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Grassroots Motorsports Factory Five 818 Auction: 3 Days Left

Our project Factory Five 818 is being auctioned off on Bringatrailer.com.

Reader's Ride of the Week: Daytona Coupe Revival

This Factory Five Daytona Coupe replica is going from trash to treasure.

Godspeed, Patrick, Fellow Gearhead | Cancer Sucks

"But we also build stories and fellowship and the things we build bring people together."

Your Projects: The Least Expensive Factory Five Cobra?

What do you do when you finish a car and then swear off that type of project? Naturally, you buy another one just like it—at least, that's what forum user CLynn85 did.

Factory Five articles

Columns: A Bad Run of Luck?

If you spend a lifetime around cars, you are going to lose a few engines.

Features: Porsche Boxster Versus Factory Five 818

Can a kit car compete with an established exotic?

Factory Five project cars

2013 818

After letting our readers design the Factory Five 818, we'll be building the first production kit. Follow along on our website as we find out what it really takes …

Factory Five Forum Topics

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Factory Five Project 818
Future car culture?
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818 or Boxster: GO!
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Suggestions for Rack and Pinion for my 818R?
HARBOR FREIGHT COUPON For Haul Master 1195lb Capacity 4x8ft Foldable Trailer
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(D.C.) Almost Go-Karted 818S Build $18,000
2012 Victory Kart W/ Briggs and Stratton 206
Factory Five Racing 818R For Sale
Nissan Frontier V.S. Toyota Tacoma
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Factory Five Kits for Just $9900?
6 contact G machine.

Factory Five Readers' Rides

Mar 28, 2011 by mbeeler
2005 Factory Five Mark II

FFR Challenge Race Car

Aug 25, 2009 by pgoglia
1965 Factory Five Mark III Roadster

Monterey Red w/ Silver stripe Ford Racing Crate 302 Holley 4B, Tremec TKO600 3Link Suspension

Aug 13, 2009 by McMahonRacing
2003 Factory Five FFR Modified Spec Racer

Primary Car

Aug 28, 2011 by LaurenceC
1965 Factory Five Mark III Roadster

Kenne Bell Supercharged 306 TKO600/355 Torsen Rear Koni DA on all 4 corners

Sep 23, 2009 by TexPowell
1965 Factory Five Type 65 Coupe

Type 65 "Daytona" Coupe

Mar 18, 2011 by 302cobra
2008 Factory Five Cobra Roadster

302/350 HP with 5 speed, 3.73's

Mar 13, 2010 by ffr2175
1965 Factory Five Spec Racer

What can I say? Handbuilt from the kit. All new parts except using donor stock Ford 302 and 5 speed. This car is a great track day and daily driver …

May 17, 2010 by skolrud
2004 Factory Five MKII Roadster

My first kit car. They don't come any easier than this. I was driving it around (with out paint) in 6 weeks. I highly recomend FFR unless you want something …

Jul 19, 2010 by ArtCaley
2006 Factory Five Roadster Mk III

Still under construcion. Engine is in and wiring is being completed. Hopefully "first start" will be this summer. Will be powered by a supercharged 5.0L from my 1990 Mustang. T56 …

Apr 13, 2017 by madmax908
1965 Factory Five Roadster


May 22, 2012 by Jet Jock
2008 Factory Five 65 Daytona Coupe project

Non-donor build. Roush/Alcon 14" front brakes, IRS, Koni coil overs, fuel cell. Should be receiving 18" Forgeline GZ3R wheels, 10" front & 11" rear, in a week. I installed a …

Apr 04, 2011 by p_matt
1965 Factory Five MKIII

351w, QFT carb, Garrett tubo, Wilwood Superlite brakes

Aug 22, 2011 by mhoward1
2006 Factory Five Challenge

Our FFR Challenge car. We aquired it last year and have added our livery to it. So far the car has been great. Some general specs on it: Frame Tubular …

Feb 10, 2012 by EDT (Forum Supporter)
1965 Factory Five Daytona Coupe

347 Stroker, T5z, 8.8 rear w/ 3.73 gears

Aug 12, 2011 by jrcunning
1965 Factory Five Daytona Coupe

About 75% complete. Ford 347 Boss, TKO600

Jun 13, 2012 by mfennell
2004 Factory Five MkII Roadster

Basic build: injected 5.0 w/aluminum GT40 heads and an Edelbrock Performer II intake. Power steering and brakes. Completely NJ legal - even has cats. Self-assembled and painted.

Jun 29, 2012 by johngeorge
2005 Factory Five Challenge Car


Aug 20, 2012 by caropepe
1965 Factory Five Mk III Roadster

#6385 ordered fall 2007. Painted fall of 2010. Road trips to California summer of 2011 & 2012.

Sep 24, 2012 by ccgillett
1965 Factory Five Type 65 Coupe

Under construction

Oct 17, 2012 by David_Hodgkins
2006 Factory Five MKIII Roadster

2006 FFR MKIII Roadster Ford Motor Sports BOSS 302 crate motor Pin Drive IRS, Limited Slip, Trigos, Wilwoods

Oct 02, 2012 by Minnice
1965 Factory Five Roadster

460 Ford Big Block

Dec 11, 2012 by snakebit31
1965 Factory Five Daytona Coupe

Under construction. 3-Link 8.8rear, 331stroker, FAST EZ EFI, TKO. Sold the Cobra, keeping the coupe!

Jan 18, 2013 by TAYLORSEABEE
1965 Factory Five Mk1

302 with T5

Jul 11, 2013 by rscocca
1965 Factory Five Roadster

Factory Five MK 3.1, Orange Glow over sterling silver, 427w, tko600, PS,PB, AC

Nov 21, 2013 by jkrueger
1965 Factory Five Type-65R Daytona Coupe

Visit 25Tires.com for more info.

Dec 04, 2013 by JohnH818
2013 Factory Five 818

Currently tearing apart a 2006 WRX wagon and having problems figuring out what I can sell and what I must keep. To be upfront, after sending questions to FFR tech …

Nov 25, 2014 by Tuck60
1965 Factory Five Challenge Car

Mark II Factory Five Challenge car

Jan 11, 2015 by Avalanche325
1965 Factory Five MKIV Roadster (Cobra Replica)

347 stroker (500hp), Tremec TKO600, Moser rear, Wilwood brakes. Preparing the body for paint. Doing it all my insane self.

Jan 19, 2015 by Scargod
2013 Factory Five 818R

In process.

Jan 28, 2016 by jjinCbus
2016 Factory Five MK3.1 Roadster

5.0 GT40p heads, T5 Trans with midshift mod.

Dec 28, 2016 by Avalanche325
1965 Factory Five MKIV roadster

500 HP 347 stroker. TKO 600 5 speed. Moser 3-link rear. Wilwood brakes.

Apr 02, 2018 by Rallygorgo
2007 Factory Five Type 65 Coupe

Replica of the 1964-65 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe

Aug 13, 2020 by Smartin
1965 None MKII Roadster

Early MKII, donor build from an '87 Mustang GT. Navajo Turquoise with white stripes, black vinyl seats and black carpet, faux wood grain dashboard. License plate "FAUXBRA"

Sep 19, 2020 by Logan95
2021 None Daytona Coupe R

Factory Five Racing Daytona Coupe R.

Dec 17, 2020 by BrewCity20
1965 None MK IV Roadster

In progress build. 1965 Shelby Cobra Replica.

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