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Superformance MKIII Cobra SPF1720

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  1. bkthomps

    bkthomps Formula Junior

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    #1 bkthomps, May 12, 2016
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    I'm working together a sales ad for my cobra, I never have time to drive it and I have too many cars- fresh Nitto 555 tires came with the custom spec'd wheels so this car needs nothing but gas, oil, and a driver who respects torque with no electronic nannies

    It's a Ford Racing 460 crate motor with Jim Inglese hand-built downdraft weber 48's, I also have a brand new still in box set of Kaase P51 heads, roller cam, roller lifters, etc. I never went that far with the car- it has more power than the drivetrain can handle as is. (these items are NOT included in the sale, but can be sold separately), also have the regular 15" wheels if you wanted to run billboard tires, i plan to sell those separately

    titled as a 1965 AC Cobra in MT, can do LLC transfer if desired

    I'm the third owner, bought from a fella in Kentucky going through a divorce in 2012- I'll let the pics do the talking, 4400miles, offered at $69,200

    Car is located in Destin, FL- come pickup your new toy!
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  2. cm2

    cm2 Formula 3

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    Is it weird that looking at this post I got great tingley feelings of driving 1048 around?

    Glws
     
  3. msdesignltd

    msdesignltd F1 World Champ
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    #3 msdesignltd, May 26, 2016
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    That Engine must sound Incred..
    If you pull up to a wall on one side you can count the 4 cylinders firing..if you pull up with a wall on both sides...its Orgasmic for sure..

    Funny how no one but Kirkham and Carroll ever got the fender haunches and flairs just right.
    resin must not be able to hold the original shape..
    Thats the give away..

    Beautiful car...GLWS !
     
  4. Noel

    Noel F1 Veteran
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    I had a Superformance Cobra, I sold it on CobraCountry.com
     
  5. ferrarisun

    ferrarisun Formula Junior

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    Kirkham builds the aluminum bodies for Shelby Automotive. Noticed the chrome grommets in the doors of the car listed, so hopefully it has the sliding plexiglass widow assemblies & a soft top for bad weather. I owned CSX 2050 for 7 years, and nearly 30,000 miles of driving. My Shelby Cobra had the 2 mentioned items of weather protection, also, a tonneau cover, AND a factory hard top. Good luck with the sale, a beautiful machine!
     
  6. vvassallo

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    Four wheel motorcycle. The engine is pure art. Guy in my building just bought a Contemporary car, not nearly as nice as this for about $50K at auction (including buyer's premium), though it has a Ford 427. This car is clearly worth it. GLWS.
     
  7. bkthomps

    bkthomps Formula Junior

    Dec 22, 2012
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    he's rather picky about pictures and has sent me back to the outdoor studio 3 times and is still not satisfied with the shots, in the meantime, i leave it listed here- i don't have time to pull the car out and setup lighting and do all the things required to list on that site
     
  8. FiveLiterEater96

    FiveLiterEater96 Formula 3

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    Wow! This looks great in silver. GLWS!
     
  9. JohnnyRay

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    I just got one of these...and interestingly enough, it gets chosen vs the 550, Pantera and the Astons more often than not. It even displaces the Harleys. Probably becuase it is new to me. This would be a great addition to a diverse collection of cars that was intended to be driven. Interestingly enough, mine was Titanium, much like this car, but changed it to Azzuro California. GLWS!
     
  10. kaz550

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    quite incredible! May have someone I know interested.. Will ask and then send you a pm.
     
  11. cf355

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    sweet :) GLWS
     
  12. FerrariF50lover

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    I always thought the cars looked incomplete without the stripes. This looks so right.
     
  13. Beemer

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    I also have Superformance Mark III. Great car. If you are interested and live in Floruda, you may want to contact Gulf Coast Motorworks in Bonita Springs for an opinion. They are the Shelby/Superformance dealer in SW FLA.
     
  14. bkthomps

    bkthomps Formula Junior

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  15. Juan-Manuel Fantango

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    Damn nice, it is the only car i can think of where you have to ask "is it real?" That's a complement to the modern manufacturers. Real Cobras are rare, and often so valuable now that they don't get driven.

    Except for the rare case, like Dr. Ron Finger. And his, with racing history is so very valuable that I chuckled when I saw it headed for 95 on the trip back to Savannah after being shown at the Hilton Head Island Concours.

    If I was a real man I'd have yours lol. i know it's scary, scary fast!
     
  16. vvassallo

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    In a way, I am glad the car is unsold. Gives me more time to ogle it!

    Damn, that is a nice machine!
     
  17. SoCal1

    SoCal1 F1 Veteran
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    Rada would make me buy it and put an automatic in for her, shes bugging for something cool
     
  18. bkthomps

    bkthomps Formula Junior

    Dec 22, 2012
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    car is now listed on eBay

    1965 Shelby Cobra | eBay

    Very conservative reserve as I need to make room for a new car being delivered soon

    car is also now listed on cobracountry (finally, that only took a YEAR) so i'm hoping to hit the global audience there
     
  19. spieler

    spieler Formula Junior

    Oct 13, 2012
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    55k get it finally .

    i was more thinking about 59k as your reserve price.
    Anyway very nice Cobra
    on my to buy list but i need to find a bigger place for my toys.
     
  20. bkthomps

    bkthomps Formula Junior

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  21. vvassallo

    vvassallo F1 Veteran

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    Please SELL THIS CAR!

    You are driving me crazy!
     
  22. bkthomps

    bkthomps Formula Junior

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    Have two interested buyers, one has to get a HELoC approved and the other needs spousal approval

    Pretty tired of the eBay buyers, prefer to sell to an enthusiast
     
  23. bkthomps

    bkthomps Formula Junior

    Dec 22, 2012
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    car is sold early april....
     

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