2007 Superformance MkIII by license of Carroll Shelby (#2712) built by Olthoff Racing in Mount Ulla, NC. Dark silver/light silver stripes/black pin stripes, Roush 427R (512hp/518tq). 17,500 miles and counting.
This is the FIRST Superformance Cobra built with an automatic transmission for use with hand controls (paraplegic driver). The car is outfitted with a DR Evil Maximum Extreme AOD/E with push button overdrive. Car comes with two differentials (3.08 & 2.73) that were custom built. The 2.73 is installed for highway cruising and runs at 1,750 rpm @ 75 mph. Original pedals and mounting points are still in place for a plug/play swap to a manual. Hand controls are bolt on and easily removed. Car is in great condition and built for cruising or the weekend warrior. Transmission can be easily be swapped out (plug & play) for a manual transmission as all mounting points, clutch pedal, and fluid reservoir are still in the vehicle and in the original positions.
Soft top -Tonneau cover
17” PS Vintage Wheels
Pilot sport cup tires (F - 275x17x40 R - 335x17x35)
Proper Smith gauges
Quick disconnect steering wheel for easy access with wheelchair
3M clear film front & rear bumper
Transmission Compushift for transmission adjustment
Transmission performance oil pan
BCM transmission consistency tank (bolt on and easily removed)
Roll bar with removable down pipe
Bilstein performance adjustable shocks (500lb front, 450lb rear)
Wilwood big brake kit (13.9 rotors)
Dual brake fluid reservoirs
Polyurethane sway bar bushings
Upgraded front headlights
Push button start w/ toggle switch
Power cut-off behind driver
Pre-wired for Gerbing cold weather gear (driver & passenger) for those nice fall cruises in the mountains with the top off
New CROW harnesses (2012)
Original 15” wheels
Custom car cover with SPF2712 on front – California Car Cover
Rare Ferrari 275 GTB alloy coupe and Shelby 427 Cobra roadster were stored untouched in a private garage for 26 years
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