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  Cooper T61M Shelby King Cobra
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1963 - 1964
Numbers built:6
Designed by:Len Terry for Cooper Cars
Successor:Shelby T-10 King Cobra Ford
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:August 06, 2014
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Engine
Configuration Ford 289 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 4,727 cc / 288.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 101.8 mm (4 in) / 72.9 mm (2.9 in)
Compression 10.8:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 4 Weber 48 IDM Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 390 bhp / 291 KW @ 6,750 rpm
Torque 462 Nm / 341 ft lbs
BHP/Liter 83 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium panels
Chassis steel tubular spaceframe
Suspension (fr/r) double wishbones, coil springs over dampers
Brakes discs, all-round
Gearbox Huffaker 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 590 kilo / 1,301 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,683 mm (145 in) / N/A / 800 mm (31.5 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,311 mm (91 in) / 1,397 mm (55 in) / 1,397 mm (55 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.66 bhp / kg

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Resources
Suggested reading
  • Cooper Cars, by Doug Nye
  • Vintage American Road Racing Cars (1950-1970), by Harold W. Pace and Mark R. Brinker
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  Article Image gallery (24) Chassis (2) Specifications