Superformance 427 Cobra
SPO.0598, Guardsman Blue/white stripes

The photographs you see on this page as accurately as possible reflect the way you’d see this car in person. You see, the photographer took the time to carefully follow this site’s Expert Tips for photographing his Cobra with his digital camera. Curt Scott

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 broadside shot (passenger side) of Guardsman Blue Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, SPO#0598Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

Superformance MkIII 427 Cobra, SPO598. Only 7,683 miles [<12,400 km].

This blue beauty was built by the renowned HRE Motorcars in Freeport, New York. It’s powered by an expert-built Ford 390FE big-block engine [with a 0.030″ overbore making it 400 cid; motor delivers 400 thundering horsepower].

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—Under the Hood—
Ford 390FE V8 [bored to 400 cid]

427 side-oiler engine shot of Guardsman Blue Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, SPO#0598
Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

This big 390 is equipped with…

  • TRW forged pistons
  • SPS rod bolts
  • Comp Cams hydraulic cam and lifter kit
  • Canton 8 qt. oil pan
  • SS (stainless steel) braided hoses & ANSA fittings for both fuel & oil lines
  • Holley 750 cfm double-pumper carburetor
  • triple-chromed Ford pentroof valve covers
  • billet pulleys
  • MSD ignition ensemble
  • HPC black-ceramic-coated headers and black painted sidepipes
  • oil cooler & remote oil filter
     
    Cooling Department:
  • aluminum alloy radiator with two thermostatically-controlled fans, + shrouding + fan override switch on dashboard

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—Gear Train—

  • Lakewood ‘scattershield’ steel safety bellhousing
  • McLeod billet flywheel and clutch assembly [releasing done by clutch master & slave system]
  • Tremec 3550 gearbox [fitted with a Hurst upgraded shift unit]
  • Ford Thunderbird 8.8″ limited-slip IRS with 3.73:1-ratio gearing

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front-quarter shot (passenger side) of Guardsman Blue Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, SPO#0598Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—In this Legend-correct cockpit—

dashboard shot#1 (from passenger side) of Guardsman Blue Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, SPO#0598Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

The cockpit in this Guardsman Blue reptile is outfitted with:

  • original-faithful hardwood-rimmed steering wheel [with Cobra center cap]
  • Smiths Instruments blackfaced gauges [with ‘Legend-correct’ reverse speedometer]
  • Lucas switches
  • premium German black leather seat upholstery
  • lockable glovebox
  • rich carpeting
  • vinyl door pockets
  • driver-side slide-adjustable seat tracks
  • AC cast pedals
  • 3” aircraft lap belts
  • correct forward-bent shifter with boot and chromed ring
  • heater & defroster
  • sideview mirror
  • windwings + visors
  • tonneau cover
  • soft top & side curtains
  • car cover
  • black-powder–coated rollbar
  • upholstered luggage compartment
  • battery with cover in trunk

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gauge array shot of Guardsman Blue Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, SPO#0598Click on the dashboard shot above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Rolling Stock—

  • Halibrand replica wheels [by Trigo; +alloy knockoffs; center caps safety wired],
  • shod with…Goodyear “Billboard’ rubber

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frontal/thru the windscreen shot of Guardsman Blue Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, SPO#0598Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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rolling stock shot (passenger-side rear wheel) of Guardsman Blue Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, SPO#0598Click on the ‘Billboard’ tire above to see it at a much larger size.

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luggage compartment shot of Guardsman Blue Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, SPO#0598Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Other Particulars—

  • powder–coated (in black) QuickJacks
  • cast/machined aluminum LeMans cap
  • Cobra hood & rear deck emblems
  • 12V electrical kill switch in trunk
  • spats on front of rear fenders

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rear-quarter shots (from passenger side) of Guardsman Blue Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, SPO#0598Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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    $59,500 obo

Serious inquiries only, please!

Contact

Billy Andrews

HRE Motorcars

Located in Freeport, LI, New York

(516) 378-5461 shop (8–5pm Mon–Fri)

NYShirl@verizon.net

Note: I should once again mention that my longtime good friend Bill Draffen photographed this Superformance serpent for me. He used his top-notch Canon EOS 5D digital camera to capture this car’s Guardsman Blue paint in all its radiant glory. Billy Andrews