Factory Five Racing
Mk3.1 Roadster, 
F5R1006340RD
Patriot Blue/white stripes
—SOLD—

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head-on frontal shot of Indigo Blue 427SC Shelby classic Factory Five Racing 427SC Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

Factory Five Racing Mk 3.1 Roadster F5R1006340RD. This is a recently completed, masterfully handcrafted Factory Five Roadster finished in Patriot Blue.

Propelling this serpent is a Keith Craft Performance Engines 514 cid Weber–carbureted Ford big-block powerplant which dynoed at 565 horsepower & 650  lbs./ft. torque.

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—Beneath the Blue Bonnet—

photo of Ford Racing engine in Indigo Blue 427SC Shelby classic Factory Five Racing 427SC Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

The engine compartment componentry includes:

  • Keith Craft–built 514 cid Ford big-block stroker, balanced & blueprinted [delivers 565 hp/650 lbs./ft. torque]
  • Eagle forged steel crank
  • Scat H-beam rods
  • Diamond forged pistons
  • four Weber 48 IDA carburetors
  • Comp Cams custom hydraulic roller cam cut for Weber induction
  • Ford Motorsport double roller timing chain
  • Edelbrock ‘Performer RPM’ CNC-ported aluminum cylinder heads
  • Scorpion roller rocker arms
  • Melling high-volume oil pump
  • Edelbrock aluminum high-volume water pump
  • March polished aluminum pulleys & brackets
  • aluminum billet 100-amp alternator
  • Aviaid 9 qt., fully baffled, low-profile oil pan (Aviaid—back in the day)
  • Canton 3 qt. engine pre-oiler system, dashboard switch
  • remote oil HP filter
  • oil cooler with braided SS lines
  • MSD 6AL ignition ensemble: distributor, coil and wires
  • Ford Racing aluminum valve covers
  • ceramic-silver–coated headers
  • polished SS (stainless steel) sidepipes
  • SS braided fuel & oil lines
  • high-performance aluminum radiator
  • thermostatically-controlled electric fan
  • 427 style coolant recovery tank

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—Gear Train—

  • QuickTime blowproof steel safety bellhousing
  • Ram clutch & pressure plate ensemble
  • hydraulic clutch & throwout bearing
  • Tremec TKO-600 5-speed gearbox with mid-shift conversion [ratios: 2.87 1st; 0.64 OD 5th]
  • Ford posi-traction IRS differential [3.73:1 final ratio]

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—In this serpent’s Cockpit—

cockpit shot of Indigo Blue 427SC Shelby classic Factory Five Racing 427SC Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

The cockpit in this iconic road reptile is outfitted with:

  • Factory Five Racing reproduction Cobra gauges with ‘correct’ reverse-reading (counter-clockwise) speedometer in the 427SC layout
  • teak dashboard
  • teak-rimmed reproduction steering wheel with AC center
  • rich black leather upholstery (seats and door panels with map pockets)
  • rich black wool carpeting
  • custom embroidered Factory Five Racing floormats
  • Simpson 5-point racing harnesses for driver & passenger
  • Factory Five Racing battery disconnect switch with removable operator
  • windwings and tinted sun visors

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dashboard shot#1 of Indigo Blue 427SC Shelby classic Factory Five Racing 427SC Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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cockpit shot of Indigo Blue 427SC Shelby classic Factory Five Racing 427SC Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Chassis, Suspension, Brakes—

  • Legend-faithful, 4” round tube frame, just like the 1960s original
  • fully independent suspension front & rear, employing Koni coil-over adjustable shocks
  • Ford Cobra disc brakes front & rear

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3/4-frontal shot (passenger side) of Indigo Blue 427SC Shelby classic Factory Five Racing 427SC Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Rolling Stock—

  • 15” aluminum reproduction genuine pin-drive knockoff wheels
  • Goodyear ‘Eagle GTII’ high-performance tires

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—Das Boot (the trunk)—
—Where your Luggage Meets the Road—

luggage compartment shot of Indigo Blue 427SC Shelby classic Factory Five Racing 427SC Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Other Particulars—

  • AC hood and trunk badges
  • 427 Cobra fender badges
  • hidden trunk hinges
  • hidden electric hood releases
  • chromed overrider bumpers front & rear
  • trunk-mounted, under-floor battery
  • trunk-mounted Holley fuel filter with regulator/pressure gauge
  • Fuel Safe 22-gallon [83-litre] fuel cell with integral fuel pump
  • convertible top (not installed)
  • tonneau cockpit cover (not installed)
  • 3-ring binder fully documenting this build

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aerial 3/4-rear shot of Indigo Blue 427SC Shelby classic Factory Five Racing 427SC Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

With this Patriot Blue beauty you’ll encounter no unpleasant/downside surprises… just breathtaking driving adventures and ‘thumbs up’ gestures every time you take it out (every time you stop at a traffic light)!

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—SOLD—

$65,000

Serious inquiries only, please!

10 May 2022: The awe-inspiring serpentine photography you see on this page was brought to you by Mike himself; Mike borrowed (and used for the first time) a close friend’s top-of-the-line-Nikon D800 digicam with its 24–85mm Nikon short-zoom lens. He followed our Cobra Photography Tips to the letter and captured the images you see above. CS Cobra gold divider bar 18 July 2022: Tell Curt to mark my Patriot Blue beauty SOLD! Gone all the way across the continent to Pahrump, Nevada. Both of us (seller and buyer) are happy campers! The extra effort that I went to (first of all, to borrow a splendid Nikon 800 camera, then to follow Curt's guidelines ("Tips for Dipsticks") paid us big dividends. The buyer purchased this fine driving machine sight-unseen (except for my photos), as Curt assured me would probably be the case. Many heartfelt thanks for your expertise in marketing these iconic driving machines! Mike Reynolds