Antique & Collectible's 427 roadster
Shelby's original 427SC Cobra was not an expensive machine in
relation to its phenomenal performance... it originally sold
for about $7900 in U.S. Dollars. It had extraordinarily high
power-to-weight ratio, and its nimble circuit handling attributes
enabled it to blow into the weeds far more exotic and expensive
machines. There were two hundred and sixty 427 coil-spring street
Cobras built of 348 total production. The 427 Cobra was last
advertised for sale in Ford dealerships in August of 1968.
original 427 Cobra was available in three distinct configurations:
Dave Hendrixson's (Westbrook, Connecticut) A&C roadster
equipped with two 4bbl Holley carburetors on a low-rise intake
with medium-riser manifold, larger oil sump, remote oil filter
and oil cooler (mounted in the "chin"). Output was
rated at 425.bhp.
addition to the S/C's equipment, the Full-Race 427 came equipped
with a single 4bbl Holley Carb in a cold-air box (aka "turkey
pan") under the hood scoop. Race versions were equipped
with aluminum heads with a 12.4:1 compression ratio,
in contrast to the 10.4:1 ratio of the S and
S/C models, and boasted 485.bhp.
at Antique & Collectible .have attempted to replicate
the original 427 roadster in our '90s rendition of this musclecar
classic. We'll introduce you to our remarkable reproduction starting
in the logical place... the solid underpinnings:
A&C 427 chassis is
of 2" x 4" rectangular steel, with suspension and mounting
brackets welded into place. A&C's certified welders, using
custom fixtures, fabricate your frame and frame accessories--your
assurance of uniformity and squareness. All standard assembly
holes are precision located and pre-drilled to the proper size,
saving you time and effort. It is then deburred, then primered
to inhibit rust and corrosion.
Coil-over shocks are used, thus enabling you to adjust your suspension
performance for whatever the occasion requires.
Tubular control arms provide you with state-of-the-art front
suspension... far superior to the Ford Mustang's stock stamped-steel
control arms. In coordination with A&C's coil-over front
shocks, you're rewarded with high-performance suspension componentry
that boasts a high-tech appearance.
Five-lug front rotors.
Triangulated 4-link rear suspension assures you precise alignment
of rear housing while facilitating the transfer of horsepower
and torque to your rear tires.
Nine-inch Ford rear housing, factory-narrowed. The axles are
shortened and resplined with all four link & coil-over shock
brackets welded into place. All you need to do is add your center
section and brake parts.
matter which (small- or large-block) powerplant or transmission
you intend to employ, A&C can provide you with bolt-on motor
mounts and transmission mounts to match.
Your A&C 427 roadster's body is constructed of handlaid and
machine-laid fiberglass, reinforced with layers of core material,
providing you with a robust and durable superstructure. The doors,
hood and trunk employ a full fiberglass inner liner for added
strength and rigidty, and exhibit a smooth and finished appearance.The
dashboard is quickly removable for ease of assembly, wiring and
instrument-gauge replacement or repair. The hand-buffed, high-luster
gelcoat finish (in your choice of colors) will retain its color
and beauty for many years. Your A&C body requires no fiberglassing,
and no assembly other than hanging the doors and dashboard.
A&C standard equipment items...
Your A&C roadster assembly manual was professionally written
and is fully illustrated and detailed. It takes you step-by-step
through your completion process. The manual is geared for the
first-time builder... and we also offer you a technical hotline
to assist you every step of the way!
front directional and marker lights, four rear red & amber
taillights (round), and headlamps and license plate light.
Gauges: Full complement
of dashboard instrumentation, including speedometer, tachometer,
oil pressure, water temperature, voltmeter and fuel gauge with
all sending units.
chrome-plated solid brass frame with glass installed. Includes
base rubber, surround plates and all attaching hardware brackets.
Hardware-trim: The doors
and decks all include complete hardware. Original-style hood
handles. Original-style gas cap and dashboard mirror.
Hardware-fasteners: The specialty
and special-purpose hardware you need to assemble your Cobra
reproduction has been carefully selected to assure you of the
correct number and type fastener for each assembly step. All
hardware is packaged individually according to size.
interior package. All upholstery components are pre-assembled
for you, ready to install. Includes seat tracks and adjusters,
door panels with map pockets, carpeting and padded dash. Leather
& Collectible Autos .vigorously
10 Golden Rules for Selecting and Purchasing a Cobra Replica"
featured in "The Complete Guide to Cobra Replicas."
$1 for a complete information package.
us (ask for Sonny Sajak or Joe Trombley) at:
& Collectible Autos, Inc.
Buffalo, New York 14210 U.S.A.
716-823-0048 fax line
A&C's Joe Trombley at: JTFast41@aol.com
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