Wednesday, January 23, 2019

1970 Ford Torino King Cobra at Mecum - $ 192k

1 of 3 Torino King Cobras produced. Prototype King Cobras were never homologated for NASCAR because of the production cost and change in Ford's corporate structure. This is the only example built with 429 Boss motor and 4 speed.
Instead of being destroyed like most prototypes, two of the King Cobras, including this one, were delivered to Bud Moore Engineering in 1971. Moore eventually sold this orange King Cobra, which was rediscovered many years later in a South Carolina field.
An extensive restoration has brought the car back to its original prototype condition, including its one-of-a-kind convex glass rear window. Instead of the original 429 Cobra Jet, this King Cobra is now powered by a Boss 429, Ford’s NASCAR engine of the era.
Per original, the black interior is purposefully spartan with a bench seat and Hurst shifter. The car made $192k.