PROBUILT CONTEMPORARY COBRA, 427 SIDE-OILER, TOPLOADER 4-SPEED, JAGUAR REAR!!
Not all Cobra replicas are created equal. Take, for example, this Contemporary Cobra, which is widely regarded as one of the most accurate Cobra replicas you can buy, from the round-tube chassis to the exacting proportions of the body. And if you add a 427 side-oiler like the one in this car, you'll end up with a car that very realistically duplicates the original in all the important ways, including the insane performance.
Even basic white paint looks sinister when it's wrapped around the luscious curves of a Cobra roadster. Although it's fiberglass, the detailing on this one is extremely compelling, particularly the hood with its exposed rivets and functional hood scoop. Finish quality is exceptionally good, and despite being built in 1988, this car has seemingly spent most of its life in a bubble, securely stored in a near-perfect environment. As a result, the pearl white paint has an awesome glow that's tough to capture in the studio but looks awesome out in the sunlight. Detailing is, of course, exacting, from the frame-mounted chrome roll bar for the driver to the bumperettes fore and aft to the butch-looking flat black side pipes that look race-ready. And, of course, there's a real sense of pride in driving a Cobra with '427' badges on the side that aren't just for show.
The impressive authenticity continues inside with beautiful blue leather buckets that wrap around and hug you in place and matching door panels with map pockets made of the same fragrant hides. That handsome steering wheel accurately re-creates the original and correct Smiths gauges add to the 1965 look and feel. This Cobra does just fine without a radio, thank you very much, with the side pipes providing all the stereo you'll need when you're hammering the throttle. The forward-canted shifter links to a 4-speed Toploader and the sound of that transmission alone will make gearheads swoon. Simpson race harnesses are not only a good idea for safety but also help hold you in place during aggressive driving and there are beautifully finished carpets that belie this car's racing heritage. A bare trunk doesn't offer much for show but it's big enough to make the Cobra at least a little practical.
Really, if you're going to build a Cobra, why not put an authentic motor in it? The 427 side-oiler in this car cranks out some fairly serious horsepower thanks to a pair of Holley double-pumpers on top of a medium-rise intake and a set of Edelbrock Performer heads. Finned aluminum valve covers and a correct expansion tank add to the vintage look, and this sucker bucks, snarls, and cackles like the real thing. There's a lot of vintage-looking under the hood that adds an authentic vibe to the entire presentation, and with an MSD ignition system and aluminum radiator, it doesn't seem to mind slogging through traffic. The aforementioned Toploader 4-speed feeds a trick Jaguar rear end complete with and inboard disc brakes, while the front suspension is made up of elegant aluminum A-arms that are works of art all by themselves. For safety, there are big Wilwood disc brakes at all four corners and coil-overs holding everything up. Pin-drive Halibrand wheels look just like the originals and wear fat Hankook radials that do a pretty good job of making it sit right.
Highly accurate and beautifully finished, this fantastic Cobra cost a fortune to build. If you appreciate that level of commitment and detail, then this is the Cobra you should put in your garage. Call now!
- Leather Seats
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Exterior Color
- Pearl White
- Interior Color
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