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 American ‘Viking 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.
Under the Engine Deck
331 cid [460 hp/450 lbs/ft. torque]
small-block V8 by Keith Craft Racing
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:
Get an eyeful of that phalanx of Webers. Nothing quite like an 8-pack of Weber IDA 48s on a small-block Ford.
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]
In this (Legend-faithful) cockpit
The cockpit in this Viking Blue roadracing reptile is outfitted with:
—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:
Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size
Serious inquiries only, please!
Radical Roadsters of Texas
the Houston, Texas metro area
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 Scott27 April, 2021: Dear CobraCountry: You can mark that Viking Blue 289FIA SOLD. Headed for the West Coast. Let Curt know that this beauty will reside in a new stable someplace in sunny southern California! Once again, many thanks: your site’s ‘reach’ to the Cobra industry once again concluded with a happy buyer and a happy seller! James Yale
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