Custom 557SC Cobra
 The asphalt-kickingest menace to ever prowl the pavement.
Egyptian Orange/Onyx Black stripes

—SOLD!—

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3/4-frontal (driver side) photo of Egyptian Orange Shell Valley 427SC Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

No need for you to look any further… you’ve found the ULTIMATE COBRA! From the ground up, this is indeed an other-worldly, custom-built Cobra. No expense was spared and no detail was overlooked.

This ‘Custom 557’ Cobra is an E-ticket ride… extraordinaire! It was built for one objective, and one objective only: to provide you with the most breathtaking adventure you’ve ever experienced with any performance car. From behind the wheel of this muscle-bound beauty, any motorway, byway, beltway or boulevard is Thunder Road.

It has been scaled and balanced and boasts serious acceleration for when you want to go fast, and the suspension it must have in order to tame the turns and take the corners hard as possible. This li’l road rocket truly offers the most breathtaking, wind-in-your-face thrills you’ll ever encounter with any other sports car!

Brian Wilson perhaps characterized this li’l rocketship perfectly: “If she had a set of wings, man I know she could fly!”

If you’d like to experience the euphoria of being hurled from a carrier deck with a steam catapult, just punch your foot into the pedal of this 557 drivin’ machine and you’ll find out!

Only 4,250 miles (6,840 km) logged… so it’s barely even saddle broken.

Below are some of the attributes of this Egyptian Orange bad boy:

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THE VIEW IN ENZO’S REARVIEW MIRROR

head-on frontal photo of Egyptian Orange Shell Valley 427SC Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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ROLLING THUNDER
Outfitted with the FAST-revving 557 cid/830 hp BIG-block Ford stroker V8 you see below, this take-no-prisoners Coppertone Cobra ratchets up the original Shelby serpent’s 1960s’ nickname ‘Jet-engine-on-a Rollerskate’:

photo of 1,000 horsepower (557 cid) Ford V8 in this Egyptian Orange Shell Valley 427SC Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

The underhood foundation is a 460 cid Ford big-block stroked to a 557 cid. The block is crowned with Trick Flow 460A racing heads—polished aluminum. Custom cam designed by a top engineer from Comp Cams [Bill Peck—same fine chap who painted the car]. Every step of this engine build was executed by experienced professional craftsmen; the result is the fastest-accelerating and most menacing sounding V8 powerplant ever.

  • EMS-Pro ignition
  • computer-controlled fuel injection
  • Precision Metalcraft custom precision intake
  • Trick Flow A-460 polished racing heads
  • custom fuel delivery system pre- and post- filters, with 1,000 hp in-line Magna fuel pump
  • Innovators West custom valve covers

Cooling Department:
Radiator is a high-capacity aluminum unit from JEGS; it cools very effectively with a high-output Flex-a-lite puller-mounted electric fan (from JEGS as well), which pulls 3,500 cfm.
Bottom line: this serpent’s engine runs anywhere from 150°–180° in any weather, at any ambient temperature and in any traffic situation.

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—Gear Train—

  • Lakewood bulletproof/shatterproof bellhousing
  • Centerforce clutch ensemble
  • Tremec TKO 600 5-speed manual transmission [5th gear is 0.82-ratio overdrive]
  • 3.23:1 ratio Ford (Posi) rear end

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 undercarriage photo#1 (driveshaft and rear axle) of Egyptian Orange Shell Valley 427SC Cobra for sale by owneClick on the photo above to see an alternate undercarriage
 shot and at a much larger size.

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—In the Cockpit—

cockpit and (carbon-fiber) dashboard shot of Egyptian Orange Shell Valley 427SC Cobra for sale by owner
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That spectacular interior features:

  • rich, attractive custom-crafted carbon-fiber dash
  • custom camel-coloured steerhide upholstery [seats, doors, trunk, and rear panel]
  • Moto-Lita hardwood-rimmed steering wheel
  • Auto Meter ‘Street Rod Series’ gauges (selected in large part for their high-contrast, easy-to-read Arctic White background)
  • Hurst shifter
  • electrical system cutoff switch
  • Kirkey aluminum-chassis racing seats [adjustable drivers seat ]
  • Safety Racing 5-point racing harnesses
  • chromed fire extinguisher (mounted under dashboard)

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3/4-frontal (passenger side) photo of Egyptian Orange Shell Valley 427SC Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it from an alternate (broadside)
 camera angle and at a much larger size.

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—Chassis, Suspension, Brakes—

The certifiably robust Midstates chassis is structurally reinforced in the frame and doors to further reduce flex and maximize rigidity. It’s complemented with:

  • Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes and cross-drilled rotors
  • AFCO adjustable coil-over gas shocks

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all-decks-open photo#1 (from rear passenger side) of Egyptian Orange Shell Valley 427SC Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see an alternate camera angle of
 “all decks open” shot, and at a much larger size.

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macro/closeup photo#1 of Egyptian Orange Shell Valley 427SC Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see a composite of four macro/close-up shots.

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—Rolling Stock—

  • Billet Specialties wheels (custom ceramic coated)
  • Michelin ‘Pilot Super Sport’ Z-rated rubber [295/30×18 front; 345/30×19” rear]

ALL of the tires are 40% wider than on a typical Cobra. They were selected
(i.e., upgraded) because of the phenomenal HP/torque the motor produces.

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side livery (black “hockey puck”) photo of Egyptian Orange Shell Valley 427SC Cobra for sale by owner
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3/4-rear (driver side) photo of Egyptian Orange Shell Valley 427SC Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

There’s abundant structural buttressing to handle that thunder-generator powerplant: the excellent Midstates chassis has been strategically reinforced to provide extra strength and rigidity to virtually eliminate flex during acceleration and cornering.

The Shell Valley body was sculpted into place while investing hundreds of hours making certain the coachwork and paint was absolutely perfect. Everything from the carbon-fiber dash, custom-crafted leather upholstery, powerplant, suspension, & paint was carefully scrutinized to ensure this would be a one-of-a-kind Cobra and a one-of-a-kind driving experience. That is to say, no one will be pulling up alongside you with a cookie-cutter Cobra just like yours…

Over $125,000 was invested as a “labor of love” to build and possess this dream drivin’ machine; it has since been appraised at $80,000.

—SOLD!—

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    $64,900 obo

Serious inquiries only, please!