Classic and Sportscar Centre

Telephone: 01944 758000
Email: [email protected]

Classic and Sportscar Centre, Malton

Corner Farm, West Knapton, Malton, North Yorkshire, UK, YO17 8JB

Opening Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 9.00am-5.30pm
  • Sunday: 10am-4pm
  • Closed Saturday
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Price: £SOLD

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1996 AC Cobra Replica

This stunning Cobra replica has covered less than 7000 miles from new. The Cobra was built by Shamrock Autocraft, Cape Town in South Africa. C8BRA was built in June 1995 and has had just two owners from new. The car was purchased by its recent owner in 1999 with 1375 miles from new and was then brought over to the UK.

The Cobra was built using a Ford 351ci (5700cc) Cleveland V8 with 4v ported heads, Edelbrock inlet manifold, Roller rockers and 4 barrel Holley 750 double pumper carburettor. The engine was fully balanced and blue printed and offers 360BHP at 5000rpm. The gearbox is a four speed Borg Warner and the differential is a Jaguar (Salisbury) 3.07: 1 ratio. The car has Jaguar brake calipers and rigid brake lines; the suspension has Gabriel Gas Ryder shock absorbers and four coil springs at the rear and two at the front. The wheels are Halibrand style by Compomotive and are fitted with Bridgestone tyres. The chassis is a strong ladder frame construction and the body is a single piece outer shell replication of the 427 Cobra, complete with jig fitted inner mouldings to form the cockpit interior, boot interior and wheel arches. An extra stiff bodyshell was built and the bonnet, doors and boot lid are of a double skin design for a superior finish. Fitment of the doors and bonnet were designed in such a way to avoid stressing the bodyshell, whilst simultaneously adding to the stiffness of the chassis.

The Cobra is truly outstanding to drive and performance wise the car is reported to cover 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds. It is quick, strong and sounds fantastic. Having covered ultra-low mileage the car drives as you would expect when new and as a result offers exceptional value. The car has been superbly maintained, there is a comprehensive file of invoices for service work and maintenance. The car presents superbly with outstanding paintwork, a perfect bodyshell, a highly detailed engine bay and chrome work is excellent throughout. The interior is beautiful and very tastefully trimmed. This Cobra really does offer a superb all round package and finding a better example with this mileage would be very difficult to find at £24,995. Please not the registration mark is available by separate negotiation.

Price: £SOLD