Ashley – 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 Replica by Backdraft
The car was hand-built in 2008 by Backdraft Racing, USA. Backdraft Racing Inc was founded in January of 2001 by 2 world champion auto racers, Tony Marten and Reg Dodd. The company has evolved considerably over the past few years to established itself as one of the industry leaders in producing high quality, authentic replicas of the infamous British roadster with an American V8 that captured every car lover’s heart in 1965. It combines the historic looks of the original with the modern performance underpinnings of a BMW 3 series (suspension and braking elements).
The Backdraft Cobras have been extensively developed and refined in racing over many years. The tubular chassis has been designed to accept an independent rear suspension with rubber mounted differential and coil over struts in the front.
The car is two inches longer than the original AC Bristol and Shelby Cobra and thus a great fit for taller drivers at the Club who would not necessarily fit in the original or other recreations.
The engine in our car is a 5.7L Ford Windsor V8 (351 cui) with 350 HP coupled to a 5-speed Tremec gearbox. In a car weighing less than a modern day Mini Cooper you can be sure to have your adrenaline shot delivered straight from the get go.