Details: Brougut to the USA from NSW Australia decades ago. Now with clean Texas title.
Matching Numbers Block ! Born as a 302C, rebuilt as mild 351
Single rail upgraded to 351 unit.
Rear upgraded to XC 9" disc.
Not an original A/C car but factory air added before it came to the states.
Some A/C parts have been removed but come with the car.
Challenger globe wheels
Tidy interior - retrimmed with original material.
Includes many many spares including the A/C parts
A rare car in any country. Don't miss this unusual oppertunity to pick it up while its still available.
**If you are in Australia and are importing it back to NSW, the person who has the original matching COB259 plate may consider passing it along to you.**
A short history of the XC Cobra:
When final production of the XC Hardtop was ending in March 1978, more than 400 body shells were left unsold and Ford Australia faced a dilemma of how to shift them, rather than scrap them. They elected to capitalise on Allan Moffat and Colin Bond's crushing 1-2 finish at the 1977 Bathurst 1000 by creating a road car with a "Shelby Mustang" look that could be homologated for racing, while at the same time offering enthusiasts the opportunity to own a street-legal version of Moffat's race car. The first prototype Falcon Cobra was built in late April 1978 and production began that same July.
The cars were painted Bold Blue with an overlay of Sno White, with Olympic Blue accent stripes separating the two colours . "Cobra" emblem decals were affixed to the front fenders, along with a name decal at the rear. Unusually, the bodyshells were painted blue first, the intended area of blue stripes and sills then masked and the white coat painted over the top. Each of the cars was given its own individual serial number and fitted with a sequentially numbered plaque (from 001 to 400) on the dash.
Cobras were available with either automatic or manual transmission. Standard equipment included four-wheel disc brakes, limited slip differential, 15-inch Bathurst Globe wheels, front & rear spoilers and dual exhaust. The interiors were uniformly black, with Cobra specific cloth seat inserts in black with blue stripes that match those on the outside body.
Falcon Cobras have become increasingly revered by collectors across Australia, the USA and the rest of the word. WIth less that the scant original 400 production cars still remaining, they routienly command 6 figure prices and are the crown jewl of many collector's stables when they can even get a hold of one.