SPO2917—Indigo Blue/Viper Steel stripes/red quarterstripes

Above 3/4-frontal (driver side) shot is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

SPO2917: 1965 Superformance MkIII 427IR. If you're searching for a Cobra that stands out even in a sea of Cobras—you just found it.

In the words of just about every judge that has seen this car "This is the most beautiful Cobra I've ever seen, and I've judged a lot of Cobras." This car is a one-of-a-kind show winner. It has captured first place in every show it has entered, including The Ford Muscle Pick and the Meguiar's Magnificent Masterpiece Awards at the Goodguys Southwest Nationals in Scottsdale, Arizona against a field of over 4,000 cars.

This dazzling beauty has bested every CSX Cobra, Kirkham, Factory Five, GT-40, Daytona Coupe and Mustang it has encountered. It is extraordinary in every respect, from its stance, to the snakeskin valve covers, to the chromed finishes, and all the extra custom, handcrafted parts that you'll likely never see on another Cobra. If you want to be the envy of every other Cobra owner and admirer, this is your driving machine.

 It's titled in Arizona as a 1965 Shelby Cobra.

Ford 427 'stroker' V8
427cid; delivers 585 hp/565 ft./lbs. torque

Above engine compartment photo is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].
Note that dazzling quartet of "snakeskin" valve covers and air cleaner covers.

Among the premium parts and components under the hood:

  • cast-iron 4-bolt block [9.500"]
  • SCAT forged-steel crankshaft
  • SCAT forged steel I-beam connecting rods
  • JE Pistons: forged aluminum w/floating wrist pin [compression ratio 11.0:1; thrives on premium pump gas]
  • Ford Racing "Z" cylinder heads [aluminum, CNC-ported]
  • Ford Racing/SFI-approved vibration damper
  • hydraulic roller camshaft
  • Scorpion 1.6:1 roller rocker arms
  • Fast XFI "Weber-look" fuel injection ensemble
  • ignition box [MSD 6A, digital]
  • ceramic-coated headers & sidepipes
  • 8-stack aluminum intake manifold by Borla
  • single-piece aluminum intake manifold and valve covers w/etched in snakeskin
  • polished aluminum water pump
  • polished SS alternator

Built by the #1 high-performance engine builder in the southwest—Bud Yancer [founder and owner of Mach Development]. Bud has been drag racing professionally since 1965 and has been building race engines since 1972.

To find out more about Bud's first-rate credentials, Click Here!

Above 'snakeskin' valve cover is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

Gear Train

  • QuickTime blowproof steel bellhousing
  • RST clutch kit [1-1/8" x 26-spline, 9.688"-diameter disc]
  • 5-speed Tremec TKO 600 transmission w/overdrive
  • steel driveshaft safety hoop
  • IRS with rugged German ZF limited-slip 3.46:1 ratio


Above cockpit shot is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

  • Smiths Instruments gauges in Legend-correct SC layout [and with 'Legend-correct' Lucas amps gauge and reverse-winding speedometer]
  • Moto-Lita leather-bound handcrafted steering wheel
  • Lucas toggle switches
  • premium German leather upholstery
  • 4-point harnesses with aircraft-style quick-release buckles
  • heater & defroster, lockable glovebox
  • Cobra floormats with Shelby embroidered autograph
  • custom short-throw shifter w/Shelby logo [see hotlinked photo below]
  • custom-built boot ring cover
  • custom-built "AC" logo power source cover [see photo below]
  • custom chromed fire extinguisher
  • rollbar seatbelt adapter

You also get the Superformance tonneau cover.

Above seating area shot is hotlinked [ALTERNATE view (of dashboard), MUCH larger size].

Above custom-machined 12V power source cover is hotlinked [ALTERNATE view
 of short-throw Shelby shifter, MUCH larger size].

Awards lineup above is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

Chassis, Suspension & Brakes

  • Front & rear suspension: fully-independent unequal-length A-arms [fully adjustable, double-wishbone]
  • Bilstein coil-over gas shocks [all four corners]
  • Wilwood high-performance power-assisted brakes [12" front, 11" rear]
  • front & rear swaybars
  • rack & pinion steering

Above broadside/driver side shot is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

Rolling Stock

Halibrand-style wheels [18", chromed, pin-drive with knockoff spinners], shod with Michelin 'Pilot Sport' rubber [275/35ZRx18" front; 335/30ZRx18" rear]

The rapidly-closing menace
in Enzo's rearview mirror

Above 3/4-rear shot is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size]. Note those
distinctive Guards Red quarterstripes and 'Blue Halo' headlamps

A Few More Particulars

  • increased-flow ceramic-coated sidepipes
  • 7" LED sealed-beam 'Blue Halo' headlamps
  • Arizona license plate is expertly painted to be color-coordinated with the paint job
  • sidepipe exhaust port: custom-made chromed exhaust trim ring
    And the chrome-zone particulars:
  • all triple-chromed hardware parts including LeMans fuel-filler cap, tonneau cover snaps, hood (bonnet) bar, hood latches, trunk (boot) support, front fan covers, all exposed nuts & bolts, rollbar and wheels
  • AC foot pedals
  • custom billet steering column cover
  • custom polished wiper blade covers

   The 'Enzo, Eat My Dust' View

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


Brett Kleese

(602) 509-xxxx MST (cell)
Located in Mesa, Arizona 

12 May 2017: You can mark my drop-dead gorgeous Indigo Blue Superformance Cobra SOLD! I hated to see it go, but at least it went to a fine Cobra enthusiast nearby in north Phoenix. Thanks once again... this time for your 'local coverage'! Brett

The awesome Cobra photography you see on this page was brought to you by Brett himself, using his Nikon D3000 DSLR digicam and its standard 18–55mm zoom lens. Brett carefully followed this site's 'Cobra Photography Tips'... and the results speak for themselves!

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