Superformance 427SC Cobra
SPO1176, built by famed Olthoff Racing
Titanium/Onyx Black stripes
   Built for unqualified adventure…

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—SOLD—

3/4-frontal shot (driver side) of Titanium Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1176Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

This silver bullet is well sorted and has been lovingly driven 46,000 miles [74,000 km] all over the U.S. to Cobra/SCOF (Superformance Cobra Owners Forum) events.

It has (quite nimbly) negotiated the highways and motorways to events from here in Iowa to: Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Colorado and to the London Cobra Show near Columbus, Ohio. IMHO, the best part of owning a Superformance Cobra is the Superformance Cobra Owners Club (SCOF), I would perhaps have parted with this li’l reptile years ago, but SCOF makes all the difference. When you own a Superformance you join a worldwide group of owners with over 20 years of experience and technical support available, and they usually do 3-4 or more group expeditions per year. Two huge events are planned in the next couple of years; on that note, this car includes (prepaid) your first year SCOF ‘Platinum Membership’. Your good SCOF friends and memories will last you a lifetime.

If you’re looking for a track star, SPO1176 boasts all the suspension and performance upgrades it must possess to challenge and to dominate the other Cobras on the street or track. As only one example, it has been expertly corner-weighted for precise balance on the road and on the track, and with the click-adjustable QA1 shocks which can quickly set the ride to a smooth ride for your trip to the track… and then & there rotate the knob 5 clicks and have a formidably stiff track suspension.

The Ford Racing 392 crate motor has had significant upgrades and sounds the meanest of all small blocks, many times other Superformance owners will ask me why this car sounds so menacing and I just respond with ‘lots of cam’. This serpent is fast and nimble while still being quite streetable. It proved to be a race winner at the Run and Gun in 2010 with two Class wins—‘Champion Auto Cross’ and ‘Road Course’. And the li’l darlin’ is even better equipped today than back then.

You can purchase 1176 with the confidence that this snake boasts all the standard Superformance features such as factory-built consistency and quality, Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes, silver Jet Hot Coated sidepipes, and all the countless standard Superformance features.

SPO1176 is prepped and ready for you to gas up and drive cross-country… or head for the track with a performance-proven winner, just waiting for you to throttle her up.

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—Under the Hood—
Ford Racing 351W stroked to 392 cid

engine photo#1 (393 cid Windsor stroker) of Titanium Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1176Click on the photo above to see this li’l powerhouse at a much larger size.

The engine compartment componentry includes:

  • Ford Racing engine 351W bored & stroked to 392 cid
  • engine upgraded by Olthoff @~20,000 Miles: [$5,600]
  • Scat stroker crank, high-performance roller cam w/ hydraulic lifters
  • Mahle forged pistons
  • Custom built AED 4-barrel double-pumper mechanical secondaries [$590]
  • Edelbrock Victor Jr. big valve heads & Superformance “large” diameter S/B headers
  • MSD distributor
  • Cobra Valley 100-amp chromed alternator [$240]
  • Cobra Valley overflow tank [polished aluminum] [$90]
  • Cobra Valley ‘Crane’ very high output CDI and high-output coil [$480]
  • Ford 427 ribbed valve covers
  • poly engine mounts [$200]
  • Edelbrock ‘Air Gap’ intake manifold [$375]

Chassis dyno numbers (at the wheels): 440 hp @ 5,250 rpm/
475 ft.lbs. torque @ 4,200 rpm

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engine photo#2 (393 cid Windsor stroker) of Titanium Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1176
Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Gear Train—

  • Tremec TKO600 close-ratio with 0.83-ratio fifth
  • 3.31:1 ring & pinion, pleasant lower-RPM cruising [$320]
  • new clutch, bearing, pressure plate spring—in 2020

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—In this (Legend-faithful) cockpit—

cockpit shot of Titanium Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1176Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

The cockpit in this silver bullet is outfitted with:

  • genuine Lucas gauges & toggle switches [except water temp is Fahrenheit only]
  • leather-bound aluminum-spoked steering wheel [easier on the palms for distance driving]
  • supple German leather seat upholstery
  • Deist seatbelts & harnesses
  • original-style aircraft-style quick-release buckles
  • Superformance heater & glovebox
  • chromed fire extinguisher [clasp-mounted on the bulkhead, centered between the seatbacks]
  • Olthoff battery cutoff safety switch
  • Olthoff full-width rollbar [$2000]
  • ‘original-correct’ forward-bent shifter bar
  • Superformance tonneau cover & soft top with side curtains
  • dual high-power USB, power port and voltage indicator—spouse & child approved!

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dashboard shot of Titanium Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1176Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Rolling Stock—

  • 15″ genuine Trigo knockoff wheels fitted with M-T SR Radial rubber
  • Kirkham solid steel CNC wheel nuts [$100]
  • upgraded forged aluminum spinners—won’t break! [$425]

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photo of Run ‘n’ Gun plaque from September 2010 awarded to Titanium Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra, SPO1176Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Chassis, Suspension, Brakes—

  • Olthoff braided SS (stainless steel) brake lines [$150]
  • Cobra Valley ‘QA1’ custom MK3 coil overs 400 Lbs. front & rear [$1,319]
  • Cobra Valley Mk3 rear shock mounts [$290]
  • Cobra Valley race-tuned front & rear sway bars [$975]
  • Cobra Valley geometry correcting balljoints [$230]
  • TIG-welded radiator fill/expansion tank [$450]
  • new Wilwood BP-20 pads all the way around

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The steel-gray spectre in other drivers’ RV mirrors

 head-on frontal shot of Titanium Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1176Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Other Particulars—

  • Cobra Valley headlights and housings [$210]
  • 1-year ‘Platinum Membership’ in SCOF included [$95… the best part of the car!]
  • Second Strike Mk3 owner’s manual [$100]
  • Blas electrical diagram [$15]
  • 3M Invinca-Shield paint protection on nose and quarter-panel “doglegs”
  • Olthoff rock/bug screens on radiator and remote oil cooler [$500]
  • This Superformance Cobra is well sorted and has been driven all over the country to Cobra/SCOF events, London Cobra Show, and many other places. It has logged 46,000 adventure-laden miles [74,000 km]. Ready for you to gas up and drive cross-country or head to the track with as a proven performer.
  • The Ford Racing crate motor has had significant upgrades and sounds the most menacing of all small blocks. This serpent is fast while also being very streetable.
  • Race-winning provenance at the Run and Gun 2010—Champion Auto Cross and Road Course.
  • All the standard Superformance features such as… factory built consistency and quality, Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes, silver Jet Hot Coated sidepipes.

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rear-quarter shot (driver side) of Titanium Superformance 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale by owner, SPO1176Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—SOLD—

    $59,700 obo

Serious inquiries only, please!

3 March 2021: You can mark my Titanium SPO1176 SOLD! Thanks for the great service and Curt’s efforts. Rob