1971 Ford Cobra

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1971
  • Mileage 
    77 805 mi / 125 216 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale August 17th - 19th, 2017 at Russo and Steele\'s 17th Annual Monterey, California Auction. Please contact us for more information. According to the Kevin Marti Report, this 429 Super Cobra Jet Ram Air was built in April 1971 as one of 556 that came with a 4-speed manual transmissions and only 1 of 2 that had the Drag Pack option with the 411 Detroit Locker Rear Axle. When ordered with the Drag Pack Option the 429CJ was transformer to the Super Cobra Jet with a Ford rated 375HP. However, this 429SCJ has been Dyno tested at 416HP 5400RPM and 475 Ft-Lb of torque at 3600RPM in stock trim with 10.4 to 1 compression and pump gas. For 1972 Ford dropped the 429 from the Mustang option list. While very similar to the 1970 Boss 429 this 1971 Mach One 429SCJ comes with a mechanical lifter camshaft to stop valve float on the drag strip. It is a matching numbers car, although the engine block number stampings could not be verified as they were punched in very lightly. It has the correct 780 Holly carburetor and Ram Air intake. It comes complete with a rarely seen space saver spare tire and inflater bottle. A very correct car right down to the AM/FM/8 Track tape player, center console, electric rear window defrost, convenience gauge group and a working clock. Freshly restored to Mustang Club of America Gold judging specifications the goal was to restore this 429SCJ to the way it was when it left the Ford Dealer show room in 1971. It has been painted in the original Bright Blue Metallic Code 6 color with argent body, hood and spoiler accents. Complemented with the correct Goodyear Polyglas F60x15 Raised White letter wide oval tires and Magnum 500 wheels. This 3 year restoration started with the chassis being sand blasted to bare metal and then given a 2 coat epoxy finish to the under body and engine compartment. All new fuel tank, fuel lines, brakes, drive shaft, and exhaust system were added. The engine was disassembled, inspected and re-built to stock specifications by Richmond Engines. It has been dyno tested to verify output and performance. The interior was re-upholstered to the original white knitted vinyl finish with graphite accent stripes. The seat beats were rebuilt to new condition and luster. A correct AM/FM/ 8-Track Stereo was installed with 4 speakers. Two Beach Boy 8-Track Tapes come with the car. Finally, the trunk is finished with the correct BF Goodrich Space Saver spare and inflater bottle.