Superformance MkIII
427SC Cobra, SPO2741
Sunset Red/white stripes

— SOLD —

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broadside shot#1 (passenger side) of Sunset Red 427SC Shelby classic Superformance 427 Cobra, SPO2741, for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

Presenting this Superformance Cobra MkIII 427S/C, SPO2741 finished in Sunset Red, with Ford Windsor fuel-injected engine and rugged Tremec TKO600.

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—Powerplant—

Ford Motorsport 351 Windsor block

engine compartment photo#1 (from driver side) of Sunset Red 427SC Shelby classic Superformance 427 Cobra, SPO2741, for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

Engine built by Performance Engineering in Hamilton Ohio: a Windsor block bored & stroked to 408 cid; delivers 540hp, and 490ft./lbs.torque. Engine built for rugged reliability and has proved to be completely trouble-free.

Fuel injected with Holley EFI ‘Terminator X’. Fuel rail with individual fuel injectors for each cylinder. Efficient fuel delivery that “self learns” and adapts to all atmospheric conditions… never a problem, even at 12,000 ft. [3,660 meters] elevation.

The engine compartment componentry includes:

  • pre-1979 Fomoco block, computer balanced
  • steel H-beam connecting rods
  • aluminum forged pistons 10.25:1 compression
  • plasma moly rings
  • billet aluminum flywheel
  • SFI-approved harmonic balancer
  • Air Flow Research ported heads (205cc intake)
  • custom ground hydraulic roller cam
  • chromoly pushrods
  • aluminum roller rocker
  • Clevite Performance bearings
  • March Performance pulleys
  • Ford ‘Cobra’ valve ribbed aluminum covers
  • performance aluminum water pump
  • all SS (stainless steel) braided hoses
  • remote oil filter
  • ceramic-coated headers & exhaust pipes
  • Ford Racing COBRA oval air cleaner
  • 100-amp alternator
  • high-torque starter

    Cooling Dept:
  • single-row high-performance aluminum core radiator.
  • two thermostatically controlled electric fans support the aluminum core radiator
  • original specification oil cooler
  • aluminum finished firewall to dissipates engine heat

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engine compartment photo#1 (from passenger side) of Sunset Red 427SC Shelby classic Superformance 427 Cobra, SPO2741, for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Gear Train—

  • Lakewood bellhousing
  • Centerforce clutch & pressure plate
  • Tremec TKO600 gearbox [ratios: 2.87, 1.89, 1.28, 1.00, 0.82 OD]
  • Dana rear end [3.42:1 final ratio]

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—In this (Legend-faithful) cockpit—

cockpit shot (from rear) of Sunset Red 427SC Shelby classic Superformance 427 Cobra, SPO2741, for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

The cockpit in this driving machine is outfitted with:

  • leather-bound steering wheel rim [provides better palm comfort on long drives]
  • period-correct Smiths Instruments blackfaced gauges [with ‘Legend-correct’ reverse-winding 180mph speedometer and ‘correct’ Lucas amps gauge]
  • original style pedals, catches, fittings, shifter and handbrake lever
  • original (gooseneck) style latch & lock seatbelts
  • slide adjuster for driver’s seat
  • tinted sun visors, clear windings
  • driver’s side and rear-view mirrors
  • heater/defogger [heater unit with 2-speed fan]
  • original style 2-speed wiper assembly and 140° wiper arc
  • handcrafted seats upholstered in premium [German-specification] automotive leather
  • fully carpeted floor, center console, sides, rear firewall and trunk

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closeup dashboard shot of Sunset Red 427SC Shelby classic Superformance 427 Cobra, SPO2741, for sale by owner
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—Chassis, Suspension, Brakes—

  • heavy duty TIG-welded ladder-frame chassis with crumple zones
  • fully-independent front & rear suspension with limited-slip rear
  • differential in Ford IRS setup
  • jig-welded parallel ladder frame of heavy wall 2”x4” rectangular steel
  • tubing with large-diameter outriggers
  • door hinge, steering column and windshield frame pickup points incorporated onto the main chassis
  • in the front–fully independent, unequal-length A-arms with adjustable
  • coil-over telescopic shock absorbers
  • in the rear–likewise, independent unequal length A-arms, with fabricated hub carriers and coil-over shock absorbers
  • Wilwood 4-piston brakes, booster and master cylinder assembly
  • Monza-style cast/machined aluminum locking fuel filler cap
  • 17-gallon [64-liter] fuel tank

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—The maroon menace in Enzo’s rearview mirror—

head-on frontal shot of Sunset Red 427SC Shelby classic Superformance 427 Cobra, SPO2741, for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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broadside shot#2 (passenger side) of Sunset Red 427SC Shelby classic Superformance 427 Cobra, SPO2741, for sale by owner
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—Where the Luggage Meets the Road—

luggage compartment shot of Sunset Red 427SC Shelby classic Superformance 427 Cobra, SPO2741, for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Other Particulars—

  • fabricated steel plate pedal box assembly with adjustable pedal pads
  • hand-laminated fiberglass body with reinforcing inserts
  • factory installed chassis-mounted dual SS rollbars, fully-functional and polished
  • Superformance tonneau cover
  • original style indicator lenses & headlights
  • original style handcrafted windshield frame
  • 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

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3/4-rear shot (passenger side) of Sunset Red 427SC Shelby classic Superformance 427 Cobra, SPO2741, for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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This Serpent has taken multiple 7–9 day road trips with the local Cobra clubs. Car was transported via enclosed carrier to/ from destination
1. California—San Francisco north to Eureka, then down the coast south via PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) to San Diego.
2. The northern hills of Arkansas (the Ozarks) and Branson Missouri areas
3. New Mexico and Colorado. The Santa Fe-to-Denver loop
4. South Dakota (Black Hills  ) 

Way too much fun. You’ll encounter no downside surprises with this scarlet serpent.

— SOLD —

$77,500

Serious inquiries only, please!

Dear CobraCountry: Please mark my Sunset Red Cobra #SP02741 SOLD. It now in the hands of a lucky new owner up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Many thanks! Francis Gabriel, Dallas