Your Neighbors Will Envy You if You Buy This 1965 Shelby Cobra Replica

1965 Shelby Cobra Replica 12 photos
Photo: Garage Kept Motors
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It's almost summer in the northern hemisphere, and it's a great time to shop for a great open-top model—assuming you're into these kinds of rides. We think they're certainly your cup of tea. Otherwise, you wouldn't be here looking to find out how much this automotive gem is.
Mind you, it's not a pure gem because, as we mentioned in the title, it is a replica and not a real Shelby Cobra. Titled as a 2008 Shelby Replica, it resembles the iconic 1965 model. It is a brand-new ride with only 120 miles (193 km) under its belt since it was built.

It rides on Mustang Cobra R wheels wrapped in new rubber that spin around the disc brakes at all four corners. The car has independent front suspension, side exhaust pipes, a 3.55 rear end, and a 302 ci (4.95 liters) V8 engine that has been bored out to 347 ci (5.7 liters). Power is deployed to the wheels through a five-speed manual transmission.

This Shelby Cobra replica features a black paint finish with dark gray racing stripes running across its length. It also features the typical chrome trim on the outside and boasts a timeless interior that looks even better today than it did back when the real iconic model came to life. It has a three-spoke steering wheel, multiple gauges, a large central tunnel, and a rather long gear shifter.

1965 Shelby Cobra Replica
Photo: Garage Kept Motors
The timeless black leather seats may not be as supportive as modern rides, but the driver and passenger won't slide off upon fast cornering as the five-point racing harnesses secure them. The car also has a pair of bars behind the seats to keep its occupants safe in the event of a rollover, so it only needs a brave driver behind the wheel and gasoline in the tank.

Now, you are likely wondering how much one needs to fork out to buy this gem. The answer comes straight from Garage Kept Motors, with the listing, which you can access here, revealing an asking price of $54,900. Thus, it's no automotive bargain, but then again, it's not the priciest Shelby Cobra replica that we have seen, and for what it's worth, we think it deserves every penny. After all, how many people do you know who own such a model, real or not?

Want to compare the asking price to a sporty modern-day Ford? Well, let's remind ourselves how much the S650 Mustang costs. The muscle car kicks off at almost $31,000 for the entry-level EcoBoost four-banger and goes up to a minimum of $41,960 for the V8-powered GT. The open-top GT kicks off at $51,980. You're looking at brand-new Mustang Convertible money for this Shelby replica. So, would you buy it?
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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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