


Jim Kellison, a race car driver, used the look of the Cobra as an inspiration to creating the Stallion. So although the two vehicles resemble each other, they are a bit different. Jim Kellison decided the car should be a little wider and longer, thus creating the Stallion 2" wider in the front, 4" wider in the rear and 5" longer.

The design of the bullet proof chassis was started in the spring of 1976. Kellison had always liked the body style of Carrol Shelby's Chin Model Cobras, however he thought the chassis was too flexible as the doors popped open on hard cornering. So, Jim designed a 5" longer chassis. His chassis had 6,000 lbs. per degree inch twist frame stiffness, plus, built-in side crash and rollover protection.

By making the chassis wider and five inches longer, he was able to make the doors 5 inches longer so you could get in and out of the car with the top on. Plus, he was able to move the engine, in relationship to the wheel base, 5 inches further aft, which gave the car much better handling characteristics than the original Cobra. The rear fenders are 4" wider, so the car would accept 12" tires in the rear, and the front fender flares are 2" wider to accept 10" tires.

Includes removable top, Lap Belts, Fire extinguisher, Detachable Face CD Player.