Factory Five Racing calls the cars Today’s good price or no dice The Cobra is “the best-selling, best-engineered and best-performing replica of all time”. Let’s see if this turn-key version is also all-time best deal.
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What does it take for an automobile to be considered legendary? Is this a performance? production number? A tempting scent? Maybe it’s a combination of factors, when Taken together, create a mystery.
In the case of the Shelby Cobra, that mysticism lived on long after production of the original model ended. Less than 1,000 cobras were built during that 1962 ‘68 runs. Not only was the Cobra one of the best performing cars of its era, but it brought Ford Motor Company fame both to Shelby, whose company the car was assembled, as it was Ford’s engines that gave the Cobra its strike. Gave. so popular is Car Nut Crowd emerged to offer a complete industry kit that dominated Cobra and component car copies of Shelby’s manufacture. Today, the number of fake and “perpetual” Cobras outnumbers the real deal cars that still survive.
One of the companies that manufactures both kits and components Cobra Factory Five Racing. The difference between a component and a kit car is that for the former, most of the manufacturing is done in the factory. what’s left is for Teathat drivetrain to be added or commissioned by the buyer in order to license It can still be classified as home-made.
There’s no way to tell how it’s told red version with white stripes started his life. It is currently being offered for sale in what appears to be a spread collection. The seller only bothers to note that the car has 302 fuel injected and is, in fact, a factory five car. Also, the ad was only “Too many to list!!!” says. and goes on till List four other cars and their prices, including a first-generation Mustang, a Firebird, a Dodge Dart GT and a Triumph TR4.
The Cobra is the most expensive and the only car not made by a mainstream manufacturer. Doesn’t mean it’s less than none A Car Since factory five does something Really good job.
It certainly looks like the real car, although there are some aspects that give it away. One of them – or four, I think – is Cobra-Badge Alloy Wheels. They look both too modern and too small for the Cobra’s commodious flared fenders. The other giveaway is under the hood. he is there a Small Block V8 Lives Out of Mustang Cobra. The factory five car’s Cobra body style is that of the latter 427, not the slab-side 289. This makes the 302 a bit of a mismatch in regards to displacement, but since it’s fuel-injected, it’s probably easier to live with. A more righteous grinder would be.
One more thing about that 302 before moving on. Look for all that orange on the right side of the engine, plus what appears to be a new cooling system cap on the top radiator hose? This all appears to be the result of some bigger overheating issue, and means a thorough inspection of the engine prior to purchase.
The build has 11,125 miles on the clock and a clean title. There is no indication of when the car was built as the seller could not be bothered to provide such details. Regardless, there are plenty of photos and other than evidence of cooling system shenanigans in the engine bay, nothing really looks out of line here.
The asking price is $33,900 and represents a complete, turn-key car. Should you want to build one of these yourself, the starting kit is around $13,000, while the more complete kit is under $20K. Add a donor Mustang on top of that for the drivetrain and suddenly you’re getting close to this car even before you’ve even calculated all the necessary sweat equity.
What do you think, is this cobra worth $33,900? Or, do the unknowns outweigh the mythology?
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