1965 Kirkham / Shelby 427FE Big Block Cobra - Supercharger - 750+bhp

Price: US $169,000.00 Item location: Cooksville, Maryland, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Shelby
  • Model: Kirkham 427
  • SubModel: 427FE
  • Type: Roadster
  • Trim: 427
  • Year: 19650000
  • Mileage: 2650
  • VIN: KC4FNLC0373
  • Color: Polished Aluminum with Brushed Stripes and Roundos
  • Engine size: Shelby 468FE Supercharged Ford Aluminum Big Block
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: Tremec 5-Speed
  • Interior color: Black
  • Safety options: Fire Suppression System, Rollbar
  • Options: Car Cover, Roadster, Sidepipes, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

19650000 Shelby Kirkham 427 427FE

This is a beautiful1965 Kirkham Cobra, he best of the best!
We have a large private collection of iconic American race cars, uper cars, ports cars, estomods, uscle cars, ollector cars, nd antiques. We are not a dealer, ut a true collector. We are typically are adding cars to the collection, ut have considered making a few changes.The car has just 2,650 miles since new. It looks as pretty on bottom (stainless chassis, illet suspension, tc.) as it does on top. This is an opportunity for someone to own a very exotic, conic Cobra, ith a very bad-ass (and bad sounding) big-block heart, t a very fair price.

Videos are posted on Youtube.com (turn it all the way up!):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0fS-NwYMGE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnTSWCkrf0w

KIRKHAM 427SC

KMP 373

Almost New! Awesome!

"There is nothing nice about a Cobra. It is stripped down to the essentials- a big engine, small car, nd four wide tires to keep the whole business on pavement. Its loud, mells like gasoline, nd shakes, hudders, nd 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, est of the best Kirkhams in existence. I have owned Kirkham KMP 491, MP 504, nd Kirkham KMP 373. My wife would not drive KMP 504, o it is now in Houston, exas. Last year, wo men began a bidding war of KMP 491 - a car that was not for sale. At the end of the conversation, here was a large pile of money on the table, o I sold KMP 491. I now have KMP 373 which has three items beyond my first two cars – a dropped footbox (for which I have made raised inserts), djustable seats (that sit low), nd a Vortech supercharger (sweet).

These vehicles are clearly works of art and engineering marvels (I am an engineer). My cars have a real mirror-like finishes. The Kirkhams have hundreds of hours in preparing this car and do a good job. In addition, 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, f any, re 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, o 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 grade 1, 967 427-435hp Corvette and a Mosler MT900S. I am also buying in other cars for my collection, o 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, rench, rabic, nd Spanish translator is available (if needed) to help answer any questions and reduce communication problems.

KMP 373 is nearly new and only has 2650 miles on the odometer - just enough to break it in. This car is listed in the most recent version of SAAC's World Registry of Cobras and GT40s. If you are the lucky new owner, will also educate you on the car and provide guidance on how to properly operate it. These are not cars for novice drivers.

Read thoroughly to truly understand everything that is included with the KMP 373 car! Dreamers with deep pockets may apply!

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, ut with significantly improved engineering, aterials, nd 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, o offense Shelby owners, ut if you have an aluminum body, t is probably from Kirkham!

This car is ready for the drag strip, oad race, treet race, r general touring. It does require some big balls to drive. With a polished aluminum body, lack side pipes, illboard tires, 50+ HP Shelby CSX Aluminum #528 427FE (at 468 cubic inches) Side-Oiler Engine, nd Tremec 5-Speed, ou will be turning heads and bruising egos. It has a race car look to it. At 2650 miles, otorcars International (the previous owner) had Kim Barr (an engine expert) pull the engine, heck all tolerances, eassembled it, nd then reinstalled it (after concern about a valve).

This car is tested and tuned. This car just went through a complete 100+ hour polish update and a general car refresh. The car was originally titled in 2005 and then finished.

Also included is a brand new California Car Cover that has yet to be on a car and all documentation available. 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.

