This 1965 289 FIA Kirkham Cobra has a fully polished aluminum body that was handcrafted in an old MIG jet factory in Poland and then shipped to Provo, UT, to Kirkham Motorsports for assembly as a roller. It features a Ford Racing 363ci crate engine, packing 500hp, mated to a Tremec TKO600 5-speed manual transmission, which is activated by a hydraulic clutch from Modern Driveline.
This model is called a 289 FIA hybrid because it is a 289 FIA aluminum body mounted to Kirkham’s latest 427-style chassis, which is based on the original 4" tube/ladder frame, but features billet aluminum control arms, adjustable coilovers, independent rear suspension with CV joint axles, aluminum posi-traction rear end, Wilwood brakes, and billet aluminum spindles with patented lock-out pins.
The interior features new Kirkham gauges with LED lighting, a tachometer with integrated turn signal indicators, a speedometer with an integrated gas gauge, and a steering column with a turn signal that incorporates the high-beam switch into the lever. The speedometer also tracks top speed, quarter-mile times, and 0 to 60 mph times.
Leather seats, billet aluminum pedals, a billet aluminum shifter, wool carpet and billet aluminum seat tracks are just some of the features of the interior. Custom stainless-steel headers and 2.5" exhaust were combined with SpinTech mufflers to produce the exhaust note. The 500hp Ford Racing stroker was outfitted with an Edelbrock air-gap intake, 750cfm Double Pumper quick-fuel carburetor, and a Concept 1 serpentine front runner system with a power master alternator.
Options from Kirkham include billet driver's seat tracks, fresh-air ventilation system for the passenger side, stainless-steel foot box heat shields, gold foil firewall insulation, polished stainless-steel roll bar, powder-coated rear bulkhead and wheel wells, and a billet aluminum coolant tank. With a professional alignment and 300 test miles, this professionally built 289 FIA is road-tested and ready to go.