VIN: F5R1005287RD
Exterior Color: Burgundy / Silver Stripes
Interior Color: Black
Engine: 302c.i. / V8
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
Status: Sold
Stock: 5287RD
Mileage: 14,078

A Truly Exceptional Example & SB100 Certified / Licensed In California

Ford 302c.i. / 5-Speed Manual Transmission

Excellent, High Quality Factory Five Cobra – Only 6,658 Miles!

Never Raced, or Abused – Owned & Constructed by a very Particular, Mature Owner  


Factory Five Racing (FFR) was started in 1995 by brothers Dave and Mark Smith. The combined backgrounds of these two—in business, engineering and manufacturing—brought a discriminating and more cautious quality to the often tumultuous business of making cars. They have been successful from the start and sell about 550 units per year. It is believed that they sell more cars than any other manufacturer.

Their basic Cobra package is an affordable but well-engineered kit to use with a 1987-1993 Mustang 5.0 liter V8 donor car to create a Cobra replica. The FFR kit frame is composed of two 4-inch diameter steel tubes with welded square tubing substructures. The trunk floor and passenger compartment are made from pre-fitted aluminum sheets that the builder rivets to the frame. Finally, the fiberglass body is bolted to the frame and acts like a skin covering the mechanical parts.

It is important to note that Factory Five cars represent a very wide range of quality and construction. This particular car was built utilizing top quality off-the-shelf parts resulting in a very high quality Cobra tribute.  We have owned a number of Cobras from various manufacturers and constructors and, frankly, this example is one of the best examples that we have had the pleasure of having in our showroom.

The Cobra is exceptionally well built / designed, safe, and totally reliable. This car is not only fast but, in the right hands a joy to drive due to the suspension set-up, 5-speed gearbox, and other significant improvements. Unnecessary items such as a radio, air conditioning, and automatic transmission have been strictly avoided. The total investment exceeds an amount that the car’s owner cares to discuss, but is substantial.  In addition, countless hours have been invested in the cars fastidious build. This Cobra is 100% sorted, needs nothing and is ready to provide you with the experience of a lifetime.  We highly recommend that this car be considered only by capable, experienced drivers of very high performance sports cars and exotics.

Of particular note is the cosmetic condition of this car’s paint and body.  The quality of the two-stage paint in considerably higher than


This Cobra has had only one owner/builder and has been used very sparingly since being constructed several years ago.  The Cobra has accumulated 6,658 miles and was built to a high standard.  The extensive, binder that will be provided to the cars new owner includes extensive documentation (including receipts, product brochures, tuning information, etc.) Unlike many cars in the marketplace that lack documentation and are poorly constructed and lack the proper preparation for paint work, this example truly represents a “no expense spared” philosophy by its meticulous owner.  Virtually every purchase, part, and technical information is included to benefit the car’s future owner.  Also noteworthy is the fact that the car has had only one owner and, until now, has not been offered for sale.

The car was licensed in California through Senate Bill 100 (SB100) so that it is exempt from smog and licensed as a SPCNS.  The file contains the required California BAR documents, clear, transferrable title along with the car’s Certificate of Origin from Factory Five Racing, Inc.  It is further documented with a detailed order from Factory Five, receipts for the engine and major drive-line components, and virtually every part that was purchased for the build of the Cobra.

While the documents are entirely too extensive to list in detail, the photos of the materials will provide the reader with the comprehensive file

A summary of the car’s build / features is as follows:

Completed and on the road in 2007.  Now has just over 14,000 miles

Body and Paint:

Painted by Ken’s Customs in Yuba City

  • Ken Pike has painted over 400 Cobra tribute cars in the last 15 years. He is arguably the most experienced body and paint professional for Factory Five cars
  • The car received the Level 1 show car package resulting in extremely high paint & body work that is as good as any example that we have seen
  • Comprehensive body prep and sanding
  • Custom fitting (doors, exhaust cut-outs, etc.) prior to paint
  • Rolled edges (cockpit and wheel arches)
  • Hidden trunk hinge
  • Ken’s design hood hinge (more sturdy and easier to adjust than original)
  • Hood re-enforcement hoop (integrated and blended)
  • Hidden body fasteners
  • 2- Stage Monterey Red with Silver-Grey Stripes. Deep clear-coat

Engine: Ford Racing Crate 302 – 340 HP M-6007-X302 Long Block

  • E303 Camshaft
  • 306 cubic inch
  • 340 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • 0:1 compression ratio (nominal)
  • Forged Mahle pistons 4.030”
  • Aluminum Ford Racing “X” cylinder heads, M-6049-X306 with 1.94” intake valves and 1.54” exhaust valves (production is 1.78”/1.45”)
  • 50 in-oz. imbalance rotating assembly (common to 1981 and newer 302s)
  • Seasoned block and precision ground crankshaft
  • Production forged steel connecting rods
  • New production 4-bolt crankshaft damper M-6316-M50
  • Hydraulic roller camshaft M-6250-E303, .498″ lift intake and exhaust, duration at .050″ is 220 degrees intake and exhaust
  • Double roller timing chain set

Engine Build:

