coachwork, rich Black
shot above is hotlinked (same view,
much larger size).
The owner was
snake-bit many years ago. After a visit to the Shelby facility
in Las Vegas, he knew he had to possess one. The desire to have
the most authentic car possible coupled with a quest for power
resulted in one of the finest specimens of a Shelby serpent on
the road today. The work and craftsmanship put into the aluminum
body in order to achieve perfection is typical of every exquisite
detail in this creation. The seemingly unending build with its
many changes and improvements was worth the investment in both
time and money. The owner displays his speeding tickets like
a proud parent.
are more details about this magnificent reptile:
aluminium Shelby 427 stroked to 482 cid
is hotlinked (same view,
MUCH larger size).
aluminum-block 427 stroked to 482 cid [dyno'd at 685 hp/613 ft.lbs.
torque], custom built by renowned Kroyer Racing Engines
of Las Vegas. Over $50,000 was invested into this powerplant
billet EFI by TWM Induction of Johnson City, Tennessee
silver-coated headers & sidepipes
- Lakewood scattershield
- Centerforce aluminum flywheel
(overwhelmingly preferred) "big in/big out" toploader
4-speed gearbox built by David Kee Toploader Transmissions
of San Antonio, Texas
- Hurst shifter with
Ford reversed handle
- Salisbury style IRS with
Shelby aluminum center section, Dana 44 [3.54:1 final
- Brembo street/racing
4-wheel disc brakes
- Girling brake (2) and
- Trigo 15" true
knockoff wheels shod with Goodyear Eagle GT 'Sports Car'
panel shot is hotlinked [alternate (full)
view of cockpit, MUCH larger size].
- Shelby blackface gauges
with reverse-reading speedometer
Simpson harnesses [driver & passenger]
- Moto-Lita hardwood-rimmed
steering wheel [15" diameter, removable]
aluminum side mirror on each side
- a brace
of Optima 'Red Top' 6V batteries (new) behind passenger
footbox for more legroom and driving comfort
black leather upholstery
job shot is hotlinked (alternate/broadside
view of paint job).
- Vintage pin-drive wheels [8" front,
10" rear], fitted with Goodyear 'Billboard' rubber
compartment shot is hotlinked [view of undercarriage, MUCH
LIVERY, OTHER PARTICULARS
- Kirkham aluminum bodymassaged
to perfection by New Zealand panel beater Al Mathers, owner of
Accent Auto Body in Sparks, Nevada
- custom-mixed Black
Cherry paint by Larry Walker of Intrepid Motorcar Company,
also in Sparks
- spare tyre and wheel
to match front, with tie down straps in trunk
42-gallon [160-litre] fuel cell with safety bladder and foam
- invisible bra on frontal
- stone guard bibs on
above: CSX4273 chassis
shot is hotlinked (same view,
MUCH larger size).
RED FINISH, ENCORE PERFORMANCE
Cherry paint is hotlinked (same closeup
view, MUCH larger size).
plaque is hotlinked (same view,
MUCH larger size).
Fast forward a
few years, add one lovely wife and two great children and the
dream machine has been dislodged from its previous perch and
banished to a storage facility. It's time for this masterpiece
to fulfill the dreams of a new owner. With less than 5,000 miles
[8,000 km] logged, the engine is almost broken in. Time
for you to take the wheel!
Located in Reno,
2012: You can count that gorgeous CSX4273 Shelby Cobra among
your site's prompt sales! Gone to Europe! From the multitude
of folks following the Cobra universe on CobraCountry was a splendid
fellow who was looking for our Black Cherry specimen.
His phone call came less than 90 minutes after our Prestige
Page ad went live on CobraCountry. A few weeks of back &
forth and CSX4273 has a new proud owner in Switzerland. The weeks
of painstaking work and Curt's boundless patience with my rudimentary
photography skills really coalesced to present this car in all
its glory. Thanks for providing such an effective service for
Cobra sellers (and buyers!). Ron Maxwell
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