2023 Junior Classics 289 Shelby Cobra
About this Vehicle
2023 Junior Classic 289 Shelby Cobra
When LeMans winning race driver Carroll Shelby was diagnosed with a heart condition during the 1960 race season, he knew that his days behind the wheel were numbered. But as someone who always loved going fast, he decided to pivot into the manufacturing side, building some of the fastest production cars to ever come out of the United States. Dubbed the Shelby Cobra at its introduction in 1962, the formula was simple: take a lightweight AC Ace roadster from the UK, pull out the underpowered 6-cylinder engine, and put in its place a powerful Ford V8. With just a bit of tweaking in the suspension and some of America's best drivers behind the wheel, the Cobra quickly began making a name for itself on racetracks around the US and Europe. Built for just three years between 1962 and 1965, the Cobra became one of the most sought after vehicles to ever come out of an American manufacturer and with just over 1,000 cars produced across all Cobra variants, they routinely change hands for well over $1,000,000.
When it comes to Shelby Cobras, it's hard to choose a more menacing color combination than black with white stripes. The exterior colors do a great job highlighting the exterior shape and on this Harrington Junior Cobra, it looks absolutely fabulous. The exterior paint has been combined with a black full leather interior which includes a leather dash all of which combine to give the car a classic, yet authentic look. Also on the interior is a function set of "Smiths" style gauges which are what would have been in the Cobra originally and help keep the driver updated on what is happening with the car while behind the wheel.To enhance the exterior, a set of magnesium wheels have been installed along with the upgraded brightwork and badging package- all of these together make the car look like a real deal Cobra, just shrunken down. A battery maintainer comes with the car so that when you put your Cobra away for the winter, it will fire right up on the next sunny day when you want to go for a drive. The Cobra is a true American Icon but can be prohibitively expensive to put in your garage- here is a great opportunity to have one of the all time great designs, that can be used and enjoyed but at a fraction of the price of an original and it doesn't even take up a full spot in your garage!
The Harrington Junior Classics manufacturer is the industry leader in half-scale, custom built, made to order, classic car reproductions. Basing their creations off of a beautifully crafted aluminum frame, the bodys are then molded out of glass reinforced plastic before receiving a high quality paint finish with DuPont paints. The fully independent suspension features double wishbones at the front and a four link setup at the rear with rack and pinion steering for a fun, predictable driving experience. Four wheel ventilated Brembo disc brakes slow the car down and keep the driver safe behind the wheel. Under the hood, Harrington gives owners three motor options, two four stoke, single cylinder gas motors displacing 110cc or 125cc, or a torquey electric unit. . Harrington started in the automotive parts business, building stainless steel bumpers and trim for classic cars. Thanks to this experience, the brightwork on these cars is finished to the highest quality and will look great for years to come. Each Harrington Junior car features fully functional lights, horn and electric starter to keep the vehicles authentic while also making them safer on the road. Whether you own a classic and would like to get a matching example for your child, or you have always dreamed of putting one of these classics in your garage, Harrington's junior cars will bring a smile to anyone's face when they are behind the wheel.
- Polished Turrino Wire Wheels
- Black/White Stripe with F&R Roundel
- Black Full Leather Interior & Dashboard Upgrade
- Exclusive Brightwork and Badges
- Working "Smiths" Dials and Gauges
- Period Correct Exhaust Tips
- Battery Maintainer
POWERTRAIN & PERFORMANCE
- 125cc Single Cylinder 4-Stroke Petrol Engine
- Max Power: 8hp @ 8500 rpm
- Max Torque: 7.5ftlbs @ 6500 rpm
- Top Speed: 40 mph (A speed restrictor can be fitted for younger drivers)
- 3-Speed Semi-Automatic Sequential Gearbox
- Rear-Mounted Engine, Rear Wheel Drive
- 12-Volt Power with Electric Starter
- Fully Independent Suspension
- Double Wishbones in Front
- Single Wishbones in Rear
- Adjustable Gas Shocks at All Four Corners
- Hydraulic Split Braking System with Vented Disks
- Brembo(R) Calipers Front & Rear
- Rack-and-Pinion Centre Mount Steering Rack
BODY, CHASSIS & INTERIOR
- Jig-Built, Powder-Coated Box Section Chassis
- Composite GRP Body & Floor Plan
- Steel Suspension Swing Arms
- Adjustable Pedals
- Suitable for JR Drivers & Adults Exceeding 6ft
- Functional Key Ignition, Lights, Horn, & Indicators
- Aluminum/Wood Rim Steering Wheel
- Front Bonnet & Rear Boot Access
- Premium Automotive DuPont Paint
- Length: 100.75"
- Width: 38.58"
- Height: 30.75"
- Weight: 398lbs
- Ground Clearance: 6.3"
The price for this vehicle as equipped does not include charges such as: License, Title, Registration Fees, State or Local Taxes, Finance Charges, Credit Investigation, Optional Credit Insurance, Physical Damage or Liability Insurance, Delivery Fees, or a negotiable $200 Documentary Fee. Any and all equipment, trim, options, colors, ownership, or any other representations made must be verified with sales associate and company prior to the sale of the vehicle. All sales are final