1965 Factory Five
1965 Factory Five Cobra
1965 Factory Five Cobra
Technology has consistently delivered more value and a lower price. The same general principles apply to component cars. The application of new technologies in an old-world industry is what sets the Factory Five company apart from the crowd. Computers and CNC technology are the foundations on which the Factory Five revolution was built. They design their chassis parts, production tooling, and body shapes with the latest CAD/CAM technology. They use SolidWorks® computer design software and HP hardware to design all of their cars. Computer-based technologies drive everything they do, including design, pre-production quality assurance, pilot production, product bill of materials and packlists, manufacturing cut lists, CNC laser cutting, robot trimming, and welding.
For consignment this purple streak Factory Five Replicar Cobra. Complete with side pipes and wide stripes, and many other goodies that emulate the original but at a budget that most can take on and have a really cool driver.
All fiberglass, all Purple (save for the chrome trim and wide white racing stripes) and all buttoned up this car presents nicely. Save the bumpers and just the pushers in front and back please we don't need the extra weight. A wonderful stance with a combination of the flared fenders which gracefully frame polished 17-inch wheels with some low-profile rubber, and a hood scoop and we are left in a purple gaze. Noted is some repair filler on the hood area noting this car may have sustained some damage in its history but is now repaired with some evidence left behind. A chromed roll bar, and a racing hinged rear quarter gas cap, and let the clutch out.
On the dash we see Autometer gauges in what would have been original CSX layout. These are embedded into a padded black field and are surrounded by numerous toggles and lights, all fronted by a wood rimmed steering wheel. Black vinyl bomber style buckets float in a sea of black carpet all good and sport a Simpson 3-inch safety harness. Wind wings and tinted see through sun visors are attached to the curved, raked rearward windshield.
A pop of the clamshell hood, and I could have purple envy be it not for the 460ci consigner stated 500hp V8. Ford racing Super Cobra Jet aluminum heads adorn this mill, as does a Holley 850 CFM double pumper carb which shoots juice through a Ford racing intake. On the back of the mill is a 5-speed manual transmission in the form of a Tremec TKO 600 with a blow proof bell housing and a super duty McLeod clutch. Way back the axle is an 8.8-inch Ford rear with 3.73 gears.
All clean underneath with a tubular powder coated frame, and all aluminum floor pans. All solid and rust free it is all well done underneath. Disc brakes are on the front, and drums the rear, and an independent with coilover front suspension, and a 4 link with coilovers on the rear and we are expertly planted on terra firma.
This candle lit right up and ran strong through the entire test drive. Snappy acceleration, good handling and our test driver reported just a little happy on the front end when applying the power. All functions worked, and it stuck to the road like glue.
Purple would not be a consideration in my initial mind for a Cobra, however after seeing this example I'm sold! Lots of massive power in the form of 500 horses, and a clean example. A few faults in the hood fiberglass but overall a great driver, good handler, and awesome looker. And did you know purple also represents meanings of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and magic. Now that's a Factory Five if I've seen one!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 500 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.