  • Edelbrock Performer RPM Intake Manifold
  • Holley 570 Street Avenger Carb P/N HLY-0-80570 (modified with .058 main jets, 6” Hg Power Valve, .032” Accel Pump Nozzles)
  • Forward Rotation Water Pump
  • Edelbrock Performer Series Mechanical Fuel Pump P/N EDL-1725
  • MSD 8202 Coil
  • MSD 6420 6AL Control Unit
  • MSD 8479 Distributor
  • Vintage Cobra Valve Covers (M-6582-F302)
  • Vintage Cobra Air Cleaner (M-9600-C302) with K&N tall air filter P/N KNN-E-1963
  • Powermaster 1-wire Alternator
  • Powermaster 9162 Starter
  • Factory Five Racing 4-into-4 Headers
  • Champ Pans Road Race Oil Pan, Pick-up and Oil Pump

Engine Cooling:

  • Tri-State Motors HD Aluminum Radiator
  • FF Metal SOFAST fan Shroud


Tremec TKO-600 5 Speed Manual P/N TCET 5008

  • 600 Ft-lbs. Tq.
  • Tremec Mid-shift Kit 30-17-4X from Modern Driveline (208-453-9800), info@moderndriveline.com). Moves shift lever to the Mid Shift point at 12.68” from face of transmission.
  • TREMEC’s TKO series of 5-speed transmissions was first made famous by the 5-liter Mustang movement and has since been fitted into nearly every rear-wheel drive performance application imaginable
  • Far and away the most versatile 5-speed on the market, the TKO offers an impressive array of flexibility features – including multiple shifter locations, mounting configurations, gearing options, and speedometer pickups (electric and mechanical)
  • Serving up 600 lb-ft. of torque capacity, along with confidence-inspiring shifts and fuel-saving overdrive, the TKO offers an ideal blend of brute strength and street manners – which may be why it’s the manual transmission behind more boulevard-bruising street machines and sportsman race victories than all of its’ competitors combined

Clutch: Weber HD 302-26 Clutch Kit:  Similar to ACT FM4-SPSS

  • Clutch Kit (Clutch and Pressure Plate), 10.500 in. Diameter, 26-Spline, Sport, Street, Ford, 5.0L
  • Designed for high performance applications

Rear End:

Ford Racing Limited Slip 8.8” Solid Axle with 3.73 Gears P/N M-4006-B373

  • 8 In. Traction-Lok rear axle assembly from Ford Performance Parts. Approximately 35 percent stronger than the production 7.5 in. axle. New housing, gear set, brackets, and 28-tooth Traction-Lok differential
  • Ford Performance Parts 8.8” Aluminum Axle Girdle P/N M-4033-G1. To strengthen the inner axle bearing cap and reduce the amount of differential flex under load.  Incorporate load bolts that provide additional support for differential bearing caps. Significantly reduce bearing wear and chipped teeth on the ring and pinion. Provides increased ring and pinion gear life


Cobra Mustang Disc Brakes Front and Rear

  • 13” Cobra Front, 2 piston caliper
  • 11” Cobra rear disc brakes, 1 piston caliper
  • Wilwood Hanging Pedal Set with Wilwood Master Cylinders
  • Dash Mount Front-Rear Bias adjust
  • CNC Billet Remote Reservoirs


  • Koni shocks
  • Billet adjustable Front Upper A-Arms
  • Tubular FFR Lower A-Arms
  • 3-Link Rear Suspension Upgrade (Bracket is clamped and welded to rear axle for reliability)
  • Vintage Performance 3-link frame brace
  • Bump Steer Kit
  • Whitby SAI Kit (Corrects Steering Angle Inclination)
  • The kit lowers the Steering Axis Inclination from 18+ degrees to approximately 9 degrees. This will reduce camber loss during turn-in increasing front end grip and reducing the need for negative static camber
  • Has a positive effect on steering feel. It lowers the roll center from approximately 5″ to approximately 3.5″ to better match the 3 link and IRS rear suspension options. This will increase front end grip and reduce jacking
  • Brings caster trail in-line with standard one piece SLA spindles increases steering linearity and reduces steering twitchiness at freeway speeds


  • Autometer Traditional Chrome Series Gauges (Speedo, Tach, Voltage, Water Temp, Oil Pressure, Oil Temp)
  • Upgrade Speedometer to Autometer ATM-2489 Electrical Analog (digital input instead of cable)
  • Kirkey 47500 16” Intermediate 15 degree layback racing seats. New seat covers late 2016
  • Two Auxiliary 12” Power Outlets
  • Dual USB charging outlet
  • Battery Cut-off switch
  • Heater
  • Driver and Passenger Fresh air vent with powered fans
  • Russ Thompson turn signals with push button high beams / flash-to-pass switch on the stalk


The choice of engines is one of the finest features of this car. A well-built, high horsepower small block Cobra will outperform (especially on a road course) a big block car all day long due to superior power-to-weight ratio and cornering. This car, with the 302 (306c.i.) engine, is lighter than a 427 but faster than an original 289 Cobra. It performs better than either and is an improvement over an authentic cobra in virtually every respect, not to mention that it is available at less than 5% of the price of a 1965 Cobra.