Backdraft Racing 427SC Roadster
BDR0225, Prism Red/silver stripes
—SOLD—

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broadside shot of Prism Red 427SC Shelby classic Backdraft Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

That Prism Red paint is in very good condition; there are a few small chips and scratches but very minor. This sizzling serpent runs like a scared rabbit; moreover, she was never raced or abused, always pampered.

It has logged only 17,800 miles [28,600 km].

I have no reason to sell this sleek drivin’ machine, ’cept it’s time for you to enjoy her and time for me to move on to my next ‘bucket list’ toy.

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—Under the Engine Deck—
Ford 351″ ‘Windsor’ small-block V8

351 Ford Windsor engine photo (from driver side) of Prism Red 427SC Shelby classic Backdraft Cobra for sale by owner
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351 cid Ford Windsor–based small-block V8. It’s outfitted with: Edelbrock ‘Performer RPM’ cylinder heads, Edelbrock ‘Air Gap’ intake manifold, Ford Racing valve covers. Holley 750 cfm carburetor, aluminum pulleys.

A spiffy Pertronix ‘Flame Thrower HV’ electronic ignition box (see photo below) has replaced that red MSD box you see in the engine shot above.

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closeup shot of Pertronix ‘Flame Thrower HV’ ignition box in Prism Red 427SC Shelby classic Backdraft Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the that Pertronix Flame-Thrower ignition box
above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Gear Train—

  • King Cobra hydraulic clutch
  • Tremec 3550 gearbox
  • BMW IRS [see illustration down below]

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—In this (gran turismo) cockpit—

cockpit shot (from passenger side) of Prism Red 427SC Shelby classic Backdraft Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

The cockpit of this li’l red road rocket is outfitted with:

  • VDO vintage-style blackfaced gauges
  • hardwood-rimmed steering wheel with AC hub emblem
  • rich black leather upholstery
  • slide-adjustable driver seat
  • original-pattern aircraft-style quick-release harnesses [for both driver & passenger]
  • premium carpets with edge piping and Backdraft floormats
  • heater
  • custom Pioneer stereo [with four speakers]
  • bullet-style side mirrors
  • horn button is (as original) mounted on the dashboard [it’s lurking behind the steering wheel rim in the photo below]
  • tonneau cover and soft top

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dashboard shot of Prism Red 427SC Shelby classic Backdraft Cobra for sale by owner

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—Rolling Stock—

  • polished 15″ Halibrand knockoff wheels now shod with…
  • Cooper ‘Cobra Radial G/T’ rubber [P235/60Rx15″ front; P295/50Rx15″ rear]… brand new

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photo of tonneau cover on Prism Red 427SC Shelby classic Backdraft Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see that Backdraft
tonneau cover at a much larger size.

Line drawing of Backdraft Racing’s BMW Series 3–based rear suspension setup.

head-on frontal shot of Prism Red 427SC Shelby classic Backdraft Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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rear-quarter shot#1 (passenger side) of Prism Red 427SC Shelby classic Backdraft Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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rear-quarter shot#1 (aerial view) of Prism Red 427SC Shelby classic Backdraft Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Other Particulars—

Four-wheel power disc brakes, clear 3M rear fender protection [you can discern that fender protection on a couple of these photos].

I’m the original owner. I changed the oil at 500 miles, then 1,000 miles, afterwards every 1,500 miles.

It also sports: SS (stainless steel) sidepipes and sidepipe heat shields (leg guards), dual rollbars, and a cast/machined aluminum original-correct, LeMans style, hinged fuel-filler cap.

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head-on rear shot (passenger side) of Prism Red 427SC Shelby classic Backdraft Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—SOLD—

    $51,900 obo

Serious inquiries only, please!

14 May 2021: Dear Curt, You can mark my Beautiful Backdraft Cobra SOLD. Went way up to the northeast for a new owner and a new snake stable. I can’t thank you enough for your guidance and direction through the process of selling my Cobra. I feel that without your expertise I might have settled for less. I also can’t believe how quickly the car sold and the amount of traffic my ad received. You should be applauded for the work you do. Thanks again, Paul Castrovincis