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FSBO High Price of the Day (4/17/2017) @ $169,000 for 1965 Shelby Cobra Roadster Kirkham Cobra - Pol

By FSBO | Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | Comments(0)

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KIRKHAM 427SC KMP 373 Almost New! Awesome! "There is nothing nice about a Cobra. It is stripped down to the essentials- a big engine, a small car, and four wide tires to keep the whole business on pavement. Its loud, smells like gasoline, and shakes, shudders, and bucks. It makes your arms tired and your feet hot. You nearly crash about once every 10 minutes. It’s so damn wonderful that you can’t believe it" Automobile Magazine 2004 Overview: Spring is here! Here is an opportunity for those that want the Best of the Best. I have owned three of the few fully-optioned, best of the best Kirkhams in existence. I have owned Kirkham KMP 491, KMP 504, and Kirkham KMP 373. My wife would not drive KMP 504, so it is now in Houston, Texas. Last year, two men began a bidding war of KMP 491, a car that was not for sale. At the end of the conversation, there was a pile of money on the table, so I sold KMP 491. The KMP 491 car just sold again on ebay at our asking price – look at the link to see how nice this car was finished / built by me. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1965-Shelby-Cobra-Kirkham-/162157539720?forcerrptr=true&hash=item25c157b188%3Ag%3AKaoAAOSwCfdXoiE9&item=162157539720&nma=true&si=1vCD8GgnhQlPXGrNBNOXjniHvt8%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 I now have KMP 373 which has four items beyond my first two cars – a dropped footbox (for which I have made raised inserts), adjustable seats (that sit low), a Vortech supercharger and pit stripes / roundos. The KMP 373 car is at minimum equal cosmetically to the KMP 491, but has even more horsepower, more options, and a sharper sound bite. These vehicles are clearly works of art and engineering marvels (I am an engineer). These cars have a real mirror-like finish. The Kirkhams have hundreds of hours in preparing this car and doing a good job. In addition, I have hundreds of hours polishing them (I am a perfectionist and quite capable with my hands) via a lengthy cyclo-polishing with a specialized aircraft polisher and cleaner to eliminate the typical “swirl” issues with these cars. I do not think many, if any, are my equal in finishing these. The final finish is so “sweet” that it allows you to read the fine print on the newspaper on a cloudy day! No paint can do this! I am offering KMP 373. I have a private car collection to which I typically only add cars. Hard assets are safe and are performing much less volatile than the stock market. I am very successful and postured very well in the current market, so please understand that this is by no means a fire sale. I have several Corvettes and Vipers. I am currently making room for a perfect 2013 GTS Launch Edition Viper and another Ford GT Supercar. I am also buying in other cars for my collection, so contact me if you have any deals on truly collectable cars. If I sell this car I will start to build another when a body becomes available through Kirkham (everyone has to have a hobby). Pictures and details are provided below. Many pictures (lots of really cool ones) and additional information are available to real buyers upon request. An Italian, French, Arabic, and Spanish translator is available (if needed) to help answer any questions and reduce communication problems. Both cars are virtually the same. KMP 373 is nearly new and only has 2600 miles on the odometer. This cars is listed in the most recent version of SAAC's World Registry of Cobras and GT40s. If you are the lucky new owner, I will also educate you on the car and provide guidance on how to properly operate it. These are not cars for novice drivers. Search www.youtube.com for Kirkham 373 - There are also videos for Kirkham 504 and a detailed video by Vanguard, the group that just sold Kirkham 491. