Owner: Ross Wilkinson
Occupation: Construction Manager (r)
Location: Seabrook, Texas, USA
Model: Superformance Mk-III S/C
Car_Number: 2404
Odometer_Miles: 2,750
Year_Car_Built: 2007
Car_Receive_Date: May 5, 2011
Purch_From: Motor Cars Intl. (used)
Car_Purpose: Weekend Cruising

Color: Red/Silver
Engine_Builder: Roush
Engine: 351 windsor style block
Actual_Cubic_Inches: 427
HP_and_Torq: 550hp/535tq (dyno)
Cyl_Block: Dart 4 bolt main
Cyl_Heads: AFR
Induction: 770 Holley, Edelbrock Victor
Compression_Ratio: 10.25:1
Top_Speed_Seen: 100 (speedo)

Transmission: Tremec 600
Rear_End_Ratio: Dana BTR 3.46
Rims: WAW Knock off  15"
Tires: BF Goodrich TA Radial
Suspension: Bilstein
Sway_Bars: 20 MM front; 24 MM rear
Date_Submitted: 11/15/11

SPF_Owner_Since: May 5, 2011
Other_Mods: Added R/T rear shock bracket and ball joints

I always wanted a cobra since I was a teenager. Remember reading the first 427 Cobra road test in car magazines in the mid '60s. Over the years had many sport cars ranging from MGA to Corvettes.  In my garage I've always had the blue Cobra cut away poster hanging on the wall. I never could justify buying/building a special purpose Cobra while raising a family. Fast forward 40 years- I'm retired, all kids through college and on their own and financially comfortable.  My wife and I were at the Keels and Wheels Concourse car show in Kemah Texas and saw a beautiful silver Superformance on the auction block.  This was the first time my wife had ever looked and sat in one - she was impressed by it's sexy appearance.  We went home that day and started a 4 day intense internet search for a used one. 

I had concluded that I was too old to build one and I could get the best value by buying a used one. We found the red one at Classic Motors Intl. in Springfield Missouri.  It appeared in pristine condition from the pictures.  I made an offer over the phone and they accepted. Several days later it arrived at my front door in a beautiful white enclosed trailer. My wife and I along with all my neighbors were extremely impressed witht he car. One of my life long dreams had been fulfilled!  We put it in the garage and looked at it for days going over ever nut and bolt. 

I drive the car once or twice a week on short runs.  Every time I crank up the 427 Roush my heart races.  When my wife and I go for rides we always get thumbs up.  If we stop at the gas station or store we always draw crowds of fellow motorist. I'm glad that we bit the bullet and got the Cobra - need to enjoy life while you can!!