Woody’s Cobra Fast Back Coupe

On Saturday February 15, 2014 I again attended the ’Cars on Fifth’ car show, held each year by the Naples Ferrari Club.  This year I met again with Woody the owner of a one of a kind Cobra replica Fast Back Coupe.  I again introduced myself to Woody as it had been a year since we first met at last years show.  I met his lovely wife Yvonne Wood, wife of 47 years, who had dropped by with his lawn chairs & his lunch.  This year the coupe was complete as now the interior was also done & done very nicely as this entire car is just superb.      

The Body is one of four original 1966 Cobra Coupes from replica builder Street Beast, now no longer in business.  Every panel except the hood was improved for either physical appearance, or mechanical or aerodynamic advantage, & the look is stunning especially painted in black.  This is the Cobra Shelby should have built, most replicas attempting this look place a fast back hard top on the roadster, where the hard top hits the trunk, then they split the trunk lid & reverse the trunk hinges & now there is still a trunk but it drops downward.  

The interior was done by DVC Custom Interiors, located at 5465 Jaeger Rd. Suite 10 Naples Fl. 34109, it now has black leather& carbon fiber seating & a turned metal dash & door sills.  It has been drastically modified from the original.

Suspension is tubular asymmetrical A arms with coil overs in front.  Rear end is I.R.S. Jaguar De Dion style with in board disc brakes, built around 9” Ford center section.  It is polished.  Brakes are 6 piston Willwood in front & 4 piston rears.

The motor is a 4.6 dual overhead cam that was hand built by Ford Racing.  It is supercharged & injected with 11 pounds of boost, estimated at around 540 hp, with a 6 speed Tremec transmission. 

The paint is P.P.G. shop line base coat code 9700, with P.P.G. urethane primer, P.P.G. epoxy primer sealer.  With over 850 hours of hand sanding & blocking, to make that black paint pop, then clear coated with P.P.G. 2021 pure urethane.

The car was built at So Flo speed shop located at 2684 Horseshoe Drive N.  Naples, Fl.  The suspension tuning & motor management tuning & wiring was done by Superior Customs Classics located at 8931 Bolton Ave. Hudson, Fl. 34667. http://www.superiorcustomclassics.com/

This project took 9 years & one quadruple bypass surgery for its owner Woody to complete.

The car is For Sale, for additional information call Woody Wood at 239-262-4065 or email fastwoody@gmail.com 


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