Rotisserie Restored King Cobra Tribute 1 of 2 Prototype King Cobra Nose Rare

Price: US $129,900.00 Item location: Plymouth, Michigan, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Torino
  • SubModel: King Cobra
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 0
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 429 V8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1970 Ford Torino King Cobra

eBay template 1970 Ford "Torino" Engine Size 429 V8 Transmission Type 3 Speed Automatic Primary Color Red Interior Color Black Mileage 0 Stock 8C107726 Video Description VIN 0R38C107726You are looking at an extremely rare Factory "C" Code 429 Cobra Jet Torino. This Cobra is fitted with 1 of 2 surviving prototype King Cobra front ends. The only other known surviving front end is on racing legend Bud Moore's own King Cobra. The restoration was just completed and both the engine and transmission have been rebuilt for performance and durability. Special Care was taken to preserve the imperfections on the front end. The car has been completely repainted in Candy Apple Red paint inside and out. The undercarriage was stripped and repainted in Red Oxide. The chrome was sent to Art Brass Plating for a show quality restoration. The stainless was professionally polished and looks amazing. The glass was all removed and professionally polished. The windshield was replaced. The interior features its original door panels and dash pad. The carpet. headliner and package tray were replaced due to wear and the interior looks incredible. The original speedometer has been replaced with a Very Rare NOS 140mph Police unit. these units when found bring around $3. 00. The original instrument cluster bezel has been replated and looks amazing. The Rim Blow steering wheel was also professionally restored. This is a show ready interior with factory upholstery! The original engine and transmission have been rebuilt and still retain their original VIN stamps. The engine has been upgraded with a larger camshaft and the cylinder heads have been ported. A shift kit was added to the transmission rebuild. A reproduction exhaust kit with an up-sized 2 1/2" pipe and higher flowing mufflers looks stock. but helps this Cobra Jet make the power and sound to back up its NASCAR heritage. The steering and suspension have all been restored as well. New suspension components in the factory finish. ready for the under-car show cam! The Magnum 500 wheels are 15x7 in the front & 15x8 in the rear. New BF Goodrich Radial T/A's with 246 60 Front & 275 60 in the rear. They fit perfectly and do not rub. Just in case the need ever arose. the alignment specs were set so this car can stretch its legs. With 4 degrees of positive caster and 3/4 degree of negative camber this car exudes confidence at 60 on the highway. You can truly feel the car start to settle down and the aerodynamics start to work. Marti Report. the October 1969 issue of Motor Trend magazine featuring the King Cobra and a display poster are included in the sale. Call Tom 7 Days a Week! 248-974-9513MechanicsOriginal Numbers Matching 429ci Cobra Jet Engine1077 6 - Suffix Code on Back of BlockNumbers Matching C6 TransmissionCast Iron Tail Housing Heavy Duty Nodular 9" 3. 00:1 Differential 31 Spline Factory A/CQuadrajet CarbUpsized 2. 5" Reproduction ExhaustCast Iron Manifolds Crossflow RadiatorPolished Aluminum Valve Covers Power Front Disc. Rear Drum Brakes New Calipers and RotorsNew Brake LinesPower Steering Restored Steering and SuspensionNew Springs and Shocks Original Driveshaft with Stripes New U Joints Parking BrakeAll New Fluid LinesNew Fuel TankBodyFactory Candy Apple Red Paint 1 of 2 Surviving Prototype King Cobra Front EndsReplated Exterior ChromeProfessionally Polished StainlessStraight and Solid BodyBeautiful Fit and Finish Solid Trunk is Finished as Nice as the ExteriorFull Size Spare Tire Floors are Finished in Red Oxide Primer Undercarriage Appears to be All Original Metal Pinch Welds are in Great Shape Frame is Solid and Clean New Magnum 500 Wheels BFG Radial T/A's 245/60/15 Front. 275/60/15 RearInteriorFactory Black Bucket SeatFactory Console Floor ShiftInterior has been restored using as much of the original upholstery as possibleRim Blow Steering Wheel Professionally Restored - InoperableUltra Rare NOS 140mph Speedometer with Ribbon TachFactory AM Radio Rechromed Dash BezelsDoor Panels are in Great ShapeSeatbelts Front and BackCarpet is BeautifulNice Headliner and Dome LightDon't Miss Out! Call Tom 7 Days a Week at 248-974-9513!tom@vanguardmotorsales. comStory on the Front Nose:If you want rare. this is the definition. The story begins with only 3 original cars believed to be made for testing purposes. This is strongly believed to be one of the earliest original front ends. There are no part numbers on the original noses as they were vendor-produced prototypes. In the beginning wind tunnel testing showed that the hood latch was too far back so the hoods had the latch moved forward. This is the only known nose with the rearward latch area. Bud Moore purchased 2 of the King Cobras from Ford after the program was killed. He kept the yellow production version that had more refinements to the fiberglass front end. The other car had a damaged front end so a new standard production front end was installed and the car was sold. The front end was then sold separately and was tracked thanks to Steve Daniele and Greg Moore through its ownership and this is strongly believed to be that front end. The only surviving all original car is Bud Moore's yellow car with no graphics. It is optioned very similarly to our Cobra with a C-Code 429CJ. Automatic Transmission. Power Steering. Power Disc Brakes and Air Conditioning. The other known original KING Cobra is Calypso Coral has had an engine swap from the original 460 Wedge engine to a BOSS 429. There is another Yellow Cobra that is considered to be an original with Holman & Moody VIN numbers. The previous owner worked with Steve Daniele. the only known source of reproduction King Cobra front ends. His production run consisted of 4 front ends. He confirms that he used a repaired original front end from Joey Adams in Louisiana to make the mold. Steve also indicated he remembered that the original front end had damage to the front corner. this car has consistent repairs that are visible from the interior side in the front nose cone area. The owner also worked with Dr. John Craft as well as sources from Holman & Moody and Bud Moore to verify that this is an original front end. From what the owner found so far. it is believed by all involved that this front end is the repaired original from the Vermillion King Cobra restored by Steve Daniele in the 1980's. This front end has the 'chop gun' blown in fiberglass construction with some fiberglass mat repairs in the front corners and lower fascia. The few (and only known) reproduction noses. made by Daniel. used a glass mat construction throughout not the 'chop gun' style of the originals. Furthermore. this hood has a steel reinforcement and does not require a prop rod or stands. as do the reproduction hoods. 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