The interior: A lot of attention went into the interior. Inside, it’s all business with a twist of modernism. Clean instrument panel wrapped on tan leather with double stitched border for an elegant and sporty look. Instrument panel is clean and the reverse speedo setup gives you the feel that you are cruising in the era it was created. Carefully stitched diamond patterns suede in the tunnel walls, lateral trim foot panels and back wall give this Cobra uniqueness. When you open the door you will see nothing but class, from the tan door panels to the aluminum door sills that provide a stylish look and elegant appearance. The seats are very comfortable tan leather. The T45 transmission is manhandled by the traditional aluminum shifter knob which was meant to keep the traditional look. The wooden steering wheel gives this cockpit a true sense of style. When you sit down in this bad boy adjust the seat using the hidden lever to activate the seat track to get you to a comfortable reach.
The engine: The engine was recently maintained by a professionally, all fluids were checked and changed. So what engine does it have you ask? A ford 4.6 modular EFI and ready for someone to put the pedal to the metal. The good thing about an EFI engine is the reliability and the confidence that the car will start right up after sitting in your garage for a winter. This cobra is loud enough for you to be noticed but yet subtle enough for people who just want to cruise while holding a conversation without interruption of the sound of the exhausts. For those of you who are wondering, this beast of an engine is typically seen in a 1996 ford Mustang.
Exterior: On this Classic Roadsters replica the fiberglass is beautifully laid with immaculate prep that allows admiring the gloss jet black paint. Fit and finish are excellent, and all the details are correct. From the sexy curves of the fenders to the classic look of the polished stainless steel overrides and hoops chrome roll bar with the reduced weld seems and the LeMans-style filler cap. I wanted a look that could tie in the daily driving aspect of it but at the same time have the poise of a track car on the streets. If you notice, there are many upgrades and added features but balanced just right, allowing anyone to admire the curves and sexy appeal this Cobra has. Looking at this Cobra from the front is almost scary, from the tripod vintage headlights to the perfectly spaced security screws on the scoop which truly allows you to appreciate the work and quality of materials used to put this Cobra together.
Shoes & Suspension: I suppose I could have gone with regular mustang wheels, but did Cinderella wear wood slipper to the bowl? That’s why we decided to give this bad boy nothing but the best. An aggressive stand that can only be obtained by 17×8 Hali-brand wheels wrapped on 245x45x17 on the front and 17×11 wrapped with 315x35x17 on the rear. Looking at this Cobra form the rear it’s almost scary, the tires are massively thick. This Cobra is elegantly sustained on a 4 link suspension with fully adjustable front and rear coil-overs. It’s the only way to ensure this Cobra handles properly with the grip these tires will provide. Clross drill rotors where used on all four corners as well, providing yet another reason to step and go, knowing that you can come to stop with ease; specially with the power brakes.
Engine and trany:
· 4.6 Modular engine
· T-45 transmission
· Stainless steel J-pipes
· Stainless steel side pipes
· Power brakes
· Power steering
Location: Miami, Florida, United States
See listing: 1965 Shelby Cobra Factory five Replica (from October 5, 2015)