1965 Shelby Cobra Kirkham

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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


Kirkham Hybrid 427/FIA! Aluminum Body, Ford 427 Crate V8 (535hp) TKO600 5-Speed


Check out this absolutely stunning Kirkham Motorsports 1965 Shelby Cobra! This roaster is a 427/FIA Hybrid with an All Aluminum Body! The FIA model was created by of adding performance modifications to the 289 street car. The rear fenders have been flared out in order to make room for larger tires. The larger rear fenders caused a need for the doors to be reshaped into what are now commonly called 'cut-back' doors. The forward braced roll bar was also also added in the name of performance and necessity. The previous owner of this '65 liked to cruise it around on special occasions, turning heads wherever he went! This roadster is also sporting a shimmering Blue Metallic Paint finish with White Stripes and Racing Number Cards, 15'' Kirkham True Knock-Off Style Aluminum Wheels with Avon Radial Tires, a Flip-Top Fuel Door, Hood Scoop, and Side Pipes that rumble beautifully! Take a look inside to see this FIA Hybrid sporting Bucket Seating with 5-Point Racing Harnesses (Kirkey Driver Seat), Black Upholstery and Carpeting, 3-Spoke Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel, Kirkham Dashboard Gauges, Fire Extinguisher, Floor shifter, along with ample room in the trunk.

Powering this '65 Cobra is a Ford Racing 427ci Stroker V8 Crate Engine that's making 535 Horsepower! This powerplant is fitted with Ford Racing Aluminum Cylinder Heads, an Edelbrock RPM Air Gap Intake Manifold, Quick Fuel 750 CFM 4-Barrel Carburetor, MSD Ignition System, and Ceramic Coated Shorty Exhaust Headers! Power is sent to the large rear tires through a Tremec TKO600 5-Speed Manual Transmission and a Dana 44 Independent Rear End with 3.54:1 Gears and Tru-Trac Limited Slip! Manual steering allows you to feel the road with precision and 4-Wheel Disc Brakes with Wilwood Calipers help you stop/slow this roadster! The undercarriage of this Kirkham looks amazing like the rest of the car! Take a look underneath to see the Tig Welded Stainless Steel Frame, Stainless Steel Fuel Tank with Billet Mounting Brackets, and the Front and Rear Independent Suspension with Billet Aluminum Upper and Lower Control Arms, Heim-Joint Pivots, and Penske Adjustable Coilover Shocks!

This Kirkham Motorsports 1965 Shelby Cobra is truly a thrilling machine that's ready to grace your local car show, cruise night, or race track! Any collector or enthusiast would love to own this 427/FIA Hybrid and it won't last long! Call us today before it's gone!

Built in 2011. Titled as a 1965 Cobra.

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



Ford Racing 427ci Stroker V8 Crate Engine
351W Base
Ford Racing Crate Engine Part #: M – 6007 - Z427FTF
Engine Information Pulled from The Internet Based on Engine Tag on Side of Engine:
- 427 Cubic Inches (4.125" Bore X 4.00" Stroke)
- 535 hp @ 5600 rpm (STP),
- 505 hp @5600 rpm SAE
- 545 lb. - ft @ 4500 rpm (STP),
- 520 lb. - ft @ 4500 rpm (SAE)
- 750 CFM Carb Recommended
- 10.4:1 Compression Ratio (Nominal)
- Forged Mahle Pistons
- SCAT Forged Steel H - Beam Connecting Rods
- Hydraulic Roller Camshaft
- Intake Duration 294 @ .006" lift 242 @ .050" Intake
- Exhaust Duration 300 @ .006" lift 248 @ .050" Exhaust
- Valve Lift Intake .576"
- Valve Lift Exhaust .600"
- Double Roller Timing Chain M - 6268 - B302
- SCAT Forged Steel Crankshaft
- Ford Racing 4-Bolt Main Boss 351 Block M - 6010 - BOSS35195
- Ford Racing Aluminum "Z" Cylinder Heads M - 6049 - Z304DA with 2.02"Intake Valves and 1.60" Exhaust Valves
- Roller Rocker Arms (1.65:1 Ratio) M – 6564 - F351
- New Block, Oil and Water Pumps, Performance Oil Pan and High-Performance Harmonic Balancer
- Ignition System:
- MSD Distributor
- MSD "6AL-2" Ignition Box
- MSD Blaster Coil
- Taylor Ignition Wires
- Aftermarket Aluminum Radiator with Electric Puller Fan
Crate Engine Serial #: S00635706
Ford Racing Aluminum Cylinder Heads
- ARP Head Bolts
- Crower Aluminum Roller Rockers (1.65 Ratio)
- Beehive Valve Springs with Viton Style Seals

Quickfuel 4150 4-Barrel Carburetor
- 750 CFM
- Downleg Boosters
- Mechanical Secondaries
- Electric Choke
- Screw-In Air Bleeds
- Billet Metering Blocks
- 4 Corner Idle
- Edelbrock RPM "Air-Gap" Intake Manifold
- Holley Electric Fuel Pump
- Stainless Fuel Cell
- Stainless Braided Fuel Lines (AN)

Tremec TKO600 5-Speed Manual Transmission
Transmission # TCET4617 AE 0026 TR3550 - 9 MA15
- Casting Number: C - 2605865
- Casting Date: 2010
- .82 Overdrive
- Explosion-Resistant Bellhousing
- Hydraulic Clutch (Wilwood Master Cylinder)

Front Suspension - Independent
Rear Suspension - Independent
- Billet Upper and Lower Control Arms with Heim-Joint Pivots on All 4 Corners
- Penske Adjustable Coilover Shocks on All 4 Corners
- Manual Rack and Pinion Steering with Heim-Joint Ends

Kirkham/Shelby/Dana 44 IRS Diff
- Ratio: 3.54:1
- Tru-Trac Limited Slip Differential
- 7-11-11 Assembly Date

Front Wheels - 15”
Rear Wheels - 15”
- Kirkham True Knock-Off Style Wheels
Front Tires - 255/65R15
Rear Tires - 245/60R15
- Avon Radial Tires Font and Rear

Front Brakes - Disc
Rear Brakes - Disc
- Wilwood 4 Piston Calipers Front and Rear
- Stainless Steel Braided Flex Lines Used Throughout
- Stainless Steel Hardline Used Throughout
- Wilwood Brake and Clutch Master Cylinders

Manual Steering

Dual Exhaust
- Ceramic Coated Shorty Style Headers (JBA)
- Glasspack Style Mufflers
- Side Pipes


- Paint Is Gorgeous
- Driver Side Roll Bar
- Doors Operate Smoothly


- Stainless Steel Gas Tanks
- Frame is Stainless
- Side Pipes are in Good Shape
- Welds look Great


- 5-Point Harnesses
- Upholstery is Clean
- Dash is in Great Condition
- Gauges Faces are Clean
- Cobra Style Fuel Fill


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