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This week, Factory Fives set new records for auction prices of customer-built cars. The Mecum auto auction in Kissimmee, FL offered three Factory Five Roadsters (one Mk3 and two Mk4s), and a very well-built Type 65 Coupe. The Roadsters sold for between $74,800 and $110,000. The Coupe for $121,000! Check out the cars below.



FFR Type 65 Coupe: Sold for $121,000!

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5.0L Coyote V-8 engine
6-speed manual transmission
Power steering
Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes with vented rotors
Finished in Blue with Black interior
Hurst shifter with Carroll Shelby shift knob
Bucket seats
Air conditioning
Simpson safety belts
Tachometer
Center console gauge cluster
Daytona floor mats
Rear spoiler
Side exhaust
Aluminum radiator with electric fan
10-spoke aluminum alloy wheels with simulated knock-offs
Michelin Pilot Sport tires

Click here to see more photos and the full listing on Mecum’s site.



FFR Mk4 Roadster: Sold for $110,00!

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This vehicle has been donated by the seller with proceeds to benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer
Ford Performance Parts X2 347 CI engine
Edelbrock EFI system
Tremec 5-speed manual transmission
Moser 8.8 inch differential
3-link solid axle rear end housing with 3.55 gears
Power steering
Black powdercoated jig-welded tube frame
95 inch wheelbase
Factory Five 3-link Deluxe rear suspension with Koni coilovers, forged lower control arms, and panhard bar
Koni high performance mono-tube front suspension
Ford Mustang GT front brakes with 11 front rotors with twin piston PBR aluminum calipers
Factory Five Vintage Halibrand Replica wheels, 17×9 front and 17×10.5 rear
Mickey Thompson tires, front 245/45R17 and rear 315/35/R17
Deluxe Leather Upgrade Package
Air conditioning, heat and defrost
GPS gauge set
Ford Guardsman Blue with Ford Wimbledon White stripes

Click here to see more photos and the full listing on Mecum’s site.



FFR Mk3 Roadster: Sold for $82,500!

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Ford 351 CI Windsor V8 engine
RPM 408 CI stroker rotating assembly
Edelbrock aluminum heads
Hydraulic roller cam shaft 224/232/542/563
Edelbrock intake manifold
750 CFM Holley carburetor
MSD Distributor
Tremec TKO600 5-speed transmission
Side exhaust
Dual roll bars
4-point Simpson harness
Auto Meter gauges
Serpentine belt
Knock-off wheels
1,737 miles since completion
Receipts and assembly manual
Extra Factory Five serial plate

Click here to see more photos and the full listing on Mecum’s site.



FFR Mk4 Roadster: Sold for $74,800

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1965 Factory Five Shelby Cobra Replica titled as a 2020 Assembled Vehicle
5.0L Coyote V-8 engine
5-speed TKO manual transmission
Titles as Factory Five
17″ Halibrands
Stainless exhaust and chrome rollbar

Click here to see more photos and the full listing on Mecum’s site.

 
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I didn’t build my cobra as an investment but it’s turning out to be a pretty good one!
 

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Sh!t. Don’t let the CT tax assessors see that, those c*cksuckers will be drooling! They will assess every FFR at $100k!
 

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Other than the Coyote, T56, and A/C, these are average-optioned builds. Hard to see why these are fetching 6-figures all of a sudden but it’s pretty amazing to witness. I certainly didn’t buy my Mk4 as a great monetary investment, rather more of an investment into my happiness and legacy, but it’s nice to know that (having invested a fair amount more in my build than is in these 4 cars) the future is looking brighter for my heirs.
 

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I’d say that the FFR cars at Mecum we’re getting the right prices compared to similar quality car. In the past the value of replica cobras was held back because people put them in the same class as kit cars, and I still get asked if mine is a Volkswagen with a fibreglass body kit.

A lot of the “restored” cars have almost no original parts but restored sounds better than replica. My neighbours camaro started as a rusted out 6 cylinder parts car, he’s replaced all of the sheet metal, suspension brakes, interior and glass and has a big block in it now, how is that different than my replica cobra?
So if the restored/replaced camaro is worth $100k then my similar quality replica cobra must be worth that!
 
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