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The exterior is in good condition. I did find some locations where the paint has been chipped and repaired. In addition there are some locations where there are cracks in the paint and some areas where you can see particles in the paint. The trunk lid isn’t aligned perfectly but does close and latch. Overall the exterior looks great.

The interior is also in good condition with normal signs of wear, especially with the seats. Everything is kept simple and I didn’t find any major issues that are worth mentioning. All gauges work correctly, no tears in the seats and overall it’s clean.

The engine bay and undercarriage is clean without any signs of major leaks, some areas around the engine with some seepage. There are a few areas that show surface rust but nothing that isn’t consistent with the age. Fluid levels and condition are good with the exception of the engine coolant which is low.

I found no issues on the test drive. The engine had plenty of power and there were no misfires or excessive smoking. The transmission shifted as designed with no harsh engagement or slipping. The steering was responsive and the suspension was firm and the vehicle handled well. There were no abnormal vibrations or odd noises. The brakes were firm with no pulsation felt. See below and pictures for more info.

Vehicle Info

Year 1965
Make Shelby
Model Cobra
Mileage 4662
Transmission Manual
VIN Number 4276014
Stock Number 1271-NSH
Interior Vinyl
Interior Color Black
Body Color Red
Engine 8 Cylinder
Drive Type Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Type Gas


Body Alignment
The trunk lid is slightly misaligned.
There are some light surface scratches present with a few that have been touched-up.
Paint Condition
There are a few paint chips that have been touched-up.
The underside shows areas of minor surface rust. See pictures.
Exterior Lights
Frame Damage
Quarter Panels
The fuel cap shows some aging in the chrome.


Steering Wheel
Seat Condition
The seats show some light signs of use and aging in the material.
Seat Belts
Inner Door Panels
Sun Visors
Dash Lights
Dash Gauges
Floor Mats
Cigarette Use
Unusual Odors
Cup Holders
Interior Trim
Inner Trunk


Air Filter
Battery Condition
Charging System
Cooling Fan Condition
Radiator Cap Sealing Properly
Engine Coolant
The engine coolant level is low, with no obvious external coolant leaks the system should be topped off and pressure tested for internal or external leaks.
Coolant Leaks
Engine Oil
Engine Fluid Leaks
The engine is seeping some oil from the underside. There were no drips at time of inspection. This area should be cleaned off and rechecked to verify source of leak or leaks.
Transmission Leaks
Brake System
Brake Fluid Leaks
Differential leaks
Muffler System
CV Joints and Axles
Shocks and bushings
Ball Joints and Tie Rods

Road Test

Road Test Yes
Engine Performance
Transmission performance
Clutch Performance
Differential Performance
Wheel Bearing Performance
Braking Performance
Suspension Performance
Steering Performance
Engine Starting


Driver FrontGrand PrixGrand PrixPassenger Front
Driver RearGrand PrixGrand PrixPassenger Rear


Driver Front235/60r15235/60r15Passenger Front
Driver Rear255/60r15255/60r15Passenger Rear

Axle Count

Tire Condition

Driver FrontNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Front
Driver RearNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Rear

Wheel Condition

Driver FrontNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Front
Driver RearNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Rear

Tire Tread

Driver Front9/329/32Passenger Front
Driver Rear9/329/32Passenger Rear
Spare Tire
Spare tireNo

Tire Tread Explanation

10/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!


8/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!

(low profile)

5/32 to 7/32

Tires will need replacement soon!

4/32 or less

Tires need replacement!

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