Factory Five Racing Mark 4 Roadster FFR

1965 Replica/Kit Makes FFR Mark 4

Replica/Kit Makes FFR Mark 4 1965 technical specifications

Condition: Used
Item location: Anderson, South Carolina, United States
Make: Replica/Kit Makes
Model: FFR Mark 4
Type: Convertible
Year: 1965
Mileage: 48
VIN: onrequest1
Color: Gray
Engine size: 1968 Ford 302 with 1966 heads
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 5 speed manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Just completed Factory 5 roadster Mark IV. 48 miles- only enough to drive it to photography location and back home. It hasn't had the timing set, carb tuned (new, out of the box Demon) or an alignment done (tracks straight). This is brand new for all practical purposes.
This car was built with a theme in mind. There are so many bright blue or red cobra's with white stripes and miles of chrome. Rather than do that, we built this car to have a pretty authentic look and feel. Very old school, starting with the engine, the tires and wheels, the stunning, yet subtle paint and the options. It looks like a new, old car, and people who are not familiar with Cobras think it is real, which, of course is silly, really. No one drives a real cobra.
So thinking "old" it has a nice 302 Ford out of a 1968 Cougar. The engine block and heads are that vintage, though the stainless steel headers, aluminum intake, Demon carb and electronic distributor are all new. It runs great, has perfect oil pressure, compression and no smoke. It looks right when you open the hood, and is so simple to work on. As I stated, even the timing was just set by ear, and might need tweaked, as well as fine tuning the carb. It fires instantly and idles nice. Above 2000 rpm it is smooth and happy.
The transmission is a rebuilt Tremec 5 speed with a short shifter. Frankly, a longer shifter would be nice, but this one works fine and shifts quickly. The rear end is a Mustang Cobra solid axle with limited slip and factory disk brakes. Seems quiet and happy. Can't recall the ratio, but 4th gear is about 2400 rpm at 55mph. 5th gear drops way down in the teens. So likely around a 3.5:1
Tires are new 15 inch Coopers 295's in back, new Coopers also in front. Hallibrand replica's with simulated knock off spinners direct from Factory Five Racing. Again- trying to look period correct- no low profile tires here!
The paint is a beautiful solid gray base-clear. The prettiest color you will ever see. No metallic! The body was painted and cleared OFF the car, then put back on the car, striped, and re-cleared again. This allows one to get the stripes to line up perfectly on the assembled car. Noticeable imperfections were wet sanded out with 3000 grit and then polished. However, the whole car was not cut and buffed. With $500 of clear coat, it has plenty to cut and buff to perfection, but it is still a solid "9" right now. I hate to say too much about the paint, because everyone has different standards, but I am very happy with the paint and body, particularly when you consider it is fiberglass, with moves and changes. But get the lighting just right and you can see some flaws, but most everything will polish out if desired to be so perfect that you can't drive it anywhere. I don't understand that, but I guess a lot of people like that. It would look great at a car show as-is. The color gets compliments from 100% of the people who see it.
Not much else to say. It is extremely loud, and I would actually want it quieter if i was to keep it. These are fantastic cars in terms of engineering. This one was the complete kit from ffr, so it came with all new components. Not a bunch of parts taken off a donor car-- all new parts- steering, a-arms, shocks, suspension coil overs, front brakes, aluminum radiator, instruments, seats, on and on. The only thing not new is the engine block and heads, rebuilt trans and rear end. It is titled in my name in South Carolina as a 1965 car, which makes tax almost negligible. The kit was delivered to my door about 15 months ago, and although assembly is easy, my work schedule made it take a while to complete.
I have all keys, for ignition, hood and truck, I have the full manual and assembly manual. All it needs is a final tune, (the engine is a tad lumpy under 2000 and when the 4 barrel opens up) and some polishing if desired. The speedometer is run by a gps receiver, and the miles record but the speed does not show. I will have that corrected very soon by Autometer. I ordered a new unit today.
I have priced this very fair just trying to recover my costs as I downsize for retirement (plus a kid in college). This will make someone a very nice car. Assuming you can tolerate a noisy, bouncy, twitchy, hot, little rocket! If you want a Cadillac, this isn't the ride for you. If you have read this far, you already know that. I currently have it insured with Haggerty, who valued it at $35000, which seems about right. No reserve. You are the last to bid, you will own it.

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