Kirkham Cobras, Daytona Coupe Gavel For $704,000 at Barrett-Jackson
Car Pro | January 20, 2020
Kirkham-built Cobras in the Sam Pack Collection that crossed the 2020 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction Block. Credit: Barrett-Jackson
CarProUSA dealer Sam Pack is starting off the week with some new spaces to fill in his famed car collection, after sending some of his prized car collection across the block. Pack, a long-time friend to and Premiere Show sponsor of the Dallas Car Pro Show, sent 36 vehicles from his prized collection to the 2020 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction that wrapped up on January 19th.
Four of the most-talked about cars from the Sam Pack Collection were three meticulously hand-built Cobras and one Shelby Cobra-derived Daytona Coupe from Kirkham Motorsports. Here’s a look at what they hammered for when they crossed the block.
2010 Kirkham Copper 427 S/C Cobra: $231,000
Pack’s 2010 Kirkham Copper 427 S/C Cobra (Lot #1388) made of solid Copper sheeting hammered for the most at $231,000. It features hand-brushed racing stripes run the length of the car and the interior is equipped with correct, original-type bucket seats covered in black leather, a leather-covered dash, original-type instruments, black cut-pile carpeting and an optional Halon fire-suppression system. Under the hood, you’ll find a rare, all-aluminum SOHC 427ci V8 engine that gulps massive volumes of air through a pair of big Holley double-pumper carburetors on a high-rise aluminum intake manifold. Similar to Ford’s legendary “Cammer” that was disqualified from NASCAR but used to great effect in drag racing, Barrett-Jackson says the lightweight aluminum 427 powering this unique Cobra yields even more performance than its 1960s forebear.
2011 Kirkham Bronze 427 S/C Cobra: $165,000
This 2011 Kirkham Silicon Bronze 427 S/C Cobra (Lot #1388.1) from the Sam Pack Collection sold for $165,000. Its Silicon Bronze bodywork is polished to create a gold color with hand-brushed racing stripes running from front to rear. It rides on a set of correct-type Halibrand “knock-off” wheels as found on the original Cobras of 1960s fame. Inside you’ll find original-type bucket seats in black leather, plus black cut-pile carpeting, a leather-covered dash and original-type gauges. A competition-type Halon fire-suppression system is there in case of emergency. An all-aluminum Ford 427ci side-oiler engine sits under the hood. Similar to the type originally used by Carroll Shelby in 1965, but this one weighs less for even better performance. Both the rocker covers and “Turkey pan” air cleaner plenum are hand-fabricated in the same Silicon Bronze material as the Cobra’s body. Power is delivered to the road by a TREMEC TKO600 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive.
2009 Kirkham Aluminum 427 S/C Cobra: $165,000
Pack’s 2009 Kirkham Aluminum 427 S/C Cobra (Lot #1389) also gaveled for $165,000. Its polished aluminum body sports hand-brushed racing stripes. The black leather-covered bucket seats are replicas of the 1965 originals. You’ll find a 427ci “FE” side-oiler V8 under the hood with a 5-speed manual transmission. It’s also fitted with optional Halon fire-suppression system provides additional safety. Underhood, the engine compartment is similar in appearance to that of the original cars, including the “Turkey pan” around the carburetor to trap the air from the air scoop on the hood.
2013 Kirkham Daytona Coupe: $143,000
Pack’s polished aluminum 2013 Kirkham Daytona Coupe (Lot #1389.1) with brushed racing stripes sold for $143,000. It features the iconic original looks of Shelby’s Cobra-derived, Peter Brock-designed Daytona Coupes that scored America’s first FIA GT-class World Championship in 1965. A Dart/Ford 363ci aluminum small-block V8 engine sits under the hood and it’s equipped with a Holley double-pumper 4-barrel carburetor and long-tube headers matched to a Ford C4 automatic transmission. Other features include power-assisted brakes and air conditioning. Gold foil heat insulation repels engine heat from the Daytona’s footwells.
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