1964 Cobra 289
Superformance MKII SPFR0002 is a tribute to CSX2323, the famous 289 FIA Shelby Cobra finished in Shelby Viking Blue with team race livery. This MKII was designed to emulate one of the five Cobra roadsters that were built to compete for the FIA World Manufacturers GT Championship; in 1965 they helped snatch the crown from Ferrari. Every detail of this race proven MKII was properly addressed to accurately replicate the look, sound and feel of a full competition FIA Shelby Cobra.
Pumping out 450 horsepower, SPFR0002 is powered by a 331 cid small block, built by Keith Craft Racing and mated to an original-style Borg Warner T10 4-Speed transmission. The MKII 'FIA' chassis is of the original John Tojeiro–designed 3″ tubular rail ladder with transverse-leaf springs. It was reproduced using drawings obtained from AC cars and implements well-thought-out improvements to utilize a rack & pinion steering system and features Heim joints fitted with adjustable rod ends and with poly bushings for a more comfortable ride.
The cockpit of this competition car is outfitted with an original FIA-style instrument panel layout with Stewart-Warner gauges, passenger-side speedometer and correct Sunn-Pro tachometer as used on CSX2323. German factory leather upholstered seats are included, but the driver-side currently has a period-correct racing seat installed. Other options include a chromed fire extinguisher, trunk lid with 'correct' suitcase clearance bumps and bungee cord grommets.
SPFR0002 is titled out of Texas as a 2012 Cobra with 3,266 miles and is available for $99,950.