Frame Off Built Cobra Roadster Blueprinted 408 V8 TKO 5 Speed Ford 8.8" 3.73
- 351 cubic inch Windsor V8 / Bored and stroked to 408 cubic inches
- Tremec TKO600 5-speed manual transmission / Hydraulic clutch
- Ford 8.8-inch rear axle / 3.73 gears
- Rack-and-pinion steering
- 4-wheel disc brakes
- 17-inch Halibrand-style wheels
- Factory Five Racing fiberglass body
- Ford Tungsten Gray Metallic paint
- Sale includes a cockpit cover
* 2009 Factory Five Racing Mark III Roadster
* 351 cubic inch Windsor V8 / Bored and stroked to 408 cubic inches
* Tremec TKO600 5-speed manual transmission / Hydraulic clutch
* Ford 8.8-inch rear axle / 3.73 gears
* Factory Five Racing fiberglass body
* Ford Tungsten Gray Metallic paint
* 17-inch Halibrand-style wheels
* Sale includes a cockpit cover
* Rack-and-pinion steering
* 4-wheel disc brakes
When it comes to a lot of car for not a lot of money, it's hard to beat a Factory Five Cobra. The formula is simple: take a modern, lightweight chassis, wrap it in high-quality, tight-fitting fiberglass, plant a hot Ford V8 between the fenders and enjoy whiplash-inducing performance. Built, polished and ready to roar, this Mark III roadster combines cool Shelby looks with all the right hardware to turn your knuckles white with excitement! Best of all, it's a fully sorted, turnkey package that's available to you for a fraction of the time and money someone else spent building it. If you've been searching for the perfect car to maximize your dollar-to-thrill ratio, welcome to your next classic!
Factory Five Racing has long been applauded for their great fiberglass work, and this Cobra is no exception. The car's virtually flawless profile, showcasing the typically tight tolerances that have become a Factory Five hallmark, lays excellent groundwork for a wet looking coat of Ford Tungsten Gray 2-stage. Since pretty much every Cobra worth its salt needs to have some kind of war paint, the builder blended a classy pair of bright silver racing stripes. And today, this super slick Cobra is a sophisticated classic that exhibits twice the style and twice the race-bred DNA of a typical replicar boulevard cruiser.
Speaking of sophistication, crude detailing is often the downfall of an otherwise excellent build. Not so with this roadster, as every aspect of its design enhances Shelby's innate style and appeal. At the front of the car, polished quick lifts reflect chrome-trimmed headlights, bullet-style parking lamps and a requisite Shelby emblem. Behind that emblem, a scooped, 1-piece hood flows to stainless-trimmed glass that's seated between polished wipers and Factory Five wind wings. Below those wings, finned air extractors, a bullet-style racing mirror and small “POWERED BY FORD” emblems float amid coated side pipes and a familiar Monza fuel filler. And at the back of the car, chrome-trimmed taillights illuminate a chrome roll bar, a second Shelby emblem, two more quick lifts and a lockable trunk handle.
When the original Cobra stormed the scene, team Shelby's mantra was all performance, all the way. And, while many reproductions hit the ground as sedate street cruisers, serious road chops require serious motor. Bored and stroked to a whopping 408 cubic inches, this roadster's serious chops come in the form of a spry, 351 cubic inch Windsor V8. The mean mill's energy mixture is supplied by a big Holley carburetor, which is sandwiched between an Edelbrock intake and traditional Cobra air cleaner. That mixture travels in to Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, which hang Cobra-branded valve covers and a Ford Racing breather over high quality roller rockers and forged Keith Black pistons. Combustion comes courtesy of a balanced and blueprinted rotating assembly, which is framed by a cast Eagle crank and Comp Xtreme Energy cam. The fires stay lit thanks to MSD 6AL ignition, an MSD distributor, a Pertronix coil and loomed Ford Racing plug wires. That fire is kept in check by a beefy aluminum radiator, which is mated to a big electric puller fan. A modern serpentine system spins a rebuilt alternator above an aluminum water pump while spent gases are cycled through ceramic-coated headers. And first rate details, like ARP bolts, stainless fluid lines and a liquid-filled Jegs fuel pressure gauge, ensure this classic is more than just a random curbside attraction.
When it's time to put your hair in the wind, forget about outdated Toploader 4-speeds because this modern-day Cobra blisters the pavement with a fresh Tremec TKO600 5-speed. That world-class transmission utilizes a tough hydraulic clutch to spin a fresh, 8.8-inch Ford Racing pumpkin, which is fitted with 3.73 gears and high quality Moser axles. That drivetrain rides in a tubular, fabricated steel chassis that distills into a modern, multi-link suspension. That suspension is connected to four big calipers, which squeeze four vented discs. At the front of the car's aluminum floor, modern rack-and-pinion steering makes low speed cruising almost as easy as high-speed sweeps. Power meets the pavement through attractive Halibrand-style wheels, which twist 255/45ZR17 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs in front of 315/35ZR17 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs. And items like a deep-sump oil pan and clean Edelbrock fuel components round out the car's impressive build.
Cobra interiors have always been stylish and simple, and one look inside this roadster reveals just how serious the car's aspirations are when it comes to being driver-focused. Sculpted seats stretch tight vinyl hides under 4-point Simpson safety harnesses. In front of those seats, a super clean dash founds classy telemetry beside a custom-engraved Cobra logo. At the sides of that dash, lightweight doors hang polished poppers behind requisite leather straps. Below those doors, clean carpet centers a booted e-brake and small shifter between Wilwood foot pedals and color-keyed Factory Five floor mats. The driver feels the asphalt through a polished steering wheel, which twists an authentic wood rim around a red, white and blue Cobra logo. And the passenger stows cargo in a spacious trunk that's fitted with a custom-engraved battery box.
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ACCESSORIES
* A cockpit cover
With classic looks, a killer engine and a fully sorted, road-ready chassis, this awesome Cobra provides unmatched thrills for an unmatched price. It's the latest in our string of high quality Shelbys that look just as good as originals while benefitting from modern technology and 21st century build techniques. Don't miss this opportunity to own a turnkey Factory Five roadster that's just as nice as a real deal Cobra, and probably more fun to drive, at a fraction of the price!
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