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From: groves,jefferson,texas
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 03-22-2002 12:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for loosecannon39        Reply w/Quote
just before nascar banned the big inch hemi's and 429's ford built a single prototype torino with a long droop snoot like the super bird/charger daytona, to compete with these mopars. shortly after they finished, the ban happened, and no more to my knowledge were built. does anyone out there know what happened to the prototype?? does it still survive, and where is it located??thanks,,dan


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From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 03-22-2002 12:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
It was called the King Cobra Dan and several were built. Holman and Moody has one and a couple more are owned by collectors. Two or three of them usually show up at the Fairlane/Comet nationals every year. The most common one that is best known is the banana yellow one.

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From: Parkersburg WV M&M #277
Registered: Nov 99

posted 03-22-2002 12:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for speedy        Reply w/Quote
I read about a 70' prototype Torino awhile back.It had a 429 Super Cobra Jet especially built for racing.Ford called it the KIng Cobra,and there were only 3 built.It was ugly if you ask me,but what a gold mine.



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From: louisville, ky, usa
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 03-22-2002 12:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chips67        Reply w/Quote
yes it was was the superbird but a lot of people with trailer park taste like that gawdy stuff. i bet that dude with the big gawdy handlebar mustache on "my classic car" would buy it. he's always impressed with odd crap.

67 coupe, 650dp and rpm intake on 5.0 with afr 165 heads, 4 speed, 4.11' so far is [email protected] in 1/8 mile with 1.79 60ft. time.


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From: Athens,GA
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 03-22-2002 08:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek        Reply w/Quote
Has anyone ever heard of or seen a Can-Am Boss 494 ? Are there any of these aluminum block beasts still around? It was supposedly the last and greatest "Boss" engine that Ford built in the early 70s.


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From: fredericton-new brunswink-canada
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 03-22-2002 11:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spoiler        Reply w/Quote
there was a king croba at the barrett jackson auction in 01 it went for 90,000-there was a connection to bud moore-the nascar owner-i recall they said ford built this car for him an as we all know it never got used it was an orange-gold color they also had a few pictures of a cyclone styled vehicile-people said a couple were built others say just some drawings

Just Strokin

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From: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 03-22-2002 11:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin        Reply w/Quote
Yea, have heard of the CanAm 494. I thought I read where some of the blocks were made with manesium. They didn't have oil filter provisions on the block.

Any one remember the aluminum 351c blocks from the 70's? Remember seeing one in HotRod mag that Dyno Don was holding in his hands. Weighed like 115 pounds.


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From: South Point, Ohio, USA
Registered: Feb 2002

posted 03-22-2002 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 2BAD6568s        Reply w/Quote
There was a king cobra on display at the floyd garrets muscle car museum in sevierville, tennessee. it is right outside of pigeon forge. it is an orange one. very different looking!


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From: Greenbrier, TN USA
Registered: Oct 99

posted 05-07-2002 11:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker        Reply w/Quote
Check the post "The King" here in this forum. The King Cobra that was in Floyd Garrett's museum was later in in a small museum just outside of Asheville, NC. I saw it both places. It's the one that sold at the Barrett Jackson auction. There are two yellow King Cobra's. One has the CanAm 494 with wedge heads.


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