This one owner car was built in 1999; the kit
purchased directly from Classic Roadsters while they were
owned by the original founder. The drive train and suspension
were purchased from Minnisota Motorsports (Don Scott, who
subsequently purchased Classic Roadsters). The engine, a SBC
350 was built by a race shop that Don used, which dyno’d at
312 hp (build sheet and dyno sheet available). The
transmission is a GM T5 5 speed. The front suspension is Mustang II
IFS; the rear suspension is a triangulated four bar control
arm holding a GM 8.8" locking differential; with anti sway bars
front and rear. Brakes are disk front and drums rear.
Other key components are as recommended by the build manual
(which comes with the car) that came with the full kit from
Classic; VW windshield wipers, motor and linkage; Chevette door and
window hardware, Chevette steering column, VDO gauges, Vintage Air,
After driving it regularly for about 10 years and putting most of the 12,000 miles on the car, it was upgraded/restored with a new paint job, a new interior, a hyudraulic clutch, and several suspension improvements. Two major improvements were made to the starter system and the cooling system. With the small engine bay, these cars tend to run warm, so a custom fan shroud was built to maximize the air flow; and the common SBC "hot start" problem was solved with a remote solenoid as well as all new components associated with the starter. This car is in excellant mechanical condition! BONUS; I have a custom California Car Cover that comes with the car!
This is a really fun car to drive and show off. You can’t gas up without someone walking over to ask about your “Cobra” or whatever else they think it is! Mostly they don't have a clue, but they love the look and have to come over and gaze! For now, I have to make room for my next project and there is just no room left in the driveway.