Backdraft Racing RT4 Cobra
Ford Race Red, BDR#2035

Charcoal Gray quarterstripes
—This reptilian hot rod is thoroughly sorted—

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broadside shot (passenger side) of Race Red Backdraft Racing 427SC Cobra for sale by owner, BDR2035Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

1965 Backdraft Racing 427SC Roadster. Race Red/Magnetic Gray Stripes and black outlines quarterstripes, BDR #2035, completed in 2020. This other-worldly serpent has logged approximately 5,300 miles (±8,500 km) It was built by the highly-respected (Backdraft Dealer) Vintage Motorsports in North Haven, Connecticut. They (VM’s Jay & Bryan Linke) are considered by many to be among the very top-ranked builders of Backdraft Cobras in the country.

***Attention Potential Massachusetts Residents***

This car comes with a LIFETIME exemption from emissions inspection. I spent a prodigious amount of time doing everything the state of Massachusetts requires for this exemption so that a subsequent owner would have no problem qualifying for a state inspection sticker.

So, you could order a new Backdraft Roadster, shell out over $100k, wait at least a year for it to be built for you… then repeat all the labors I already invested to register it. Or, you could just pick up mine and take it home. This li’l red reptile is thoroughly sorted and needs nothing from you but TLC.

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—Beneath the Bonnet—

Ford Racing 351W V8 stroked to 427.

427 cid V8 (Ford Racing stroker Windsor) engine photo#1 from driver side of Race Red Backdraft Racing 427SC Cobra for sale by owner, BDR2035
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The engine compartment componentry includes:

Ford Racing 351W crate engine with a Dart block—and stroked to 427 cid. It’s Blitzkrieg fast and utterly reliable, putting down 540 RWHP and 525 ft./lbs. of torque. It’s outfitted with:  Speedmaster throttle body injection intake with a Holley ‘Sniper’ 8- stack EFI system.

Also included are the following:  power steering, polished engine upgrade package, powder-coated (Race Red) velocity stacks.

Among its ultra-premium attributes are Backdraft Racing solid aluminum motor mounts, Vintage Motor Sports Stage 2 triple tank reservoir system, powder-coated intake manifold, and ceramic-coated headers.

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427 cid V8 (Ford Racing stroker Windsor) engine photo#2 from passenger side of Race Red Backdraft Racing 427SC Cobra for sale by owner, BDR2035
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427 cid V8 (Ford Racing stroker Windsor) engine photo#3 from passenger side of Race Red Backdraft Racing 427SC Cobra for sale by owner, BDR2035

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—Gear Train—

  • QuickTime steel safety bellhousing
  • hydraulic clutch assembly (I don’t know any of the details)
  • Tremec TKO-600 5-speed  heavy-duty gearbox
  • independent rear suspension [BMW pumpkin, Ford 8.8″ gearing]

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—In this Gran Turismo cockpit—

cockpit shot (overhead, from passenger side) of Race Red Backdraft Racing 427SC Cobra for sale by owner, BDR2035
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In Backdraft’s occupant-friendly/gran turismo cockpit

  • fine black leather upholstery, with red center lines and red stitching
  • custom Autometer blackfaced/red highlights instrument gauges
  • heated seats
  • Sparco suede-wrapped steering wheel rim,
  • carbon fiber dash
  • Hurst short-shifter, triple-chromed shaft topped with red shifter knob
  • 4-point quick-release cam-style racing harnesses for both driver & passenger
  • adjustable seat slider for driver seat
  • windwings and tinted sunvisors
  • driver-side SS (stainless steel) chassis-mounted rollbar
  • red interior LED lights with under-dash switch

The Backdraft Racing cockpit is a bit more spacious than most other Cobras, enhancing your driving and touring comfort. Taller drivers can easily slip behind the wheel of a Backdraft Roadster, with its additional legroom and “dropped box” driver-side floor.

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dashboard/instrument panel shot of Race Red Backdraft Racing 427SC Cobra for sale by owner, BDR2035Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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  Emerging from the Mist…
The Bad News in Enzo’s Rearview Mirror

head-on frontal shot (as it emerges from the mist) of Race Red Backdraft Racing 427SC Cobra for sale by owner, BDR2035
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—Rolling Stock—

  • Halibrand-style 18″ true knockoff wheels [chromed with gray painted center spokes], shod with…
  • Nitto ‘555’ radials [245/40ZRx18″ front; 295/40ZRx18″ rear] in very good condition

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3/4-rear shot#1 (passenger side) of Race Red Backdraft Racing 427SC Cobra for sale by owner, BDR2035
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  A penny for your thoughts…

“A penny for your thoughts” shot of Race Red Backdraft Racing 427SC Cobra for sale by owner, BDR2035
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You see, there’s a tiny—Lilliputian, almost subliminal, X-shaped (receding) hairline crack, no doubt caused by some undercar roadway missile—perhaps a pesky pebble—from beneath the paint, high on the left rear fender. You can see it just to the right of that copper penny and about the same size as the penny. I wanted to be able to boast that the paint job is perfect, but there is this imperfection du jour. I used Abe to help you spot it and compare the size.

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—Chassis, Suspension, Brakes—

  • BMW  E-36 independent suspension front & rear (limited-slip rear)
  • adjustable coil-over shock absorbers, front & rear swaybars
  • 4-wheel power disc brakes

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—Where your Luggage Meets the Road—

trunk/luggage compartment shot (passenger side) of Race Red Backdraft Racing 427SC Cobra for sale by owner, BDR203Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Other Particulars—

  • aluminum fuel tank with internal fuel pump
  • 3M paint protection [on the full nose, rear quarters, and door tops
  • dual Raydyot side mirrors
  • LED headlights with programmable color-changing halos and LED taillights
  • triple-chromed QJs (quick jacks) front & rear, chromed
  • polished gills
  • fully-carpeted trunk
  • chromed leg-protecting heat shield on each sidepipe

You’ll also get the original Backdraft Racing Roadster User Manual, and all service records… in fact, an entire dossier of pertinent documentation.

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I also have a 45-second video of me walking around the car [with the
engine idling] that I will send to you upon your request.

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3/4-rear shot#2 (driver side) of Race Red Backdraft Racing 427SC Cobra for sale by owner, BDR2035Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

This is a definitively spirited and nimble driving machine, a fitting salute to those magnificent Ferrari-trouncing driving machines of yesteryear. You’ll encounter no downside surprises with this scarlet-coloured blast-from-the-past… just exhilarating driving adventures and ‘thumbs up’ gestures every time you take it out and scream past the landscape!

 

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    $92,500 obo

Serious inquiries only, please!

Contact

Brian Bordeaux

Located in Oxford (just south of Worcester), Massachusetts

508-365-8401 (cell)

Bribx@charter.net