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Cobra Factory Five MK4 Roadster Kit Car Auction

The Piedmont Technical College Foundation will be auctioning a partially assembled 1965 Cobra Factory Five MK4 Roadster Kit Car on Thursday, June 4. It was purchased in 2012 as a Factory Five Racing MK4 Roadster kit and is partially assembled with a 4.6l Ford V-8 Engine, 5-Speed Manual Transmission and Ford 8.8” Rear End.  It is approximately 30% complete.

When: Thuesday, June 4 Viewing at Noon, Live Auction begins at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Automotive Lab, PTC Greenwood Campus  
Contact: Kit Young 864-344-7598

As we all know “Change is Constant” and the direction has changed in the Automotive Technology program at Piedmont Technical College.  As such this project kit car is being offered for sale.  It was purchased in 2012 as a Factory Five Racing MK4 Roadster kit and is partially assembled with a 4.6l Ford V-8 Engine, 5-Speed Manual Transmission and Ford 8.8” Rear End.  It is approximately 30% complete.  The original gel coated body still needs to be fitted to the chassis and cutouts made for the side pipes along with all the body work including panel fit and paint.  The interior needs to be completely finished.  Many parts are still in the original boxes from Factory Five.

This partially assembled kit car” is being sold “AS IS” and the successful buyer must arrange for Pickup in Greenwood, SC.  There is NO TITLE, only the original “Certificate of Origin” from Factory Five Racing.

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Item Specifics

Condition New Kit Year 1965
Transmission Manual, 5-Spd Make Shelby
Body Type Roadster, 2-door Model Cobra, MK4
Warranty NONE Engine 4.61 Ford V8
Vehicle Title NONE, Certificate of Origin Mileage NONE
Options See Below Sub Model Factory Five
For Sale By Piedmont Technical College Ext. Color Red Base Gel Coat
Doors Two In. Color Black
Cylinders Eight (8) Serial No. F5R1007787RD

Vehicle Features and Options

  1. 2012 Factory Five Racing MK4 Kit with Black Powder Coated Chassis
  2. Optional Deluxe 3-Link Adjustable Rear Suspension
  3. Four Wheel Disc Brakes w/Stainless Hoses and Fittings
  4. Coil Over Adjustable Shock Suspension Front and Rear
  5. Optional Factory Five Pedal Box for MK4 Roadster
  6. Optional Factory Five Electric Gauges
  7. Optional Factory Five Hood Hinges
  8. Optional Factory Five “4-Tube Headers” for 4.6l Engine
  9. Factory Five “Black” Side Pipes
  10. FR500 Aluminum Wheels with Gray Center Spokes
    1. 17” x 9.5” Front and 17” x 10.5” Rear
  11. NITTO NT555 Ultra High Performance Sport Tires
    1. 25540ZR17 Fronts and 31535ZR17 Rears
  12. 2011 FORD 4.6 liter Police Package Engine w/only 800 mile
    1. Aluminum Intake Manifold w/75mm TB
  13. TREMEC TR-3650, 5-speed transmission
  14. Ford 8.8” Rear End with 3.73 Gear Ratio
  15. MK4 Roadster Assembly Manual

Major items that still need completed as follows: All Wiring Harness installation, Fuel Lines and filter, Battery installation and wiring, All Interior Installation including seats, carpeting, belts, dashboard, All Gauges and wiring, Radiator and hose installation, MK4 Body fit, Door Fit, Hood and Trunk fit, All Body work including Finish Paint, Remounting of Body, Windshield and Mirror installation, Driveshaft installation, along with numerous other items.  

This would make a nice project for someone that still wants to select the final color of the car and make it their own.  We highly recommend you double check all fasteners and connections for the safety of all concerned.