Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra

Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA
Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra in Bellevue, WA

Used 1965 Unique Motorcars Shelby Cobra

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  • Engine: 427ci Side Oiler
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Ext. Color: Red
  • Int. Color: Tan
  • Mileage: 3,833
  • Stock #: 18197
  • VIN XXXXXXXXXX4279377
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Description
1965 Shelby Cobra by Unique Performance
In 1961, due to health concerns, Carroll Shelby was forced to hang up his racing helmet and began selling sports cars to racers around the southwest United States. Primarily focused on Maserati, Shelby decided fairly quickly that he wanted to develop his own sports car that would be equally at home on the street and the race track. The formula was simple- Shelby would find a lightweight roadster and place a large American V8 in the front, attach a robust gearbox and tweak the suspension to handle all the extra power. After approaching and subsequently being turned down by multiple car manufacturers, AC Cars out of the UK agreed to supply Shelby with a few of their Ace roadsters. At the same time, an engine program was developed with Ford agreeing to send Shelby a few of their high performance V8s for the project and by mid-1962, the first Cobra was completed. Immediately the car was a sensation and began demolishing competition at race tracks- the engines moved from 260 cubic inches to 289 and finally, in 1965, the 427. For the 427 engined cars, the entire chassis was significantly redesigned and the bodywork was flared to accept wider tires and side exhaust was added on the majority of the cars. Between 1961 and 1968, Shelby produced only 998 Cobras and they have become one of the most sought after collector cars today.
As values of the original Cobras began to rise significantly in the 1980s and 1990s, the market for recreations began to grow. Although some of the recreations weren't particularly accurate to the original shape, there were a few that were done properly and looked just like an original. This 1965 Shelby Cobra by Unique Performance in Farmers Branch, TX is one of the cars that was done well. Painted in a classic color scheme of red with white stripes over a tan interior, this Cobra stays true to the original lines of the car and has an amazingly muscular stance, sitting on a set of Halibrand style wheels.
Under the hood of this Cobra is perhaps the most important part of the whole car- a real Ford 427ci Side Oiler. This is the same engine that was used by Shelby in the original Cobras of the 1960s and was the most high performance engine available from the manufacturer at the time. This example has been tweaked for even more power with a set of aluminum heads as well as an aluminum manifold with dual Holley carburetors on top. The rotating assembly has been improved with a high performance crankshaft and Cobra-Jet connecting rods and a dual point distributor helps the car run great in all conditions. Behind the engine is a 4-Speed manual gearbox with a modernized hydraulic clutch that makes the car significantly easier to drive than an original. In the rear, a Jaguar fully independent rear suspension keeps the wheels on the road while providing confidence inspiring handling and 4-wheel Wilwood disc brakes slow the car down. Most people don't have the millions of dollars it would take to buy an original Shelby Cobra but you can have all the same excitement they provide for a fraction of the price with this replica. Thanks to modern conveniences like the hydraulic clutch and an upgraded cooling system, there is nothing stopping you from just hopping in this Cobra and using it all the time!
Performance Upgrades
  • 427ci Side Oiler V8
    • Aluminum Heads
    • Aluminum Intake Manifold
    • Dual Holley Carburetors
    • High Performance Crankshaft
    • Cobra Jet Rods
    • Dual Point Distributor
    • Oil Cooler
    • Aluminum 7-Quart Oil Pan
    • Hydraulic Clutch
For more information on this 1965 Unique Performance Shelby Cobra or any of our 150+ High-Performance, Exotic, Luxury, and Special Interest Cars always in stock, contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable sales consultants or feel free to drop by our 40,000+ sq ft of Indoor Showrooms in Bellevue, WA - Home of an Exciting Inventory of Luxury, Exotic, High Performance and Collectible Automobiles. With 200+ Always On Site, Nobody Has What We Have!
Interior Features
  • Gauge Cluster
  • Leather Seats
  • Tachometer
Exterior Features
  • Aftermarket Accessories
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Convertible
Mechanical Features
  • Power Brakes
Safety Features
The price for this vehicle as equipped does not include charges such as: License, Title, Registration Fees, State or Local Taxes, Finance Charges, Credit Investigation, Optional Credit Insurance, Physical Damage or Liability Insurance, Delivery Fees, or a negotiable $150 Documentary Service Fee. Any and all differences must be addressed prior to the sale of this vehicle.