Horsepower is a non-issue thanks to a powerful 351 Cleveland V8 that belts out plenty of horsepower and torque. In a lightweight Cobra, performance is impressive and the sound pumping out of those side pipes is even better. Dressed in full Cobra regalia with finned Ford Racing valve covers and an oval Cobra air cleaner, the engine bay is purposeful and functional, with good service access. It looks quite fresh overall and there’s plenty of evidence of having been driven, but also lovingly maintained. The engine springs to life easily thanks to a 4-barrel carburetor on a performance intake manifold, a Mallory ignition, and block-hugging headers that feed the thumping side-pipe exhaust. A Mustang II style front suspension with purpose-built A-arms and rack-and-pinion steering make it corner like it’s on rails, while a robust Jaguar independent rear hangs out back. There are also substantial 4-wheel discs brakes installed on this Cobra, which is exactly the stopping power you want in a lightweight car with all this horsepower. 10-spoke Western wheels are a modern look that seems appropriate for this Cobra and the tires are right-sized at 235/60/15 white-letter radials at all four corners.
Location: La Vergne, Tennessee, United States
See listing: very nice 1965 Shelby Cobra Replica (from March 29, 2020)