Superformance donates MKII Shelby Corba to Petersen Automotive Museum
This is a special one too...
Superformance is a well known builder of 60s continuation cars has donated an MKII Shelby Cobra 289 Slab Side to the Petersen Automotive Museum to be auctioned at today's (September 26th) Digital Gala.
If you don't know who Superformance is, you might know some of their work - the Ford GTs and Shelby Cobras used in the movie Ford v Ferrari. This particular Superformance build is model SPS0036 is a Cobra 289 Slab Side which is the way to go if you need a fantastic car. The Slab Side models back in the day were gentleman's cars - they look classy but sounded and handled like a track car. Now if that wasn't a proper car, I do not know what is.
This car, however, is a recreation of it, original lines and finishes with a 289 engine mated to a modernised 5-speed Tremec TKO making 388 hp. Slab Side is built on the successful Tojeiro-styled round tube chassis and even features an authentic transverse leaf spring suspension for authentic ride feel.
Every part of the vehicle is made to look like the original including the brass windshield's cromed sidings, bonnet latchings, headlights, turn signals, aluminium grille with the famous Guardsmen Blue paint on it which makes it a very special car.
Pic Credit: Superformance/IBP Media.
If you are wondering who or what the auction will benefit? well, the proceeds of the auction will go to the Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation. The who will benefit are the underprivileged students in the Los Angeles community are provided educational programming through the Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation. Whoever will get this car is a very lucky person.