Several of the guys were totally into the drag scene and liked nothing more than slipping into a nice little frock, a splash of American Beauty lippy and some high heels to step out on a weekend evening on the Strip . . . . they also enjoyed hammering the living shit out of hi po four wheelers at the booming quarter mile scene around L.A at the time and decided they should get their freak on and put out a jigger built for the job, the 'Dragon Fang Rapid Death Super Cobra Snake' was the result.
It was motorvated by the 289 small block equipped with Weber downdraft carbs, full drag exhaust and an insane, everything balanced, micro clearanced, big power, built to kill internals package, along with all the requisite drivetrain components, drag slicks and anything else needed to get the job done . . . . this model featured here is the holder of so many records I can't be fucked listing them so please read the comments section underneath the video on PooTube to get your head around it . . . .
Just remember that these were done 'in house', not by some well connected privateer as several campaigners did with various Cobras during the sixties for drag purposes . . . . it's also worth noting at this point that the good ol' Shelby mob did produce one of these with the full race fat block 427 under the hood as well, it was affectionately known as the 'Dragon Fang Rapid Death Super Duper Shit Pooper Big Bad Motherfucker Cobra Snake' . . . . currently, whereabouts unknown.
I saw this on 'Mecum Auto Auctions' on cable just this morning, it sold for a very respectable $870, 000. 00 U.S and it was reasonably recent, given the prices for genny Cobras, seems like a gift at that money and will undoubdtedly go higher . . . . I'd love to think that maybe, even once, the owner might see fit to fire the thing up and let it have it's head doing what it was meant do . . . . if you can afford that kinda dollars for a car, you can afford to have the donk/box/diff rebuilt should it decide to lunch itself halfway down the quarter . . . .