Saturday, September 29, 2012

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C

Thought to have too much power for its chassis, the 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C featured an impressive 480 bhp. This sporty little number looked like a European sports car, yet had the muscle to prove it was American. Two twin turbocharged versions of this super car were made – one for Bill Cosby and one for Shelby. Cosby sold his because it had too much power and the next owner put it in a lake; Shelby’s Super Snake was sold in 2007 for $5.5 million US.

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1966 Shelby Cobra - Replica

 This is a 1966 Shelby 427 S/C Cobra replica. It was built from an Everett-Morrison kit. It features a 4" tubular frame, custom suspension components including an IRS, and is powered by a Ford 427 FE engine bored and stroked to 483 C.I. and built by Kieth Craft Racing. The engine measured 622HP and 630 foot pounds of torque on the engine dyno. With an overall weight of about 2500 pounds, this gives the car a power to weight ratio of about 4.01. Even with the power it handles well on the street.

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