1965 Factory Five Mk1 Cobra
The original Ford Cobra is one of the most iconic sports cars in the world. Their road & race performance, muscular beauty, and rarity has pushed prices over $1 million dollars for the real car. It is no surprise that several companies started producing replicas over the past 30 years to allow car enthusiasts to experience the grace and power of this great American sports car at an affordable price. The Factory Five Company is one of those companies whose replicas have stood the test of quality and accuracy over many other manufactures utilizing the original style 3 inch tublar steel chassis.
This particular Factory Five Mk1 Cobra 427 Roadster was purchased in December 1997, by an individual who was a talented automotive techinician so passionate about the Cobra he purchased a kit directly from the FF factory and picked up the car in Massachusetts himself, a long drive from Wisconsin. It was to be the 2nd Factory Five Cobra he had purchased and built. He chose a 1989 Mustang GT for a donor car providing many of the components used in the build of his second Cobra. The V8 5.0 liter fuel injected motor provided plenty of tractable power, reliability, and light weight for a well balanced car. He also sourced a Tremec "High Performance" 5 speed transmission along with Halibrand style bolt-on alloy wheels with 3 ear knock off wheel nuts for just the right look.
This Factory Five Cobra has the right look finished in Ford Guardsman blue metallic with white racing strips and black leather seating. The car has a full convertible top and side curtains rarely seen in other replicas in addition to heater/defroster. It also has side exhausts with crossover exhaust headers, oil cooler, chrome roll bar, wind wings, and period stereo. This is a one owner car that comes with a full set of build & parts manuals, Factory Five literature, receipts, and magazine articles all from the original date of purchase in 1997. This 1850 pound brute has been fully sorted and is an absolute blast to drive!
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