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0fS-NwYMGEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnTSWCkrf0w https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkAZhtM_qvw Read thoroughly to truly understand everything that is included with the KMP 373 car! The Details: This All-American Muscle Car is a 1965 Ford 427FE Cobra SC Roadster 427FE replica and is titled. Iconic of the era of high-performance cars, but with significantly improved engineering, materials, and performance. All of the bugs have been worked out. This is the Best of the Best of the cars produced today. Better than Shelby in 1965 and Shelby in 2015. Sorry, no offense Shelby owners, but if you have an aluminum body, it is probably from Kirkham. This car is ready for the drag strip, road race, street race, or general touring. With a polished aluminum body, black side pipes, Billboard tires, 750+ HP Shelby CSX Aluminum #528 427FE Side-Oiler Engine, and Tremec 5-Speed, you will be turning heads and bruising egos. It has a race car look to it. At 2500 miles, Motorcars International (the previous owner) had Kim Barr (an engine expert) pull the engine, check all tolerances, reassembled it, and then reinstalled it. This car is tested and tuned. This car just went through a complete polish update and a general car refresh. Also included is a brand new California Car Cover that has yet to be on a car and all documentation available. A second set of 15” Billboards are included with the car (many love these wheels, I do not because of how they feel on the road). A third set of brand new 17” DOT racing tires / wheels are available if interested. These were for the 504 car I previously built. The car is a fully optioned street / race car. Take advantage of current US Dollar – Euro conversion rate. Own it for less than it would cost in the States. Just get into it and drive it – if you can! Own your own piece of Americana. These cars are hot and this opportunity will not last long. This is the 50th anniversary for the Shelby Cobra! Delivery is not included in this cost. Ships from Central Maryland / Washington, DC, USA. An Italian, French, Arabic, and Spanish translator is available for questions. VEHICLE SUMMARY Priced at: $169,000 US Registry: SAAC – Shelby American Automobile Club Registry Performance: 0-60 mph in well less than 4.0 seconds / 0-100 kmph in well less than 4.0 seconds 170+ mph / 288+ kph Top Speed Mileage: 2650 Miles VIN: #KC4FNLC0373 Car #373 Color: Extreme Mirror Polished Aluminum with Brushed Stripes Engine: 427 Aluminum FE Shelby CSX Block - Fully Dressed Stroked to 468 Cubic Inches (Shelby American Built) 750+ HP / 700+ FT*LB Torque (@3800 rpm) Vortech Supercharger (9lb of Boost by Design) with 750 cfm Downdraft Demon Carburetor Transmission: Tremec TKO-600 5-Speed Close Ratio (.82 OD) with Blow Proof Special Options: Best of the Best - Top All-Options Car (Items are Itemized Below) Aluminum Body with Mirror Polished Finish Brushed Main Stripes Hood Scoop, 427, aluminum Stainless Steel Frame/Chassis Stainless Roll Bar Jack Hooks, Painted Black Tribar Halogen Bright White Headlamps Brake Scoops, Fiberglass Heat Shield for Foot Boxes Dropped Driver’s Foot Box with 2” and 4” Inserts Polished Stainless Door Ferrules Set of 8 Fuel Tank Straps, Billet Aluminum Fuel Tank, 42 Gallon Wheel Well Foam Premium Wool Carpet Plexiglas & Aluminum Sun Visors, Aluminum Mounted Plexiglas Wind Wings Pedal Assembly: Brake & Clutch, Billet Aluminum Original Type Wood Steering Wheel, 15" Premium Leather Seats Leather Covered Dash Seat Belt, Upgrade to 6 Point Harness Halon Fire Suppression System Tri-bar Lucas Headlights with Halogen Bulbs Adjustable Driver Seat Adjustable Passenger Seat Driver Fresh Air Ventilation System Passenger Fresh Air Ventilation System Battery with Mounting Tray Battery Cutoff Switch Stainless Steel Radiator Tube Set Coolant Tank, Billet Aluminum Round to Clear Supercharger Oil Cooler, Complete Assembly Motor Mounts, FE Block, Set of 2 Distributor Hold Down, Billet Aluminum, FE Alternator Bracket, Billet Aluminum, FE Throttle Spring & Billet Bracket Stainless Air Cleaner Cover Air Cleaner Element, K&N E-1025 Cold Air Box as Part of Supercharger Fuel Filter and Fittings Oil Vapor Separator Tank Fuel Return System Stainless Steering Shaft / U-Joints Transmission Mounts - Tremec Kirkham differential, Aluminum with Mounts Drive Shaft Half Shafts, Set of 2 Drive Shaft Safety Loop Penske Shocks with Hyperco Springs Big Brakes Reservoirs, Brake and Clutch Black Side Pipes