Superformance Mk III 427
427 ‘Street Version’ Cobra
SPO#3626 Porsche Midnight Blue

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broadside shot (passenger side) of Midnight Blue Superformance MkIII 427SC Cobra SPO3626, for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

—delivered April 18, 2023;  988 miles [1,600 km] on the odometer—

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On January 3, 2022, I ordered a new Superformance ‘Street Version’ MkIII Roadster, SPO3626. [Street Version: that is to say, this honest-to-God hot rod is equipped with undercar muffled exhaust instead of sidepipes, no rollbar, ‘correct Street layout’ gauges, chromed bumperettes, and perhaps a few other items]. In all, this more civilized serpent is much sleeker in profile than an S/C (Street/Competition) model… just feast your eyes on that broadside shot of this road rocket in the photo above.

Curt once characterized Shelby’s Street variant this way, “The 427 ‘Street Version’ Cobra is that iconic 427SC muscle car w/o the tattoos” ].

It’s powered by a new, Shelby American 351W/427 cid Stage II 565 horsepower engine topped with Jim Inglese–prepared Weber 8-stack 48 IDA downdraft carburetor, a Tremec TKX 5 speed (close ratio) transmits breathtaking power & torque. My Porsche Midnight Blue Cobra is a stunning, blistering-fast ride with a rare, 1965 Virginia title. I have $139,600 invested into this sleek, ‘Street Version’ serpent.

It boasts an original-style hardwood-rimmed steering wheel and 427 “Street” dash with Legend-correct instrument gauges and gauge layout.

Optional equipment includes Dynamat sound deadening/ heat shield; 15” Halibrand-style wheels, polished SS (stainless steel) spinners with Mickey Thompson rubber; passenger-side exterior mirror; black ceramic–coated headers; adjustable passenger seat; heated seats; under-dash 12V power panel w/digital voltmeter; and a snapless tonneau cover.

I ordered a fuel delivery upgrade consisting of an Aeromotive ‘Phantom’  in-tank electric fuel pump; Aeromotive Universal Bypass fuel pressure regulator; fuel bypass and return line; fuel pressure gauge (0–15 psi); and fuel cutoff switch (replaced windshield wiper fluid switch) on the dashboard.

The issue is: I have a two-car garage, but not enough community or county support to build a stand-alone second one. My wife’s car and my Cobra occupy it. My Mustang Shelby GT sits outside in salty, brackish air from the lower Rappahannock River. The Shelby GT is my daily driver and I’m anxious over long-term weather impact on my ’Stang

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3/4-frontral shot (driver side) of Midnight Blue Superformance MkIII 427SC Cobra SPO3626, for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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Shelby chassis plaque for Superformance Cobra #SPO3626 in, Midnight Blue Superformance MkIII 427SC Cobra SPO3626, for sale by owner


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—Beneath that (Midnight) Blue Bonnet—

engine shot#3 (from passenger side) of Shelby American 351W stroker/427 cid Stage II 565 horsepower in Midnight Blue Superformance MkIII 427SC Cobra SPO3626, for sale by owner
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The engine compartment componentry includes:

  • Carroll Shelby Engine Company Stage II 351″ Windsor aluminum stroker [351W/427 cid/565 hp/ 590 lbs. ft. torque]
  • Shelby dyno results reflect the above
  • Shelby aluminum 356 T6 CNC-machined Ford Windsor block etched with the Shelby logo
  • Shelby AFR#205 aluminum heads etched with Shelby logo
  • Mahle ‘PowerPak’ #4032 alloy pistons
  • aluminum rocker arms with roller tips
  • Scat 4.0” stroker crank, #4340 forged steel, internally balanced
  • Scat 6.250” H-beam rods, #4340 steel with #8740 7/16” cap screws
  • hydraulic roller cam with hydraulic roller lifters
  • Cloyes ‘Hex-A-Just’ timing set, billet gears
  • Shelby aluminum timing cover
  • Shelby  ‘Signature’ aluminum valve covers with black accent paint
  • Edelbrock aluminum water pump
  • Jim Inglese 4×48 Weber IDA downdraft carburetors
  • chromed velocity stacks with custom 70 mm BBR air filters
  • fuel pressure gauge (0–15 psi) on engine
  • MSD 6AL high-output ignition & coil ensemble
  • Aeromotive ‘Phantom’ in-tank electric fuel pump
  • Aeromotive bypass fuel pressure regulator and return line
  • aluminum radiator with dual electric fans
  • black ceramic-coated headers & side pipes w/chromed tips
  • billet aluminum pulley & bracket systems

