1 of 23: 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra Competition - Jay Leno's Garage

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This incredibly rare Competition model was one of twenty-three produced and stopped by Jay's garage while fleeing wildfires in California! Thanks to Putnam Leasing for letting Jay drive this historic car!
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1 of 23: 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra Competition - Jay Leno's Garage
Jay Leno's Garage


  • Dan D
    Dan D19 orë më parë

    In 49 countries, the sound of the exhaust is considered pornography.

  • Brian Toblerone
    Brian Toblerone20 orë më parë

    No Burnout????....... I'm disappointed.

  • Dany Anctil
    Dany Anctil21 orë më parë

    There is no pandemic.. Only criminals at work. We miss Carol, tks Jay.

  • Deserted Dave
    Deserted Dave22 orë më parë

    Just seeing cars like this makes me weep.

  • Geoff Kole
    Geoff KoleDitë më parë

    Jay, are the Clones as good? No soul I understand

  • Chicano Chingon
    Chicano ChingonDitë më parë

    Id kill to work for jay leno in his garage id love to get alot of his knowledge he seems like a hell of a guy

  • Literally Shaking
    Literally ShakingDitë më parë

    Probably the best sounding idle chop I’ve ever heard

  • Jose Garza
    Jose Garza2 ditë më parë

    Jay:this cars like driving a hand grenade it allot of fun. Me 🤔🤔🤔

  • Code Name Noob
    Code Name Noob2 ditë më parë

    Does jay Leno ever actually put the foot down and drive the Fing thing

  • Teninch Richard
    Teninch Richard2 ditë më parë

    12:32..weird Gavin Newsom lock down *cough*...13:06

  • Sam Moss
    Sam Moss2 ditë më parë

    engine sounds like a WWII fighter plane....awesome

  • Paul Atwood
    Paul Atwood2 ditë më parë

    There is a difference between quick and fast Jay.

  • Joysinglion89 Richard4532
    Joysinglion89 Richard45322 ditë më parë

    "Jay, can we board our Cobra at your garage?" "Um, sure. Did you record the odometer reading?"

  • Bob
    Bob3 ditë më parë

    That thing sounds unbelievable.

  • patrick shubert
    patrick shubert3 ditë më parë

    I would love to see a real one in person. I would be in heaven to see a real one going around a track with other cars from that era.

  • John Phelan
    John Phelan4 ditë më parë

    I drove a car like that...a 1972 Chevy Vega with a Chevy LT-1 350, that made over 500 hp....insane car, it was a thrill to drive, mostly because I lived to see another day after driving it. It was the most terrified I've ever been behind the wheel...but , I will never forget the acceleration...it pulled like a Saturn 5 rocket.

  • Pats Fan
    Pats Fan4 ditë më parë

    Love Jay, love the car. Lol at the pickup that thought he was actually going to pass him! Like walking around with a loaded gun.

  • Bob Kohl
    Bob Kohl4 ditë më parë

    Jay's 427 is a kit car. We talked about it at work at NBC.

  • Calm & Chaøs
    Calm & Chaøs4 ditë më parë

    Lol! That is a cobra CSX made between 1999-2008. Jay Leno expert.. lol. 🤣😂🤣😂😂😂😂😂

  • Steve Woodland
    Steve Woodland4 ditë më parë

    My all time favourite car since I saw a magazine picture at 6 years of age..& Jay clearly has a passion for the Cobra as this is him at his finest..in his element. Proper car for a select few that know how to drive one 🙏🏻

  • James P
    James P4 ditë më parë

    12:39 - Jay's driven every fabulous car there is and even he's going full squee on this one!

  • Tarsneyisle Estrela,s
    Tarsneyisle Estrela,s5 ditë më parë

    I bought a replica 12yrs ago and still drive it now,it only has 25k miles from build around 1979.A great car but not a scratch on the real; thing,Beautiful machines ,I get the Is it real question quite a lot ,sadly i have to say its a replica.Kits are quite affordable if you have the ability to build or complete a part built one.

  • Leon Maliniak
    Leon Maliniak5 ditë më parë

    This channel is obviously of interest to men and so is HAIR LOSS, so I post this important notice here because lucky JAY has a beautiful head of hair. Conventional medicine has FAILED to solve HAIR LOSS because it has focused only on blocking DHT. I cured my HAIR LOSS with a NEW method described at www.BornAgainHair.com which explains why the MAIN cause of HAIR LOSS is not DHT but a reduction in the BLOOD FLOW to the scalp due to a tight lower scalp layer called the GALEA and shows how to cure hair loss with no drugs, no lotions and no surgery. Get the book and learn how...it cost almost nothing.

