Metaphors in Motion

My Former Cobra: 1965 Superformance MK lll

Remanufactured 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 SC by Superformance built in a factory it is not a kit car. Black w/ white stripes built in the summer of 2007 Currently I have driven just over 3,200 miles

For those interested:

  • I am running a top of the line all polished Rouse 351 windsor motor 4 bolt main bored and stroked to 427 with a street/strip cam pushing 550 hp.
  • The cam is HOT.
  • While touring on the race track with racing fuel it ROCKS!!!
  • In 2008 at Road America during the touring the ZO6 vettes tried but failed to pass me. Please note that touring is a chance to put your car on the race track to experience how it handles and performs - it is for fun and noncompetitive - I have taken the ute most car of my Cobra with yearly oil changes and inspections by a Superformance dealer.
  • I went from 15th in line to one car behind the pace car.
  • Could have passed him too but hey it was touring.
  • Mind you I never had the car over 100 mph in the straights and it handles like a dream in the curves with the small block and the weight distribution and low profile tires.
  • Other goodies:
  • Optional Rouse/Shelby valve covers and air cleaner
  • High performance clutch with scatter shield
  • Stainless steel expansion tank
  • Tremec TKO 600 5 speed torque rated 600 ft/lbs 26 spline input shaft, 31 spline output shaft, 2.81 1st, 1.89 2nd, 1.28 3rd, 1.00 4th, .82 5th
  • Wilwood fully vented disc brakes front and rear
  • Billstein custom adjustable coil-over shocks
  • Tri-bar headlights (blue)
  • Ceramic perforated heat shield pipe covers
  • 18" Halibrand style 6 pin drive knock off wheels centers black and low profile tires
  • AC wheel centers, AC steering wheel center, and AC aluminum pedals
  • Jordan shifter
  • Shelby/Autometer optional gauges
  • Chrome fire extinguisher
  • Simpson harnesses with submarine belt (5pt.)
  • and much much more.

A view under the hood:


Roush_cert_plate_large Rouse certification plate for the engine

Photos from touring at Road America at the Kohler Challenge/Brian Redman Classic:

Ra0708 Touring at Road America july 2008

Ra0708 Touring at Road America july 2008

Ra0708 Touring at Road America July 2008

Ra0708 Touring at Road America July 2008

Ra0708 Touring at Road America July 2008

Some shots in the driveway: from August 2010





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