Like New 1965 BACKDRAFT COBRA W/Real 427 FE Motor

Price: US $59,900.00 Item location: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
  • Make: Shelby
  • Model: Cobra
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 1400
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 427 FE
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1965 Shelby Cobra

Just In Time for spring / Summer Shows, cruises & Power Tours!

An Amazing 1965 BACKDRAFT COBRA (#1024) ... Right Year, SUPER color, right engine, right sound, right transmission, right look, a Blast to Drive and is in super like New condition!


Everybody loves the Cobras and their awesome side-pipe sounds and especially when they are well built! This is one of the rare opportunities that just makes you want it...It has the Historic Blue with White Stripes w/Black on Black Leather, Awesome sounding True 427 FE Motor changing gears flawlessly through a Tremek 5-Speed Transmission (Runs super Cool), drives like it is on rails and destined to be shown!!!

Few vehicles stops people old and young in their tracks like this one does...Don't let this Factory Built (NOT A KIT) build get past you!!!

Exterior: Has an Awesome curb appearance!

  • Paint: PPG INDIGO BLUE with WHITE Stripes (I would rate it a 9.0 out of 10 if a 10 really exist)
  • Body: Very Slick Deep finish that looks wet when its bone dry with no dings or cracks.
  • Bumpers: (Rear)Show Condition, (Front) Show Quality
  • Other Chrome / Stainless: All is in Show Quality condition.
  • Floor Pans: Very clean, Chassis very clean as well.
  • Overall Body Fitment: The fitment and body lines are fantastic...The doors open and shut flawlessly as does the Hood and Trunk.


  • Seats: The leather seats are like new with no flaws.
  • Carpet: Excellent sewn-in carpet in excellent condition as well the matching trunk. Has Backdraft Cobra Floor Mats.
  • Dash: The dash paint is flawless and in show condition.
  • Steering Column / Wheel: Wood 3-Spoke AC Wheel.
  • Gauges: Factory VDO and all works as they should.
  • Seatbelts: 3-Point Racing Harness In place and in Perfect condition
  • Door Panels: Show Condition.
  • Glass: Very Nice Windshield and stainless trim. Dash / Courtesy Lights: All work as they should.
  • Cockpit Vinyl Cover: Fits well with no rips or tears.
  • Cloth Storage Cover: Perfect Condition

Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tires:

  • Front/Rear: 17" True Knock-Offs wrapped in Good Year Eagle radials sized P245/45ZR17 (Front), and Massive P315/55ZR17 tires (Rear).
  • Frame: Factory Backdraft Produced Square Tube Chassis.
  • Front Suspension: Backdraft Factory BMW independent Tubular A-Arms with Adjustable Coil Overs.
  • Rear Suspension: Backdraft Factory BMW M Series Independent Rear Suspension.
  • Power Brakes: Power Disc Brakes (Front) & Disc (Rear).

Drive Train: (Very Cool!!!)

  • Engine: Ford 427 FE (500 HP) with an estimated $18k cost Includes Ceramic Coated Headers.
  • Transmission:Tremek 5-Speed.
  • Rear-end: Independent Rear Suspension (Runs out perfect at highway speeds)

Overall Condition: Very nice with approximately 1,400 Proven miles!!!

It's what everybody wants now And a Great Investment As Well!!!

If you know these Factory Produced Backdraft Cobra's with high-end craftsmanship, you know a few important key points... They are Very Hot, HARD TO FIND, Very Collectable, Eye-Catching, offers an unbelievable driving experience, trendy and extremely fast! While it looks, rides and drives like a new almost 6-figure priced Backdraft, it will be bought for a fraction of that and little expense was spared during its build. Well maintained and everything works as it should.

This Backdraft Cobra body & chassis was completed in September 2010 and went into service with its drivetrain in in 2010. It comes with the full Factory Backdraft Manual with all details as well as the complete folder of details.

To sit in the seats is a Serious RUSH and while it gets the job done quickly, it is engineered to drive anywhere with confidence. Take it to shows, cruises short and long, power tours, etc... drive with complete confidence!

Things work as they should including but not limited to Headlight/Taillights, Signals, Interior dash, Gauges, Wipers, Horn, Heater (Yes, it has an added cost Heater) etc... Get in, hit the key, smile at the rumble and hit the road smiling...that is all it takes to have fun in this one... Note: It comes with temporary Cockpit cover that allows you to travel with confidence.

Is this Cobra perfect? No and none of them are... the only thing that comes to mind is a small paint blemish in a place or two from driving... you have to search to find it. I am stretching to find something here. I am selling two or three of my cars due to space to make room for more that are stored at a friends house.

I reserve the right to end this auction early due to having it for sale locally... I am pricing my Cobra to sell and believe it will not last long so do not hesitate to buy it now (BIN) and please do so with absolute confidence! Please have finances in order prior to hitting the BIN button as well. Purely as a hobby, I have been blessed to sell cars to buyers all over the country and internationally and take tremendous efforts in keeping a 100% feedback...that said, I have tried to be honest and accurate in all descriptions. I encourage however all to inspect this vehicle if possible prior to bidding so that you can confirm my notes above or contact me with any questions at or (865) 384-6017.

Note: I have a clear Tennessee Title in my name and the car is titled per its production as a 1965.

If you are the winning bidder, please expect to send a $2,500 deposit within 72 hours and have plans to pick the car up within 7 days. Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer but I can assist with local direct carriers with both enclosed and open hauling available. If you have less than a positive 2 feedback, please contact me before bidding.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my car and GOOD LUCK!