1965 Shelby Cobra 427 Aluminum Shelby Block

Price: US $59,700.00 Item location: San Diego, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Shelby
  • Model: Cobra
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year:1965
  • Mileage:3,590
  • VIN:AR0831955MCK0003D
  • Color:Maserati Yellow W/Red Stripe
  • Engine size:427 Shelby Aluminum
  • Number of cylinders:8
  • Fuel:Gasoline
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Olive Green / Yellow Accents
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1965 Shelby Cobra

1965 SMC Shelby Cobra Replica for sale in San Diego, CA.
Price: $59,700
Dazzling Maserati Yellow finish with a Ferrari Red stripe.
The BIG Picture: Clean title [California titled as a 1965 Ford 2-door].
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS: 1965 Cobra Shelby Aluminum 427 Block (CSX1196). 496 CI. Blue Thunder Aluminum Heads (Minor Porting). Oliver Light weight Rods. Billet light weight crankshaft by (Winberg). Race tec Pistons (10.5 to 1 compression. 750 HP @ 6500 Rpm. Engine capable to 8000 Rpm. Rev limiter set to 6500 Rpm. 690 Foot pounds of torque @ 4500 Rpm. Custom suspension. Transmission T56 Magnum six speed. Stainless Steel Side Pipes and Shields. Fuel Injected (Fast XFI 2.0). American Racing custom polished Shelby Wheels. Tires Proxes R888. Rear 305/35/18. Front 245/40/18. Custom-built independent front suspension.
Rolling stock: vintage fully-polished wheels with 5-lug simulated knockoff spinners. She captured 'Best of Show' at the Coronado Speed Festival in 2013 and one more at another show until I decided not to take her to shows anymore.
Suspension details: rack & pinion steering with coil-over adjustable shocks and it was completely redesigned from the ground emphasizing on handling and stability. Fully polished true SS (stainless-steel) side pipesand heat shields. The springs [front & rear] are matched ideally to the car's weight, thus providing splendid balance and awesome/ glued-to-the-pavement cornering. Disc brakes all-around. 18-gallon custom built fuel tank with metal cover.
In the cockpit: Speed hutcustom gauges with Cobra emblem on the gauge faces and matching colors to complement the interior & exterior. Four-spoke leather-covered steering wheel, Hurst forward-bent lever speed shifter. Interior fully covered detailed olive-green leather with a yellow stripe that complements the exterior. Leather & carpeted luggage compartment.
This beauty is rock solid—no shakes, no rattles... only the rich melody of the engine. She is perfect—completely blemish-free. You won't find a scratch on her even armed with a good magnifying glass. Only 3,500 miles [5,600 km] logged. Engine has logged only approximately 1,800 miles [2,900 km]. She is the approaching menace in the rear-viewmirror of a Ferrari... acceleration is as downright scary as the license plate boasts. She's a bona fide beauty!
Below you can read little history about this car.First let me talk a little about SMC the manufacturer: as far as I can tell this company was either associated with B&B Cobras and they split and created SMC or it was the other way around. The link below has some decent info on this company worth reading.http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/all-cobra-talk/44901-smc-replica-info.html
This Cobra was originally purchased from a gentleman in Plesanton California and it came with a 351 Ford Cleveland and a five speed tremec transmission. Once purchased the car was taken down to only a shell and then proceeded with paint and built it back up again with the parts mentioned above. The asking price is basically the cost of the engine, the crankshaft and block alone cost in excess of $10,000 dollars this alone should give a perspective buyer an idea what went into this engine. By the the time this project was completed build cost had escalated to near $140,000
Engine was initially built by Tom Lucas at FE Specialties in Sacramento and it was built with solid rollers and it made the horsepower mentioned above, great engine incredible torque and power.But I found out after driving it for a while that solid rollers and street driving don't go together well in my opinion, so I decided to replace the solid rollers with hydraulic Roller Lifters but this time since Tom Lucas was extremelybusy I decided to have that done at another great builder Bennett Racing in Haleyville, AL. This time the power output was 639 Clb Torque and 714 Hp.
Dyno sheet available upon request