1991 Shelby Cobra Roadster
1991 Shelby Cobra Roadster
The rare car market can be fraught with inconsistency, lost documents, and make it difficult for one to discern what is original and what is not. Then you have a 40-60 year old vehicle to contend with mechanically, and there is a learning curve there as well. A rare car is a wonderful thing if you can afford it, and it is truly well documented. Enter the kit car era, where one can get a replica body, put in what they want, and viola! They have an original looking rare car but totally drivable with little worries about maintenance.
This Shelby Cobra kit car in racing form, (side pipes, No Bumpers, Roll Bar), arrives in Acapulco Blue and has painted white stripes. It's wicked fast, sporting a consignor-stated 347ci V8, and claims it puts out 450hp. It's well done, and certainly a head turner.
This beauty is bathed in Acapulco Blue Metallic and has dual wide white stripes running through its center. Nicely rounded fenders which have wide wheel wells to accommodate the big 15-inch faux knockoffs wrapped in BFG raised white letter Radial T/A's. A stainless-steel roll bar is mounted into the frame and is behind the driver. Black side pipes snake out from just aft of the front wheel well and melt into a large black pipe which blows just before the rear wheel well, running along the rockers. No bumpers, just black push bars for front and rear, and a chromed mirror and windshield surround add a bit of bling to the blue.
Black vinyl bomber style buckets mimic the original. The small driver's compartment is covered in black carpet. The buckets are equipped with G-Force 5-point racing belts. A very nice full fiberglass body matching dash front is gauge encrusted and has plenty of toggles and some air vents. This car has a heater with a 3-speed fan that blows toward the driver and passenger. Fronting the dash is a wood rimmed rally wheel, and just to drivers right on the hump is a small Hurst manual shifter. Door panels and glove box cover are in black smooth vinyl.
Under the hood is a 347ci Ford racing crate engine. It is backed by a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission and topped with a thirst quenching 750 cfm Holley double pumper carburetor. On the back making the tires spin is a Ford 8.8-inch 4.11 gear rear axle.
All nice, structurally sound and no rust. Softer coil over shocks have been put on. and in addition to the 4 wheel disc brakes an inboard driveshaft parking disc brake is now installed.
A quick fire up and warm up and off to the test track where this car was right at home. Fabulous acceleration, neck snapping cornering, and solid bias free braking. Note the alt gauge is broken, the fuel gauge reads 3/4 when it's full and the horn is in op.
We could rate this car top wrenched, because it has an all buttoned up power plant, no rust and snappy interior. Love the Acapulco Blue paint, wide stripes and black side pipes, and it truly handles like it's on rails. Go ahead, make your day.
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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.