1970 Ford Torino King Cobra prototype, a very beautiful piece from the golden era of NASCAR, has been advertised for $549,900. This piece of history was formerly owned by Bud Moore.
The Torino King Cobra was built as a successor of the Torino Talladega aero warrior. The vehicle had an enhanced aerodynamic design with a sleeker frond end, while the nose was sloped.
NASCAR changed the rules in 1970, which made it compulsory that 3000 vehicles should be produced to make the King Cobra eligible to take part in the NASCAR series.
Ford never used the King Cobra for racing and built only two prototypes. The one you can see in the picture above was the only unit powered by the Boss 429 V8.
The 1970 Ford Torino King Cobra was a unique vehicle, measuring 17.5 feet in length. A notable difference is the custom long tube headers that are connected to a massive dual exhaust system subdued by IMCO mufflers. The car features a Toploader four-speed transmission, a 9-inch rear axle takes the power to the ground through 3.50 gearing.
The vehicle has done 42,235 miles on the odometer. Checking out the video and photo gallery to know more about this classic beauty.