1965 Shelby Cobra Butler Built

"Better Than The Rest"

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$39,900

Year
1965
Make
Shelby
Model
Cobra
Sub Model
Butler Built
Stock
111112427
Vin
BR1393090
Miles
9,838
Engine Size
454 V8
Transmission Type
Manual
Body Color
Dark Green
Interior Color
Black
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Traverse City

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Every car person knows what the Shelby Cobra looks like and has there own idea of what it should be. When Carroll Shelby wanted a car to compete against Ferrari, he asked British car company AC to build him a car that would except a V8 engine and they accepted. And actually Shelby wanted GM to provide the engines but since they had ramped up their racing programs and were using the Corvette for that mission, they declined.

We also all know that the Cobra and Shelby put the car on the map with tons of race wins and fame making the car and the brand valuable and famous. And with every successful race team comes the talented people that put them together. Ron Butler was one of those people in the trenches working alongside the famed Ken Miles on the Shelby racing program.

Unlike the newer Replicas so commonly seen, some good and some bad this car was actually built by Ron Butler and his team to build the very best Cobra. The company started building these Replicas as early as the late 70's.

This particular car was built in 1993 and had a price tag of almost $34,000 before the engine and transmission. The original paperwork with build sheet accompany the car. The original owners family had a string of Chevrolet dealerships and he opted to put a GM 454 HO crate motor with a 5-speed manual transmission. Since then Edelbrock Performer 454 aluminum heads with a 3-angle valve job have been added as well as a LS-6 vintage manifold. It also has a Torker II cam, Aluminum valve covers and a MSD 6AL, blaster coil and distributor. It is also loaded with other Butler options and modifications.

This stunning very low mileage example is one of the nicest examples we have seen, not only in the build quality but the overall care and maintenance with full records.

There is no doubt that the original cars built by Shelby will always continue to be the most sought after and valuable, however when you can get a car built with as much quality as this by someone that actually worked on the originals for a fraction of the cost and quite arguably equally as exhilarating to drive, we say why not. Full documentation is available at your request.

To see over 80 photos of this car, including under carriage please visit our website www.grautogallery.com

This vehicle is located at our Traverse City facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1965
Make
Shelby
Model
Cobra
Hobby Segment
Sports Car
Miles
9,838
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Roadster
Doors
2
Body Color
Dark Green
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
454 V8
Transmission Type
Manual

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