Superformance MkIII 427 Cobra
SPO1045, black-on-black

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elevated broadside shot (driver side) of black-on-black Superformance 427SC Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1045Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

Superformance MkIII 427SC Cobra, SPO1045. Black-on-Black, Clean, sleek persona without “boy racer” stripes. Car was expertly completed by (the late and universally respected) Billy Andrews of Shelby dealer HRE Motorcars of Freeport, Long Island New York in 2002.

28,000 non-abusive miles [45,000 km] logged on this well-cared–for, well-maintained serpent that has spent its life carefully covered in a climate-controlled garage. It is in magnificent condition throughout.

Fast. Powerful. Nimble. It’s quite likely to qualify as your ‘bucket list’ drivin’ machine.

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—Beneath the Bonnet—
Ford Motorsport SVO 351 stroker Windsor
(I don’t know the exact final displacement)

409-cid (Windsor stroker) engine photo#1 of black-on-black Superformance 427SC Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1045Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

The engine compartment componentry includes:

  • Ford Motorsport Racing SVO 351 stroker Windsor [10:1 compression ratio; powerful… delivers 410 hp, 400 lbs./ft. torque]
  • cast iron block
  • nodular crank
  • heavy duty connecting rods
  • aluminum pistons
  • hydraulic flat-tappet hi-lift camshaft and SVO lifters
  • aluminum pocket ported GT40 heads
  • screw-in rocker studs
  • aluminum roller rockers
  • SVO dual valve springs
  • Edelbrock Victor Jr. high rise single-plane intake manifold [for robust high-end power]
  • Holley 750 cfm 4V double-pumper carburetor
  • remote oil cooler and remote filter
  • ceramic-coated free-flow headers
  • Cobra ribbed-aluminum valve covers
  • halon fire-suppression system

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409-cid (Windsor stroker) engine photo#2 of black-on-black Superformance 427SC Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1045Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Gear Train—

  • McLeod ‘blow shield’ safety steel bellhousing
  • RAM billet aluminum flywheel
  • Tremec TKO3550 5speed gearbox fitted with period-correct reverse-mounted shifter & knob
  • neutral safety switch
  • FoMoCo 8.8” IRS [3.73:1 final ratio [engine spins 2,100 rpm @ 85 mph]

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—In this (Legend-faithful cockpit—

 overhead cockpit shot of black-on-black Superformance 427SC Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1045Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

The cockpit is outfitted with…

  • original-correct Smiths Instruments blackfaced gauges (with Legend-correct reverse-reading 180 mph speedometer and Lucas ammeter)
  • Lucas toggle switches
  • Moto-Lita hardwood-rimmed steering wheel with appropriate AC center (AC center emblem included)
  • premium German black leather upholstery
  • original aircraft-style/quick-release seatbelts
  • Cobra embroidered floormats
  • (correct) red fire extinguisher [quick-release mounted on the bulkhead between the seatbacks]

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dashboard shot (driver side) of black-on-black Superformance 427SC Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1045Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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cockpit shot (from passenger side) of black-on-black Superformance 427SC Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1045
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—Rolling Stock—

Period-correct brand new 15” Goodyear Eagle ‘Billboards’ with tubes… the only rubber that presents the correct appearance of the original Cobras… my third set in 15 years and they’re precisely what they should be… racing tires… and they are sublime… and early Superformance Halibrand replica wheels with their finely cast & wired knockoff spinners that replicate the originals’ delicate profile [not the later and current wheels with clunky poorly-rendered surfaces that lack subtle details and intricate cross-section].

You also get the lead hammer, the safety wire and the spinner removal tool for the occasional stubborn spinner.

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head-on frontal shot of black-on-black Superformance 427SC Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1045Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Chassis, Suspension, Brakes—

  • 4-wheel independent suspension
  • brand-new premium QA1 coil-over shocks [feature 20-click adjustable rebound dampening]
  • 4-wheel Wilwood 4-piston with 4-pot calipers front and 2-pot rear
  • Wilwood ventilated discs all around

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3/4-frontal shot (passenger side) of black-on-black Superformance 427SC Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1045
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rear-quarter shot#1 (driver side) of black-on-black Superformance 427SC Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1045 Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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black softtop mounted on black-on-black Superformance 427SC Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1045 Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Where your Luggage meets The Road—

luggage compartment of black-on-black Superformance 427SC Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1045 
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—Other Particulars—

Front & rear triple-chromed street bumpers [rear set included with your purchase but removed for cleaner appearance, front retained to protect leading edge of snout from stone chips]. Overriders front & rear, convertible top with sliding side windows and tonneau cover and finish-protective rear fender spats.

 

You also get all these other Superformance features:

  • ceramic-coated sidepipes
  • responsive rack & pinion steering
  • dual-circuit power-assisted brakes
  • hydraulic clutch actuation
  • fuel safety shutoff
  • AC pedals
  • key-locking glovebox
  • correct rivets in bonnet (hood)
  • correct convertible soft top and side curtain grommets
  • chassis-mounted rollbar
  • original-style door latches
  • windscreen wipers
  • heater, defrost and air circulation vents
  • authentic Lucas taillights
  • windshield washers, et. al.
  • correct dash-mounter rearview mirror
  • comes with (1964) vintage Massachusetts license plates

In June of this year (2023) the suspension was professionally scaled and aligned by well-respected race car tuner Flat-out Motorsports in Mendon, Massachusetts. 

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rear-quarter shot#2 (passenger side) of black-on-black Superformance 427SC Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1045 Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

This black beauty starts promptly every time and has been consistently very dependable, requiring only basic maintenance to maintain. Has not ever been tracked or raced and has never seen rain, snow or salt. You’ll encounter no issues with this li’l road rocket, only breathtaking driving and touring adventures.

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    $77,700 obo

Serious inquiries only, please!

Contact

David DuClos

Located in Plainville, Massachusetts

508-212-2874

David.DuClos@Gmail.com

It was David‘s lovely sister-in-law Susan Boudreau who captured the photos of Dave’s black mamba you see on this page. Susan followed our tips quite carefully and really did a fine job with her Canon Rebel T3i digital camera. CS