Superformance MkIII
427SC Cobra, SPO1819

Royal Blue/white stripes

—SOLD—

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head-on frontal shot of Royal Blue/white stripes 427SC Shelby classic Superformance MkIII Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1819
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A poignant history on this Shelby Superformance Cobra: it was originally purchased in 2004 and finished in 2011; the first owner passed away in 2012.

This MkIII Cobra was professionally and properly stored until 2019 when I was able to purchase it after my son discovered it while looking to purchase a jet ski. At that time the car had logged only 176 miles. It has now logged a total of approximately 1,550 miles [2,500 km].

The engine was professionally checked over and all fluids replaced before restarting.

After that, it was completely gone through and tuned by none other than John Vermeersch at Total Performance in Mt.Clemens, Michigan. New valve springs were installed and the carburetor was rebuilt.

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—Beneath the Blue Bonnet—
351 Windsor stroked to 408
Professionally built by John Lombardi

408 cid engine photo#1 (from driver side) of Royal Blue/white stripes 427SC Shelby classic Superformance MkIII Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1819
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The engine compartment componentry includes:

  • 351 Ford Windsor stroked to 408 cid professionally built by John Lombardi
  • forged internals
  • aluminum AFR heads
  • roller cam & valvetrain
  • Cobra valve covers
  • dual inline fuel filters
  • Proform 850 cfm double-pumper carburetor
  • Edelbrock ‘Performer RPM’ Airgap manifold
  • Edelbrock aluminum HP water pump
  • High Torque starter
  • SS (stainless steel) braided oil lines
  • remote oil filter
  • March pulleys
  • dual fans
  • MSD coil
  • Pertronix electronic ignition
  • billet aluminum overflow

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408 cid engine photo#2 (from passenger side) of Royal Blue/white stripes 427SC Shelby classic Superformance MkIII Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1819
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—Gear Train—

  • SFI–rated safety bellhousing
  • McLeod double disk hydraulic clutch
  • Tremec TKO 3550 5-speed gearbox
  • Ford Thunderbird 8.8” IRS

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3/4-frontal shot#1 (driver side) of Royal Blue/white stripes 427SC Shelby classic Superformance MkIII Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1819Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

A bittersweet history on this MkIII Cobra: it was purchased new in 2004 and finished in 2011; that first owner passed away in 2012.

It was professionally and properly stored until 2019 when I was able to purchase it after my son discovered it while looking at a jet ski that was for sale. At that time the car had 176 miles on it. It has now logged a total of approximately 1,300 miles [2,100 km].

The engine was professionally checked over and all fluids replaced before restarting.

After that, it was completely gone through and tuned by none other than John Vermeersch at Total Performance in Mt.Clemens Michigan. New valve springs were installed and the carburetor was rebuilt.

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—In this (Legend-faithful) cockpit—

overhead cockpit shot#1 (from driver side) of Royal Blue/white stripes 427SC Shelby classic Superformance MkIII Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1819

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The cockpit is outfitted with…

  • AC Moto-Lita steering wheel
  • Smiths Instruments blackfaced gauges including reverse speedometer
  • aircraft-style (as original) quick-release harnesses
  • Lucas amps gauge and switches
  • AC foot pedals
  • premium German leather seat upholstery
  • fire extinguisher (not mounted)

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dashboard shot of Royal Blue/white stripes 427SC Shelby classic Superformance MkIII Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1819
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overhead cockpit shot#2 (from driver side) of Royal Blue/white stripes 427SC Shelby classic Superformance MkIII Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1819Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Rolling Stock—

  • Halibrand style 15 genuine knockoff wheels, shod with…
  • new Cooper ‘Cobra’ radial rubber [295/50Rx15″ rear; 255/60Rx15″ front]

The new rubber was purchased and installed in May, 2021, and today is in superb condition, having logged only 800 miles). Four-wheel alignment when the tires set was installed.

For the knockoff wheels you also get an entire rolling stock ensemble:

    • two lead hammers [one 7-lb. hammer and one 4-lb. hammer] and safety wire
    • a Cobra Valley spinner removal tool
    • can of Cobra Valley anti-seize lubricant, and
    • one spare spinner (driver-side)

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head-on frontal shot of Royal Blue/white stripes 427SC Shelby classic Superformance MkIII Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1819Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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Where your Luggage
Meets the Road

uggage compartment shot of Royal Blue/white stripes 427SC Shelby classic Superformance MkIII Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1819
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3-qtr.rear shot shot of Royal Blue/white stripes 427SC Shelby classic Superformance MkIII Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1819Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

Note: The color shift of this photo occurred because it was shot with an Apple iPhone instead of the Nikon camera we used for all the rest of these photos.

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—Other Particulars

  • Bilstein coil-over shocks
  • Wilwood brakes
  • new Optima ‘Red Top’ battery
  • new ignition switch and additional ground
  • charging port
  • battery cutoff safety switch
  • locking fuel filler capYou also get:
  • new extra spare High-Torque starter
  • three complete sets of keys

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rear shot shot of Royal Blue/white stripes 427SC Shelby classic Superformance MkIII Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1819Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

You’ll encounter no issues with this blue beauty, only breathtaking driving and touring adventures.

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   —SOLD—

$83,900

Serious inquiries only, please!

11 November 2022: You can mark my Royal Blue Superformance MkIII Cobra—SPO1819—SOLD! Gone to a lucky new owner and avid Cobra enthusiast about 100 miles away in East Lansing. Many thanks for your expert guidance in photographing my Cobra and positioning it onto the world stage! Mark Durling