1965 Shelby Cobra Kirkham

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


Kirkham #491, Aluminum Body! Keith Kraft 482ci V8, TKO 600 5-Speed, Low Miles!

1965 Shelby Cobra Kirkham

VIN: AC224539MD

This may be one of the most extraordinary cars we've ever owned. Hand-built and hand-formed, this one-piece aluminum body was created in a Polish MIG factory where metallurgy is their practiced trade. Nearly every piece of aluminum, stainless steel and hardware was made by hand and built to fit this Cobra perfectly, even the control arms and booster housing is handcrafted! This is Kirkham #491 and was built in 2007; at the time, it was one of only seven Kirkham's built with every available option. The Kirkham is powered by a Keith Kraft built, polished, all-aluminum 482ci with a Pink aluminum block. This car was dyno'd at 605hp, so no worries about making it to the car show on time! The cherry on top? It's only logged approximately 1300 miles!


Keith Kraft 482ci FE Stroker V8 Engine (#: C5AE-H)

Engine Components:

- Aftermarket Stainless Steel Heads

- Aluminum Edelbrock Performer RPM Dual Plane Intake

- Cold Air Box (Turkey Pan)

- Aluminum Radiator w/ Electric Fan

Engine Cosmetics:

- Stainless Steel Piping

- Stainless Steel Braided Lines

- Stainless Steel Hardware Throughout

- Stainless Steel Master Cylinders (Clutch, 2 Separate for Brakes)

- Polished Aluminum Cobra Valve Covers

- Polished Alternator

- Milled Billet Aluminum Overflow “Kirkham” Reservoir

Holley 4150 Single 4-Barrel Carb

- Vacuum Secondaries

- Dual Feed

- 750 CFM

Tremec TKO 600 5–Speed Manual Transmission (#: CCEX4255)

- Quicktime Explosion Proof Bell Housing

- Hydraulic Clutch

Front Independent Suspension

- Sway Bar

- Coilovers

- Penske Shocks

- Rack & Pinion Steering

- Stainless Steel Steering Shaft & U-Joints

Rear Independent Suspension

- Custom Billet Aluminum Control Arms and Hardware

- Coilovers

Auburn KMS 320 Rear End

- Ratio: 3.42:1

- Posi Trac

- Kirkham Aluminum Diff


- Wilwood Brakes

- Air-Cooling Ducts

- Stainless Steel Braided Lines

- Front Power Disc Brakes

- Rear Power Disc Brakes

Stainless Steel Side Pipe Exhaust w/ Glasspack Style Mufflers

Short Rubber Turns Into Stainless Steel Piping for Radiator “Hoses”


1-Piece Full Aluminum Body w/ Sanded Stripes

Hood Fits Great w/ Fenders

Door Lips and Jambs are Clean

Stainless Steel Roll Bar

Inside Trunk is Excellent

- Car Cover

- Hammer for Knockoff Wheels

Huge, 42-Gallon Custom Gas Tank

- Billet Aluminum Strap

Undercarriage Is a Work of Art

- Stainless Steel Frame

- All Hardware Is Handmade Aluminum

- Powder Coated Wheel Wells

Real Kirkham Knockoff 17” Wheels

Front Tires: Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval 245/45R17

Rear Tires: Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval 285/45R17


Black Interior

- Upholstery Looks New

- Carpeting Looks Great

- Powder Coated Rear Bulkhead

- Leather Covered Dashboard

Bucket Seats w/ Five-Point Racing Harness for Driver

- Lap Belt for Passenger

Floor Shifter

Custom 16” Stainless Steel Steering Wheel

- Wood Grain Rim

- Kirkham Engraving

Custom Gauges

Billet Aluminum Parking Brake Lever

Halon Fire Suppression System

Fire Extinguisher

Heat Shield for Foot Boxes

Fresh-Air Floor Ventilation System for Driver and Passenger (located at feet)

Battery Shutoff Is Between Driver and Passenger on Body Wall

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