LONESTAR BUILD, CRATE 302 W/ 400HP, 5 SPEED, SWEET LOOKING COBRA, GREAT COLORS!
Hard to have more fun with your clothes on than in a pro-built Cobra replica. This one comes complete with a 5.0 that's built for combat, a fantastic color combination, and a long list of hardware that makes it a thrill to drive. If you're an immediate satisfaction kind of guy, take this one home and have fun.
The kit is from Lonestar, but it's hard to call a car that was professionally built a "kit." All-new components were used in the build, so this isn't some cadaver-hunting expedition come to life, but a car that was designed to be the best right from the start. Fiberglass Cobra bodywork always needs a little finessing, so they invested the time to get it smoothed it out and everything lined up just right. Then they laid down the silver metallic base, along with slightly darker blue/gray stripes, then buried it all under a few coats of clear. That shine tells you that they also invested a week rubbing and buffing the finish until it had an inner glow that makes people stop in their tracks to get a second look. It's also got all the proper Cobra details, ranging from the oil cooler plumbed into the lower grille opening to the jacking stubs in place of the bumpers to the flip up gas cap out back. Lucas-style taillights make it look authentic, and what Cobra would be complete without a set of side pipes and a roll hoop?
The black leather buckets with matching door panels put a distinctly British twist on the usual Cobra attire, but that's entirely appropriate considering that the Cobra was based on the English-built AC Ace. Those ties are tenuous at best with a reproduction Cobra like this, but those lovely leather hides are so buttery soft that you'll find it impossible to resist touching it every time you walk past this car. The wood-rimmed steering wheel is a reproduction unit that could pass for an original and works rather well with the engine-turned dash to create a period performance look. Attractive VDO instruments fill the dashboard in a simple array, and if you think you need a radio in your Cobra, you're probably doing it wrong. However, it does have a tilt steering column so it's easy to get comfortable behind the wheel. The trunk is nicely finished with black carpets and a trick cut-off switch for the rear-mounted battery.
The engine is a tried-and-true 302 cubic inch Ford V8, which seems like the right choice in a Cobra like this. Equipped with an Edelbrock intake manifold and a matching 4-barrel carb, it definitely has the blasting powder to make this Cobra move like an original. It's also beautifully dressed in Cobra regalia and the professional build quality shows up in the neat wiring, clean plumbing and race-grade parts, not to mention the impeccable workmanship throughout. It's backed by a 5-speed manual transmission and a 9-inch rear end, so it's plenty rugged and up for some fun. The front suspension is A-arms with rack-and-pinion steering, and there's a disc brake at all four corners. Glittering American Racing rims look traditional yet wear modern 245/40/17 front and 315/35/17 rear Nitto performance radials.
With just 7561 miles on the build, this is a high-quality Cobra that's ready to drive, show, and perform with no questions asked. Call now!
- Build Receipts
- Leather Seats
- Tilt Wheel
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
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