With just under 7,000 miles logged since its build and featuring an attention-grabbing paint job, as well as a great array of performance parts that'll make it a true blast to drive, this 1967 Shelby Cobra Replica stands at the ready to help create a new chapter of epic motoring adventures for its next lucky owner.
When it comes to Cobra replicas, the foundation they start with can make all the difference as to whether the end result is a well-crafted, high performance street machine or just a mere curiosity. Fortunately, this one combines an exacting build with a Shell Valley kit, a well-regarded manufacturer with more than 40 years of experience in the trade. The attention to detail really shows. It's got a low-slung, street hugging stance that's a great reflection of this model's racing heritage, and the precise offset of the wheels - perfectly fitted under the fenders, without the excessive amount of tire rubber you often see jutting out - is just one bit of proof among many that this car was put together right. Canary yellow paint with black stripes running down the center is a perfect shade for a vintage performance car like this - flashy but far from being gaudy - and the condition of the entire exterior has obviously benefitted from being sheltered during its lifetime. It's looking good from front to back and the chrome on the bumpers, windshield frame, driver side roll bar and all the light housings show no pitting or excessive wear from the elements. The black powdercoated exhaust pipes are a really great, custom detail, a nice contrast to the bright shade of the rest of the car.
As far as interiors go, Cobra replicas are a sort of blank canvas, often with too much canvas and not enough paint. Not here. Against the steel dash sporting the same canary yellow hue as the exterior, you'll see a full complement of black-faced autometer gauges that are a perfect aesthetic fit - there's even an analog clock included in the array. The black vinyl interior is looking good, as well, with bucket seats that look as fresh as you'd expect in a car with so few miles behind it. Unlike so many of its counterparts, this vehicle shows a lot of detail, even in its door panels, with a tuck and roll texture and well-crafted storage pouches actually big enough to be useful.
One of the core concepts of a Cobra replica like this one is to take advantage of light body weight and a proportionally roomy engine compartment to create a power to weight ratio truly worth crowing about. This Cobra certainly holds true to that spirit, packing a 383 cubic inch stroked V8 under the hood. Professionally built by American Speed, it's got awesome power, churning out a proven 482 horsepower at 5500 RPM and 504 lb/ft. of torque at 4500 RPM! Bolted to a Keisler TR 3340 5 speed transmission, this is a powerplant that will not only give you a starting gear ratio for great off the line acceleration, but also overdrive to keep RPMs nice and low on the highway. Up front is a sizable aluminum radiator with an electric fan to keep temperatures down in more demanding driving conditions. The low profile of this true performance vehicle, combined with its coilover suspension, make for some serious skidpad ability, and with disc brakes at all four corners, its stopping power is exemplary, as well.
Looking for an open-air sports car with great looks and off the charts power? You have to check out this 1967 Cobra Replica. Call today!