Owner: Gary Osborne
Occupation: VP Sales GRS
Location: Spring, TX USA
Model: Superformance Mk-III S/C
Car_Number: 569
Odometer_Miles: 55,000
Year_Car_Built: 1999

Car_Receive_Date: Sept. 18, 1999
Purch_From: Dynamic Motorsports
Car_Purpose: Weekend Cruising
Color: Royal Blue with White Stripes
Engine: 429/460 style block
Actual_Cubic_Inches: 514
HP_and_Torq: 600 / 585 (est)

Best_Fuel_Mileage: 12 mpg
Top_Speed_Seen: 157 (speedo)
Longest_Trip_Driven: 1500
Suspension: QA-1s 350 lb
Sway_Bars: RT upgrade
Date_Submitted: 10/25/09
SPF_Owner_Since: Sept. 18, 1999

I always thought the Cobra was the baddest car ever made but never really believed that I could own one. When I finally became financially capable of thinking about a hobby car, the Cobra was what I went after. I researched for several years but when I stumbled across the Superformance, I grabbed my checkbook and became an owner on the first visit. The fit and finish was unbeatable in anything I had looked at (and I looked at most of them). Furthermore, I did not have the time or inclination to build one and wanted a turnkey. This decision was a no-brainer once I found Superformance. AND, now after 10 years of ownership and many miles, I could sell it for close to what I have in it. It is the least expensive car I have ever owned. I only had one primary concern when I made the purchase. Would the thing keep running and if not, where would I get it serviced? Well, I quickly learned that the car is bullet proof. I have over 50K trouble free miles. More importantly, I learned that I had a dealer network and manufacturer that stood behind the cars with plenty of parts, capability and desire to keep owners happy. Yeah, I have had a couple tiny issues (no worse than my other 5 cars) but Superformance has distinguished itself as the most customer friendly company I have ever worked with. Just as important, Superformance has an owners network second to none. With SCOF (Superformance Cobra Owners Forum) there is not a question that cannot and will not be answered within minutes after it is asked. Better yet, if I counted my very best friends in the world, half of them are people I have met through SCOF. I have seen the owners rally to the aid of others over every conceivable subject from car issues to family concerns to losses of loved ones to financial support and any other meaningful challenge one might face. It is truely remarkable that this great brotherhood could be born of a common hobby car. I have thought of buying another hobby car but my SPF Cobra has been so pleasurable and trouble free, the thought of something new is always fleeting. I know one thing though, IF I ever buy another hobby car it will be a Superformance and I will have my family of fellow owners to share it with. Finally, the regular Superformance owner cruises and meetings all over the country take up all of my vacation time. I have cruised the mountains of Colorado, explored the Badlands of South Dakota, parked in front of Mount Rushmore and Devil's Tower, run the hillsides of Branson, experienced the Smokie Mountains, made several "no car" trips to Las Vegas, run race tracks across the country, visited Glacier National Park, Hell's Canyon, Route 66, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana and the list goes on and all sponsored by and shared with my SCOF buddies. There is nothing quite like exploring the world in a Superformance Cobra.