Life Lesson: 1969(?) Ford Shelby Cobra Replica – Sold?

by | Feb 2022 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Sports Car Saturday

March 18, 2022, Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

Normally, a lack of a car’s pertinent information usually has us moving on to the next potential listing. However, in the case of this Shelby Cobra replica originally listed in February 2021 on Craigslist in Fort Meyers, Florida, the seller’s description of why he bought this car is a reminder for all of us why we want to own a classic car. Beyond his motivational description, the seller leaves out a wealth of details about who manufactured this replica kit. Even more perplexing is the fact he listed the car as a 1969 model.  Shelby stopped producing Cobras after 1967, so we’re not sure what the seller is referring to.

The popular Vehicle Virgins YouTube Channel provides a great overview of what it’s like to drive a typical Shelby Cobra replica:

The seller’s description leaves us asking more questions than it answers, so you’ll need to interview him in more detail to learn the specifics about this Shelba Cobra replica.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Its a Good day Folks!!!!!!

Close your eyes…wait…open them, you have to be able to read this! 😆

Imagine yourself driving off into the sunset, with the wind blowing in your hair, jammin out to the Stones, in a candy apple red 1969 Classic Shelby Cobra replica!!!

This is what made men and woman fall in love with Muscle Cars!!!

This was my Dream Car as a kid, and after kicking cancer in the ass I decided to give myself a gift!!!

I have enjoyed every second of this car and now it is time to give someone else the joy and happiness this American classic has given me!!! This car has literally changed my life!!!

Trust me, if your having a bad day…just go start her up and I promise it will instantly put a big smile on your face!!! You don’t even have to drive it…just listening to her purrrrr will do it!!! But what’s the fun in that!!!!!!

Feel free to ask any questions

$42000 or best offer

7851 miles on odometer
Weatherproof coupe cover
Custom built Windsor Motor
Original Mag Wheels
Stereo

Please call or text anytime!
My name is Mike 😃

Do you have a Shelby Cobra Replica story to share?  If so, comment below and let us know!

1 Comment
  1. David Brown

    I have always wanted one since 1965. Carl Shelby would race at the Bridgehampton NY race track and work on his cars at the local Buick garage. As kid I would watch his team work on them.. I had slot cars later in life and dreamed of owning a real Cobra. So when I retired in 2010 I decided to give my self a retire present, a Factory Five Cobra kit. I went to there factory several times to there open house and was ready to order one. I just happen to look in a Hemmings book and there were three Cobras at this mussel car dealer in NJ. One was a Continuation model ,way to expensive for me and one was a Back Draft to expensive and a Factory Five. The price was a little low so I called about it and was tolled it did not run right. A few days later I went to the dealer to look and test drive it and bought it had it shipped home and did some work on it and I’ve been driven it since. I’ve had it now for ten years. The hole point of this story is , Never give up on a dream.

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