1965 Shelby Cobra 289 FIA 8287 Miles Red Convertible 302ci V8 5 Speed Manual

1965 Shelby Cobra 289 FIA for sale in Local pick-up only

Condition: Used
Item location: Local pick-up only
Make: Shelby
Model: Cobra
SubModel: 289 FIA
Type: Convertible
Trim: 289 FIA
Year: 1965
Mileage: 8287
VIN: AZ170579
Color: Red
Engine size: 302ci V8
Power options: --
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Black
Options: --
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Shelby Cobra 1965

In 1964 Carrol Shelby build 16 special Cobras for enduro racing labeled the 289 FIA. FIA is a sanctioning body in Europe similar to the SCCA and NASCAR for long distance racing, (eg Lemans). Modifications include a hood scoop, fender flares, oil cooler duct, quicklift jack brakets and oversize filler cap resulting in the best appearing of the 3 cobra body styles. The last 2 original FIAs sold at auction brought $1.5 Million, (Gordon Johncooks, Indy 500 winner) and $1.9... million at auction in England. This car built in 1995 in Tempe, Arizona by North American Fiberglass. NAF has been credited as the most authentic reproduction at the time. The English Compomotive faux knockoff wheels closely replicate the original Hallibrands. The body is as close to exact as possible as it was taken off the original bucks. The dash board with VDO gauges closely resemble the original as does the wood aluminum spoke steering wheels. This vehicle was factory built by NAF. Additionally, it has always been garage kept and the factory paint is still in good condition. The engine is a streetable 302 ford with an Edelbrock manifold and a single Holley 4 barrel carburetor, followed by a Ford 5 speed manual transmission. The front suspension is a modified coilover 5 bolt Ford with disc brakes. The rear is a 8.8 Ford live axle with trailing arms, coilover shocks and drum brakes. Another upgrade is the Tilton brake/ clutch pedal assembly and master cylinders as used in many race cars. The currents owner states that this vehicle is very similar to the authentic 289 Cobras but with a much improved front suspension.

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