Backdraft Racing
BDR#838, Indigo Blue
—SOLD!—

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broadside shot (passenger side) of Indigo Blue Backdraft Racing 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, BDR838
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Backdraft Racing Roadster in Indigo Blue and Pearl stripes, rich black leather upholstery. Only 4,977 miles [8,000 km] on the odometer.

Let me introduce you to your dream drivin’ machine—Backdraft Roadster #838!

This Cobra delivers a most menacing exhaust melody.

Titled in Oregon as a 1965 Cobra Roadster

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— Beneath the Bonnet—

Ford Racing 347 cid stroker V8/410hp
[engine prep & installation by Speedfanatix]

Ford Racing 347 cid engine photo of Indigo Blue Backdraft Racing 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, BDR838Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

The engine compartment componentry includes:

  • Ford Racing 347 cid/410 hp stroker V8, built by [master engine builders] Speedfanatix
  • 750 cfm Holley carburetor
  • MSD ignition
  • thermostatically-controlled electric cooling fan
  • ceramic-coated headers
  • engine compartment is clad in polished SS [stainless steel]Cobra gold divider bar

—Gear Train—

  • Tremec TKO600 5-speed gearbox
  • BMW independent rear axle [illustration follows]

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

—In this gran turismo cockpit—

 cockpit shot (from driver side) of Indigo Blue Backdraft Racing 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, BDR838Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

The cockpit in this li’l road reptile is outfitted with:

  • supple black leather seat upholstery
  • rich black wool carpeting
  • blackfaced VDO instrument gauges
  • original-correct forward-bent gearshift lever
  • Crow 4-point harnesses [with original (aircraft)-style quick-release harnesses]
  • hardwood-rimmed steering wheel
  • fire extinguisher mounted on the tunnel between the seats
  • windwings
  • original-correct Raydyot style side mirrors
  • SS [stainless steel] rollbar

Multi-step ignition sequence to start the engine [each one visible in the photo below]: red electrical (safety) lever, key switch, pushbutton start.

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 instrument panel shot (driver side) of Indigo Blue Backdraft Racing 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, BDR838
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—Rolling Stock—

    Halibrand-style 17″ knockoff wheels shod with Goodyear Eagle F1 premium rubber

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 3/4-frontal shot (driver side) of Indigo Blue Backdraft Racing 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, BDR838
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—Other Particulars—

  • frame-mounted triple-chromed rollbar
  • chrome-plated heat shields on sidepipes
  • SS [stainless steel] windshield wipers
  • Raydyot sideview mirrors
  • wind wings
  • sunvisors
  • fully carpeted trunk
  • Optima gel battery [in luggage compartment]

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head-on frontal shot of Indigo Blue Backdraft Racing 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, BDR838Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

At only 4,977 miles driven, this Indigo Blue beauty has experienced only recreational driving, the occasional carshow, cruise-in and seasonal parade. She’s never been raced nor encountered wet pavement or any sort of inclement weather. This beauty turns heads everywhere she goes and is champing at the bit to provide you with breathtaking driving adventures!

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—SOLD!—

    $51,500 obo

Serious inquiries only, please!

11 July 2020: Dear CobraCountry: You can mark my splendid Indigo Blue Cobra SOLD! Gone to a new home up north in Centralia, Washington. In less than a week I had serious inquiries from all over… including one very serious buyer from Majorca (large island off the east coast of Spain)! Many thanks to your renowned ‘global coverage’ of the Cobra market! Lonnie Parsons