Charity auction cars are always one way to spark bidding wars Barrett-Jackson, and this 1965 Shelby Cobra replica will definitely charge things up. This custom Cobra features a show-stopping paint job, and it will be auctioned off on Saturday, January 18 to benefit colon and prostate cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). According to TGen, colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. only behind lung cancer.
In regular light, the Cobra looks mean enough with a dark black paint job, bright red racing stripes and black wheels, but at night, this car will definitely light up crowds with its electro-luminescent racing stripes. With paint technology from LumiLor, the racing stripes (and driver's side fender stripes) can illuminate at the push of a button. You definitely won't find anything else like this glow-in-the-dark Cobra at any car show!
Superformance supplied its Shelby-licensed MKIII 427 body for this build, and there's a monster 5.0-liter Coyote V8 from Ford Racing under the hood cranking out 435 horsepower. Custom ceramic-coated headers allow the engine to exhale with ease (and add a cool look, too), and this rumbling power is sent to the wide rear tires through a Tremec five-speed manual transmission. Four-wheel Wilwood disc brakes ensures this Cobra is ready for cruising or track duty, and with just 32 miles on a fresh build, this shimmering Shelby is ready for any adventure.
The Cobra was donated by Ron and Pam Evans of Scottsdale, Arizona who wanted to memorialize the many members of their respective families who have passed away from cancer and heart disease.
"We've both lost mothers, fathers, grandparents, cousins, uncles and aunts to either cancer or heart disease. We've been blessed, and we feel this is the time for us to give back. TGen's focus on cancer research is something that is near and dear to our hearts. We need to support those, like TGen, who are on the cutting edge of finding cures," Ron Evans said.
This isn't their first auction car, though, as they previously donated a car to benefit heart research, and now this Cobra will help raise money for TGen's cancer research fund. Barrett-Jackson has supported TGen for more than a decade, and its auctions have helped raise $2.1 million for TGen alone.
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