1966 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C Gallery


1966 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C Gallery

The Shelby Cobra 427 is a convertible/cabriolet with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which supplies the power through the rear wheels. The 7 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder that produces 360 bhp (365 PS/268 kW) of power at 5400 rpm, and maximum torque of 569 N·m (420 lb·ft/58 kgm) at 3200 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual transmission. Stated kerb weight is 1068 kg and maximum stated speed is 257 km/h, or 160 mph

AC produced only 23 AC Cobra 427 competition roadsters. In 1966, one was selected and converted into a special model called the 427 (CSX3015) “Cobra to End All Cobras.” The first one of these was originally part of a European promotional tour before its conversion. This conversion called for making the original racing model street legal with mufflers, a windshield and bumpers amongst other modifications. But some things were not modified, including the racing rear end, brakes and headers. The most notable modification is the addition of Twin Paxton Superchargers, TPS. Shelby crafted two 427 models by himself adding a TPS.

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