1965 SHELBY COBRA REPLICA 1965 BACKDRAFT RT4 427 V8 COBRA 5 spd with 353 miles Big & Tall Edition Big & Tall Edition

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Type: Used
Year: 1965
Model: 1965 BACKDRAFT RT4 427 V8 COBRA 5 spd with 353 miles Big & Tall Edition
Body: 2 Door Roadster Convertible
Engine Size: 427 V8
Trans: 5 spd manual
Mileage: 353
Stock: 1102
Ext Color: Blue
Int Color: Black


West Coast Classics are proud to present a 1965 Shelby 427 V8 RT4 Classic Edition Racing Cobra Replica Roadster with the 'Big & Tall Package' and professionally built by the renown and highly respected "TR-Tec" of Durban, South Africa and then finished and upgraded and sold in 2019 by the also renown and very well industry respected 'Backdraft Racing Custom Cars' of Boynton Beach, FL and powered by a built 427ci 'Iconic' V8 paired with a 5 speed manual (T5) transmission and finished in 'Guardsman Blue with Wimbledon White stripes' over a stunning custom Black leather interior.

These new RT4 models feature a dropped foot box and a redesigned seat to help accommodate a taller driver. This 4th revision of the iconic 'Backdraft Cobra' roadster gives the occupants more cockpit space, more legroom, wider seats, along with way better suspension and handling and providing the most comfortable cabin available in any Cobra. This iconic Backdraft Cobra RT4 427R reportedly puts out an impressive 550HP and features the most advanced chassis design factory built with exceptional engineering, manufacturing and construction standards with only the best components to deliver stellar performance, comfort and handling.

This well-equipped 427 Cobra roadster is the all new RT4 by the respected firm Backdraft Racing of Florida. The RT4 chassis introduced a number of improvements over the RT3, most notably in the BMW M3-inspired independent rear suspension that provides excellent handling characteristics. This RT4 shows just 353 miles from new, and is beautifully finished in 'Guardsman Blue with Wimbledon White stripes'. It is powered by the Iconic 427S engine matched to a 5-speed Tremec T-5 transmission. Options include a 3.55 Traction-lock diff, the Big and Tall package which improves cockpit space, power steering, leather dash, full-body paint protection film, vintage race package, and more.

The Backdraft RT4 CLASSIC EDITION Roadster has been extensively developed and refined over many years as a race proven, high performance sports car. With 1960s styling and the use of a modern independent suspension it provides the ultimate in styling and drivability with a multilink rear suspension with a coil over shock absorber and a 3.55 Ford Super 8.8 differential with ventilated rear discs measuring (315 x 21mm), and MacpPherson style front coil over strut. The strut assembly is ride height adjustable and springs can be changed to alter the ride from sport to race. The strut is bolted to the spindle which carries the ventilated front disc (330 x 28mm) The RT4 model comes completed with a chrome finish to for a traditional, classic look.

The fiberglass bodywork exterior details include a hood scoop, a Le Mans-style fuel filler, glass wing windows, a chrome roll hoop and quick-jack points, and side exhaust pipes with heat shields. The 18 Halibrand-style wheels are secured by three-eared knock-off spinners retained by safety wire and are wrapped in Goodyear eagle tires measuring 245/40 up front and 295/40 out back.

The cabin houses seats trimmed in Black leather along with color-coordinated carpets and Backdraft Racing floor mats. Amenities include flip-down sun visors, map pockets in both door panels, and Sabelt multi-point harnesses. The car was optioned with the Big and Tall package, which includes wider seats and a recessed driver-side floor. A wood-rimmed steering wheel sits ahead of instrumentation that consists of an 8k-rpm tachometer, a 180-mph speedometer, and auxiliary displays. The digital odometer indicates 353 miles.

Options include:

1965 Backdraft RT4 Classic Racing Edition with Big and Tall Package
Black Leather bucket seats and door panels
Premium carpet with bound edges
Base coat clear coat paint finish with twin stripes
18 inch alloy knock off wheels
Aluminum radiator with 16 inch cooling fan
17 gal polyproppylene fuel tank
Stainless steel expansion tank Power disc brakes
Hydraulic clutch setup
Multi link independent rear suspension
Coil Over front struts
Stainless Steel engine compartment cladding
Battery Isolator Switch
Drivers side seat slider
Stainless Steel Drivers
Roll Bar-Frame mounted
Lemans Style Fuel filler
Wind Wings and Sunvisors
Windshield Wipers
Trunk mounted battery
Steel floors with dropped footbox
Doorpads with Map Pockets

Vintage Air
Autometer OEM style gauges
Paint protection clear film nose & rear fenders
Paint protection clear film door tops                   
Amber rear turn signals
Raydot mirror
Treadwear tire graphics Good Year 
Power steering
Remote brake and clutch reservoirs
Ceramic coated headers
Ceramic coated side pipes
Iconic engine 427-307T
Transmission T5   

You will look long and hard to find a finer example of this recently completed build with only 353 miles of a 1965 Shelby Replica Cobra Roadster RT4 Big & Tall Edition By Backdraft with such added options in this classic striking racing color combination!

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