The owner of this FIA was looking for some serious small block power, so we had Goodwin Competition build a 363ci 550hp pump gas motor with Webers that looks like an original comp engine.
This is a car we build for a very good customer that we have done several cars with.
We built this car using a Todd Goodwin build all aluminum Shelby 427 and TKO 600. It made 640HP with a mild cam and it would put around like a perfect street car. The Kirkham billet clutch setup was incredibly easy to drive and the car was very easy to drive on the street. Tip into it, and it would rip your head off.
We set it up to make the standard and comp style windshield easily swappable.
The car set a record for a fiberglass bodied Cobra at Barrett Jackson.
This car was built with a NOS side oiler block that was built to stock 485hp specs. The car was purchased by Kurt Busch at Barrett Jackson.
Jim acquired this car and learned it belonged to Gloria Haley. Gloria was Hollywood Socialite and daughter of the actor Jack Haley, best known as the “Tin Man” from the original Wizard of Oz. After a full restoration, the car was invited to be shown at the prestigious “Qail” auto show in Monterey and later sold at Russo and Steele for 240k.