1964 Superperformance Cobra Mk2 FIA

Highly successful SVRA race history. Now titled. Race or Street.

Sold January, 2024

History

This car is chassis #RSR 2005. Below are the list of the first four cars built followed by RSR #2005.

Chassis #2001 was built as a race car

Chassis #2002 was built as a copy of Dan Gurney’s Cobra, and given to him on his birthday

Chassis #2003 was built as a race car

Chassis #2004 was given to Ken Miles’ son as a tribute to Ken and his efforts with the original Shelby Cobra program

Chassis #2005 constructed by Time Machine Motorsports, LLC, a licensed SuperPerformance dealer, in 2010. Originally configured as a street car. Sold to Nicholas Ferguson in St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada. Then purchased by Dennis Olthoff for Olthoff Racing, Inc. in Mt. Ulla, North Carolina. The street drive train was removed in preparation for a racing engine and transmission. 2016 purchased by Susan Patterson as a roller. Sent to Duntov Motor Company to be prepared for road racing. See the Description section below. Thereafter raced in U.S. Historic Motorsports events. See significant results below. 

2017

SVRA Enduro Gold Champion, at the SVRA Vintage Racing National Championship. Circuit of the Americas, Austin, TX

SVRA Gold Medalist, Slaying the Dragon Hill Climb, Robbinsville, NC

SVRA Gold Medalist, Sprint Competition, Heacock Classic, VIR, Alton VA

SVRA Silver Medalist, Heacock Classic Race, VIR, Alton, VA

SVRA Gold Medalist Heacock Classic Race, VIR, Alton, VA

SVRA Silver Medalist, Vintage Grand Prix, Watkins Glen, NY

HMSA Barber Historic Race, Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, AL

2018:

VDCA Gold Medal Medalist, Wild Hare Run, VIR, Alton, VA

2019:

SVRA 3rd overall in A-Production, Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio

Thereafter in September, 2019, the Cobra was sold to its current owner. The Cobra was  converted to street use by Sports Car World in Dallas, Texas. The car has seen very limited street use since.

For some quick race reports for just a few of the Cobra’s race weekends with Susan Patterson in 2017, please see the Duntov reports on the 2017 Barber Historics, and for Watkins Glen. See also the Leadfoot Racing report on the Heacock Classic Gold Cup at VIR.

Description

SVRA Group 4 legal 260 cubic inch dry sump Ford racing engine built from a serial number-correct 1964, 289 c.i. block and heads (required for vintage racing). A Holley four barrel carb sits atop a Blue Thunder intake manifold. Steel crank, titanium valves, Carrillo rods and pistons, roller rockers. Oil cooler. Carbon clutch. MSD ignition. 375 h.p. At 7500 rpm. Approximately 12 hours on the engine, which is built for 25-30 hours if run at a moderate to hard level. The car weighs approximately 2400 lbs.

T101A 4 speed racing dog box transmission with internal oil pump. 15 inch Cobra replica knock off alloy wheels. Wilwood disc brakes. SVRA approved roll cage with side intrusion reinforcements. Fuel cell and fire suppression system. Competition seat and belts. Quick release steering wheel. Ready for street or race use. 

Interesting Note: The Cobra was the Hagerty Insurance display car at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin during the SVRA National Championship event November 1-4, 2018.

Recent changes to the car to make it street legal include, but are not limited to, the following:

New BF Goodrich tires

Hooked up headlights, tail lights, and wipers

Added turn signals, and horn.

Shelby parking brake system installed 

Front and rear bumpers installed

New rear sway bar installed

Replaced 356 rear end with a Dana 443.91 gear. 

All removed racing parts were saved. A file of receipts, photos, and notes will come with the car.

Over $120,000 has been spent on the Cobra.  You will get it for considerably less, a bargain. The current owner is selling it to help fund his grandson’s very successful up-and-coming career in Motorsports. So you get a great Cobra, and you get to help a fine young man on his way to realize his motosports dreams. It’s a great story. Contact us.

Significant Note: Time Machines Motorsports represents that “Through our exclusive agreement with Carroll Shelby, the MKII FIA is a licensed Shelby.”

So drive the Shelby licensed Cobra to your local cars & coffee, or to Victory Lane. It has already done both. You get to choose. Not bad, right?

All vehicle descriptions are accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of writing. Corrections, and supplemental information, are always welcome. Buyers are responsible for confirming vehicle histories, condition, and authenticity to their own satisfaction prior to purchase. Motorsports Market is not the owner of the vehicle and assumes no liability for errors and omissions.

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Photos

Video

This is a brief trunk detail video showing the leaf spring suspension, dry sump taank, Aeroquip lines, ATL fuel cell, and Holley fuel pump system.

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