Shell Valley Motors
427SC Cobra replica
[finished to “daily driveable” by a skilled machinist and dedicated streetrodder]
I sprang for Shell Valley’s 427 Cobra replica because of the firm’s (and its owners’) reputation, the 1/4” inch (hand-laminated) body thickness, 3/16″ (.187″) frame wall thickness compared to 1/8″ thickness of most other Cobras and streetrods. It also boasts 4″-deep dropboxes for more legroom/kneeroom and feet comfort.
Note its body shape and stance: I believe the appearance and stance of this megastar of the musclecars is among the (other) best Cobra replicas on the market.
It boasts adjustable 4-link rear suspension and Mustang II front suspension with QA1 coil-over shocks on all four corners. Accelerates powerfully and handles nimbly on the highways and byways…and especially on the curvy rural roads… and has logged less than a 1,000 miles [<1,600 km].
This serpent is complete, less your paint scheme choice and finishing the upholstery installation. The not-yet-installed upholstery and carpeting enables you to clearly see much of the premium detail work and exacting custom metalwork that went into this iconic musclecar.
You get the complete (NOS) interior and trunk carpeting that… ideally… is best installed after painting—that’s why I haven’t yet installed the carpeting and the final upholstery]. For a host of reasons unrelated to this fine specimen of serpenthood, I’ve decided to go in a different direction—getting back into offroading.
I trained and worked as a machinist for eight years and refashioned and improved many of the components on the car.
—Where The ‘Rolling Thunder’ Happens—
427cid small-block Chevy, (stroker) motor.
The Chevy engine componentry includes:
Power delivery (estimated by Comp Cams) to deliver 575 to 600 hp
and 545 ft/lbs. torque at 4500 rpm.
—In this serpent’s Cockpit—
Among my workshop contributions that you’ll benefit from are:
Serious inquiries only, please!
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