West Coast Cobra
1966 Cobra replica kit

—SOLD!—

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3/4-frontal view of uncompleted West Coast Cobra for sale, replica of classic Shelby 427 CobraClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

Opportunity knocks with this exceptional one-of-a-kind Cobra kit. No expense has been spared. There are top-notch parts and tasteful custom fabricated touches throughout. Only one objective to build the best possible Cobra in every way. Over $100K invested.

Powered by a custom-built Awesome (in Delaware) Ford 660 cid big block engine [with a completed price tag of $42,145]. Tremec ‘T56 Magnum LS’ style 6-speed transmission [$7,165]. Kinsler 3-piece fuel injection manifold set up for EFI [$4,893].  Brembo hydraulic braking system to stop her on a dime [$4,424]. This most certainly is not your grandad’s Cobra, but it’s certain to be a head turner at any event once you’ve completed the build.

The rock-solid West Coast chassis is overbuilt and fully primed & painted to inhibit rust. That Wavetrac differential is beefed up to meet the demands of the horsepower and torque.

I shot all these photos of this work-in-progress Cobra where it’s located, in its splendid stable in Bedford, New Hampshire.

You’re perhaps wondering why is this kit is available for sale. Sadly, it belonged to my late brother who passed away suddenly, unexpectedly. He spent countless hours designing and crafting the finer details of this, his ‘bucket list’ drivin’ machine. I’d like to find a good home for this unfinished road rocket so his vision can be brought to fruition and taken through its paces out on the open asphalt.

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—Powerplant—

460 engine photo#1 of uncompleted West Coast Cobra for sale, replica of classic Shelby 427 CobraClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

The engine compartment componentry includes:

  • Kinsler 3-piece fuel injection manifold with C-460 type cylinder heads
  • FAST Systems XFI air fuel computer [see FAST Systems photo down below]
  • Jesel Ford C4 kit
  • custom billet crank
  • Wiseco custom pistons
  • Premier CG block
  • Elite roller lifter
  • high-capacity V-belt
  • Oliver steel I-beam connecting rods
  • big-block Ford belt drive
  • BBF MLS head gaskets
  • Meziere water pump
  • low-mass/lightweight/heat resistant titanium valves
  • DC Power Engineering high-output alternator
  • chrome-plated fuel pumps
  • Fluidyne radiator [Evans Cooling coolant]

The one component set that my brother hadn’t yet had fabricated were the exhaust headers. He was saving that underhood item for last, and thus those headers must be ordered or custom fabricated.

Stuska Dynamometer readings:

Horsepower peaks: 882hp@5,500rpm, 852hp@5,000rpm, 952hp @ 6,000rpm; torque: 797 ft./lbs. (average)

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460 engine photo#2 of uncompleted West Coast Cobra for sale, replica of classic Shelby 427 CobraClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Fuel System—

 photo of FAST (Fast Air Spark Technology) efi package for this uncompleted West Coast Cobra for sale, replica of classic Shelby 427 CobraClick on the photo above to see that FAST XFI system at a much larger size.

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stainless steel fuel filter system for this uncompleted West Coast Cobra for sale, replica of classic Shelby 427 CobraClick on the fuel filter foto above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Gear Train—

  • aluminum flywheel
  • Rev-6 dual disc clutch
  • G-Force ‘T56 Magnum’ (LS style) 6-speed gearbox [fitted with Hurst ‘Blackjack Magnum’ shifter]
  • Wavetrac limited-slip differential
  • Mark Williams ‘Hi-Torque’ axle set

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rolling chassis shot of this uncompleted West Coast Cobra for sale, replica of classic Shelby 427 CobraClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Chassis, Coachwork, Livery—

  • fiberglass body [including hood, doors, trunk, spoiler, fenders)
  • FuelSafe Racing Cell gas tank
  • side vents
  • windshield & chrome-plated frame
  • various other hardware items: wipers, deck handles, door locks and hinges, grilles & accents, headlights, fuel filler cap, custom designed fabricated aluminum V8 logo
  • BRT Racing Products steering rack
  • Penske shocks, Joe’s Racing Products suspension arms, NASCAR short springs
  • rollbars (chromed & black, each full-width)

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—Cockpit Components—

  • fully furnished custom aluminum dash with matching interior accents
  • center shift plate complete with buttons
  • MOMO steering wheel
  • chromed shift knob
  • Kenwood eXcelon KD-X998 stereo sound system
  • visors
  • two custom two-tone leather seats with additional matching leather for interior trim
  • carpets, panels
  • aluminum pedals
  • custom vent trim

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—Deluxe Parts Package, image1—

assorted component parts photo#A of uncompleted West Coast Cobra for sale, replica of classic Shelby 427 Cobra
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—Deluxe Parts Package, image2—

assorted component parts photo#B of uncompleted West Coast Cobra for sale, replica of classic Shelby 427 CobraClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Deluxe Parts Package, image3—

Cobra gold divider bar assorted component parts photo#C of uncompleted West Coast Cobra for sale, replica of classic Shelby 427 Cobra
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—Deluxe Parts Package, image4—

assorted component parts photo#D of uncompleted West Coast Cobra for sale, replica of classic Shelby 427 Cobra
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—Deluxe Parts Package, image5—

Cobra gold divider barassorted component parts photo#E of uncompleted West Coast Cobra for sale, replica of classic Shelby 427 CobraClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Deluxe Parts Package, image6—

assorted component parts photo#F of uncompleted West Coast Cobra for sale, replica of classic Shelby 427 CobraClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Deluxe Parts Package, image7—

red leather–upholstered seats, black upholstery, windscreen and other component parts of this uncompleted West Coast Cobra for sale, replica of classic Shelby 427 Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—dashboard fascia, gauges set—

machined SS dashboard fascia and gauge ensemble for this uncompleted West Coast Cobra for sale, replica of classic Shelby 427 Cobra Click on the photo above to see that machine-turned
dashboard fascia at a much larger size.

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Kenwood eXcelon stereo sound system—

Kenwood eXcelon stereo sound set for this uncompleted West Coast Cobra for sale, replica of classic Shelby 427 CobraClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Rolling Stock—

rear rolling stock (wheel & tire) for this uncompleted West Coast Cobra for sale, replica of classic Shelby 427 CobraClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

Custom street wheels fitted with Michelin ‘Pilot Sport’ premium rubber.

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—Rear Axle Assembly—

rear axle setup for this uncompleted West Coast Cobra for sale, replica of classic Shelby 427 CobraClick on the photo above to see that robust Wavetrac
 differential at a much larger size.

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3/4-rear shot of this uncompleted West Coast Cobra for sale, replica of classic Shelby 427 CobraClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—SOLD!—

    $49,950 obo

Serious inquiries only, please!

17 March 2020: You can mark my brother’s awesome West Coast Cobra SOLD! It went to a new home way down in “The Grand Strand” [sunny Myrtle Beach, South Carolina]. Thanks for all your guidance, and thanks to your market ‘reach’! Dino Michalopoulos