Superformance 427 MkIII,SPO1869
Roadster (street) version, Onyx Black
muffled undercar exhaust, street dash layout
—SOLD!—

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3/4-frontal shot (passenger side) of Onyx Black Superformance 427 Shelby classic Cobra street version Roadster for sale, SPO1869Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

Hard top, soft top, no top, the choice is yours with this versatile Superformance Roadster (civilized, ‘Street Version’ of the original 427 Cobra). This sparkling Onyx Black serpent sports the rare rear exit exhaust option that is subtler and gentler on the ears, while rendering a leaner, ‘tight abs’ side profile. She is in excellent condition with only 7,900 miles [12,700 km] on the odometer.

The high-performance 331 cid powerplant delivers 450 hp; that power is processed through a Tremec 5-speed transmission. Overall very well maintained and sports many suspension upgrades such as improved swaybars and balljoints. Recently fully serviced and ready for a new home.

—Titled as a 1965 Ford with clear Texas title—

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—Beneath the Bonnet—
Ford 331 cid hi-perf V8

331 cid small-block engine photo#1 of Onyx Black Superformance 427 Shelby classic Cobra street version Roadster for sale, SPO1869Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

The engine compartment componentry includes:

  • high-performance Ford 331cid [450 hp/435 lbs./ft. torque]
  • ported aluminum cylinder heads
  • Quick Fuel #680 4150 carburetor
  • Cobra finned valve covers and air cleaner
  • extra-capacity low-sump oil pan
  • MSD 6AL ignition, distributor, coil, and wires
  • Powermaster triple-chromed 100-amp alternator
  • ceramic-coated headers
  • high performance aluminum core radiator with thermostatically-controlled electric fan
  • polished SS (stainless steel) undercar/rear exit exhaust

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 331 cid small-block engine photo#2 of Onyx Black Superformance 427 Shelby classic Cobra street version Roadster for sale, SPO1869Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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331 cid small-block engine photo#3 of Onyx Black Superformance 427 Shelby classic Cobra street version Roadster for sale, SPO1869
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—Gear Train—

  • steel safety bellhousing
  • heavy duty clutch assembly
  • Tremec TKO 500 5-speed gearbox
  • mild steel driveshaft safety strap
  • Ford Thunderbird 8.8” IRS [3:45:1 final ratio]

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head-on frontal shot of Onyx Black Superformance 427 Shelby classic Cobra street version Roadster for sale, SPO1869Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Rolling Stock—

  • fully polished 17” aluminum pin drive Halibrand-style wheels
  • Michelin ‘Pilot Sport’ radial hi-performance tires [275/40×17 front and 335/35×17 rear]

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—In this Legend-correct cockpit—

cockpit shot of Onyx Black Superformance 427 Shelby classic Cobra street version Roadster for sale, SPO1869
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In this Legend-correct cockpit:

  • period-correct Smiths Instruments blackfaced gauges [with ‘correct’ Lucas amps gauge], fitted to original Roadster layout
  • leather-bound steering wheel
  • rich handmade seats upholstered in German specification automotive leather
  • fully-carpeted floor, center console, sides and rear firewall
  • driver seat is slide-adjustable
  • full soft top and side curtains included
  • full hard top painted to match
  • triple-chromed fire extinguisher
  • 4-point/quick-release racing harnesses
  • heater unit with 2-speed fan
  • tonneau cover

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 dashboard shot of Onyx Black Superformance 427 Shelby classic Cobra street version Roadster for sale, SPO1869Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Chassis & Coachwork—

  • jig-welded parallel ladder frame of heavy wall 2″x4″ rectangular mild-steel tubing with large diameter outriggers
  • frame incorporates front & rear crumple zones
  • door hinge, steering column and windshield pickup-points incorporated onto main chassis
  • handlaid fiberglass panels with steel tube reinforcements in all openings
  • body is bonded to chassis and is completely non-stressed

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elevated broadside (passenger side) shot of Onyx Black Superformance 427 Shelby classic Cobra street version Roadster for sale, SPO1869Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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 hardtop shot of Onyx Black Superformance 427 Shelby classic Cobra street version Roadster for sale, SPO1869Click on the hard top photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Suspension & Brakes—

  • upgraded AFR swaybars front & rear
  • upgraded Advanced Auto Tec balljoints
  • front has fully-independent unequal-length A-arms with adjustable coil-over telescopic shock absorbers
  • rear has fully-independent unequal-length A-arms, fabricated hub carriers and coil-over shock absorbers
  • rack & pinion steering assembly
  • fabricated steel plate pedal box assembly with adjustable pedal pads
  • clutch master cylinder assembly with hydraulic clutch actuation
     
    brake system:
  • Wilwood brakes
  • power brake booster system
  • front ventilated disc with 6-piston calipers
  • rear ventilated disc with 4-piston calipers & cable-operated hand parking brake

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3/4-frontal shot (passenger side) of Onyx Black Superformance 427 Shelby classic Cobra street version Roadster for sale, SPO1869
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—Dimensions & Capacities—

  • Wheelbase: 90″
  • Length: 152″
  • Height (top of windscreen): 48″
  • Width (overall): 69″
  • Track (front): 54″
  • Track (rear): 57″
  • Fuel tank: 17 gallons [64 liters]
  • Limited-slip differential. Ratio 3:45:1
  • Empty weight: 2,600 lbs. [1,179 kg]

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3/4-rear shot (passenger side) of Onyx Black Superformance 427 Shelby classic Cobra street version Roadster for sale, SPO1869Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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rear-quarter shot (passenger side) of Onyx Black Superformance 427 Shelby classic Cobra street version Roadster for sale, SPO1869 Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—SOLD!—

$52,000

Serious inquiries only, please!

Contact

James Yale

Radical Roadsters of Texas

Located in the Houston, Texas area

281-804-5730

832-559-3053

JamesYale1@hotmail.com

2 April 2020: Please tell Curt to mark that sleek black ‘Street Version’ Superformance 427 Cobra (SPO1869) SOLD! Gone to a discerning new owner and a new stable up in New York state. Once again, many thanks for your site's celebrated “reach” to Shelby Cobra enthusiasts and Cobra buyers. There are many places where you can advertise your Cobra for sale, but Cobra Country is the place where you can count on landing a serious buyer. James Yale