Backdraft Racing Cobra
Onyx Black/Silver Stripes
—SOLD—

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3/4-frontal shot (driver side) of Onyx Black/silver stripes 427SC Shelby classic Backdraft Racing (BDR#664) Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

I am the original owner of this glistening road rocket (BDR#664) and have logged less than 4,700 miles [<7,600 km]. It’s titled here in The Sunshine State as a 1965 roadster.

The rolling chassis for this roadster was built to my specs in South Africa by Backdraft Racing in 2008. Upon delivery to the United States, the Roush Performance 342R engine and World Class Tremec transmission were installed by the experts at Speed Fanatix Inc., in Florida. The car has always been securely stabled in my garage, and, as a result, the black PPG paint with clearcoat is in superb condition.

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—Under the Hood—

Roush Performance 342R

Roush engine photo (from driver side) in Onyx Black/silver stripes 427SC Shelby classic Backdraft Racing (BDR#664) Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

The engine compartment componentry includes:

  • fully-polished Roush Performance 342R engine (serial #125). Delivers 450 horsepower/ 420 ft. lbs. torque
  • polished “POWERED BY ROUSH” valve covers
  • Holley 770 cfm ‘Street Avenger’ carburetor
  • Edelbrock intake manifold
  • Edelbrock 8848 polished water pump
  • MSD ignition ensemble
  • ceramic-coated headers
  • aluminum radiator with fan
  • polished SS overflow tank
  • SS engine compartment panels

This Roush engine was “hot tested” and subjected to
several “dyno pulls” to substantiate power output.

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—Gear Train—

  • hydraulic clutch
  • Tremec ‘World Class’ 5-speed gearbox
  • BMW IRS (see illustration down below)

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Roush engine plaque in Onyx Black/silver stripes 427SC Shelby classic Backdraft Racing (BDR#664) Cobra for sale by owner


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—Rolling Stock—

  • upgraded 17” Halibrand-style knockoff wheels, shod with…
  • Nitto NT555 ‘Extreme ZR’ rubber [235/45ZRx17” front; 315/35ZRx17” rear]. This high-performance rubber gets you off the line quickest and provides firm grip in the corners.

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broadside shot (driver side) of Onyx Black/silver stripes 427SC Shelby classic Backdraft Racing (BDR#664) Cobra for sale by owner
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—In this (gran turismo) cockpit—

cockpit shot (from passenger side) of Onyx Black/silver stripes 427SC Shelby classic Backdraft Racing (BDR#664) Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

The cockpit in this iconic road reptile is outfitted with:

  • custom gray upholstery with brand-new Backdraft Racing overlay floormats
  • 14” hardwood-rimmed steering wheel
  • VDO vintage-style blackfaced electronic gauges in classic roadster layout
  • supple leather seats, door panels and dash panel
  • driver seat adjustable slider (92” wheelbase provides extra legroom)
  • 4-point racing harnesses by Crow Enterprises
  • Raydyot mirrors (both sides)
  • dash-mounted rearview mirror
  • windwings and tinted sunvisors

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dashboard shot of Onyx Black/silver stripes 427SC Shelby classic Backdraft Racing (BDR#664) Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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

The ‘Dark Spectre’
in Enzo’s rearview mirror

head-on frontal shot of Onyx Black/silver stripes 427SC Shelby classic Backdraft Racing (BDR#664) Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Coachwork Features—

  • handlaid fiberglass construction reinforced at strategic points for extra strength
  • polished & ceramic-coated SS (stainless steel) sidepipes
  • polished SS sidepipe heat shields (leg guards)
  • polished SS driver side rollbar bolted to the frame
  • polished SS quick jacks—both front & rear
  • 3M rear fender protection
  • LeMans-style polished SS fuel filler (with lock)

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Tonneau or Not Tonneau:
that is the question

tonneau cover as installed on Onyx Black/silver stripes 427SC Shelby classic Backdraft Racing (BDR#664) Cobra for sale by owner
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3/4-rear shot (driver side) of Onyx Black/silver stripes 427SC Shelby classic Backdraft Racing (BDR#664) Cobra for sale by owner
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—Other Particulars—

comes to you complete with…

  • assembly and maintenance manual
  • all maintenance and service receipts
  • tonneau cover and complete Ready-Fit car cover by Wolf

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rear-quarter closeup shot (driver side) of Onyx Black/silver stripes 427SC Shelby classic Backdraft Racing (BDR#664) Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—SOLD—

$63,900

Serious inquiries only, please!

3 June 2021: Dear Cobra Country: Tell Curt to mark my Backdraft Racing Cobra (BDR#664) SOLD. It wasn’t “Gone in sixty seconds,” but it was “Snatched up in about sixty hours.” Gone to a new home way up in The Keystone State (Pennsyvania), sight-unseen except for my pictures. Curt advised me that my good photos would likely result in a prompt sale. He was wrong. Took almost 3 days. With best regards and thanks for a Cobra marketing/ showcasing job well done, Rod Macon