Backdraft RT3 Roadster
BDR1325, Abu Dhabi Blue finish
Stuttgart Silver LeMans stripes/black quarterstripes
—SOLD—

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3/4-frontal shot (passenger side) of Abu Dhabi Blue Blue 427SC Shelby classic Backdraft Racing RT3 Cobra (BDR1325) for saleClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

Backdraft Racing RT3 Roadster BDR1325. This is a fine example of a Backdraft roadster in rare Abu Dhabi Blue. Propelling this serpent is a Craft Performance Engines 427 cid Ford powerplant under the hood which dynoed at 486 horsepower & 563 lbs./ft. torque.

The interior sports rich black leather with silver stitching to complement the LeMans stripes. There are only 4,000 Rocky Mountain High road miles [6,400 km] on the odometer.

This roadster has been recently serviced with fresh fluids, new tires, and checked out by the local Backdraft Authorized Dealer. This iconic menace of the motorways is in splendid condition and ready to provide you with sublime driving adventures!

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—Beneath the Bonnet—
427 cid Ford Windsor stroker

Ford Racing 427 cid engine photo#1 (from driver side) Abu Dhabi Blue Blue 427SC Shelby classic Backdraft Racing RT3 Cobra (BDR1325) for sale
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Engine Compartment componentry includes:

  • 427 cid Ford Windsor stroker (DART block), 486 hp/563 lbs.ft.
  • #4340 forged steel crank
  • Eagle I-beam rods
  • Mahle pistons
  • Brodix 195 ported aluminum cylinder heads
  • high-performance hydraulic roller cam
  • high-volume oil pump
  • aluminum high-volume water pump
  • Quick Fuel 780HR carburetor
  • March polished pulleys & brackets
  • chromed 100-amp alternator
  • Moroso 8 qt. front sump high-capacity oil pan
  • MSD 6AL ignition, distributor, coil, and wires
  • black, finned Cobra air cleaner and valve covers
  • ceramic-silver–coated headers
  • SS (stainless steel) braided fuel lines
  • high-performance aluminum core radiator with thermostatically-controlled electric fan

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—Gear Train—

  • Tremec T-5z (5-speed) gearbox
  • Ram clutch and pressure plate ensemble
  • Ford aluminum bellhousing
  • driveshaft steel safety loop
  • BMW E36 suspension [3.46:1 final ratio; see illustration below]

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

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—Rolling Stock—

  • 18″ aluminum genuine knockoff wheels
  • Nitto NT555 high-performance rubber [225×40 front; 335×30 rear], new 2021

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Cobra gold divider bar—In this (gran turismo) cockpit—

cockpit shot of Abu Dhabi Blue Blue 427SC Shelby classic Backdraft Racing RT3 Cobra (BDR1325) for saleClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

The cockpit in this iconic road reptile is outfitted with:

  • AutoMeter blackfaced Cobra gauges with proper reverse-reading (counter-clockwise) speedometer
  • Sabelt suede steering wheel
  • pushbutton start
  • rich black leather upholstery with silver stitching (seats, dash, and door panels)
  • rich black wool carpeting with edge piping
  • custom embroidered floormats
  • 4-point racing harnesses for driver & passenger
  • chromed fire extinguisher
  • windwings and tinted sunvisors

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The Bearer of Bad News
in Enzo’s Rearview Mirror

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—Other Particulars—

  • clear paint protection film across front
  • removable decals
  • Colorado title
  • SS (stainless steel) QJs (quick jacks)
  • SS sidepipes and heat shields

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This serpentine beauty is champing at the bit to hit the motorways.

You’ll encounter no unpleasant/downside surprises… just breathtaking driving adventures and ‘thumbs up’ gestures every time you stop at a traffic light!

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—SOLD—

$65,000

Serious inquiries only, please!

Contact

James Yale

Radical Roadsters of Texas

Houston, Texas area

281-804-5730

JamesYale1@hotmail.com

12/20/21 Okay, tell Curt to mark that Abu Dhabi Blue Backdraft RT3 Roadster (BDR#1325) SOLD. Going to a lucky new owner way up in balmy Wisconsin. He snatched that blue beauty up only a couple of days after my Showcase ad went up, and with two other serious buyers waiting in the wings. Happy holidays to crew at CobraCountry! James Yale