Bill Pasco, Wesley Chapel
It is 6 inches wider at the wheelbase and 6 inches longer in the door than an original Shelby Cobra. The body is ¼ fiberglass reinforced at the stress points with Kevlar and rolled at the fender openings. The doors have a 6-inch side impact channel. A full-sized chrome roll bar protects both driver and passenger. There is an aluminum custom grill and full bumpers. The car is painted with PPG Harley Davidson concord purple base coat with seven coats of clear. Custom head rests are attached to roll bar for additional safety.
The Cobra is powered by a Ford 514 cu. in. create engine with roller lifters, Cobra Jet heads, 850 Demon carburetor, edelbrock torquer intake and full ceramic coated headers and side pipes. This combination makes 535 hp and more than 500 pounds-feet of torque. The motor is backed by a Viper six-speed and 9-inch rear end. The chrome wheels 18 inches in back and 17 inches in front are sporting, Sumitomo 335-40 tires and 255-40 respectively.
The car has a super strong 2x3 in. tig-welded space age frame. Suspension is the Ford Mustang two with special made chromed upper and lower A-frames and chrome spring over coil suspension. The rear is held in place by a chrome four-link suspension and 1 inch sway bar. The entire frame bottom of the Cobra is painted wine and the under fenders finished and painted to match the purple top.
The custom gray leather interior finishes off this Cobra. There are custom-made bucket seats, purple leather-suede covered center hump and door pockets. The dash has a burled walnut gauge cluster with 10 VDO gauges and Kenwood satellite radio. Because this Cobra has a custom snap on top, there is even air-conditioning.
Since I finished this car in 2007, it has won loads of trophies. It finished second in its class at the Knott’s Berry Farm Cobra Classic car show in 2008.