- 8 Cylinder
- Ford Hi-Tech 427R Cobra
- Two Door
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1965 427R Hi-Tech Cobra. This car has just come off an 18-month rebuild by renowned Shelby builder Bill Andrews of HRE Motorcars.
New Porsche triple-black paint with black and aluminum interior.
Fiberglass body with aluminum hood, doors, interior and trunk.
Engine: 370 CI Ford NASCAR powerplant, 660HP/550TQ. Engine was just rebuilt by NHRA record-holder Jeff Lawrence of Lawrence Racing Engines. Features: NASCAR “G” block, Yates C-3 heads, CP custom inverted dome pistons (10.5:1 compression, runs on pump gas), Oliver rods, Titanium 2.10” intake valves, Comp Cams customs cam and roller lifters, Jesel rockers, NASCAR single-plane intake with fuel injection (48 # injectors), Kinsler 1050 CFM throttle body, MSD ignition, Peterson external oil pump, Accusump system, modified race oil pan, rebuilt Kinsler/Weldon electric fuel pump, custom Ford Racing valve covers with oil injection system, new aluminum radiator and fan. Aircraft hoses throughout.
Jericho close-ratio 4-speed crash box rebuilt to NASCAR specs by Dan Elliott.
New Lakewood blow-proof bellhousing, new double-disc racing clutch.
Special Ford 9” IRS with 3.68:1 gears and torsion non-aggressive posi-unit.
Ohlin bump and rebound shocks
New 12.2” Wilwood rotors and 4-piston calipers, new pads, new front brake ducts, SRF brake fluid.
Brake bias control on dash.
Coleman stock car front spindles, 1.25” Speedway Engineering front swaybar; billet aluminum rear uprights.
Body is identical to original, but with greater wall thickness and TIG welded for greater strength and rigidity. Body is bonded to the frame, as original Cobras were.
15” pin-drive hubs: 7.5” front, 10” rear. New BFG drag radials rear; nearly new BFG in front. Second set of wheels with racing slicks included. New knock-offs and lead hammers.
In the cockpit: Smith’s gauges, new Autometer Pro-Shift light with rev pills. Push button start, full toggles. FAST system computer coupler on dash. Padded leather dash, two steering wheels (traditional Moto-Lita wooden wheel, and D-shaped Alcantrara-padded racing wheel), both with quick-disconnect. Accusump warning light and 12-volt accessory socket. New Lexan Windshield.
Safety: New Kirkey aluminum racing seats with new 5-point Simpson harnesses (both sides). Twin, padded rollbar hoops with FIA-style forward bars and full perimeter bar. Simpson fire system, new 21-gallon Shelby fuel cell, new driveshaft loop. New cut-off levers on dash and at rear. New battery charging posts in trunk.
Extras: Car cover, trickle battery charger, new transponder.
Exterior details include: Newly refinished 1-3/4 to 7/8 step headers and sidepipes, with extra sidepipe with baffles and turn-down exhaust port. Cast-aluminum fuel cap, functional wiper system. Raydot mirrors.
This car is registered as a 1965 Cobra. It is street-legal and a show winner, and is modeled after the Shelby Cobra 427R, of which only a handful have been produced. A used 427R built by HRE recently sold for $250,000. This car has been appraised at $130,000 (available for review), and needs nothing.