A rarity in the replica Cobra world, this car was built utilizing many period English componants to be more in tune with the early Cobras before they sprouted massive engines, stripes, and flairs. The car has its soft top, side curtains, is even right hand drive, and has fully undependant suspension to compliment its recent Ford 302 engine build and 5 spd transmission. The company that built this car was the Kit Car Centre in South Africa and reputed to be the business that the current Backdraft Cobra builders bought out. The car has a bit over 17,000 miles on it with the engine only a few thousand. Built in the 90's and titled as a 1968 Shelby Cobra. The tires are fresh and it runs and drives beautifully. The car also shows very nicely and doesn't reflect its age especially with newer red paint. This Cobra very much surprised me with both how solid the car is as well as how much it feels like a proper vintage car. I've become smitten with this little Cobra even over the other Cobras and Daytona Coupe that we have with how charming it really is and I think you will too.
This is the fourth car in a 10-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Northeast auction
Rare Ferrari 275 GTB alloy coupe and Shelby 427 Cobra roadster were stored untouched in a private garage for 26 years
It’s almost impossible to think that owners would leave their valuable cars behind or simply forget about them. But, as they say, life happens.
Carroll Shelby’s sports car legacy abounds in this highly original example
Sotheby’s estimates that CSX3040 will fetch between $2,000,000 and $2,400,000 at its Phoenix, Arizona, auction, which is scheduled for January 18-19.
This is the first featured vehicle in a 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
The little red roadster started with a thunderous blast, a full-throated roar from its fat side pipes that seemed to thicken the air
Cars built and collected by Texans highlight Worldwide Auctioneers’ 16th annual Texas auction, which moves to a new venue for its April 21-22 sale.
There’s a big difference between kit cars and continuation cars, as pointed out in a story last week on ClassicCars.com.