A real racing motor producing 637 horsepower, a fully independent suspension, and a shining personality mean this 1967 Shelby Cobra by Unique Motorcars is the outstanding Cobra that you’ll enjoy on the street and at every track day.
The bold red presentation instantly makes this one an attention-grabber. So while we know all Cobras are built for fast-moving function, this one also has some terrific eye-candy appeal. Of course, it also helps that there is some nice bright work, too. Unlike other classics, the shiny stuff on this Cobra is also about function. Places like the quick-jack bumpers, driver roll hoop, racing gas cap, and large side pipes are all just as much about performance as they are beauty. Those bright alloy wheels even pay tribute to the cool Halibrand units that have been icons for over half a century.
The people at Unique Motorcars take pride in both the body and the interior. That’s why you get the best classic competition elements like Simpson four-point racing harness, low-back bucket seats, a full set of Stewart Warner gauges, and a wood and chrome sports steering wheel with the cobra emblem in the center. It is truly a competition machine that’s ready to get down to business today.
Under the hood is where the real magic of this Cobra is. This has the tidy and clean presentation of a racing motor. You soon realize how true it is when you read the valve covers and see this engine was built by Ernie Elliot! After all, not only is he Bill Elliot’s brother, but also he has made his own name in the world of Ford racing motors. Elliot’s garage started with a Rousch V8 block pulled from inventory that was used at Talladega. It was completely rebuilt and fortified, including custom pistons, Isky roller lifters, custom ported & machined Yates Performance heads, Clevite bearings, custom performance camshaft, custom connecting rods, and Manley titanium valves. In fact, there was over $18k invested in just this true racing motor refresh! It inhales deeply through a Quick Fuel double-pumper four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with a sweet thunder out of those side pipes. The full package has been dynoed at 637 horsepower, 398 total cubic inches, and you get full control over this huge power plant thanks to the stout Ford Big Spline Top Loader 4-speed manual transmission. No matter if it’s the street or track, this one has all the right supporting components, such as a fully independent suspension with Jaguar rear end, adjustable coil overs at each wheel, and disc brakes at each one, too.