Sikkens Vermilion Red
above is hotlinked (same view,
much larger size).
drivin' machine was built in 2002 by Performance Cars,
of Durban, South Africa. It's commonly known in the USA as a
Venom 427SC Roadster, and was built as a then joint-venture
with Backdraft Racing. Thereafter the Backdraft
became a separate entity, altho' the its dimensions and overall
design of the two serpents remained quite similar. It has the
same 92" wheelbase, thus providing extra legroom for taller
drivers, and the same ladder-type chassis (2x4 MIG-welded &
powder-coated), and the suspension is the same independent front
& rear, based on the BMW E36 3-Series that has
proven itself conclusively over the years.
are more details about this irresistible red reptile:
351W stroker V8 (385 cid)
photo is hotlinked (same view,
MUCH larger size).
powerplant was built in 2006. It's a 351W/385 cid stroker
build. You'll get a complete build sheet. The Stellings
cast-aluminum air cleaner cover and the cast-aluminum Cobra valve
covers were all expertly and painstakingly spray-painted to match
the red coachwork, and the extensive polished SS engine-compartment
paneling includes inner fenders and a custom full underhood mirror-finish
panel, and polished SS firewall. The engine componentry includes:
351 Windsor block hot tanked, then bored .030" over
cam bearings, oil galley plugs and freeze plugs
Eagle rotating assy. 50 oz. external, rods # SIR6250BBL
- SRP pistons # 206064
bore 4.030, comp height 1.350, weight 462, inverted dome, 1/16,
1/16, 3/16, Perfect Circle rings #315-0036.035 file fit
.022 top, .022 bottom
- PBM double-roller
performance bearings, mains #MS-1432H, rods #CB-66311
cam #35-246-3, lift intake .519, exhaust .523, duration intake
.230, exhaust .236
roller tip rockers
- K&N air filter
- Melling oil pump # m-83
- Canton road race oil
pan, pickup and windage tray
- MSD distributor
- Edelbrock NOS system,
set at 50 horsepower per shot
- CRS electric water
underhood photo displays mirror-polished SS trim panel
and custom-fitted hood-scoop trim.
flywheel & damper
pressure plate & disk
- Tremec T5 five-speed gearbox
cockpit shot is hotlinked (same view,
MUCH larger size).
passenger compartment features VDO instrument gauges and
Simpson racing-style harnesses, full carpeting and premium
German leather upholstery, B&M custom cut-down, forward-facing
shifter setup (replete with an NOS booster button located on
the top of the shift knob... never used).
COMPARTMENT AND NOS TANK
- Halibrand style 15" wheels fitted
with BF Goodrich T/A Radial rubber [P235/R15x98S M+S front; P295/50
R15 105 S M+S in the rear]
hotlinked (same trunk/boot
view, MUCH larger size). NOS system never used.
hotlinked (same broadside
view, MUCH larger size).
hotlinked (same closeup
view of CS's autograph, MUCH larger size).
AS SEEN FROM ENZO'S REARVIEW MIRROR
hotlinked (same frontal
view, MUCH larger size).
Front & rear
period-correct, triple-chromed street-style bumpers, stainless
engine compartment & underhood lining, and even a Carroll
Shelby signed visor.
miles [16,000 km] logged in total, and under 5,000 miles
since new engine installed.
titled in Maryland as a 1966 Ford convertible, so it sports historic
plates. It's always been garaged and pampered, never raced or
abused and never driven in inclement weather. You'll encounter
no unpleasant surprises.
Located in Catonsville,
6 June 2012: You
can mark my Vermilion Red Performance Cars Venom 427SC
SOLD! A really nice snake enthusiast from Florida first sent
his cousin (who lives in my area) up to look it over, then flew
up himself and bought it over Memorial Day weekend. My
Cobra will soon be prowling the pavement of Pompano Beach, turning
heads, getting thumbs up, and blowing away Corvettes wherever
they are encountered. Thank you for your 'industry reach' and
your Cobra marketing guidance! Bill Hain
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