  • Pharron Rhodes
    Pharron Rhodes5 ditë më parë

    Has all these cars because he got no game with the ladies.

  • nathan40307
    nathan403075 ditë më parë

    Must be cool to be driving to work in LA and look over to see Jay driving a Cobra and talking to himself.

  • bernard_hossmoto
    bernard_hossmoto5 ditë më parë

    "Sounds pretty good" is correct.

  • Kash Afifi
    Kash Afifi6 ditë më parë

    Half a million dollars car with no gas fuel guage! Still worth it.

  • Luke Connolly
    Luke Connolly6 ditë më parë

    It's a great car.

  • Jermichael Phipps
    Jermichael Phipps6 ditë më parë

    What an amazing car! I appreciate the way you showcase these remarkable vehicles by just doing what they are designed to do, be driven!

  • John Sherman
    John Sherman6 ditë më parë

    Where can you get gas? All the airport has anymore is 80 low lead.

  • Kobus Hauman
    Kobus Hauman6 ditë më parë

    What a car! I'd like to post a post about the Lord Jesus Christ, but because it is off topic I'd like to give the reader a choice to move on if this is not for you... . . . Perhaps someone finds this interesting . . . I would like to invite you to read the biography of Jesus Christ written by the 'crew' that followed Jesus Christ around. Reading the direct words of Jesus Christ from those who knew Him is incredible. Read the direct words of the Man (who is one with God) and Who changed world history more than any other person. There are 4 books for you to choose from! The names of the books are also the names of the 4 authors who followed Him around and who wrote of their experiences with the one and only Jesus Christ in their own words. The books are called: 1) Matthew, 2) Mark, 3) Luke and 4) John. By the way, each book also forms a 'chapter' in the Bible ('Bible' means 'books' or 'books-in-1-book'). Here is one of the books (it even has the words of Jesus Christ Himself in red so they are easy to find): www.ccel.org/bible/phillips/CP01MatthewRed.htm?fbclid=IwAR1lfyWhHcSNH0RFeUH_hpgEin__6MDv15naZqTNOlSM8tu0F3zvmURh7fQ

  • Zachary Mitchell
    Zachary Mitchell6 ditë më parë


  • N 17
    N 176 ditë më parë

    English Chassis + American Engine = perfection

  • Steve Lacker
    Steve Lacker6 ditë më parë

    Idling at every stop light, that exhaust sounds like the car is sitting there swearing and cussing a blue streak to be let go so it can run.

  • Zeke Black
    Zeke Black7 ditë më parë

    Hey Jay, i know your garage is full, tell the company they can park it in my driveway, im in Michigan, so no wildfire worries. Ill keep the miles outta it, i just wanna turn it over and listen to it for therapy. The cobra might be my emotional support animal.

  • Larry Pesek
    Larry Pesek7 ditë më parë

    The look on Jay's face at 12:41 says it all.

    LORISSABOOBMAN8 ditë më parë

    This was out in Oct, not sure but if i had to guess Jay somehow bought this car since filming. That combination Jay mentioned he had was the engine with the longest timing chain of any car motor. The Ford 427 SOHC V8. www.macsmotorcitygarage.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/427-SOHC-Ford-Full-Cutaway.jpg

  • Ian Mangham
    Ian Mangham8 ditë më parë

    I love the beast

  • Dk DKR
    Dk DKR8 ditë më parë

    LOVE IT !!!!

  • Steve Lynch
    Steve Lynch8 ditë më parë

    Low 90's and he's wearing a jacket, I'm from snowy Alberta in Canada, low 90's is almost being naked weather

  • austin thompson
    austin thompson9 ditë më parë

    In my opinion; this is the greatest car ever built.

  • Carlito Mangapit
    Carlito Mangapit9 ditë më parë

    My dream car!

  • Carlito Mangapit
    Carlito Mangapit9 ditë më parë

    Buy the car, Jay! 😁👍🏼

  • Jeff Woodard
    Jeff Woodard9 ditë më parë

    putting fuel injection on it would be cool

  • Dalton Power
    Dalton Power10 ditë më parë

    About time he covers my favorite car.

  • Robert Weldon
    Robert Weldon11 ditë më parë

    in 1964, 17 years old, I walked into my local Ford dealer and saw a brand new 289 Cobra sitting on the show room floor. Ever since the Cobra is my ultimate dream car. The sales man told me that that Cobra sold for $3900,00, imagine that.

