AC Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
A Contemporary Cobra re-creation is not a 2nd, 3rd or 4th generation copy of a body that was incorrect to start with… this was patterned directly from an original SC, chassis CSX3045 and comes with correctly shaped and flared rear fenders and a Lemans fuel filler cap. But most significantly of all is the original spec 1965 7 litre Ford FE ‘side oiler’ engine and 4-speed top loader gearbox. It also has the original style windscreen wind wings, Lucas lighting and front and rear bumpers complete with uprights.
There is a soft top that is included with the car. Other features include Halibrand style centre-lock 15” wheels and inside is an original style SC dash, Smiths instruments, leather upholstered tubular steel seats with
adjusters and 3″ competition lap seat belts. It’s built on a 4″ round steel tube frame similar to original specs. It has Jaguar XKE rack and pinion steering and Jaguar XKE fully independent front and rear suspension like the original. The brakes are Jaguar vented discs at the front and Jaguar Girling at the rear.
The car is fully UK registered as an AC vehicle with a period ‘C’ registration number.
Unlike every other Cobra recreation on the market today, this car has the original running gear and in our opinion is the closest you will get to the real thing without spending £500k+. Even the ‘genuine continuation’ cars don’t offer this. This is a very low mileage example in outstanding condition. If you are serious about enjoying an authentic Cobra experience you will be sold on this car as soon as you see and hear it, the real thing aside, it’s pretty much as good as it gets!