Lot #435 - This incredible custom Shelby Cobra tribute chopper was done by Zacky's Custom Rods in Seattle, WA. The painstaking design process included sending the plans to Carroll Shelby to get his blessing before the build started, and upon giving the nod, Shelby told builder Keith Wong to be sure to, "Make it fast, and make it cool." Mission accomplished. The bike is finished in iconic Guardsman Blue with white LeMans stripes and like the Cobra, it is dominated by a big, bad American motor, in this case a 160hp and 175ft/lb 140cid Ultima twin. Styling touches include custom CNC-machined wheels that mimic Halibrand knock-off mags, a hood scoop on the tank, a custom tuck and roll seat that perfectly apes the Cobra buckets, wood inlaid grips and controls inspired by the Cobra's wood steering wheel and shift knob. It has Ford Blue engine cases and cylinders, powder coated headers and half-scale Cobra side pipe. There is a Cobra badge on the crank case and so much more the harder you look. Carroll loved the design and signed the gas tank. The bike is featured in an issue of V-Twin magazine, as well as in their 100 Coolest Custom Bikes calendar. There is a Shelby Certificate of Authenticity and photo of him signing the tank.
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