  • timothy foleyjr
    timothy foleyjr11 ditë më parë

    I guess if I could have any three cars: This one would be #1, a real GT-40 and my old 1966 Pontiac GTO.

    DCXXX11 ditë më parë

    Not an S/C - built as a race car.

  • Motorhome Mac
    Motorhome Mac11 ditë më parë


  • Brad rawsner
    Brad rawsner11 ditë më parë

    Correct me here, BUT, didn't "Road & Track" just bestow NUMBER ONE status on this car? They assembled the most iconic super cars of all time, and this shelby was their NUMBER ONE. That's really saying something.

  • samson3000
    samson300012 ditë më parë

    I just love that V-8 exhaust note. Thanks, Jay.

  • Marcus Damberger
    Marcus Damberger12 ditë më parë

    14:08 one of the speed traps Jay was talking about, motorcycle police unit across street behind fence line can be seen as he passes him!

  • oscar salazar
    oscar salazar12 ditë më parë

    Some men want all the ladies in the world and we just want Jay's Garage.

  • David Stoyanoff
    David Stoyanoff12 ditë më parë

    Pure is the word that comes to mind for this car. Basically a high-powered engine and drivetrain with a seat strapped to it

  • Jess Webb
    Jess Webb12 ditë më parë

    This was my dream car.

  • Daniel Serrano
    Daniel Serrano13 ditë më parë

    tull box

  • Daniel Serrano
    Daniel Serrano13 ditë më parë


  • Daniel Serrano
    Daniel Serrano13 ditë më parë

    standard s.

  • Daniel Serrano
    Daniel Serrano13 ditë më parë


  • Daniel Serrano
    Daniel Serrano13 ditë më parë


  • Daniel Serrano
    Daniel Serrano13 ditë më parë

    d o r

  • Daniel Serrano
    Daniel Serrano13 ditë më parë


  • Daniel Serrano
    Daniel Serrano13 ditë më parë

    law lo ' lo corridor

  • Daniel Serrano
    Daniel Serrano13 ditë më parë


  • Daniel Serrano
    Daniel Serrano13 ditë më parë


  • Amund Bjerve
    Amund Bjerve13 ditë më parë

    That story about the burned/meltet Miura broke my heart. Please tell me it's getting restored!

  • Youngone1534 Young
    Youngone1534 Young13 ditë më parë

    The idle alone will scare off wannabe competition.

  • curbmassa
    curbmassa14 ditë më parë

    Ferris Beuller's Day Off.

  • shaun clark
    shaun clark14 ditë më parë

    the back looks like a rolls royce

  • Alan attack
    Alan attack14 ditë më parë

    Oh my! ...In Your Life!

  • Dabcorn Popper
    Dabcorn Popper14 ditë më parë

    I read that Mr. Shebly had an automatic in his daily driver cobra...

  • MAKO23
    MAKO2314 ditë më parë

    Oh the sound out of this is AMAZING!!!!

  • rolonmascara
    rolonmascara15 ditë më parë

    The Sunbeam Tiger is a much better car, light, fast and roll up windows.

  • Gord Roberge
    Gord Roberge15 ditë më parë

    I love Jay's approvals at 10:58 & at 12:40 , Love the channel Jay.

    RTFLDGR16 ditë më parë

    If you enjoyed this video, you gotta see FORD vs FERRARI. Look for the COBRA van.

  • Shovel Rocker
    Shovel Rocker16 ditë më parë

    Just to hear that engine rumbling makes my day. Old V8 cars sure have something that modern car can never have.

  • blakerh
    blakerh16 ditë më parë

    Love this car! I could only afford a new Shelby GT350. 😂

  • 5.0Foxy83 Mustang
    5.0Foxy83 Mustang17 ditë më parë

    They should dyno it.

  • Bret F
    Bret F17 ditë më parë

    It only took Jay 4:20 to use the word “visceral”...why’d it take you so long, Jay??!!

  • RepublicansDont RiotOrLoot
    RepublicansDont RiotOrLoot17 ditë më parë

    Jay Leno folks. A very cool dude

  • Robert Fobian
    Robert Fobian17 ditë më parë

    The Shelby Cobra, the Dodge Viper, the Ford GT40 and the Chevrolet C8 Corvette. From 1962 to 2020, nearly 60 years...these are the only 4 American sports cars of any consequence. Jay hints at it here...on the one hand all the continuation Shelbys and the kit Shelbys have really detracted from the legacy of the all original cars. On the other hand, there is a heritage, a tradition and a performance excellence in every original Shelby Cobra that an eternity of Vipers, GT40s and C8 Corvettes will never approach. Carroll Shelby's formula approached an Occam's Razor of simplicity. Take a small, lightweight car...and then cram the most powerful engine available into it. And yet, here we are nearly 60 years later, and few manufacturers seem to understand that the simplest formula to performance success is still the best. Thank you so much for sharing this engineering icon, this automotive icon, this...AMERICAN icon with the littles, Jay.

