600 SVO V8; 724HP; 805TQ; TKO600; Q/C IRS; Knockoffs; Show Winner; Loud&Fast

Price: US $75,000.00 Item location: Vancouver, Washington, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Shelby
  • Model: Cobra
  • SubModel: Replica
  • Type: Custom Fab
  • Trim: Replica
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 2,000
  • VIN: 0067061709
  • Color: Satin/Gloss Black
  • Engine size: 600 SVO V8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: TKO 600
  • Interior color: Other
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1965 Shelby Cobra Replica

8-Ball Cobra: A Custom Fabricated Race/Show Car for the Street.

Here listed for sale is my custom fabricated, over the top Cobra replica. This is not a kit, nor a used Mustang in drag. Engineered and fabricated by myself (I’m a former GM automotive engineer) I toiled over 20 years and Invested $90,000 in materials to complete this “ground up” fabrication.

I’ve been in Cobras for a long time. An old friend of mine and former Shelby Team Driver, Allen Grant took this car for a ride. Allen said it was the most brutal Cobra he’d ever driven. (If you know Allen, ask him) Similarly, ask Ron Butler, former Shelby crew chief about this car. The real deal.

A slideshow of my car’s features is found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0KqfzrW_7Y (use the slider and pause to control the show to your liking)

I began in 1989 by computer analyzing the suspensions of vehicles ranging from sports racers and GT Prototypes through Formula-1 and developed an optimum configuration. Up front, pushrod activated inboard mounted coilovers suspend billet aluminum “formula-1” live axled uprights. Twin 4-piston calipers on Grand National rotors provide up front stopping, with a single pair mounted on a Champ Quickchange IRS inboard at the rear. This brake setup, with 3 master cylinders (2 front, 1 rear) puts ⅔ of the force to the front and ⅓ to the rear without a balance bar or proportioning valve - track testing proved both the suspension and brakes work great.

A video of a private test session at Portland International Raceway is found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbgDCh2AtdE I’m riding shotgun (the driver is a race instructor with over 10,000 miles on this track!) Adjustments were made, and at the next test session, after only a couple warm up laps, my test driver lapped (again, me riding shotgun) at mid 1:20’s with speeds around 165 and about 1g lateral on turns. The instructor said this was the fastest car he’d ever driven. At less than 4 pounds per horsepower, it’s understandable.

The 600 cube, 724HP, 805 lb-ft SVO Ford Big Block is set back 8 inches from “stock” 427 Cobras and lowered 6 inches by use of a 4 stage dry sump oiling system. Motor setback yields 47% front to 53% rear weight distribution. A “Pinto sized” aluminum flywheel spins a 6.5 inch triple disc - 4 floater kevlar lined clutch of my own design (because I had to - after smoking “other guy’s” clutches)

Want to hear it run? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UceUg5BFImY

Finished in 2010, this Cobra has won many show awards. Principal use being cruise-ins and shows during the summers. In all fairness, there’s less than a couple thousand miles on the car, and that’s good for you, the buyer, because I’ve debugged it.

The satin black with gloss stripes and numbers is made to give an evil look to this monster of a Cobra - a monster in both technical specifications and performance - a racecar for the street.

  • Engine: 600 Cubic Inch SVO Ford Big Block

    • 724 HP and 805 lb-ft torque (dyno’d); 6,250 rpm redline

    • 4.605” bore x 4.5” stroke (600 cubes – 10 litres)

    • Fuel injected and dry Sumped

    • Alan Root heads (ported)

    • Dominator manifold converted to port EFI

    • 65 lb/hr injectors run by an SDS computer – mapped on the dyno – computer runs shift light and rev limiter

    • ½ “ fuel rails running at 55 psi, fed by an Aeromotive A1000 pump and regulator

    • 4-1/4” (108mm) billet aluminum throttle body (approx 2,300 cfm)

    • Forged 4340 rods

    • Forged crank

    • JE pistons – 10.6:1 compression - runs on premium pump gas

    • Comp cams hydraulic roller

    • Crower stainless steel needle roller rockers

    • Stock Car Products 4 stage dry sump pump

    • Blueprinted distributor fired by MSD

    • 2” headers

    • Tilton starter

    • Triple plate custom kevlar clutch on a 12 lb aluminum flywheel

    • Fluidampr

    • Aluminum water pump and custom pulleys

    • 100 amp one-wire alternator

  • Transmission: TKO 600 5 speed with 0.64 OD

  • Rear End: Frankland Champ Quickchange IRS

    • 4:11 main gear, currently has #15 change gears for 3.91 overall ratio

    • Speedway Engineering IRS sidebells and rear cover

    • Detroit Locker differential

    • Custom fabricated:

      • Control arms using computer optimized suspension geometry

      • Stub axles and hubs

      • Half shafts and flanges

      • Uprights

    • Inboard mounted JFZ 4 piston calipers on 11.75 ventilated rotors

    • 128 mm OD Lobro racing CV joints

    • Adjustable coilover shocks

  • Frontend

    • Custom fabricated:

      • Control arms using computer optimized suspension geometry

      • Inboard mounted, pushrod actuated coilovers

      • Lola-style billet aluminum uprights

    • Twin 4 piston JFZ calipers on each side’s 11.75 ventilated rotors; line loc

  • Tubular space frame measuring 3,500 lb-ft per degree torsional rigidity

  • Custom modular wheels with knock-off hubs

    • 16” dia x 10” wide fronts

    • 16” dia x 14” wide rears

    • Hoosier roadrace slicks

  • One of a kind body, with extra wide rear fenders

  • Custom velvet black paint with gloss black stripes and numbers

  • Black ceramic coated headers and roll bar

  • Aluminum interior panels “flame turned”

  • Tire temperature monitoring computer

  • Titled and licensed as a 1965 Ford 2 door

  • Approximately 2,000 break-in miles since completed.

  • Very Loud, Scary Fast