Superformance 427 Cobra
SPO.0598, Guardsman Blue/white stripes

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 broadside shot (passenger side) of Guardsman Blue Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, SPO#0598Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

Superformance MkIII 427 Cobra, SPO598. Only 7,683 miles [<12,400 km].

This blue beauty was built by the renowned HRE Motorcars in Freeport, New York. It’s powered by an expert-built Ford 390FE big-block engine [with a 0.030″ overbore making it 400 cid; motor delivers 400 thundering horsepower].

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—Under the Hood—
Ford 390FE V8 [bored to 400 cid]

427 side-oiler engine shot of Guardsman Blue Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, SPO#0598
Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

This big 390 is equipped with…

  • TRW forged pistons
  • SPS rod bolts
  • Comp Cams hydraulic cam and lifter kit
  • Canton 8 qt. oil pan
  • SS (stainless steel) braided hoses & ANSA fittings for both fuel & oil lines
  • Holley 750 cfm double-pumper carburetor
  • triple-chromed Ford pentroof valve covers
  • billet pulleys
  • MSD ignition ensemble
  • HPC black-ceramic-coated headers and black painted sidepipes
  • oil cooler & remote oil filter
     
    Cooling Department:
  • aluminum alloy radiator with two thermostatically-controlled fans, + shrouding + fan override switch on dashboard

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—Gear Train—

  • Lakewood ‘scattershield’ steel safety bellhousing
  • McLeod billet flywheel and clutch assembly [releasing done by clutch master & slave system]
  • Tremec 3550 gearbox [fitted with a Hurst upgraded shift unit]
  • Ford Thunderbird 8.8″ limited-slip IRS with 3.73:1-ratio gearing

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front-quarter shot (passenger side) of Guardsman Blue Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, SPO#0598Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—In this Legend-correct cockpit—

dashboard shot#1 (from passenger side) of Guardsman Blue Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, SPO#0598Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

The cockpit in this Guardsman Blue reptile is outfitted with:

  • original-faithful hardwood-rimmed steering wheel [with Cobra center cap]
  • Smiths Instruments blackfaced gauges [with ‘Legend-correct’ reverse speedometer]
  • Lucas switches
  • premium German black leather seat upholstery
  • lockable glovebox
  • rich carpeting
  • vinyl door pockets
  • driver-side slide-adjustable seat tracks
  • AC cast pedals
  • 3” aircraft lap belts
  • correct forward-bent shifter with boot and chromed ring
  • heater & defroster
  • sideview mirror
  • windwings + visors
  • tonneau cover
  • soft top & side curtains
  • car cover
  • black-powder–coated rollbar
  • upholstered luggage compartment
  • battery with cover in trunk

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gauge array shot of Guardsman Blue Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, SPO#0598Click on the dashboard shot above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Rolling Stock—

  • Halibrand replica wheels [by Trigo; +alloy knockoffs; center caps safety wired],
  • shod with…Goodyear “Billboard’ rubber

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frontal/thru the windscreen shot of Guardsman Blue Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, SPO#0598Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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rolling stock shot (passenger-side rear wheel) of Guardsman Blue Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, SPO#0598Click on the ‘Billboard’ tire above to see it at a much larger size.

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luggage compartment shot of Guardsman Blue Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, SPO#0598Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Other Particulars—

  • powder–coated (in black) QuickJacks
  • cast/machined aluminum LeMans cap
  • Cobra hood & rear deck emblems
  • 12V electrical kill switch in trunk
  • spats on front of rear fenders

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rear-quarter shots (from passenger side) of Guardsman Blue Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, SPO#0598Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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    $59,500 obo

Serious inquiries only, please!

Contact

Billy Andrews

HRE Motorcars

Located in Freeport, LI, New York

(516) 378-5461 shop (8–5pm Mon–Fri)

NYShirl@verizon.net

Note: I should once again mention that my longtime good friend Bill Draffen photographed this Superformance serpent for me. He used his top-notch Canon EOS 5D digital camera to capture this car’s Guardsman Blue paint in all its radiant glory. Billy Andrews