  • Franklin MacGillacuddy
    Franklin MacGillacuddy18 ditë më parë

    This one blew me away. I think that's my favorite one right there.

  • Einer Schnudfuddy
    Einer Schnudfuddy18 ditë më parë

    I was grinning from the moment you turned her over. What an awesome car. 427 SO is incredible. And you can't beat the FE sound. Thanks for featuring it, and giving it a safe place to stay!

  • Avil Georgescu
    Avil Georgescu18 ditë më parë

    -loved it-

  • Ralph Livingston
    Ralph Livingston18 ditë më parë

    The one thing that comes to mind is how very small it is. I’ve never been up close to an actual AC cobra but for some reason I thought they were a little bigger. I should have known, it’s based on an English sports car. Of course it was going to be small!

  • A. Drew Walker
    A. Drew Walker18 ditë më parë

    How much was the dealer cost for the competition gas gauge delete? lol

  • Jerry Billings
    Jerry Billings18 ditë më parë

    Save yourself a sizable fortune and just buy a Superformance MK3.. Unless you’re a stickler for value or having an original car from the period, I don’t see why you’d want a 7 figure car like this, versus a Superformance that can do the same thing. What does an original competition Cobra have over a SPF car besides costing about $1,000,000 or more? Same goes for a period GT40, versus a Superformance GT40. I mean, you can get a “preowned” Superformance MK3, with around 1-2000ish miles, for about $80,000-85,000, if you want to have a Cobra that’s basically ready to go, and don’t want to wait for a SPF dealer to complete your car. Or, if you don’t mind a bit higher mine car, you can find them in the $60,000 range There’s a reason that they are the ones who built the GT40 in Ford versus Ferrari..They’re just that good at what they do. We need to support companies like them, because they’ll be the ones that continue to make “drivers cars”, after most automaker go hybrid or fully electric with their whole lineup..

  • Ed Kramer
    Ed Kramer19 ditë më parë

    Respect to AC for designing the body in the disunited queendom (uk)

  • Ed Kramer

    Ed Kramer

    19 ditë më parë

    (AC = Auto Carriers )

  • Ed Kramer
    Ed Kramer19 ditë më parë

    Those Italians have strong hair roots. That mop is real. Way to go, Leeno.

  • Andrew Vare
    Andrew Vare19 ditë më parë

    Best stop in for a burger somewhere, the stage is set for the questions from the kids. Get a little rubber when you leave the In n Out.

  • MontrealMan1970
    MontrealMan197019 ditë më parë

    Enough of lame l.a. test drives. Much rather see you driving it around your hometown Andover, Mass

  • John Siket
    John Siket20 ditë më parë

    I wonder how the Cobra handles?

  • Daniel Donahue
    Daniel Donahue20 ditë më parë

    WOW LOVE IT...thanks for saving legends

  • Jack Shepherd
    Jack Shepherd20 ditë më parë

    You are one lucky man!

  • circuscase
    circuscase20 ditë më parë

    He said: "Its like driving a hand grenade.." Jay, you are a multi-millionaire...You could have bought how many at 8-9,000 dollars each ? :)

  • Jon Dunn
    Jon Dunn20 ditë më parë

    Awesome J we hope you hang around for a long time

  • Adrienne M
    Adrienne M20 ditë më parë

    I'm not into cars or even Jay Leno but this was an enjoyable video... His passion for cars is a passion in history and humanity itself.

  • Hillclimbfan1990
    Hillclimbfan199020 ditë më parë

    You can hear how much respect he has for this thing. Also that sound is amazing

  • Jordan
    Jordan21 ditë më parë

    I keep telling himself that I'm a car guy and then I listen to Jay Leno...

  • Joseph Martinez
    Joseph Martinez21 ditë më parë

    I remember reading years ago about how Shelby and Dean Moon dropped in the first V8 (289) into a AC and tearing up the oil fields that were behind Mooneyes. And I remember the oil fields. I grew up in the La Mirada/Whittier area anf my aunt lived in Santa Fe Springs. And there was Mooneyes and a Topless bar, surrounded by oil fields.

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