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1965 Shelby

Cobra Roadster


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Body Color
Engine Size
351 Windsor V8
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual

1965 Shelby Cobra Roadster

1965 Shelby Cobra Roadster

TR-Tec was founded in January of 2002 to manufacture hand-built niche automobiles. The Backdraft Roadsters have evolved considerably over the past few years and established themselves as one of the industry leaders in producing turnkey cars. The development of the Mark I Roadster started in December 2000. The first examples of the Mark I car were shown to the public in October of 2001. Backdraft products are developed with a Global vision. The cars are built in both left hand and right-hand drive configurations to suit the requirements of the international community. In 2003 the production facility was consolidated into a 5,000sq/m building, south of Durban in South Africa. This new facility which provided space for manufacturing and the development of our products was essential in maintaining control in the production process of the roadster. (Thanks to TrTec & Backdraft Racing)

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.

A turn the key and go with this gray and white striped hand-built racer. With exacting standards during the build, and well documented in the various material that comes with this car, receipts, and data, you will be rest assured you have a quality replica in your capable hands. Please note this is a SP CONSTRUCTION Pennsylvania Title with no year listed on the title.

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.