Superformance MkIII
427 Cobra, SPO#0456
Royal Blue Metallic/WimWhite stripes
~Titled as a 1965 Shelby~
—SOLD—

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3/4-frontal (driver side) shot of Royal Blue Metallic 427SC Shelby classic Superformance Cobra, SPO#0456 for sale by owner
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Superformance MkIII 427SC Cobra, SPO#0456. Royal Blue Metallic/Wimbledon White stripes. Always garaged and covered. Pampered, but driven, it’s no trailer queen.

Second owner; when purchased new it was directly from Second Strike LLC—the Superformance Owners Group in Davidson, North Carolina. Spent its first 21 years in Minnesota. Now resides in Western Colorado.

Only 11,787 miles [18,970 km] logged.

This venomous beast comes to you equipped with:

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—Beneath the Blue Bonnet—
Ford Racing 385hp A351W SVO crate motor

engine photo#1 of Royal Blue Metallic 427SC Shelby classic Superformance Cobra, SPO#0456 for sale by owner
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The engine compartment componentry includes:

  • Ford Racing 385hp A351W SVO crate motor
  • finished & trimmed aluminum firewall dissipates engine heat
  • Edelbrock ‘Performer RPM’ intake manifold
  • Holley 750 cfm carburetor
  • single-row high-performance aluminum core radiator with two thermostatically-controlled electric fans
  • original specification remote oil cooler
  • COBRA ribbed/finned valve covers
  • Ford COBRA ribbed/finned oval intake manifold
  • K&N oval air filter

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engine photo#2 of Royal Blue Metallic 427SC Shelby classic Superformance Cobra, SPO#0456 for sale by owner
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—Gear Train—

  • McLeod clutch
  • Tremec TKO 5-speed overdrive transmission
  • 3.73:1 final ratio posi differential (IRS)

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3/4-frontal (passenger side) shot of Royal Blue Metallic 427SC Shelby classic Superformance Cobra, SPO#0456 for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Rolling Stock—

  • 15” Halibrand-style Trigo 427 correct replica knockoff wheels [with machined spinners and center caps], fitted with…
  • Mickey Thompson ‘Sportsman S/T’ rubber [rear: P275/60Rx15″; front: P255/60Rx15″] with just under 1,800 miles logged

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—In this (Legend-faithful) cockpit—

dashboard shot of Royal Blue Metallic 427SC Shelby classic Superformance Cobra, SPO#0456 for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

The cockpit in this iconic road reptile is outfitted with:

  • Moto-Lita hardwood-rimmed steering wheel
  • period-correct Smiths Instruments blackfaced gauges [with ‘Legend-correct’ reverse-winding 180mph speedometer and ‘correct’ Lucas amps gauge]
  • original style (Legend-correct) Lucas toggle switches
  • original style AC foot pedals, catches, fittings
  • correct angled shifter and hand brake lever
  • tinted sun visors, side-fitted wind wings with driver’s side view and rear-view mirrors.
  • heater/defogger unit with blower fan
  • original style (aircraft style) quick-release latch & lock seatbelts (four point on driver’s side)
  • slide-adjustable driver’s seat
  • handmade seat surfaces upholstered in black German specification automotive leather
  • fully carpeted floor, center console, sides & rear bulkhead, Superformance COBRA floormats
  • original style two-speed wiper assembly
  • original black soft top and side screens as well as black tonneau cover and original Superformance car cover

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cockpit/rear-quarter shot of Royal Blue Metallic 427SC Shelby classic Superformance Cobra, SPO#0456 for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Body, Chassis, Suspension, Brakes—

All the standard Superformance goodies you can expect:

  • heavy-duty TIG-welded ladder-frame chassis with crumple zones
  • jig-welded parallel ladder frame of heavy wall 2”x4” rectangular steel tubing with large-diameter outriggers
  • fully independent front & rear suspension
  • in the front: fully independent, unequal-length A-arms with adjustable AVO coil-over telescopic shock absorbers
  • in the rear: likewise, independent unequal-length A-arms, with fabricated hub carriers and coil-over shock absorbers with AVO coil-over shocks
  • door hinge, steering column and windshield pickup points are anchored onto the main chassis
  • black with chromed accented quickjacks
  • hand-laminated fiberglass coachwork with reinforcing inserts, handlaid fiberglass panels with steel tube reinforcements in all openings
  • steel bars & panel reinforcements where the body points carry loads [stress points]
  • body bonded to chassis and is completely non-stressed.
  • silver ceramic-coated headers & sidepipes
  • exterior finished with black & chromed livery: headlight bezels, turn signals and rollbar
  • power 4-wheel disc brakes makes stopping a breeze
  • original style indicator lenses and headlights
  • Monza style (cast/machined aluminum), fuel filler cap

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3/4-rear (driver side) shot of Royal Blue Metallic 427SC Shelby classic Superformance Cobra, SPO#0456 for sale by owner
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rear-quarter shot#1 (driver side) of Midnight Blue 427SC Shelby classic E.R.A. Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—SOLD—

$72,500

Serious inquiries only, please!

29 July 2021: Dear Cobra Country: Please mark that Royal Blue Superformance MkIII Cobra, SPO#0456, SOLD. Curt, I had 3 serious offers within four days: one from Texas, one from Pennsylvania, and one (the first caller who indeed purchased my Cobra) from Kansas. I don't quite understand why anyone would put his Cobra up for sale anywhere other than Cobra Country. Happy camper. George Euler