Tremec TKO 600 5-Speed Transmission Lakewood Blowproof Bell Housing McLeod Clutch/Pressure Plate Wilwood Billet Brakes Two Sets of Pads High-Perf Street, High-Perf Track Set of 15” Halibrand Knock-Off, Pin-Drive Wheels with GoodYear Billboard Tires (OPTIONAL) Set of 17” Halibrand Knock-Off, Pin-Drive Wheels with Low Profile Performance Street Tires with DOT Slicks BODY - Aluminum Body with Mirror Polished Finish - Brushed Main Stripes - Mirror Polished Stainless Side Pipes (2nd Kirkham from factory) - Hood Scoop, 427, aluminum - Stainless Steel Frame / Chassis - Stainless Roll Bar - Jack Hooks, Lightweight Aluminum - Tribar Halogen Bright White Headlamps - Door Ferrules Set of 8 - Plexiglas & Aluminum Sun Visors (Aluminum Mounted) - Plexiglas Wind Wings - Wheel Well Foam DRIVETRAIN - 427 Aluminum FE Shelby CSX-528 Block - Fully Dressed Stroked to 468 Cubic Inches (Direct from Shelby Engines) 750+ HP / 650+ FT*LB Torque (@3800rpm) 9.5:1 Compression by Design to Supercharger - Vortech V-2 Supercharger (9lb of Boost by Design) with 750 cfm Downdraft Demon Carburetor - MSD 6AL Adjustable Ignition System - Tremec TKO-600 5-Speed Close Ratio (.82 OD) - Lakewood Blow Proof - McLeod Clutch/Pressure Plate - Fuel Tank, 42 Gallon - Kirkham differential, Aluminum with Mounts - Coolant Tank, Billet Aluminum - Oil Vapor Separator Tank - Fuel Return System - Oil Cooler, Complete Assembly - Aluminum Heim-Joint Shift Linkage - Distributor Hold Down, Billet Aluminum, FE - Alternator Bracket, Billet Aluminum, FE - Throttle Spring & Billet Bracket - Air Cleaner Element, K&N - Fuel Filter and Fittings - Stainless Steel Radiator Tube Set - Drive Shaft Safety Loop COCKPIT / INTERIOR - Premium Wool Carpet - Premium Leather Seats – Slight Patina - Halon Fire Suppression System - Adjustable Driver Seat - Adjustable Passenger Seat - Driver Fresh Air Ventilation System - Driver Fresh Air Ventilation System - Pedal Assembly: Brake & Clutch, Billet Aluminum - Wood Steering Wheel, 15" - Leather Covered Dash, Period Correct Layout - Seat Belt, Upgrade to 6 Point Harness TRUNK - Dry Cell Racing Battery with Mounting Tray - Battery Cutoff Switch - Trunk Mat / Pad - Hot Shot Contacts - Rear Fluid Fill / Reservoir - Custom Trunk Mat CHASSIS, SUSPENSION, BRAKES - Stainless Steel Frame/Chassis - Awesome Billet Suspension - Penske Shocks with Hyperco Springs - Big Brakes Upgrade - Wilwood Billet Brakes - Set of 15” Halibrand Knock-Off, Pin-Drive Wheels with Goodyear Billboard Tires - Set of 17” Halibrand Knock-Off, Pin-Drive Wheels with Low Profile Performance DOT Slicks / Street Tires - Brake Scoops, Fiberglass - Heat Shield for Foot Boxes, Polished Stainless - Fuel Tank Straps, Billet Aluminum - Stainless Steering Shaft / U-Joints - Drive Shaft - Half Shafts, Set of 2 - Reservoirs, Brake and Clutch, billet - Roller Assembled by Kirkham Power-to-Weight Ratio: 2,140 pound / 750 horsepower anatomy makes my Dodge Viper and my Ford GT twin turbo feel very tame by comparison. You cannot imagine how spectacularly fast this serpent is until you drive it. The aluminum flywheel provides instant power. When you exit the car you have the same feeling as three hours of killer sex. Well, almost. The car is awesome! It has been meticulously maintained, never been scratched, and is absolutely beautiful. You would spend over $140,000 to gather the parts for this awesome aluminum, fully-optioned beauty (www.kirkhammotorsports.com), then you would have to properly polish it again at about $12,000, have built a supercharged big block and Tremec transmission for $38,000, you would have to assemble it at about $10,000, and you would have to ship it at $2,000. This totals you out at $204,000 – but only if one is available timely from Kirkham, which they are not. The 50th anniversary Shelby cars (aluminum Kirkham) are well above this amount. This deal sounds like a no-brainer! I have other high-end collectable cars that I may consider selling - Ford GTs, Launch Edition Viper GTS, DB9, 1957 Chevy Restomods, etc. I may also consider a partial trade on a like collectible car. $169,000 US Value

Sold at: 4/17/2017 15:21
Sold Price:$169,000
# of Bids:0
Seller:the-diamond-princess
Location:Cooksville, Maryland
VIN:KC4FNLC0373


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