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This super high-quality Backdraft Cobra is has been specially equipped to replicate how Carroll Shelby's personal Cobra was equipped!
- 427C.I. V8 Crate Engine from Iconic using a bored & stroked Dart SHP 351 Windsor Block
- Tremec 5-Speed Manual Transmission
- Claimed 480hp & 500lb/ft of torque
- Eagle Forged Crank
- Eagle Forged I-Beam Rods
- Mahle Forged Pistons
- Edelbrock E Street Aluminum Heads
- Upgraded Valve Springs
- Edelbrock Performer RPM Aluminum Intake Manifold
- Comp Cams Hydraulic Roller Cam
- Comp Cams Hydraulic Roller Lifters
- Roller Rocker Arms
- Holley 770CFM Street Avenger 4-bbl Carburetor
- Ford Motorsport High Volume Oil Pump
- MSD Distributor
- MSD Blaster Ignition Coil
- Ford Motorsport Finned Valve Covers
- Ford Motorsport Finned Air Cleaner
- Edelbrock Water Pump
- Moroso 8 Quart Oil Pan
- Ford Motorsport Billet Steel Flywheel
- SFI Balancer
- Billet Specialties Wire Loom Brackets
- Edelbrock Fuel Pump
- Paint Protection Film
- Smooth hood w/ no scoop, as Shelby preferred it
- Driver's Raydot Mirror
- Tonneau Cover Included
- LeMans Style Fuel Filler
- Wind Wings & Sun Visors
- Power Steering
- Oil Cooler
- Custom Fog Lights
- Halibrand-Style Polished Knock-Off Wheels w/ Safety Wire
- Ceramic Coated Headers
- Custom Exhaust routed underneath the car, just like Carroll Shelby preferred
- Front & Rear Bumpers
- Front & Rear Custom AC Badges made in California
- Independent BMW 3-Series Suspension
- Mustang Independent Rear Axle w/ 3.43 Gears
- BMW Brake Components
- Finished in Indigo Blue Metallic
- Tobacco Brown Leather Interior
- Easy to reach kill switch
- Quick Time Bellhousing
- Nitto NT555 G2 Tires F: 245/40ZR18 R: 295/40ZR18
- Aluminum Backdraft Pedals
- Leather Door Panels w/ Leather Pull Strap
- Sabelt 4-Point Harnesses
- Backdraft Billet Aluminum Shift Knob
- Wood-Rim Steering Wheel
- Leather Trimmed Dash
- Push-Button Start
- Electric Fan
- Premium Carpet w/ Bound Edges

There aren't many cars more iconic than the Shelby Cobra. It's a car enthusiast's dream; a powerful American V8 engine in a lightweight European sports car body. The original Cobra grew in popularity quickly, and so did its engine size, from a mere 260C.I. in the earliest models to a massive 427C.I. for the Mark III model. The original Cobra production run ran until 1967, but the car had such a lasting popularity that people began to create their own replica Cobras, some of them even more powerful and easier to drive than the originals.

This Cobra has been expertly crafted by Backdraft Racing of South Africa. Backdraft makes some of the highest quality Cobra replicas on the market today and this one has been specially equipped to honor the father of the Cobra, Carroll Shelby. Shelby liked his personal Cobras a bit different than most of the ones that were released on the street. What separates this Cobra from most example's you'll see is the smooth hood with the absence of a scoop as most Cobras have, as well as the rear exit exhaust. Both of these features are exactly how Carroll Shelby himself preferred his personal car, as seen on original chassis number CSX3178, which is the car he kept until his passing in 2012. The rear exit exhaust helps to make the car much more streetable and prevents the driver from burning themselves on the hot sidepipes. The smooth hood gives the car a much sleeker and more elegant appearance.

The engine comes from Iconic Parts and is built on a bored & stroked Dart Special High Performance 351 Windsor block. It features a 4.125 inch bore, Eagle forged crank with a 4-inch stroke, Mahle forged pistons, Edelbrock aluminum E Street cylinder heads, Edelbrock Performer RPM aluminum intake, Comp Cams hydraulic roller cam, hydraulic roller lifter kit, and roller rocker arms. Providing fuel is a Holley 770CFM 4-barrel carburetor while an MSD coil and distributor provide the spark for this potent powertrain. It also features a Ford Motorsport high volume oil pump, Edelbrock water pump, Moroso 8 quart oil pan, and a billet steel flywheel. Power is transferred through a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission and the independent rear axle from a modern Mustang sporting 3.43 gears. Other suspension and brake components come from a BMW 3-series for a sporty yet refined experience. It's finished in exquisite Indigo Blue metallic paired with a gorgeous Tobacco brown leather interior. The unique polished front and rear AC emblems on this Cobra were specially made in California and pay homage to the origins of this iconic car.

Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for the most complete information on this beautiful vehicle. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have, give you a complete walk-around, and in the process, supply you with the most detailed description of the vehicle. We gladly accept trades! We offer financing options on your purchase through only the best classic car financing companies in the business, with approved credit. Ideal Classic Cars customers buy with confidence.

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Transmission Type

5-Speed Manual


Body Color

Indigo Blue Metallic


Interior Color

Tobacco Brown

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