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, SA. An Italian, rench, rabic, nd 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

Done to 468 Cubic Inches (Shelby American Designed and Built) 750+ HP / 700+ FT*LB Torque (@3800 rpm) with 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 Bellhousing

Special Options: Best of the Best - Top All-Options Car

(Items are Itemized Below)

Aluminum Body with Mirror Polished Finish

Brushed Main Stripes, oundos, nd Pit Stripes

Hood Scoop, 27, luminum

Stainless Steel Frame/Chassis

Stainless Roll Bar

Jack Hooks, ainted Black

Tribar Halogen Bright White Headlamps

Brake Scoops, iberglass

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, illet Aluminum

Fuel Tank, 2 Gallon

Wheel Well Foam

Premium Wool Carpet

Plexiglas and Aluminum Sun Visors

Plexiglas Wind Wings

Pedal Assembly: Brake & Clutch, illet Aluminum

Original Type Wood Steering Wheel, 5"

Premium Leather Seats

Leather Covered Dash

Seat Belt, pgrade 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, illet Aluminum Round to Clear Supercharger

Oil Cooler, omplete Assembly

Motor Mounts, E Block, et of 2

Distributor Hold Down, illet Aluminum, E

Alternator Bracket, illet Aluminum, E

Throttle Spring & Billet Bracket

Stainless Air Cleaner Cover

Air Cleaner Element, &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, luminum with Mounts

Drive Shaft

Half Shafts, et of 2

Drive Shaft Safety Loop

Penske Shocks with Hyperco Springs

Big Brakes

Reservoirs, rake and Clutch

Black Side Pipes

Tremec TKO 600 5-Speed Transmission

Lakewood Blowproof Bell Housing

McLeod Clutch/Pressure Plate

Wilwood Billet Brakes

Set of 15” Halibrand Knock-Off, in-Drive Wheels with GoodYear Billboard Tires (OPTIONAL)

Set of 17” Halibrand Knock-Off, in-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, 27, luminum

- Stainless Steel Frame / Chassis

- Stainless Roll Bar

- Jack Hooks, ightweight 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 468 Cubic Inches (Direct Design and Build 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 DowndraftDemon Carburetor

(overall creates approximately 16:1 Compression)

- MSD 6AL Adjustable Ignition System

- Tremec TKO-600 5-Speed Close Ratio (.82 OD)

- Lakewood Blow Proof

- McLeod Clutch / Pressure Plate

- Fuel Tank, 2 Gallon

- Kirkham differential, luminum with Mounts

- Coolant Tank, illet Aluminum

- Oil Vapor Separator Tank

- Fuel Return System

- Oil Cooler, omplete Assembly

- Aluminum Heim-Joint Shift Linkage

- Distributor Hold Down, illet Aluminum, E

- Alternator Bracket, illet Aluminum, E

- Throttle Spring & Billet Bracket

- Air Cleaner Element, &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, illet Aluminum

- Wood Steering Wheel, 5"

- Leather Covered Dash, eriod Correct Layout

- Seat Belt, pgrade 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, USPENSION, RAKES

- Stainless Steel Frame/Chassis

- Awesome Billet Suspension

- Penske Shocks with Hyperco Springs

- Big Brakes Upgrade

- Wilwood Billet Brakes

- Set of 15” Halibrand Knock-Off, in-Drive Wheels with Goodyear Billboard Tires

- Set of 17” Halibrand Knock-Off, in-Drive Wheels with Low Profile

Performance DOT Slicks / Street Tires

- Brake Scoops, iberglass

- Heat Shield for Foot Boxes, olished Stainless

- Fuel Tank Straps, illet Aluminum

- Stainless Steering Shaft / U-Joints

- Drive Shaft

- Half Shafts, et of 2

- Reservoirs, rake and Clutch, illet

- 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, lmost.

The car is awesome! It has been meticulously maintained, ever been scratched, nd is absolutely beautiful. You would spend over $140,000 to gather the parts for this awesome aluminum, ully-optioned beauty (www.kirkhammotorsports.com), hen you would have to properly polish it again at about $12,000 ( I just completed over 100 hours on the updated polish), ave built a supercharged big block and Tremec transmission $38,000, ssemble it at about $10,000, nd you would have to ship it at $2,000 (and then ship it home). This totals you out at $202,000 – but only if one is available timely from Kirkham, hich they are not. The 50th anniversary Shelby cars (aluminum Kirkham) are well above this amount.


This deal sounds is a no-brainer!

$169,000 USD Value


Located Near Washington, C

This is not a “Fire Sale”. If it does not sell at a proper number, hen it will remain in the collection (note house in the background). With this said, e hope to see the car go to a good home, o be enjoyed, sed more, nd continue to be properly maintained. Please email us with any questions, e will also provide a phone number if requested. Trade / Deals may also be considered on another Kirkham, en-V Viper, ord GT, leanor Mustang, tc. Main goal is to move money from one hard asset to another hard asset. To note, am two hours south of Hershey – for those attending the fall event and desiring a top end car for here or Europe.