Shell Valley Motors
427SC Cobra replica
—SOLD—
[finished to “daily driveable” by a skilled machinist and dedicated streetrodder]

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3/4-frontal shot of gray-primered Shell Valley 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a larger size.

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.

California SB100 sticker banner for classic 1965 Shelby Cobra vehicle. Copyrighted custom graphic property of Crown Publishing Company, Inc.

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—Where The ‘Rolling Thunder’ Happens—
427cid small-block Chevy, (stroker) motor.

427 engine shot#2 of gray-primered Shell Valley 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

The Chevy engine componentry includes:

  • small-block Chevy [427cid stroker motor; World Products block]
  • AFR 210 racing heads
  • Eagle ensemble: forged crank, H-beam rods
  • Mahle forged pisons
  • Comp Cams billet hydraulic roller cam and roller rockers
  • Victor polished intake with 1″-taller plenum port-matched (by AFR) to AFR heads
  • 850 cfm QuickFuel race carburetor
  • MSD billet distributor and 6al-2 ignition box and coil
  • Champ Pans road racing oil pan

Power delivery (estimated by Comp Cams) to deliver 575 to 600 hp
and 545 ft/lbs. torque at 4500 rpm.

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427 engine shot#3 of gray-primered Shell Valley 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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427 engine shot#4 of gray-primered Shell Valley 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale by owner
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427 engine shot#5 of gray-primered Shell Valley 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale by owner
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—Gear Train—

  • Sonic safety steel scattershield
  • billet steel flywheel
  • McLeod NASCAR hydraulic throwout bearing
  • Centerforce “Dual Friction” clutch
  • Tremec TKO600 5-speed gearbox
  • rear end is a rugged 9” Ford with Currie-built 3rd member, nodular case, NASCAR pinion bearing
  • Eaton locker trac-loc rear with Moser axles

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—In this serpent’s Cockpit—

 cockpit shot of gray-primered Shell Valley 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a larger size.

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 cockpit shot of gray-primered Shell Valley 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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dropped footwell shot (passenger side) of gray-primered Shell Valley 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the dropped footwell photo above to see it at a larger size.

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seating area shot of gray-primered Shell Valley 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale by owner
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Optima gel battery in luggage compartment of gray-primered Shell Valley 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the Optima gel battery above to see it at a larger size.
Note how well it’s secured to the to the base.

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—Other Particulars—

Among my workshop contributions that you’ll benefit from are:

  • brake proportioning valve inside the car means it can be adjusted while you drive
  • all SS (stainless steel) and  aluminum parts are polished. The steel parts are powder coated, including the fuel tank
  • SS brake & fuel lines
  • quick-release chromed fire extinguisher, mounted on floor beneath instrument panel
  • two USB ports built into the SS folding cup holders, 4-point seatbelt harness
  • 12V accessories outlet under hood and in the trunk
  • trunk-mounted Optima battery in ‘rock crawler’ box with marine [with safety shutoff switch mounted to box]
  • aluminum hinged door in luggage compartment for easy access to fuel tank sending unit
  • fuel pump shutoff circuit breaker. (safety feature)
  • Mallory fuel filter [cartridge type]
  • all electrical connectors are Delphi Weatherpack  (waterproof, best-of-the-best)
  • motor, fuel tank, and rear end each has a remote breather

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aluminum hinged door for easy access to the fuel tank sending unit of gray-primered Shell Valley 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the access door photo above to see it at a much larger size.
(aluminum hinged door in luggage compartment for easy access to fuel tank sending unit)

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Click on the broadside shot above to see it at a larger size.

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—SOLD—

$35,000

Serious inquiries only, please!

4 February 2021: You can mark my thundering, take-no-prisoners Cobra SOLD! Gone to a fellow Cobra enthusiast over in Sherman Oaks, (southern) California. Many thanks to CobraCountry‘s vaunted ‘reach’ to this industry. Jim Mallory