shot above is hotlinked (same view,
much larger size).
This roadway reptile
was shipped along with twelve other Cobras in an enclosed trailer
from Dallas, Texas to San Jose, California. We flew out to the
Bay Area and drove them along the magnificent PCH (Pacific Coast
Highway) with the Pacific Ocean on our starboard side all the
way down to San Diego where we then shipped the cars back home.
That exhilarating road cruise was feature-covered in several
newspapers and two local magazine articles, one titled "The
800-mile Parade," with several photos of this red
rocket gracing the pages.
a similar adventure in the Black Hills of South Dakota last year.
In addition she's been deployed as a backdrop on several model
shoots, including a recent shoot for bridal gown article. I wouldn't
hesitate to take this breathtakingly fast, eminently dependable
and comfortable roadster on yet another similar adventure. But
now it's your turn! [Richard Rogers]
are some of the attributes of this Rosso Red reptile:
Craft 408 cid V8
horsepower; 545 ft./lbs.torque]
photo is hotlinked (same view,
MUCH larger size).
cid by Keith Craft Performance Engines. Dyno'd at
535 hp; 545 ft./lbs. torque, outfitted with:
- Scat crankshaft
- Scat rods
hi-rise dual-plane polished intake manifold
750 electric choke carburetor with phenolic spacer
- Moroso oil pan
- Melling oil pump and
- MSD electronics
radiator with dual thermostatically-controlled electric cooling
427 hi-rise valve covers
- K&N 36° air
3,600 miles (5,800 km) on engine (from Keith Craft Peformance,
installed less than 2 years ago)
- Tremec 5-speed with
Ultra Shift lubricant
- BMW IRS
cockpit shot is hotlinked (same view,
MUCH larger size).
black leather upholstery
- Moto-Lita hardwood-rimmed
- VDO instrument gauges
cutoff switch with built in trickle charger
shoulder harnesses and belts with Cobra comfort pads
(High-Intensity Discharge) headlamps for brighter, more efficient
roadway illumination (a very effective $300 investment). But
they have the appearance of the original Lucas 'tripod' headlamps.
wishbones, BMW coil-over struts, heavy-duty stabilizer
bar, BMW rack & pinion steering, oversized brakes,
BMW IRS, adjustable two track control arms, longitudinal
arm, and rear camber arms
Halibrand reproduction wheels fitted with
new Nitto P245/45/ZR17x89W (front), 315/35ZR17x102W (rear)
mounted on genuine pin wheels (complete with lead hammer, safety
wire and wiring tool).
3/4-rearview shot above hotlinked (same view, MUCH larger size).
stainless-steel sidepipes and SS/chromed ankle-guard/heat shields
were extra cost optional accessories.
3/4-frontal shot above is hotlinked (same view, MUCH larger size).
VIEW IN ENZO'S REARVIEW MIRROR
hotlinked (same frontal
view, MUCH larger size).
You also get
the BackDraft Racing owners manual, and the engine
build sheet and related records.
red reptile is titled and registered in Texas as a 1965 roadster.
(214) 533-xxxx (cell, CDT)
(Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex)
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