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


Factory Built Backdraft! Roush 427R Crate V8 (550HP), TKO600 5-Speed, PB, Disc!

1965 Shelby Cobra Backdraft


This '65 Cobra was built by Custom Cars/Backdraft Racing in Boynton Beach, Florida and serviced at Vintage Motorsports in North Haven, Connecticut. This thing has a Roush 427R V8 engine under the hood, producing a whopping 550 hp in a car that weighs only about 2,000lbs (break-neck speeds, literally!). What's even cooler is this Cobra only has about 11,500 miles on it, so it's barely broken in!

Backdraft Binder full of build info and specs is included in sale!

Titled as a 1965 Shelby

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Roush 427R V8 Crate Engine - 427ci (550HP) (#: 7H16)

- Dart Block

- Roush Aluminum Heads

- Edelbrock Aluminum Intake Manifold

Holley Single 4-Barrel Carb

- List #: 80770-10078

- Dual Feed

- Vacuum Secondaries

- Electric Choke

Tremec TKO600 5-Speed Manual Transmission

- Hydraulic Clutch

- Explosion Proof Bell Housing

BMW Independent Rear End

- Ratio: 3.50:1

- Open Diff

Front Independent Suspension

- Manual Rack & Pinion Steering

- Aftermarket Sway Bar

Rear Independent Suspension

- Adjustable Coilovers


- Front POWER Disc

- Rear POWER Disc


- Polished SS Side Pipe Exhaust System w/ Glasspack Style Mufflers

- Ceramic Coated Headers

Key Components:

- Custom TIG Welded Aluminum Gas Tank

- MSD Distributor

Key Cosmetics:

- Roush 427R-700 Polished Valve Covers

- Polished Radiator Overflow Tank

- Wires, Hoses & Clamps All Look Great


Beautiful Monterey Red Paint Finish w/ Two Tone Racing Stripes

Riveted Hood

Hood Fits Nicely w/ Fenders

Traditional Quick Jack Bumpers

Beige Soft Top!

Doors Fit Nicely w/ Body

Body Is Straight and Clean

Inside Trunk Is Clean

- Battery Mounted Against Seat Wall

- Carpeted

Undercarriage Is Clean

- Frame Is In Great Shape

- Highly Detailed Everything

Wheels: 17” – Real Knock Off Shelby Wheels

Front Tires: 235/45ZR17 – Nitto NT555 Extreme ZR

Rear Tires: 315/35ZR17 – Nitto NT555 Extreme ZR


Black Interior

Bucket Seats w/ Racing Harness

Floor Shifter

Dashboard Is Beautiful

Wood Moto-Lita Style Steering Wheel Ray Dot Mirror

Door Panels w/ Storage Pockets Look Great

Carpeting Is Clean

Upholstery Is Clean

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