1965 Shelby Cobra Replica for sale in San Diego, CA.
Dazzling Maserati Yellow finish with a Ferrari Red stripe.
The BIG Picture: Clean title [California titled as a 1965 Ford 2-door].
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS: 1965 Cobra Shelby Aluminum 427 Block (CSX1196).
496 CI. Blue Thunder Aluminum Heads (Minor Porting). Crower Titanium Rods.
Billet light weight crankshaft by (Winberg). Race tec Pistons (10.5 to 1 compression. 750 HP @ 6500 Rpm. Engine capable to 8000 Rpm. Rev limiter set to 7000 Rpm. 690 Foot pounds of torque @ 4500 Rpm. Custom suspension. Transmission T56 Magnum six speed. Stainless Steel Side Pipes and Shields.
Fuel Injected (Fast XFI 2.0). American Racing custom polished Shelby Wheels. Tires Proxes R888. Rear 305/35/18. Front 245/40/18. Custom-built independent front suspension.
Rolling stock: vintage fully-polished wheels with 5-lug simulated knockoff spinners. Tires: Proxes R888 305/35x18” front; 245/40x18”]. She captured ‘Best of Show’ at the Coronado Speed Festival in 2013 and one more at another show until I decided not to take her to shows anymore.
Suspension details: rack & pinion steering with coil-over adjustable shocks. Fully polished true SS (stainless-steel) sidepipes and heat shields. The springs [front & rear] are matched ideally to the car's weight, thus providing splendid balance and awesome/ glued-to-the-pavement cornering. Disc brakes all-around. 18-gallon custom built fuel tank with metal cover.
In the cockpit: Speedhut custom gauges with Cobra emblem on the gauge faces and matching colors to complement the interior & exterior. Four-spoke leather-covered steering wheel, Hurstforward-bent lever speed shifter. Interior fully covered detailed olive-green leather with a yellow stripe that complements the exterior. Leather & carpeted luggage compartment.
This beauty is rock solid—no shakes, no rattles... only the rich melody of the engine. She is perfect—completely blemish-free. You won’t find a scratch on her even armed with a good magnifying glass. Only 3,500 miles [5,600 km] logged. Engine has logged only approximately 1,800 miles [2,900 km]. She is the approaching menace in the rearview mirror of a Ferrari... acceleration is as downright scary as the license plate boasts. She’s a bona fide beauty!
Driving a Cobra "If you want to just gas and go, and never have to worry about replacing an alternator, or snuggling down the header bolts, or getting a wet leg driving in a rainstorm, or learning how to set your carb float level, or driving in traffic on a warm winter day with "winter gas" in the tank, get a Corvette. " With a Cobra you have to remind yourself that you are driving a handmade race car on the street. There is no compromise for anything other than pure speed. These cars are brutal and unforgiving, with all the refinement of a medieval battle ax. Like being in a relationship with an exotic dancer, you can never take anything for granted. These cars don't have millions of miles of testing refinement before you get yours. For any trip longer than an hour, you need earplugs, and goggles, and carry Advil and eye drops. You will need to learn to "read" the clouds for rain in your path, and have experience in unwrapping your frozen fingers from the MotoLita. You will experience lady passengers "wetting" the passenger seat when you merge into traffic from an on ramp, and then nearly burn their calf getting out of the car. You will have all the invisibility of a burning Hindenburg, and flee from underground parking lots when uncountable car alarms are screaming your departure. When you shop, you will remind yourself that these cars get more attention than a dead body in a parking lot. With a power to weight ratio better than almost every supercar, you will find your 1/4 mile times traction rather than power limited. On the other hand, when you stage, out of the corner of your helmet's visor you will see almost the entire audience lining up at the fence, most with cameras up. If you track on a road course with a Porsche club, owners of expensive German machines will come to the fence to watch you power out in smoking oversteer. You won't even try to start your engine in the garage, but push it out onto the driveway, else your loyal watch dog will croak from the exhaust fumes. If you idle next to other "sports" cars at a traffic light, by the green, their girlfriend will be coughing green phlegm into her hanky, yelling at her date to just go! When you refuel, you might as well prop the "bonnet" open, because you are going to have to show your motor to just about every other guy there. When you order your wings at Hooters, your waitress will whisper in your ear "take me for a ride." When you stop at the red light, the girl in the convertible next to you will invite you to "take my top off too."
When you slowly pass a troop of Harley riders, they will look over and give you thumbs up. When you want to ease out into traffic, other cars will immediately pause to let you go ahead of them. When your engine has its hot, crackling, intimidating exhaust sidepipe aimed right at the flank of the GTO, or the Z28, your exhaust pulsation's slowly unscrewing his lug nuts, the other car will remain motionless, as if the slightest quiver of his car will cause your car to stomp it dead. When you leave it open in a parking lot, and come back to find your sunglasses and cell phone still sitting on the tunnel, it is because your car has sullenly warned those who came over to admire it "touch me and I will rise up here and kill you dead." When you put that tiny silver key into the ignition, and begin your start countdown, your car will whisper "take me for granted, and I will kill you." When other drivers just hop in and snap up their belts while backing out of their parking space, you will still have two more minutes before you even get all the Simpson's properly on and snugged down. Pulling up in a Cobra Replica is like landing an F4U at an ultralight convention. In summary, very, very few drivers want this kind of attention, or can tolerate all that a formidable Cobra demands. These cars are intolerant mistresses.
But remember, there will come a day when you have to hang up your car keys for the last time. And perhaps you want to say then "I did it."
For more information, please contact Nick Konstantinides at 619-718-2600 or at 619-564-2339.