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1966 Shelby Cobra 427 For Sale

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Year Make:1966 Shelby



Engine:427 CID V8

Transmission:Automatic - 3speed

Exterior Color:Red

Interior Color:Black

Mileage:2,664 ( since rebuilt )

Power Brakes



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1966 Shelby Cobra 427

Gateway Classic Cars of Dallas is excited to show off this 1966 427 Ford AC Shelby Cobra Replica. From the 427ci Full Roller motor down to the original Halibrand style alloy wheels, this is a beautiful beast.

The motor was designed and hand-built by the professional motor builder and holder of 3 NHRA world records "Ben Watkins" with such attention to detail, precision, and quality that it would be nearly impossible to recreate, obtaining a reliable 550HP in this lightweight yet rigid chassis, per Ben.

The exterior "Victory Red" paint is nice, accented with dual white stripes. Chrome bumpers and roll-bar, polished aluminum quick-fill gas cap, aluminum side louvers and 427 Cobra badges are reminiscent of 60's era class and power.

The interior is nice as well. The supple leather seats, door panels, and water-resistant carpeting. A pulse-pounding 9 speaker 1000 watt stereo system with detachable face CD player and MTX sub woofer surrounds the cockpit and instantly lifts you to a euphonic state.

Brass: water temperature, oil pressure, battery, fuel, RPM, and speedometer gages accent the leather dash. A B&M shifter, Simpson 4 point harnesses, Grant steering wheel with dual N.O.S. control, and monster Splitfire tachometer with shift-light complete the interior mood with speed in mind.

The trunk is well equipped with a 10 disc CD changer, stereo amplifiers, and a 10lb bottle of Nitrous for just the right occasion.

The ground-shaking growl of the motor is unmistakable. The 427ci engine was bored .30 over to 433ci. Edelbrock Performer aluminum heads were installed along with ARP head bolts, Comp Cams triple heavy-duty valve springs, stainless steel valves, 5 angle valve job, O-ringed heads, bronze bushings, and roller rockers. An SCE .60 mil copper head gaskets complete the heads.

The engine block's deck was shaved and the receiver grooved for the O-ringed heads. TRW 10.5:1 forged aluminum balanced and glass beaded pistons were then installed along with Comp Cams solid roller lifters, Childs and Albert rings, Ford Racing balanced connecting rods, ARP rod bolts, balanced and polished crankshaft, Comp Cams dual roller timing gears, ARP oil pump shaft, high volume oil pump, and a custom-designed roller camshaft. Ceramic coated original style headers and side pipes let the motor breathe with an unruly growl.

The MSD 6-AL ignition system provides the spark. MSD pro billet distributor, 3 stage timing retard, MSD dual-stage rev limiter, MSD supercoil, Accel 8.8mm race wires, Powermaster chrome alternator, and a Vortex dry cell battery provides the juice.

The fuel delivery system consists of a Holly Pro 750cfm Dual feed race modified carburetor with high-performance jets and power valves mounted to an Edelbrock Performer RPM dual plane intake. Holly dual electric recirculating fuel pumps, dual Fram canister fuel filters, Aeromotive dual bypass regulators, Earls stainless steel braided fuel lines, and an 18 gallon baffled aluminum fuel cell, no expense has been spared.

The transmission is a full race built C6 automatic, ATI custom built 3800 stall converter with balloon plates for the nitrous, kevlar racing band, red racing clutches 6 pinion steel planetary gears, a reverse manual valve body, B&M Pro-Stick shifter, and a B&M transmission cooler. Earls stainless steel braided lines with AN aircraft fittings ensure the highest quality.

A custom balanced 3" aluminum driveshaft and Brute Force universal joints, Ford 9" rear-end with Auburn Posi-traction and Richmond 4.10:1 gearing produce quicker off the line starts.

Nascar style tubular front control arms, Chrome coil-over Pro-Shocks on all four corners, fully adjustable chrome 4 link, and Competition Engineering's adjustable anti-roll bars keep the chassis clean and tight while maintaining maximum control and power to the ground.

For stopping power, the 4 wheel disc brakes coupled with the lightweight alloy wheels and BF Goodrich tires will quickly respond to your every whim.

A 4 core Ron Davis aluminum racing radiator with custom aluminum shrouds, Cool-Flex chrome radiator hoses, CSI electric water pump, remote oil cooler, and filter, and a Cobra 7 quart oil "t" pan was installed to keep this monster cool.

Don't miss your opportunity to own a piece of American muscle in our Dallas Showroom. It can be seen in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and a HD video at For additional information please call our sales staff at 817-310-9400 or email us at

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