Backdraft Racing

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Backdraft Racing 427SC Cobra, professionally-built turnkey with 2,400 carefully driven miles since its delivery in December 2005. Never raced or abused. This is a stunning build, incorporating the renowned craftsmanship and quality that defines Backdraft Racing roadsters, and encompasses a lengthy roster of options and upgrades. It performs flawlessly, from the breathtaking power of the 408 stroker motor to its road-gripping handling.

Here are the salient details of this stunning serpent:

Danbury Competition Engines
W/408 stroker

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  • 351Windsor ('72 block)/408 stroker [balanced and blueprinted], hand built by Danbury Competition Engines, professionally installed by Legendary Performance/Vintage Motorsports
  • 10:1 compression ratio; outputs 470 horsepower, 454 ft./lbs. torque, dyno certified*
    Outfitted with:
  • SCAT 9000 cast stroker crank 4.00" stroke
  • SCAT 4340 H-beam rods
  • Probe forged pistons
  • AFR 205cc CNC-ported aluminum heads
  • Comp Cams hydraulic cam
  • roller timing chain
  • Scorpion roller rocker arms
  • Victor Jr. intake
  • Holley 770 cfm Street Avenger carburetor
  • Cobra valve covers
  • Canton front sump T oil pan
  • Canton billet remote oil filter setup
  • Mocal oil cooler and shroud
  • MSD billet distributor & Blaster coil
  • Carter S/S mechanical fuel pump
  • Ford Racing/March V-belt billet pulleys
  • McLeod "Dual Friction" clutch setup
  • Ford Racing T/O bearing
  • Lakewood SFI steel scattershield
  • Jet Hot Coated ceramic coated headers
  • Powermaster 100-amp chromed alternator
  • Ford Hi-Torque mini starter
  • Edelbrock hi-flow water pump
  • K&N air cleaner assembly
  • K&N chromed air cleaner cover
  • Ford Racing/Tremec TKO500 5-speed gearbox

*Note: Engine was dyno tested with two mufflers off each header and without the 1" phenolic carburetor spacer that was added during installation in this car. Engine builder states that actual power output should conservatively exceed 500 horsepower as the engine is used in this car.


  • Chassis constructed from top grade 2" x 4" rectangular steel tubing with 3mm wall thickness, reinforced with steel plates to add strength to high-stress areas. Entire frame is powder-coated, adding to the overall appearance and helping to protect it from the environment and ensuring a long life.
  • Rack & pinion steering
  • Front suspension—cast lower wishbones, a coil-over strut and a stabilizer bar (adding to the overall handling of the car).
  • Rear suspension—BMW full independent rear suspension, with a centrally-guided multi-link, 2-track control arms and one longitudinal arm. The rear suspension is fully adjustable and features polyurethane bushings.
  • Brakes—power-assisted disc brakes on all four corners.
  • Rolling stockHalibrand-style aluminum knockoffs wheels. Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 Max Performance tires [315/35xZR17 rear; 235/45xZR17 front].
  • Rollbar—full functional, stainless steel driver-side rollbar, mounted to the frame.
  • General—the chassis is fitted with an aluminum radiator with dual thermostatically-controlled cooling fans. Custom-made stainless steel radiator cooling lines. The hood has stainless rivets, pre-fitted for authenticity. Tunnel mounted parking brake lever with finished aluminum handle. Chassis includes stainless steel windshield wipers, wind wings and sun visors. Engine compartment is clad in stainless steel to complement the car and deflect heat from the footboxes. Sidepipes are covered with ankle-protecting heat shields.


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Fully carpeted cockpit. Bucket seats upholstered in premium quality leather with driver's and passenger's seat sliders. Dual four-point racing harnesses. Interior is not only fully functional, but also very comfortable and can accommodate a "taller" driver (in excess of 6 foot). The interior is completed with a hardwood rim steering, self-canceling turn signal and a full complement (7) of VDO period-correct gauges. Upgraded Backdraft Racing floormats, power port and stainless steel fire extinguisher.

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  • The coachwork is made from handlaid fiberglass, reinforced at strategic points for extra strength. All the hanging components are double-skinned to add extra strength to the overall structure.
  • Paint workafter meticulous preparation the body shell is painted using PPG paint. The final stage of the paint work is completed with the application of several layers of clear coat to ensure a high gloss and durable paint finish.
  • You also get these premium options and upgradesover $6,000 in all:
  • 17" knock-off wheels and tire package
  • brake upgrade (Brembo rotors and ceramic pads)
  • chromed bumper overriders
  • Lakewood bellhousing
  • ceramic-coated headers
  • Ray Dot mirrors (driver and passenger)
  • 3M fender protection
  • passenger-side seat slider
  • upgraded floormats
  • matching pedals (gas, brake, clutch)
  • power port (under dash)
  • triple-chromed fire extinguisher
  • master cylinder heat shield
  • Cobra seat belt covers
  • deluxe car cover

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Properly titled as a 2005 Cobra—in accordance with New Jersey motor vehicle law. Gives you painless, efficient and trouble-free registration.

Engine certification letter (from the New Jersey MVC) validating the engine block as 1972 production [thus, in most states the engine is exempt from emissions testing].

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Today's cost for you to purchase new—as equipped—from Backdraft Racing is $56,000.


$44,900 obo

Michael Giannetto

(609) 933-XXXX
Located in Princeton, New Jersey U.S.A.

1 June: Mark that splendid black Backdraft Cobra #327 SOLD! There is no doubt that the advice your site provides on using your digital camera to capture really professional-quality photos is what expedited my selling my Cobra. Almost every caller commented on how gorgeous my Cobra is... even though all that they had to judge from was my photos (all shot with my little Kodak 'EasyShare' digital camera!). I received three solid offers from out-of-town folks who only saw my photographs. Ultimately the fellow who bought it drove up from Georgia (over 900 miles away) with a bank check and a car trailer attached to his vehicle—all ready to purchase based entirely upon the photographs on my Prestige Showcase page. Thanks again for your help with my Prestige Showcase page and for having a site which is so well known and respected in the Cobra community—it is far-and-away the #1 place to put your Cobra up for sale. All the best, Mike Giannetto

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