Superformance 289 Cobra 
SPS#0003/Malachite Green

3/4-frontal shot above is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

Welcome to my fully-sorted, Superformance MkII 289 'slabside' Cobra! SPS#0003. Malachite Green/black upholstery. Built and titled in 2014.

I've always had an eye for classic British open sports cars—especially the AC Bristol [I blame my uncle—he owned one when I was a kid!].

I especially revered Shelby's interpretations, which blended classic Brit style with American muscle—awesome combination! Superformance is meticulous in its approach to recreating Shelby's motoring masterpieces. In fact they come off the same line as Shelby's 289 'Continuation Cars.' I looked 'em both over together—and for the money, you cannot beat this Superformance entry.

Here are some details of this lean, mean, squeaky clean
serpentine driving machine:

5-liter/302 cid/350 hp 1974 Ford small-block V8

Engine compartment shot is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

— powerplant particulars—

  • Ford 302 cid V8 with 289-style livery, date-coded "4D11" (11 April, 1974) cast-iron block; 10.2:1 compression ratio, so it thrives on 93-octane unleaded gas
  • polished & chamfered Ford crankshaft
  • polished & chamfered Ford forged-steel connecting rods [with ARP rod bolts]
  • Edelbrock 'Air Gap' #7521 dual-plane aluminium intake manifold, port-matched to heads
  • Comp Cams aluminium roller rocker arms
  • Edelbrock heat-treated & hardened pushrods
  • DynaGear double-row steel roller timing chain
  • EngineTech hi-perf pistons, hand-file–fitted with EngineTech moly piston rings
  • Holley 600 cfm 4-bbl carburetor (#1850)
  • Melling hi-volume oil pump #M68HV
  • Canton Racing 8 qt. 'T'-style front-sump oil pan [increases oil capacity w/o forfeiting ground clearance]
  • Summit hi-volume fuel pump (SUM-250004-1)
  • 289 'HiPo' style chromed valve covers and air cleaner, with proper 289 decals
  • March billet aluminium water pump and crank pulleys
  • powder-coated alternator pulley
  • ceramic-coated headers
  • Accel 8mm 'spiral core' ignition wires
  • aluminium trim panels all-around


  • RAM 10.5" (26.7mm) aluminium flywheel #2527
  • rugged Tremec TKO600 five-speed transmission
  • optional/extra-cost Salisbury IRS differential (3.54:1 ratio)


Above: cockpit viewed from driver side is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

The authentically-appointed cockpit is outfitted with:

  • Moto-Lita hardwood-rimmed steering wheel [handcrafted in Great Britain]
  • a full/correct array of Stewart Warner blackfaced gauges and Lucas toggle switches in the correct 'Roadster' layout
  • dual lapbelts
  • original-style: door catches, fittings, shifter and hand brake lever, grab handle, AC pedals
  • adjustable seat tracks (slide-adjustability for both driver & passenger seat)
  • Cobra floormats
  • bullet-style driver's mirror
  • heater & defroster
  • door map pockets
  • tonneau cover

Moto-Lita wheel/instrument panel shot above is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

Cockpit shot above is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].


Glistening 15"x6" Dayton triple-chromed wire wheels shod with Firestone rubber [P205/65Rx15"] front & rear, all in superb condition.

Frontal shot above is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].


  • original AC/John Tojeiro–design ladder-frame round-tube chassis
  • Legend-correct/Tojeiro-correct transverse-leaf springs front & rear
  • adjustable Spax dampers (shocks)
  • Wilwood high-performance ventilated disc brakes [4-pot caliper front (12" disc); single rear (11" disc)]
  • correct undercar (muffled) exhaust

Driver-side 3/4-frontal shot above is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

Luggage compartment shot above is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

Driver-side 3/4-rear shot above is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

 And here's The Rip Chords' (1963) salute to the AC/Shelby 289 Cobra:
'Hey Little Cobra'

Above image is
hotlinked to a YouTube audio/video spectacular of The Rip Chords'
[Phil, Arnie, Rich & Bernie] autumn-of-1963 Top-10 hit 'Hey Little Cobra.' Enjoy!

This li'l Rip Chords clip includes riveting audio, so be sure to adjust your sound accordingly before you click on the hotlinked photo. After a few seconds you can click "Skip Ad" and go straight to this ripping-good beach melody of yesteryear.

And a special, irreverent tip 'o' the racing visor to Turk Ercen and his 'Gasholes' wild bunch for begetting this two minutes of twisting, turning, sliding, pitting, accelerating, rocking/rolling extravaganza!

CobraCountry makes this video available for your return-to-yesteryear entertainment purposes only, and makes no claim to copyrights of any of the audio or video components.

Passenger-side rear quarter shot above is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

This gorgeous green drivin' machine has logged only 1,000 miles [1,600 km]. It has been exquisitely maintained, and it's in superb condition throughout. You'll encounter only pure driving thrills... and no unpleasant surprises. It's New Jersey inspected & titled.

You'll also get a complete binder of the build that includes photographs, receipts and diagrams. As with any build it took a little patience and time to sort everything out properly. And trust me, this beauty is fully sorted and ready to go anywhere you want to take it!


Lester Cheng at

(973) 449-xxxx
Located in Warren, (north central) New Jersey U.S.A. 

14 April 2017: You can mark my beautiful 'slabside' 289 Cobra SOLD! Many thanks for your expert tips on photographing my car! Lester Cheng

The spectacular 289 Cobra photography you see on this page was brought to you by Lester himself, using his Nikon D5100 DSLR digicam and its standard 18–55mm short-zoom lens. Lester scrupulously/conscientiously heeded this site's 'Cobra Photography Tips'... and his results speak for themselves!

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