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engine shot#1 (from driver side) of Shelby American 351W stroker/427 cid Stage II 565 horsepower in Midnight Blue Superformance MkIII 427SC Cobra SPO3662, for sale by owneClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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engine shot#3 (from passenger side) of Shelby American 351W stroker/427 cid Stage II 565 horsepower in Midnight Blue Superformance MkIII 427SC Cobra SPO3626, for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.s

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engine shot#3 (from driver side) of Shelby American 351W stroker/427 cid Stage II 565 horsepower in Midnight Blue Superformance MkIII 427SC Cobra SPO3626, for sale by owner

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—Gear Train—

  • Lakewood ‘QuickTime’ safety bellhousing
  • McLeod pressure plate
  • hydraulic clutch assembly
  • McLeod throwout bearing
  • McLeod ‘Twin Disc’ clutch
  • Tremec TKX 5-speed gearbox [2.87; 1.89; 1.28; 1.00; 0.68]
  • Ford Thunderbird Super 8.8” limited-slip differential [3.55:1 final ratio]
  • original-style forward-bent shifter

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In this (Legend-correct/
Street Version–correct) cockpit

cockpit shot (from driver side) of Shelby American 351W stroker/427 cid Stage II 565 horsepower in Midnight Blue Superformance MkIII 427SC Cobra SPO3626, for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

The cockpit in this Street serpent is outfitted with…

  • original style 427 Street’–version dashboard (with ‘Legend-correct’ gauges & switches layout)
  • correct’ Smiths Instruments blackfaced gauges & (again, ‘correct’  Lucas ammeter)
  • Legend-correct clockwise-reading 160 mph speedometer
  • Lucas toggle switches
  • dashboard fuel pump switch
  • Moto-Lita hardwood-rimmed steering wheel
  • premium German black leather upholstery and map pockets
  • 2-point black lapbelts
  • original style, forward-bent short shifter
  • fully carpeted interior & trunk (boot)
  • driver & passenger side mirrors
  • adjustable driver and passenger leather seat surfaces
  • dashboard-heated seat switches [Hi-Lo settings, seat & back]
  • under-dash 12V power panel w/ digital voltmeter
  • Dynamat under-carpet sound-deadening and heat dissipation

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dashboard shot (full-width) of Midnight Blue Superformance MkIII 427SC Cobra SPO3626, for sale by owner
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dashboard shot (driver side) of Midnight Blue Superformance MkIII 427SC Cobra SPO3626, for sale by owner
Click on that Street-faithful dash layout  above
to see it at a much larger size

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—Rolling Stock—

  • 15” Halibrand aluminum reproduction knockoff wheels
  • new Mickey Thompson ‘Sportsman’ rubber [255/60Rx15” front; 275/60Rx15” rear] in new condition
  • •polished SS (stainless steel) wheel spinners
  • safety wire [for knockoff wheel spinners]

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 3/4-frontal shot (from elevated position, passenger side) of Midnight Blue Superformance MkIII 427SC Cobra SPO3626, for sale by owner

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The ‘Midnight Blue menace’
in Enzo’s rearview mirror

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head-on frontal shot of Midnight Blue Superformance MkIII 427SC Cobra SPO3626, for sale by owner


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3/4-rear shot (driver side) of Midnight Blue Superformance MkIII 427SC Cobra SPO3626, for sale by owner

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—Chassis, Suspension, Brakes—

  • fully independent suspension
  • coil-over shocks
  • rack & pinion steering
  • Wilwood ventilated disc brakes

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3/4-rear shot (passenger side) of Midnight Blue Superformance MkIII 427SC Cobra SPO3626, for sale by owner

Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Other Particulars—

  • custom–tailored and snapless tonneau cover
  • only 988 miles [1,600 km] logged over 12 months
  • Virginia titled as 1965

The leading edge of each rear fender is protected from roadway debris and missiles with (ultra-premium) Expel clear finish… almost invisible in person and in these photos.

This serpent finished in Porsche Deep Midnight Blue, ultra-fine metallic paint, has always been garage-kept, and is in magnificent condition in every respect.

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rear-quarterview (driver side) of Midnight Blue Superformance MkIII 427SC Cobra SPO3626, for sale by owner

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You’ll encounter no unpleasant surprises—only exhilarating motoring!

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    $129,500 obo

Serious inquiries only, please!

Contact

Bill “Bru” Brubaker

Located in Weems (Lancaster County), Virginia

703-595-8873 (cell)

WBru49@gmail.com