PRICED TO MOVE COBRA, 351W, ALUMINUM HEADS, TREMEC 5-SPEED, 4-DISC BRAKES!!!
Cobra replicas are perhaps the most performance per dollar you can get anywhere, and this nicely built roadster has a subtle look and serious blasting powder under the hood, just as you'd expect. Built by Jeff Brandon, a guy who only does one car a year, it's nicely finished and ready to enjoy, all at a bargain price. This particular hell-raiser is registered as a '97, but built with mid-'60s pedigree in mind.
The Classic Roadsters Cobra kit takes a few liberties with the original Cobra's specs, all in the name of comfort. With four more inches in the wheelbase, two extra inches in width, and doors that are six inches longer than the stocker, it's far, far easier to get comfortable inside. But the changes are not immediately apparent unless there's a stock Cobra nearby, and honestly, at this point does it even matter? The subtle black paint isn't in-your-face like most Cobras and they skipped the stripes to make it look a bit more sinister, a look we like a great deal. Finish quality is very good and you can see the extra time that went into prepping the surface for that shiny black paint. It's got 5,330 miles on the build and it shows that someone took care of this car and treated it like something special.
It's traditional inside, too. Low-back buckets covered in tan leather look authentic but offer more bolstering for comfort and support, and nicely stitched door panels with map pockets add to the finished feel. A wood-rimmed steering wheel re-creates the Cobra look and feels a little fatter than a stocker, while the dash offers a full array of Auto Meter Pro-Comp instruments. All the switchgear is easy to find and use and there's a matching wood knob for the Tremec T5 5-speed gearbox. There's an AM/FM/CD head unit in the dash, which is kind of academic in a Cobra, mostly because the side pipes are really all the aural entertainment you need. The trunk also includes a full carpet set and a rear-mounted battery for improved weight distribution.
Horsepower is a non-issue thanks to a built 351 Windsor V8. In a lightweight Cobra, performance is impressive and the sound is even better. Dressed up with some chrome details, the engine bay is purposeful and functional, with good service access, and you can tell they focused on getting the important stuff right. The engine springs to life easily thanks to an Edelbrock intake and Barry Grant 4-barrel carburetor and lightweight Trick Flow aluminum heads build power and shed weight. Ceramic-coated headers manage the exhaust and it's got an awesome idle thanks to a full roller cam from Ford Motorsport. A Mustang II front suspension and rack-and-pinion steering make it corner like it's on rails, while a robust 8.8-inch rear axle hangs on Mustang-style trailing arms in back. Thanks to the 5-speed, the 4.10 gears out back offer explosive acceleration, Cobra style. There's a disc brake at all four corners and the wheels are Torque Thrusts and look right on a vintage snake. The tires are right-sized 235/60/15 front and 255/60/15 rear Goodyears with yellow lettering for a vintage vibe.
There are a lot of Cobra replicas out there, but not many combine this much quality and high-end hardware with such an affordable price tag. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Leather Seats
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Exterior Color
- Transmission Spec
- Rear End
- Ford 9"
- Front Suspension
- Rear Suspension
- Coil Spring
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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