Backdraft Shelby Cobra 427 550HP Mint Condition

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Technical specifications

Fuel Type:Gasoline
Color:Sterling Grey/Silver Stripe
Interior Color:Gray
Engine:Roush 427R-796
Trim:2 door
Number of Cylinders:8
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In 1965, I had the unique opportunity to ride in an original 1965 Grey Shelby Cobra 427/425HP. The acceleration would pin you back in the seat. That memory became a tattoo on my brain. My Backdraft Shelby Cobra reminds me so much of that original. Original Shelby's were built in a garage for racing with hand tools right down to the rivets in the hood. 15" rims and tires were the look. Low profile run flats and 18" rims found on many Shelby's today are far from that original classic style. Like Superformance, Backdrafts are not just kit cars by definition; they are turnkey cars that come assembled from the factory. You have selection of engines, transmissions and other components. This is critical in eliminating worries that corners may have been cut in the build process.  All BD's are built to very high quality standards. BD's Cobras are unparalleled in the replica car world. For starters, BD's are built on a BMW M3 chassis with 4 wheel independent suspension, giant front sway bar and rack and pinion steering. Doors, hood and truck are double skinned for added rigidity. Steel inserts are added in key areas for added durability and strength. Frame is 2"x4" rectangular steel frame with 3mm wall thickness. Only BD's have deep leg tunnels to fit drivers up to 6' 4. Extra heat insulation is added around the floor tunnel to keep heat out of the passenger compartment.  At a total weight of approx. 2,300 pounds, BD's mean business. Built as a race car from the get go with similarly skilled drivers and power to weight ratios, BD's beat other turnkey cars at the track and autocross all day long. Build No: 817 (2009)  With all the following added options, this Backdraft Cobra would cost just under $70,000. to duplicate today Engine and Transmission Options:  Roush 427R/796 Crate Engine 550 HP/535 ft. lbs. Torque Ford Racing Sportmans Block, SFI Billet Steel Flywheel Forged Crank and H Beam Rods, FMS Spark Plug Wires Roush CNC Ported Cylinder Heads, Braided Fuel Line Hydraulic Roller Cam, 10.25:1 Compression 1.6 Roller Rockers, Single Plane Intake 770 Holly Dual Pumper Carb, Edelbrock High Rise Maniford MSD: Ignition, Coil and Distributor Full Engine Polish Kit Tremec TKO 600 Tran. (5) Speed Steel Bell Housing  Hydraulic Slave Cylinder Dual Performance Clutch  Additional Equipment Options:  Passenger Roll Bar Ray Dot Windshield 4 Point Red Racing Harness w/Cobra Identification Ceramic Coated Headers and Side Pipes External Oil Cooler Car Alarm w/Remote 3M Clear Protective Film Paint Protector in Key Areas Gillmore Polished Drive Pulleys Lucas Glass Brake/Marker Lights Moto-lita Steering Wheel Custom 2 piece Tourneau Cover Rear Nudge Bar/Front Over Riders Custom made Sun Umbrella Top w/Removable Side Windows and "Unique" Removable Rear Window Side Passenger Mirror Ford Racing Valve Covers Top Loader Gear Shift Shelby Cobra Brand 15" Rims w/Knock Off Spinners 15" Goodyear Billboard Racing Tires Flat-stoppers (4) to Protect Tires When Stored Max-out 1 lb. Fire Extinguisher Under Dash Plug for Charging Cell Phones "Cover King" Heavily Padded Full Water Proof Car Cover Corbeau Custom Made 100% Grey Leather Bucket Seats/Headrests w/Lumbar Support. Note: The Corbeau seats are both fix mounted. (Driver seat can be moved approx. 2" either way as a fix mount) Original barrel style seats included with fully adjustable drivers seat if needed. All seats are bolted through the frame. There is no sound like a ported, roller cam 427 engine with that deep rumble through headers and straight side pipes. When accelerating, it will take your breath away. The music group "Rip Cords" nailed it with the song "Hey Little Cobra".  Park it next to some exotic costing $$$$$$$$ more and you will see which car receives the most attention, compliments and photos! Hands down this Shelby Cobra wins every time. This Cobra demands attention/photos where ever you travel. I feel the grey color combination is the most original look for a Cobra. Well because, I rode in one! This Cobra has never seen the rain. Complete top and car cover all fit easily in the trunk if needed. Full top was only used to block the hot Florida sun, Again, with the tops removable rear window, air passes through the car making a drive very comfortable. This Roush 427R has been carefully cared for. The engine runs very strong and has never over heated. This engine was dyno-tuned by BD, producing more horsepower then any other similar 427R .  All Backdrafts are titled as:"1965 Roas CV."  Classic car insurance companies classify these vehicles as a classic car resulting in savings over regular car insurance. I have never had a car that I have enjoyed so much. The car is awesome fun to drive and the sound of the engine is amazing. Anyone, in the Shelby Cobra World in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties know this car.  Warranty:  This vehicle is being sold as is, where is, with no warranty, expressed or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. Any description or representations are for identifications purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected this vehicle, and to have satisfied him or her-self as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely.The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements made about this vehicle.  Disclosure: The Goodyear Billboard Tires on this vehicle are not DOT approved. Tires on this vehicle were designed for race track use only. (Seller used these tires for car shows only) New owner/driver assumes all responsibility in conjunction with driving this vehicle on the road with these tires. There are other tire manufactures that have tires to fit the 15" rims.  Terms and Conditions: Deposit allowed through Pay-pal of: $2,000. Buyer will have 15 days for inspection to accept or terminate transaction. Final payment upon acceptance/delivery of vehicle by cashiers check only. This vehicle is for sale as local pickup only in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Buyer will bear all expenses associated with pickup or delivery. Vehicle will not be released until all funds are received or cleared by seller. Seller will assist buyer in handling of pickup in a reasonable matter.  Tax, license, smog and doc. fees are not included in sales price. Purchaser is responsible for sales tax owned in their state. Seller has the right to remove this listing at any time, as the vehicle is listed in other publications.

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