Superformance MkII Cobra
289FIA,
Viking Blue, SPFN 0002

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3/4-frontal shot of Viking Blue Superformance 289FIA Shelby classic Cobra replica for sale, SPO#0002Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

Here is your opportunity to own a very distinctive and rare Cobra 289FIA replica.  This Roadster was designed to emulate one of the five Cobra roadsters built expressly to assist in winning the FIA World Manufacturers GT Championship and snatching the crown from Team Ferrari.

The MkII ‘FIA’ is a licensed Shelby product in Superformance’s stable of fine driving machines.

This chassis, SPFR#0002, is finished in (Legend-correct) Shelby AmericanViking Blue‘ with race team livery (3M vinyl) as chassis CSX2323 was in the 1964 Targa Florio road race—driven by Dan Gurney and Jerry Grant. The drivetrain is properly dressed to replicate the look, sound and feel of a full competition FIA Cobra—IDA Weber carbureted “289 COBRA Hi-Rev” engine, original-style Borg Warner T10 4-speed gearbox, and Salisbury-style rear differential. This rare machine is in magnificent condition and boasts less than 3,300 miles [5,300 km] driven.

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aerial broadside shot (from passenger side) of Viking Blue Superformance 289FIA Shelby classic Cobra replica for sale, SPO#0002Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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Under the Engine Deck
331 cid [460 hp/450 lbs/ft. torque]
small-block V8 by Keith Craft Racing

engine shot#1 of Viking Blue Superformance 289FIA Shelby classic Cobra replica for sale, SPO#0002Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

Fitted with a professionally built 331 cid engine [460 hp/ 450 lbs.ft. torque] by Keith Craft Racing and dressed to replicate a full competition FIA “289 COBRA Hi-Rev” roller camshaft engine.

The engine compartment componentry includes:

  • IDA 48 Weber 8-stack carburetors and “COBRA” twin-neck manifold configured by the renowned Jim Inglese
  • correct FIA ‘Competition’ valve covers
  • original-style Spider fuel-log
  • cloth covered fuel lines
  • FoMoCo period-faithful alternator
  • 289 HiPo wires
  • AVIAD oil pan
  • original FoMoCo dual-point distributor with MSD rev limiter
  • aluminium hi-performance radiator with thermostatically controlled electric fans
  • RHS cast-iron cylinder heads
  • timing chain cover, water pump and pulleys are black powder-coated, thus effecting a Legend-correct appearance
  • remote oil cooler

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engine shot#2 of Viking Blue Superformance 289FIA Shelby classic Cobra replica for sale, SPO#0002Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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engine shot#3 (direct overhead) of Viking Blue Superformance 289FIA Shelby classic Cobra replica for sale, SPO#0002Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

Get an eyeful of that phalanx of Webers. Nothing quite like an 8-pack of Weber IDA 48s on a small-block Ford.

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Gear Train

  • QuickTime safety steel bellhousing and Ram clutch

  • clutch master cylinder assembly with hydraulic clutch actuation

  • original-style Borg Warner T10 4-speed gearbox [built by renowned Mike Miles, including a correct shifter with functional reverse lock-out]

  • Salisbury-style rear differential [3.54:1 final gear ratio]

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In this (Legend-faithful) cockpit—

cockpit shot#1 (from driver side) of Viking Blue Superformance 289FIA Shelby classic Cobra replica for sale, SPO#0002Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

The cockpit in this Viking Blue roadracing reptile is outfitted with:

  • original FIA—style instrument panel layout with Stewart-Warner gauges, passenger-side–located speedometer and correct style replacement Sunn-Pro tachometer as used on CSX2323
  • correct size 16″ Moto-Lita hardwood-rimmed steering wheel
  • original style pedals, catches, fittings, shifter and hand brake (Note the shifter location is exactly per the original)
  • 3-point rollbar (with forward-facing 3rd leg) system as used in original
  • German factory leather–upholstered seats included. driver-side currently has a period-correct racing seat
  • leather door map pockets and dash
  • correct-style lock & latch seatbelts
  • Raydyot-style side mirrors, the dash-mounted rearview mirror is standard 289 Cobra
  • carpeting on tunnel only as on CSX2323 configuration
  • chromed fire extinguisher [you can see it strapped to the bottom of the 3rd leg of the FIA rollbar]

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dashboard shot of Viking Blue Superformance 289FIA Shelby classic Cobra replica for sale, SPO#0002Click on the Legend-faithful dashboard layout photo above
to see it at a much larger size.

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cockpit shot#2 (from passenger side) of Viking Blue Superformance 289FIA Shelby classic Cobra replica for sale, SPO#0002Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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the coachwork

  • hand-laminated fiberglass body with reinforcing inserts
  • aesthetically and dimensionally–correct body painted with two-stage show-quality paint finish
  • trunk lid (boot lid) with ‘correct’ (FIA-mandated) suitcase clearance bumps (“dimples”) and bungee cord grommets
  • LeMans original-style cast/machined aluminium fuel cap
  • vinyl decals for period/event correctness (removable)

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head-on frontal shot of Viking Blue sdSuperformance 289FIA Shelby classic Cobra replica for sale, SPO#0002Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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aerial broadside shot (from passenger side) of Viking Blue Superformance 289FIA Shelby classic Cobra replica for sale, SPO#0002Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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closeup shot of rear rolling stock on Viking Blue Superformance 289FIA Shelby classic Cobra replica for sale, SPO#0002Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Chassis, Suspension, Brakes—

The MkII ‘FIA’ chassis is of the original John Tojeiro–designed 3″ tubular rail ladder with transverse-leaf springs [front & rear]. It was reproduced using drawings obtained from AC cars and implements well-thought-out improvements to utilize (more precise) rack & pinion steering and features Heim joints fitted with adjustable rod ends and with poly bushings [for a more comfortable ride].

It also boasts an authentic-reproduction transverse-leaf spring suspension setup [front & rear] to provide you with a spot-on re-creation of driving an original 289 Cobra.

The 3″ tubes are TIG- and MIG-welded to ensure you a safer/stronger, more rigid chassis. This is much stronger than the arc- and gas-welded originals of the 1960s. Painstaking efforts were made to reproduce the chassis as close to original as possible while incorporating a few modern functional improvements. Moreover, it boasts:

  • rack & pinion steering assembly
  • fully independent front & rear suspension with halfshafts
  • Wilwood power-assisted vented disc brakes (calipers: front-4-pot & rear-single-pot)
  • QA1 custom-crafted and fully adjustable coil-over shocks

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closeup shot of rear rear cowling on Viking Blue Superformance 289FIA Shelby classic Cobra replica for sale, SPO#0002Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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aerial rear quarter shot of Viking Blue Superformance 289FIA Shelby classic Cobra replica for sale, SPO#0002Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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3/4-rear shot (passenger side) of Viking Blue Superformance 289FIA Shelby classic Cobra replica for saleClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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 head-on rear shot of Viking Blue Superformance 289FIA Shelby classic Cobra replica for sale, SPO#0002

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    $86,000 obo

Serious inquiries only, please!

Contact

James Yale

Radical Roadsters of Texas

Located in the Houston, Texas metro area

281-804-5730 (cell)

JamesYale1@hotmail.com

Those fabulous fotos you see above of this Viking Blue beauty were shot by James Yale, using only his consumer-grade Nikon D3200 digital camera and its standard 18–55mm zoom lens. In his determination to make every photo he takes to help show you precisely how the serpent looks in person, he follows this site’s expert tips to the letter; James has become one of the Cobra industry’s best moto photographers. Curt Scott