Fastest Under $20k: 1965 Factory Five Shelby Cobra Challenge Car

We’ve always said that you can get an awesome car without spending huge piles of your 401k (which is shedding cash at an alarming rate if you’ve been following the news recently) and set an arbitrary DT self imposed limit of $20k.  Sure, you could get a well equipped brand new Honda economy car…or you could get one of the most iconic automotive shapes in history with performance that’ll match just about anything sub $100k.  Find this 1965 Factory Five Shelby Cobra Challenge Car offered for $19,999 in Long Beach, CA via craigslist. Tip from Erik202.

From the seller:

 This Factory Five Shelby Cobra replica was built as a purpose built race car. It was raced successfully with NASA in the Cobra class. The Cobra includes a small block Ford 5.0 EFI engine, a Tremec 5 speed transmission that has been recently rebuilt. Racing headers, fuel Safe cell, custom radiator and a 5lb halon fire suppression system. Fully sorted and ready for the track

FIRM $20k

See a better way to go fast for less than $20k?