GR Auto Gallery is excited to offer this awesome 1965 Shelby AC Cobra replica by Backdraft. Backdraft Racing Inc. was founded in 2001 by 2 work champion auto racers, Tony Marten and Reg Dodd. Due to their dedication and persistence to quality and performance, Backdraft is now the leading name in Cobra manufacturing.
The Car here is a Backdraft RT3. It is a factory built replica of the iconic British AC Roadster with an American V8 power plant. This combination continues to thrive in the continuation car market. The car features a 2” X 4 “ rectangular steel ladder style frame with front crush zone, hand laid fiberglass body with strategic reinforcing, base coat, clear coat paint finish, Genuine leather seats, premium carpeting with bound edges for trunk and cockpit, overlay carpets for driver and passenger, Aluminum radiator, stainless overflow tank, Lemans style fuel filler, Stainless steel roll bar with rubber grommets, stainless jack hooks, power disc brakes, stainless engine compartment cladding, front coil over suspension, rear independent suspension, and the list goes on.
The car here is powered by the iconic 427 Ford Performance engine that produces 489 hp and a face ripping 480 pound feet of torque. The power is transferred to the rear end via its Tremec T5 5 speed transmission . Other highlights include: Ceramic coated headers, heater, cam lock seat belts, ray dot mirror, tonneau and top prep, Quick time Bell housing, Competition Clutch, Bent shifter and leather dash.
This Backdraft RT3 remains in virtually new condition at just 428 miles. It is finished in Indigo Blue Metallic exterior paint with classic white stripes. The fit and finish on this car is breath taking and the performance is amazing.
The Shelby AC Cobra remains one of the most iconic cars ever created and for this reason, many companies continue to produce the body and performance. Backdraft Racing has hit the sweet spot with the nostalgic design combined with modern day performance and safety. For this reason, these cars will always retain value and are huge bang for the buck in the performance category. If your are considering a Cobra, this car is must see. Amazing quality, amazing car, hands down. This car is titled as a 1965 Roadster.