1967 Shelby AC Cobra Roadster by Midstates/Shell Valley 5K Miles! 460ci VG/Show
- Make: Shelby
- Model: AC Cobra
- Type: Roadster
- Trim: Original Spec 427
- Year: 1967
- Mileage: 5,000
- VIN: B54542NS165FF
- Color: Estoral Blue
- Engine size: Ford 460ci
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Tremec T-5, 5 spd.
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black Leather
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Safety options: Roll Bar, Fire Extinguisher
- Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1967 Shelby AC Cobra Original Spec 427
By: Midstates Classic Cars, Presently Shell Valley Classic Wheels Inc.
MODEL- AC Cobra 427 Roadster
BUILD DATE - 1999/2001*
*See pic of Builder’s Letter of Authenticity - BUILD DATE
Purchased 2013 from original owner. A *1999 model in the builder’s catalog produced in 2001 as a 1967 Shelby Cobra 427. Replicas flooded the market from the 1970's onwards and Midstates, now Shell Valley has been one of the premier & respected builders providing well-built & accurate replicas since its origins in 1971.
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EXTERIOR:Fiberglass body showing no damage w/ Show quality respray by previous owner prior to 2013 having only one noticeable paint chip on right door bottom area & some edge chipping on right, front body/spoiler area. White stripes are flawlessly applied. Period correct LucasTri-Bar headlights have a crack along the side/top of L. light, otherwise all lenses, glass are VG/Show. All Chrome is VG/Show exhibiting some film & will clean-up to a solid Show/Excellent condition. 460 decals are peeling, easily replaced. Side Pipes have noticeable paint flaking towards body at connecting point to headers. PS ENGINEERING Sunburst, wheels w/ 5 Lug w/ Spinners have no damage & only show minor road use & slight corrosion typical to alloys & can be brought back w/ polishing. GOOD*YEAREAGLE GT IIF. P235/60R15 & R. P295/50R15. tires have 85%+ tread w/ no sidewall or inner-tread cracking. Driver’s side Chrome Roll Bar.
INTERIOR:Mota-Litawheel has some finish loss w/ a missing rivet & horn button is upside down, but only if you’re going in a straight line. Chromed VDO gauges, dash (needs re-tucking along part of bottom), seats, carpets, door panels all in VG condition & approaching Show condition w/ a detailing. Driver’s seat has outside piping wear & seats show normal wear, but no separation.SIMPSONL & R side, Shoulder/Harness system. Customadvancewiring w/ connections pre-wired in boot for sound system.Custom built aluminum firewall & footboxes.NOTE: Very windy on day of shoot w/ leaves etc. continually blowing into & on vehicle. Odometer was broken & repaired, actual mileage is apprx. 2000 more than present reading.
ENGINE/DRIVELINE: Ford 460 ci/430hp built by Hall's Auto Ltd.Engine bay is clean needing only minor wiping down to be Show Detailed w/ no visible leaks or drips. All hoses, belts etc. in VG/Show condition.Holley 4bbl.780 cfm,Aluminum Intake & Water Pump byEdelbrockACCEL7100 Ignition,MARCHPulleys,EARL’SOil Cooler, Custom Aluminum 4 coreRadiator.TREMECT-5 5 spd.,Lakewood.Bellhousing & Ford 9” 2.77:1 rear.
UNDERCARRIAGE: Midstates jig-built powder coated square steel frame w/ Rhino Lining undercoating plus sound & heat dampening insulation showing very minor road spray & minimal surface rust on bare metal components. All lines, bushings (side exhaust hanger bushings are aged), shocks etc. in VG condition. wilwoodPower Discs F&R, Power Rack & Pinion steering. Front- Powder coated Mustang Coils & “A” Frames. Rear- Powder coated 4 bar &ALDANCoil-Over Shocks, bothadjustable.
MECHANICAL/ROAD TEST: Very strong, low-mileage Big-Block w/430 hp that idles w/ a nice, raunchy lope & pulls like crazy as you would expect. Tight steering, excellent brakes & no over-heating or leaks while idling for 15 mins. for video & after a 20 minute test drive & sitting again for 10 mins.
RESTORATIVE WORK/MODIFICATIONS:Respray by previous owner who felt the original paint was not up to his standards who also had trunk pre-wired for entertainment system at time of build. Well maintained by present owner, always garaged & covered w/ only major service being new clutch & peripherals done 8/16. Odometer repaired & New Die-Hard Marine Battery in 2016.
A vehicle fulfilling all the attributes of a #3++ vehicle w/ potential of moving into a low #2 category w/ some minor paint touch-ups & a total professional detailing - undercarriage in particular. A solid & superbly built Replica keeping very close to original specs of the unrivaled American Muscle Car - the 427 Cobra w/ a true (not bored) Big Block & period correct accessories & components. The tall/high rear ratio of 2.77:1 makes for less spectacular launches & overall better driveability, although not sedate by any means.
Has the look & feel of the real McCoy, very vintage & correct in all respects w/ absolutely no issues & the only thing it needs is a new driver. Reserve is set at its appraised value & will be adjusted if necessary to make a sale which will be less than a fully-equipped pickup truck.
Nothing quite compares to the visceral excitement of a Big Block Cobra going through the gears at speed!
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