Owner: Steve Kump
Occupation: Manufacting Rep
Location: Ohio, USA
Model: Superformance Mk-III S/C
Car_Number: 1981
Odometer_Miles: 20,100
Year_Car_Built: 2004
Car_Receive_Date: 10/04/04

Purch_From: Dynamic / Ross (new)
Car_Purpose: Weekend Cruising
Color: Malachite Green/Wimbeldon wht
Engine_Builder: 418 Stroker - PE
Engine: 351 windsor style block
Actual_Cubic_Inches: 418
HP_and_Torq: 530/525 (dyno)
Top_Speed_Seen: 120 (speedo)

Longest_Trip_Driven: 3250
Transmission: TKO 600
Rear_End_Ratio: 327:1
Rims: 15"
Tires: BF Goodrich TA
Date_Submitted: 11/05/09
SPF_Owner_Since: October 4, 2004

I saw my first 427 Cobra while a freshman in college and was bitten then. At 56 years of age in 2004 I had collected a few cars and had just purchased a 1966 mustang from a friend. My wife asked me why I bought the Mustang and why I needed so many cars, since I can only drive one at a time.  She asked me  If you could only have one car what would it be  I said, without hesitation, that s simple, a Shelby Cobra. She said  well then, why don t you just go buy one  and I looked deep into her eyes and replied, "I don t know who has taken over my wife's body, but I love you". In less than two weeks we had tested and ordered our Cobra, and believe it or not, the down payment check # was #427. My original vanity plate was QWIKRNU, and when my friends and even strangers first saw the car the first word out of their mouths is  Ssweeet  So that is now my vanity plate.  The first few years we trailered the car to gatherings, but now drive it to far away destinations and enjoy every mile, top down mostly.  3,250 miles on our first leg along the RT #66, to be completed hopefully in the year 2010, was an outstanding trip. And 1,650 total miles to / from Hastings for SSR 2009 along the Historic Lincoln Highway. In addition to great times in the Cobra, and I think really the best part is the many SPF owners we have met and enjoyed thru SCOF and SCOF events. We have developed close friendships with many and there is a true Brotherhood here that is simply the best, it s just priceless, and it comes with ownership of a Superformance, and it s free.