1965 Shelby Cobra Backdraft

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Stock #
Engine Size
427 V8
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
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Stock #
Engine Size
427 V8
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual


Backdraft! Roush 427R V8 Crate Engine (550hp) TKO600 5-Speed, Factory Built

1965 Shelby Cobra Backdraft


Check out this amazing Backdraft Racing 1965 Shelby Cobra! This Cobra is sporting an Indigo Blue Paint Finish with Painted White Stripes, Black Interior, 18'' Knock-Off Style Aluminum Wheels, Dual Roll Bars, Hood Scoop, along with Polished Stainless Steel Side Pipes. The previous owner of this roaster purchased it new and he only drove it on nice days to car shows and to occasionally grab a bite to eat. Under the hood sits a Roush 427R V8 Crate Engine that's making 550 Horsepower! This powerplant is equipped with Roush Aluminum Cylinder Heads, a Polished Aluminum Water Pump, Serpentine Pulley Setup, Ceramic Coated Exhaust Headers, Powder Coated Roush Valve Covers and Air Cleaner, and a Holley 870 CFM 4-Barrel Carburetor sitting on top! Power is sent to the rear tires through a Tremec TKO600 5-Speed Manual Transmission and a BMW Independent Rear End with approximately 3.64:1 Gears and Limited Slip. This Cobra is a blast to drive and the Manual Rack and Pinion Steering allows you to steer with precision. Stop with ease thanks to the equipped Power 4-Wheel Disc Brakes.

The interior of this '65 Cobra is beautiful and it's in pristine condition! Take a look inside to see this roadster sporting Bucket Seating with Black Leather Upholstery, 4-Point Racing Harnesses, Black Carpeting, 3-Point Wood and Polished Aluminum Steering Wheel, Carbon Fiber Dashboard, Smiths White Face Gauges with a Reverse Speedometer, Chrome Fire Extinguisher, along with the Carpeted Trunk. The underside of this Cobra looks incredible as well! Take a look underneath to see the nice condition of the Chassis, Fuel Tank, Fuel and Brake Lines, Brakes all around, Complete Drivetrain, along with the Front and Rear Independent Suspension.

This Backdraft Racing 1965 Shelby Cobra is truly a car built for show and go! Traveling along with this roadster is the Assembly Binder that's filled with Roush documentation, invoices, and build information. Any collector or enthusiast would love to own this Cobra and it won't last long.

Built in 2013.

Call us today and let VMS park your dream in your driveway! 248-974-9513



427 V8
550 HP
Aftermarket Dart Block
- Hyd. Roller Camshaft (Dogbone and Spider Tray Style)
Ignition System:
• MSD Pro - Billet distributor
• MSD Blaster SS Coil
• MSD 6AL Ignition Box
• Roush 9mm Wires
- Front Dress:
• Polished Aluminum Edelbrock Water Pump
• Serpentine Belt Pulleys
• SFI Spec Balancer
• PowerMaster 1 Wire Alternator
- Functional Oil Cooler Installed with AN Fittings, Stainless Braided Lines, A Remote Mount Oil Filter, and A Billet Oil Filter Adapter
- T - Sump Increased Capacity Oil Pan
- Hi - Torque Mini Starter

Serial #4271053
Roush Aluminum Cylinder Heads
- Comp Roller Rockers (1.6 Ratio)
- Beehive Style Valve Springs
- Viton Valve Seals
- ARP Head Bolts
- Screw In Rocker Studs

Holley 4150 Carburetor
- 870 CFM
- Vacuum Secondaries
- Downleg Boosters
- Electric Choke
- List #: 80870 - 1 2982
- Victor Jr Single Plane Intake Manifold
- Edelbrock Mechanical Fuel Pump
- Fuel System Plumbed with Braided Stainless Lines and AN Fittings

Tremec TKO600 Transmission
Transmission # TCET5008
- Quicktime Explosion Resistant Bellhousing
- Hyd. Clutch
- .68 Overdrive

Front Suspension – Independent
Rear Suspension – Independent
- Manual Rack and Pinion Steering

- Backdraft Standard Equipment Suspension Components
BMW Independent Rear Axle
- Limited Slip
- Ratio: Approximately 3.64:1
Front Wheels – 18”
Rear Wheels – 18”
Front Tires – 245/40R18
Rear Tires – 295/40R18

Front Brakes – Power Disc
Rear Brakes – Power Disc

Side Pipes


- Paint is Phenomenal
- Head Lights in Great Shape
- Dual Roller Bars
- Doors Operate Smoothly
- Bumperettes
- Signature Fuel Fill


- Frame Painted Nicely
- Brake Lines in Good Shape
- Parking Brake Hooked Up
- Fuel Lines in Good Condition
- Explosion Proof Bell Housing
- Paint looks Good
- Manual Rack and Pinion Steering


- 4 Point Harnesses
- Wood Steering Wheel
- Fire Extinguisher
- Carbon Fiber Dash
- Gauges look Great
- Carpet is Clean


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