1965 Shelby Cobra Roadster replica
For the power and style enthusiast, everyone knows that having both in an original is way out of most people’s reach. In particular those all originals can be finicky and require lots of garaging and trailering, and little driving, unless you are pulling your personal wrencher in a motorhome with that classic! As the saying goes there is more than one way to skin a cat, or you can have your cake and eat it too! The solution lies in this replica from Backdraft Racing. This car was hand built and delivered as a rolling chassis to Tri-State Motorsport in Brownstown, Pennsylvania. This car is all wrapped up for you. Just get in and drive.
This SC style body with flares is draped in Sterling Gray. Dual wide black racing stripes run through the middle of the car from bow to stern. Chrome shows in very good condition and for extra realism, quick jack bumpers are on both the front and rear. Gaps are good, and fiberglass is unmarred and wears its original paint. Dual chromed side pipes “snake” their way from the engine bay to the rockers. 15″ Halibrand reproduction knockoff spinner style wheels, (they still are standard bolt on), are wrapped by Goodrich TA radials, and are on all 4 corners. Noted are a hood scoop and a chromed roll bar, just as an original would have. As an added bonus, a black cockpit cover is included along with a soft top frame and material.
Looking into the interior we see it is spartan in appearance and is designed to emulate the original Cobra which was a competition car and lacked many amenities. Black leather trimmed bomber style buckets in splendid shape flank the central hump which contains the chrome parking brake handle as well as a fire extinguisher and the shifter all within the driver’s reach. Competition style 5-point harnesses keep both the driver and passenger firmly held in place. A reproduction Cobra style steering wheel fronts the padded dash and body colored instrument panel which contains a series of VDO gauges to monitor all aspects of engine vitals along with a 220mph speedometer. Black carpet, in excellent condition, floods the floors and is protected by a pair of black Backdraft Racing mats.
The 351ci Windsor V8 courtesy of the folks at SVO and Ford Racing making a tire smoking 385h, is tucked neatly into the clean engine bay. A Holley 77cfm 4-barrel feeds the mill and a Edelbrock Victor Jr intake distributed fuel and air to aluminum GT-40 cylinder heads. A Tremec T5 5-speed manual transmission sends power back to a Ford 8.8″ 3.55 TracLoc geared rear axle.
We see straight and strong square tubular steel with very nice body hangers, rust free rockers, and a clean tub underneath all present very nicely. 4-wheel independent suspension, with an adjustable BMW inspired rear suspension along with 4-wheel disc brakes can be seen from underneath.
Lighting the candles and instantly you are enveloped in a concert of side-piped sound in stereo. Pop it into gear, and off you go, with a smooth shifting transmission, sturdy feel to the clutch, and plenty of power. The steering wheel is ergonomically placed, and this car handles very well. A pleasure to drive, and plenty of volume for your listening and driving pleasure.
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Location: Morgantown, Pennsylvania, United States