Factory Five MK3 Non Donor 521 Big Block Unfinished body
I've decided to add a little background info as to why I am looking to sell my MK3 Cobra. In 2007 I sold my drag car, a 9 second stick shift 88 Mustang notchback (at a loss of course). I always wanted a Cobra so I bought the kit to build my own from the ground up. It was a blast to build and was one of the easiest cars I have built or assembled over the past 8 years. I have owned many Mustangs of various sorts through the years and with limited space and time I need to sell. The car has been driven rougly 200-300 miles per year with the exception of this year which was only about 50 miles. I work on a handful of other Cobra kit cars and this one without a doubt runs and drives better than any others. No squeaks, rattles or shimmies. I credit it to building the car to keep as I was not planning to sell it, but my needs have changed. I'm at the point now where I need more room in my shop for customer cars. Driving the car it is very docile until you stomp the loud pedal and then look out! Car has never been raced, but has been built with race parts.
Camshaft and compression has been kept mild for drivability. Motor could easily make another 75 hp with headwork and different cam. That being said this is plenty for a 2,300lb car (approximate). Would like to sell outright, but I will consider a trade only for a 2003 or 2004 low mileage Mustang Cobra. At least they can sit outside in the rain if need be.
Although building this car was for personal use and enjoyment, I do professionally build drag cars and street cars for a living. The original order from Factory five was just under $18,000 and that did not include engine, transmission, rearend, brakes, and other drive line accessories, not to mention labor and other assorted costs through the build. There are many personal touches not listed. Any comments and inquiries are welcome.
See pics below and additional pics @ www.mk3cobrahoward.shutterfly.com
For questions or additional info contact Jesse, email@example.com
or ph: 717.228.7071
$25,900 (reasonable offers will be considered)
PA titled and registered July 2007
It is titled special construction therefore is exempt from emissions testing.
PA inspection is current.
Motor, transmission, rear and 99% of other parts were new or rebuilt when car was assembled.
460 bored and stroked to 521 cubic inches
Forged 4340 probe crank, hbeam rods, forged pistons 10.5 to 1 comp.
Canton road race Cobra baffled oil pan, Melling high volume oil pump
Oil cooler with 10 an line
Double roller timing chain
Crane Cam Hydraulic roller cam shaft, .590 int. .614 exh.
290 int., 300 exh. duration at .050
Hydraulic retro fit roller lifters
Aluminum Weiand water pump
March brackets and serpentine pulleys with 100 amp chrome alternator
Trickflow aluminum heads, gasket matched
Trickflow roller rockers 1.7
Tony Branda aluminum cobra valve covers
Weiand Stealth intake with 830 cfm Holley HP carb
MSD 6AL ignition with Pro Billet distributor and Blaster ss coil
Moroso Ultra 40 custom spark plug wires
Ram aluminum fly wheel
Ram diaphram 11 inch pressure plate and clutch disc
Adjustable clutch cable, quadrant and firewall adjuster
Lakewood blow proof bellhousing
GForce T5 with Long shifter
95 Mustang 8.8 Rear 31 spline superior axles, Ford Racing 373 gears, posi and 95 GT rear disc brakes with Ford Racing bias adjuster new rotors, calipers, pads and brake hoses
Welded axle tubes with Ford Racing aluminum rear cover with braced axle tubes
2000 Mustang front disc brakes
Chromoly adjustable upper front control arms
Tubular lower front arms
Billstein adjustable coil over shocks all around
Flaming River manual rack
Aluminum radiator from Factory Five with electric fan controlled by toggle switch
Ceramic coated Hooker Headers into Jet Hot coated sidepipes
Rear suspension UPR upper control arms with spherical bushings
Factor Five non adjustable urethane bushed lower control arms
Fuel tank is a new OEM style 87-93 Mustang gas tank with new sender, after market fuel pick up tube, Mallory electric fuel pump and 8am stainless braided fuel line
I opted for hydraulic hood shock and hinge option from Factory Five Chrome rollbar with bezels
All autometer gauges, Optima battery
Powder coated frame from Factory Five
Halibrand style wheel, 5 lug with Tri-Wing knock-off
15 x 8 inch front wheels with 245/60/15 BFG radial TA
15 x 10 inch rear wheels with 295/50/15 BFG radial TA
Interior is all Factory Five spec with Simpson 5 point seatbelts and leather wrapped 14 inch Factory Five steering wheel
Car won the PGCA Horsepower Shootout in Summer 2010 with 479.31 RWHP and 520.53 ft. lbs of torque at rear tire (roughly 550 flywheel on pump gas)
Carroll Shelby license plate frame and Tony Branda car cover
Also have body dolly available built per Factory Five specs