A stunning 1996 Cobra 427 S/C recreation built for Liam Howlett of The Prodigy is currently being offered on the Collecting Cars online auction platform.
Tenacious looks and powered by a genuine Shelby all-aluminium 427 cu in (7.0-litre) V8 with four twin-choke downdraft Weber carburettors, the car has a frugal 4,366 miles recorded on its lazy odometer from new.
Originally a right-hand-drive example crafted by the Contemporary Classic Motor Car Company in New York, US, it was first registered in the UK on 17 July 1996 and has been well maintained throughout its life and remains in impressive condition.
The car has been described as being built using the exact specifications and measurements of an original S/C Cobra and features a lightweight fibreglass body and aluminium inner structure fitted over an original-style four-inch tube ladder chassis — which was blasted, etch-primed and powder-coated as standard.
An original black leather interior with drag inserts compliments the excellent condition of the also original silver paint with black double stripe. The simple but carefully crafted cabin area is fitted with the original wood-rimmed steering wheel, dials and gauges, along with period-correct harnesses.
Fully Rebuilt Engine
In 2001, the engine was fully rebuilt by Cambridge Motorsport at a cost of over £20,000 and was recently fitted with new shock absorbers all round. The car has also been fully rewired and last serviced in December 2018, with the most recent MOT completed in April 2018, resulting in a clean pass with no advisories.
Sharp as a proverbial dart, this unapologetic ‘firestarting’ car has both looks and styling to meet any enthusiasts approval.
Bidding on the 1996 Cobra 427 S/C recreation
Bidding opened at 11 am on 24 July and closes on 31 July at 7 pm (UK time), with interested parties encouraged to visit this link for more information and potential purchase.