Backdraft Racing 427SC
BDR1370: 'Black Series' Sterling Grey/silver stripes

Pursuit-plane persona: shot above is hotlinked [same aerial view, MUCH larger size].

Only two years old. This beautiful 'Black Series' Backdraft Racing Roadster is unconditionally gorgeous. Painted in a spectacular pearlescent Sterling Grey color with silver LeMans stripes and distinctive black quarterstripes. Black leather upholstery with custom silver stitching to match the exterior stripes of the beast.

The exterior trim and the engine treatments have all been powder-coated to matte black; results in a special, dazzling persona.

And a heart-pounding Keith Craft powerplant lies lurks beneath the bonnet.

Only 4,600 miles [7,400 km] logged.

   Here are some particulars about this extraordinary drivin' machine...

Keith Craft 427 cid V8
[delivers a robust & reliable 560 hp and 580 ft./lbs. torque] 

Engine photo is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

Keith Craft Inc. Ford 427 cid/560 horsepower thunder thruster! Thoroughly reliable and easy to drive! Balanced & blueprinted, dyno-tested and tuned.

  • Ford 427 Windsor [stroked cast-iron DART block]
  • #4340 forged steel crank
  • forged H-beam rods & pistons
  • Brodix #210 aluminum heads and billet roller rockers
  • high-performance roller cam
  • Quick Fuel 780 cfm SS carburetor
  • polished March pulleys & brackets
  • Edelbrock 'RPM' intake and high-flow water pump
  • FRPP 427 Cobra valve covers and matching air cleaner
  • polished 100-amp alternator
  • high-volume oil pump
  • Moroso 8 qt. front-sump oil pan
  • MSD 6AL ignition ensemble
  • ceramic-coated headers [to reduce heat]

You get all the supporting paperwork.

Broadside shot/driver-side above is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].


  • QuickTime lightweight SFI safety steel bellhousing
  • hydraulic clutch ensemble
  • Ram 'Powergrip' clutch assembly
  • Tremec TKO600 5-speed gearbox
  • driveshaft safety loop
  • BMW M3 [3.46:1-ratio limited-slip] IRS rear end, polyurethane diff mounts


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

This splendid occupant compartment is outfitted with:

  • AutoMeter blackfaced Cobra instrument gauges
  • black leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • rich black leather upholstery with silver stitching (seats, dash, door panels)
  • rich black wool carpeting with bound edges
  • CamLock 4-point racing harness for both driver & passenger
  • adjustable seat slider for driver's seat
  • windwings and sun visors
  • black Raydyot style side mirror on each side
  • two-speaker digital sound system with 250-watt amplifier

Instrument panel shot is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

Above 3/4-frontal/passenger-side shot above is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].


  • front suspension is engineered with cast lower wishbones, coil-over struts and rack & pinion steering
  • BMW E36 suspension [fitted with two track-control arms and one longitudinal arm]
  • front & rear swaybars
  • power 4-wheel disk brakes

above: line drawing of Backdraft Racing's BMW-based rear suspension; rims & tires
not drawn to scale.

—The Bad News in Enzo's Rearview Mirror—

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


  • 18" knockoff aluminum wheels in black with silver logo trim rings, shod with...
  • Falken 'Azenis' high-performance rubber [245/40x18" front; 295/40x18" rear] in near-new condition

Broadside shot/pass-side above is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

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


  • light bezels, covers, windshield, latches and trim all powder-coated matte black
  • SS (stainless steel) quick jacks coated in matte black
  • SS sidepipes and heat shields coated in ceramic black
  • 427 side emblems
  • high-performance/adjustable KYB shock absorbers
  • 3M clear rear fender protection
  • LED headlamps with halo rings
  • clear turn signal lenses conversion

The momentary glimpse that most
drivers see of this serpent

Above "See ya' later!" shot is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

This 'gray ghost' is a superb-handling, spirited, grin-inducing roadster that's all sorted out and all set to provide you with many seasons of exhilarating driving!

$59,900 obo

James Yale
Radical Roadsters of Texas

(281) 804-5730 CDT (cell)
Located near Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

This specific beauty is sold, but I usually have other serpentine beauties for you to come
by and check out! Please email or phone me for my current inventory. James Yale

25 October, 2017: You can mark that Sterling Gray BDR1370 SOLD! It's now on its way to a new stable and a lucky new owner way up in Ohio. Once again, many thanks for the 'long reach' of your site. James Yale

The top-flight Cobra photography you see on this page was brought to you by James himself, using his splendid Nikon D3200 digicam and its standard 18–55mm zoom lens. James carefully followed CobraCountry's 'Cobra Photography Tips.'

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