The Cobra is a favorite among died-in-the-wool petrolheads, and the one pictured here might as well be one of the best examples of the most frightening, yet awesome sports cars to ever set foot on public roads.
Chassis number CSX 3040 is one of the most well-preserved examples of the family, with four long-term owners painstakingly maintaining it, not to forget a “sympathetic restoration” performed by Cobra expert Mike McCluskey, who noted that “upon stripping and disassembly of the car, it was determined that all body panels were original, as well as the engine, drivetrain, interior, and accessories.”
The original cast-iron 427 V8 engine was rebuilt and blueprinted during the restoration, while all engine accessories and the entire electrical system were replaced with the correct OEM parts.
The infamous 427 S/C Cobra features a five-inch wider chassis with coil springs all around in order to handle the massive Ford 7.0-liter engine with its near 500hp in competition spec. It also features the oil cooler, side exhausts, dual batteries and the 42-gallon fuel tank of the race cars.
The ultimate street-legal Cobra is heading to RM Sotheby’s Arizona auction on January 18, with the price estimate currently standing between $2 and $2.4 million.