Kirkham Cobra - Polished Aluminum Body with Supercharged Shelby 468 FE at 750+HP

Price: US $169,000.00 Item location: Cooksville, Maryland, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Shelby
  • Model: Cobra
  • SubModel: Kirkham
  • Type: Roadster
  • Trim: Roadster
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 2,650
  • VIN: KC4FNLC0373
  • Color: Polished Aluminum Body
  • Engine size: Supercharged Shelby 468 at 750HP
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Tremec TKO-600
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1965 Shelby Cobra Kirkham

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:

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-NwYMGE

https://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 also owner many supercars). 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!


$169,000 US Value