Owner: Joe Morgan
Occupation: FAA Division Mgr  (r)
Location: Huntsville, AL, USA
Model: Superformance Mk-III S/C
Car_Number: 2660
Odometer_Miles: 2,255
Year_Car_Built: 2007
Car_Receive_Date: May 20, 2010
Purch_From: Private Sale (used)

Car_Purpose: Weekend Cruising
Color: Wimbleton White/Viper Blue
Engine_Builder: Southern Automotive
Engine: 390 FE block
Actual_Cubic_Inches: 406 cu. in
HP_and_Torq: 425 hp/435tq (est)
Cyl_Block: 1969 Ford 390 cu. in.
Cyl_Heads: Performer RPM Aluminum
Induction: Holley 750/Perf. RPM Alum

Compression_Ratio: 10.2: 1
Best_Fuel_Mileage: 11 mpg
Top_Speed_Seen: 110 mph (speedo)
Longest_Trip_Driven: 100 miles
Transmission: TKO-600 w/o.82 5th
Rear_End_Ratio: Dana 3:46 LDS
Tires: 235/60-15 (F)  295/50-15 (R)
Date_Submitted: 01/27/11
SPF_Owner_Since: May 20, 2010

My love for cars goes back to the 60 s when I was lucky enough to be a teenager in the real muscle car era. My buddies and I all had muscle cars of varying degrees, some much stronger than others. Mine was a 66 Impala 2-door, clearly on the lower end of  muscle ! However, I made my first trip to New York City in 1965 where I sat in this 2-seater white roadster with what I remember to be blue stripes. It was the coolest car I had ever seen and I believe the price was around $6000. It might as well have been $1M because it was more money than this kid from eastern NC had ever thought about having! And yes, it was a  real  Cobra, although I didn t appreciate what it represented at the time. Fast forward 40+ years having had a great career with FAA and having owned a number of cars, the thought of that car back in NYC so many years before resurfaced. I honestly don t remember what brought it back, but clearly the memory had never really left. Anyway, as retirement approached, I did my research I determined first what type Cobra I wanted, a slightly used late-serial number SPF with a BB FE preferably built by Bill Parham of Southern Automotive. I then began my search and about a year later Cobra Country had advertised exactly what I had been seeking. By then I had retired and relocated to Huntsville and was fortunate enough to buy a close copy of exactly what I had sat in back in 1965. After a year of ownership, I m still smiling!!